Hispanic Latino Commission
Abril Valdes Siewert is an immigration attorney who possesses extensive experience in a wide variety of complex family and employment-based immigration matters. She represents multinational clients seeking to immigrate to the United States. Successfully obtained H-1B, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, EB-1, EB-2 and EB-3, L, O and TN visa applications; manages the PERM labor certification process on behalf of companies; advises clients on matters related to immigrant and nonimmigrant sponsorship; represents Canadian and U.S.-affiliated companies at the Detroit border in obtaining work authorization for Canadian employees to work in the U.S.; advises clients on Form I-9 and E-Verify compliance, providing training and internal audit assistance. Ms. Siewert’s focus on immigration law has included family and employment cases, including adjustment of status, naturalization, asylum, U-visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and hardship waivers, as well as removal defense. She was recognized by the State Bar of Michigan’s Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award in 2017.