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Gloria Contreras Edin has advised on thousands of matters involving clients from more than 25 countries in North America, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, & Asia on a wide range of complicated and sensitive immigration issues. Ms. Contreras Edin has a great deal of experience in dealing with state courts, federal courts, and federal immigration agencies, including

  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

  • U.S. Department of State (DOS)

  • U.S. District Court of Minnesota

  • Minnesota Supreme Court

  • Executive Office of Immigration Review (EOIR)

  • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

  • Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)

Ms. Contreras Edin represents clients in multiple contexts including but not limited to: bond hearings, affirmative applications for immigration benefits, family petitions, hardship petitions, post-conviction relief, waivers of inadmissibility, obtaining legal status and green cards, consular processing, obtaining immigrant and/or nonimmigrant visas, becoming a U.S. citizen, VAWA petitions, etc.

Ms. Contreras Edin is a zealous advocate for her clients and is committed to helping families stay together in the United States. Ms. Contreras Edin is active in the community has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her outstanding service. Ms. Contreras Edin works tirelessly to protect the rights of children and adults facing removal from the United States and has served on numerous state-wide commissions, committees, and boards. Ms. Contreras Edin has also acted as Amicus Curiae in high-stakes immigration proceedings in various U.S. Courts of Appeals.

Ms. Contreras Edin acts as an expert on immigration matters litigated in civil courts.  Ms. Contreras Edin writes and presents frequently on immigration and civil rights matters. In 2015, she co-authored a chapter in the Immigration Practice Deskbook. She has presented on a variety of issues, including how the Constitution interacts with immigration laws and the impact of immigration laws on women and children. She also produces Continuing Legal Education programs and presents on issues related to non-conforming LGBTQI immigrants and refugees.

Practice Area
Immigration Law
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