Virginia, US

Ana Gonzalez’s U.S. Immigration practice focuses on the representation of corporate clients in the entertainment, reinsurance, wireless products and financial services industries. She advises these clients with regard to the intricacies of nonimmigrant visa petitions, and the preparation of immigrant based petitions and naturalization cases. She also attends client interviews and counsels clients on compliance related issues.

Prior to joining Fragomen in 2005, Ana handled family-based immigration cases and represented clients seeking benefits before the Executive Office for Immigration Reviews such as asylum and adjustment of status under the Cuban Adjustment Act.

Ana's pro bono work includes the Special Immigrant Juvenile Pro Bono Project in conjunction with the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center. This project involves the representation of unaccompanied minors in juvenile court and representation of juveniles before the EOIR and USCIS applying for adjustment of status as Special Immigrant Juveniles. She also provides pro bono services for cases referred through CABA (Cuban American Bar Association) for Cuban nationals applying for benefits under the Cuban Adjustment Act and for naturalization.

Ana speaks English and Spanish.

Education


University of Miami School of Law | J.D., 1998
Florida International University | B.A., 1995

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar admissions: Florida

Member, American Bar Association

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Member, Cuban American Bar Association

Successfully obtained O-1 approval and consular appointment for British producer of international music awards show under very challenging timeframe

Secured O-1 approval for cases which presented particular challenges due to the nature of individual’s area of expertise and area of accomplishments. These individuals have ultimately come to the US to fill leading roles in reality shows that have become the highest rated shows for the networks involved.

Involved in project to review foreign student records of university being threatened with losing l-17 approval for accepting nonimmigrant students. During course of project had to meet with students and make recommendation to DSO on documents needed, endorsing 1-20s and issuing employment/travel endorsements. School was ultimately allowed to continue to admit foreign students.

Publications and Lectures

Lecturer, “Immigration Basics,” Florida Institute of Technology.