Attorney Bonilla's experience in the area of immigration laws includes: defense in deportation, citizenship, marriage and family petitions, fiancé visas, conditional green cards, U and T visas, petitions for the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA, for its acronym in English) applications and exemptions of punishments of 3 and 10 years.
Mr. Bonilla volunteered for the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), a nonprofit organization in Los Angeles, where he helped obtain relief for victims of serious crimes and deals with people through visa applications U and T under Trafficking Victims and Violence Protection Act (VTVPA). Attorney Bonilla also volunteered to help Catholic Charities in New Hampshire, gaining significant experience with shelter applicants.
Mr. Bonilla graduated from the California State University in San Bernardino with a degree in Political Science in 2008. He also became the first person in the California State University System to obtain a degree in Arabic Language , Literature and Culture in 2009. He obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the University of New Hampshire Law School in 2012. During his law studies, lawyer Bonilla served as president of the National Hispanic Bar Association and He was a member of the Coalition of Action for Diversity. He also participated in the National Court Competition in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Mr. Bonilla is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). It currently serves as a State Defense liaison for the Southern California chapter, creating relationships with state representatives in Sacramento. Review the bills related to immigration and analyze the bills that deserve support from the chapter. Mr. Bonilla is responsible for communicating and building relationships with state representatives to contact him when issues related to immigration law arise. In December 2015, Mr. Bonilla was elected to the Board of Immigration Law for the Bar Association of the State of New Mexico. The Immigration Law Section is responsible for sponsoring continuing legal education programs, promoting the quality of legal services and raising public awareness about the benefits of obtaining legal advice on immigration matters.
The son of an immigrant, Alfredo Bonilla understands first hand the United States immigration system and is always willing to collaborate with the community of destitute immigrants. In September 2015, he volunteered for Citizenship Day organized by the Southern California section of AILA and the National Association of Elected and Named Latino Officers (NALEO), where he helped low-income individuals become naturalized US citizens. He regularly lectures at colleges and high schools throughout Southern California, offering valuable immigration information to immigrant students as well as their parents. In addition to his work with AILA and the New Mexico State Bar Association, Attorney Bonilla is a member of the American Bar Association, the Hispanic Bar Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is licensed to represent clients in immigration matters in all 50 states. Alfredo Bonilla was born and raised in southern California. He has a fluent Spanish and good conversation in Arabic. He likes to read, listen to music, watch movies, travel and spend time with friends and family.
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