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Coral Gables, FL 33134
United States of America

Bar Admissions

  • Florida

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
    ,
    J.D.
    ,
    2008
    ,
    magna cum laude
  • Emory University
    ,
    2004

Aaron Blumberg

Aaron’s practice is primarily focused on the distinctive immigration requirements of colleges and universities. He works on behalf of professors and researchers to secure EB-1 Outstanding Professor/Researcher Visas and, when appropriate, National Interest Waivers. Aaron also assists large state universities which seek to become designated as J-1 sponsor schools and he works with colleges and universities that have established J-1 programs to ensure that they remain compliant with J-1 requirements. Finally, Aaron advises international students on their visa options upon graduation.

Aaron initially joined Fragomen as a Summer Associate and returned to the firm following his graduation from law school. During law school, he founded the Immigration Law Society at the University of Miami and sat on the Editorial Board for the International and Comparative Law Review. Aaron also served as an immigration law clerk for a global multi-practice law firm in Atlanta, Georgia and he was a summer intern for the Miami-Dade Public Defenders office.

Representative Experience

While National Interest Waiver cases tend to be unique, Aaron worked on a significant case for an individual who was conducting ground-breaking research on a cure for paralysis. National Interest Waiver cases have become increasingly difficult to get approved since the standards were heightened in the Matter of New York State Department of Transportation. Nonetheless, Aaron was able to demonstrate the significance of this individual’s research and secure a visa so they could remain in the United States and continue the search for a cure.

Professional Accomplishments

Memberships

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, American Bar Association

Publications and Lectures

Speaker, "Using Your Office of General Counsel as a Valuable Resource." Panel discussion, NAFSA 2014 Annual Conference, San Diego, CA, May 2014.

Speaker, “Whatever Happened to Nonimmigrant Intent?? Advising Students on Post-Graduate Options.” Lecture, Florida Association of International Educators 2014 State Conference, Winter Park, FL, February 24, 2014.

Speaker, “Latest & Greatest on the Immigration Front.” Lecture, CUPA/CUHRE Conference, Miami, FL, February 23, 2012.

Organizer, “Immigration Law & Policy: A Spectrum of Issues Facing the Business & Legal Community One Day Seminar.” hosted by the Immigration Law Society of the University of Miami, the International and Comparative Law Review, and the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section: Immigration Committee, Coral Gables, FL, 2008.

Speaker, "Immigration Options for International Students & Recent Graduates." Semi-annual Lecture, 2009 - 2014, at numerous universities including: University of Central Florida; University of West Florida; Florida Atlantic University; Nova Southeastern University; Florida Gulf Coast University; Lynn University; University of Florida; University of Miami; Johnson & Wales; St. Thomas University; Florida International University; The Scripps Research Institute; and Miami International University of Art & Design.

Pro Bono

Aaron assisted an undocumented minor from El Salvador who was in deportation proceedings in obtaining U.S. permanent residence as a Special Immigrant Juvenile.

He volunteered at a Miami TPS clinic by reviewing applications and conducting legal research on issues related to a number of TPS applications for Haitian individuals.

Aaron assisted three Haitian children who are in the United States without parents and with no immigration status in applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and assisted with their adoption by a U.S. citizen uncle to allow them to eventually become U.S. permanent residents.

He provided visa assistance to the Holocaust Learning and Education Fund, enabling holocaust educational services to be provided by a German expert to public schools in South Florida.

Aaron volunteered at several Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) clinics in South Florida, and represented two local children in obtaining DACA relief and employment authorization.