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CLAUDIA P. MORENO-DIAZ

Claudia P. Moreno-Diaz, is a U.S. immigration attorney admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2006 and practicing immigration law since that time. She obtained a Juris Doctor degree from the University Externado de Colombia, where she received two scholarships during 1st and 5th years of studies, a Diploma in Commercial Law from University Externado de Colombia, a Diploma in US Legal System from University El Rosario in Colombia and a Master in International Law (LLM) from American University in Washington, D.C.

She has been an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 2006 and has mentored law students at the Southeastern Nova University in Florida on how to navigate the practice of law as a business that requires a professional and ethical preparation to be successful. She has also Mentored students in the preparation of professional interviews and how to successfully enter to professional law market once studies are finalized.

She spent several years of her professional career working for three different law firms and gaining extensive and valuable experience in Business Immigration.

She founded Moreno Diaz Law Firm in 2011 and since then, she has dedicated her entire immigration practice to help foreign nationals to navigate the complex U.S. immigration world.   She has written several articles in different media in the United States and has been a speaker in seminars on U.S. Immigration in Colombia, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay.

Claudia represents clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S Department of State, advising clients on different type of non-immigrant visas such as E-2 (Investor), E-1 (Trading), L-1A/L1B (Manager/Executive/Essential Employee), H-1B (Professional), H-1B1 (Professionals of  Chile and Singapore), O-1 (Talent), P-1 (Entertainment/Sports), TN (Free-Trade Agreements), E3 (Australian Professionals), F-1 (Students), as well as Immigrant Visas such as family-based petitions, EB-11 (Extraordinary Abilities), EB-5 (Investment of Entrepreneur), EB-12 (Executives/Manager), PERM (Foreign Labor Certifications), EB-2 (NIW), EB-3 (Professionals and work experience) and Naturalization process.

During her extensive career she has represented many top athletes, singers, actors, actresses, plastic artists, painters, entrepreneurs, chefs, doctors, engineers, architects, comedians, and top models, achieve their permanent residency through extraordinary ability cases (EB-11). She has also represented dozens of people with advanced degrees or exceptional abilities whose work is of National Interest for the US, to obtain permanent residency through National Interest Waiver Petitions (EB-2). Claudia represents hundreds of U.S. companies to obtain Foreign Labor Certifications for their current or prospective employees in all types of categories, from Professionals to people with no experience or education. She has excelled in the navigation of the complex PERM process, and this is an immigration process she loves doing.

During her career as an Immigration lawyer Claudia has also represented dozens of foreign nationals on their EB-5 process, whether through Regional Centers or Direct EB-5, assisting foreign nationals to understand the complexity of the EB-5 world and guiding them about the entire process until their final permanent resident status.

Claudia is very passionate about Immigration, she spends most of her days talking, writing, reading, and researching about immigration. She is also very excited about art and photography, her second passion, which she also practices on a regular basis.

Legal team

Sebastián Mejía

Business Development Liaison

Debora Botbol

Senior Paralegal

Litsy Torres

Case Manager

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H-1B for Professionals

This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation.

H-1B for Professionals

This visa category applies to people who wish to perform services in a specialty occupation.
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L-1A for Executives and Managers

The L-1A nonimmigrant classification allows an established U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its foreign offices (parent, subsidiary or affiliate) to one of its offices...

L-1A for Executives and Managers

The L-1A nonimmigrant classification allows an established U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its foreign offices (parent, subsidiary or affiliate) to one of its offices...
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L-1B for Specialized Knowledge

The L-1B nonimmigrant classification allows an established U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its...

L-1B for Specialized Knowledge

The L-1B nonimmigrant classification allows an established U.S. employer to transfer a professional employee with specialized knowledge relating to the organization’s interests from one of its...
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E-2 for Investors

The E-2 Visa is applicable to the nationals from countries** which have entered into a Friendship, Commerce and Navigation and Bilateral Investment Treaties with the United...

E-2 for Investors

The E-2 Visa is applicable to the nationals from countries** which have entered into a Friendship, Commerce and Navigation and Bilateral Investment Treaties with the United...
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Family-Based Petitions

Family-based petitions are a type of immigration petition that allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to ...

Family-Based Petitions

Family-based petitions are a type of immigration petition that allows U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to...
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Employment-Based Petitions

Employment-based petitions are filed by U.S. employers to sponsor foreign workers for residency. U.S. employers to spo...

Employment-Based Petitions

Employment-based petitions are filed by U.S. employers to sponsor foreign workers for residency. U.S. employers to spo...
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PERM Petitions

The PERM process is a labor certification process that allows U.S. employers to hire foreign workers who are not yet in th...

PERM Petitions

The PERM process is a labor certification process that allows U.S. employers to hire foreign workers who are not yet in th...
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EB-11 for Extraordinary Ability

To be eligible for an EB-1A visa for persons of extraordinary ability, an individual must...

EB-11 for Extraordinary Ability

To be eligible for an EB-1A visa for persons of extraordinary ability, an individual must...
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Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national can become a citizen of the United States. To be eligible for naturalization, you must:

PROCESS

The process for naturalization is as follows:

BENEFITS

There are a number of benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen. These benefits include:

Sebastián mejía

Business Development Liaison

Sebastian Mejia graduated from the Business School of Higher Education (CESA), in Bogota, Colombia where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. He is the Winner of the award: “Best Innovation Project” sponsored by BBVA (2018). Sebastian Mejia is in charge of creating and implementing strategic business plans to leverage existing client relationships, capitalizing new business opportunities, and achieving revenue and profitability goals. He develops a wide and cross-practice initiatives and supervises implementation therefor, to ensure the firm is properly exposed in national and international media, at international conferences and immigration networks. He identifies news, industry developments, and trends that may present emerging area of opportunity and actionable avenues for pursuit of new business for immigration practice. He also initiates and supports client relationships activities and other initiatives that help the firm to institutionalize its clients base, target new clients and grow top line revenue.

Debora Botbol

Senior Paralegal

Debora Botbol received her Juris Doctor Degree from Andres Bello Catholic University, School of Law in Caracas, Venezuela in 2002, and worked for the Justice Department as well as the Seventh District Criminal Magistrate’s Court for the Temporary Procedural System in the Criminal Justice Circuit of the Caracas Metropolitan Area, before moving to the United States. She received a Paralegal Certificate from University of Miami in 2020 and joined Moreno Diaz Law Firm in 2022. She is responsible for assisting in the preparation of EB-11 Extraordinary Ability Cases, EB-2/NIW (National Interest Waiver), E-2/E-1 visas, O-1A and O-1B Petition as well as EB-5 cases. Her insight and deep understanding of the law as well as her extensive background in legal research makes her an important asset for Moreno Diaz Law Firm.

 

She is fluent in Spanish (native) and beginner in Hebrew.

Litsy Torres

Case Manager

Litsy Torres received her Associate’s degree in Advertising and Marketing from the University Institute of New Professions in Caracas, Venezuela in 2000. From 2000 to 2009 she worked in the entertainment industry in Venezuela, directing programs such as E! News.

In 2010, she began working in the immigration field. She started working at the Non-Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela and a year later she entered the Immigrant Visa Department where she remained until October 2013 moment in which she decided to move to the United States where she continued to expand her knowledge and experience in the Immigration area.

She has worked as Case Manager for Moreno Diaz Law Firm since July 2015 until the present time, responsible for all aspects of case management,  including scheduling deadlines, preparing forms, collecting documents, preparing packages for filing, and providing reminders as necessary. She is responsible for coordinating between the firm staff, and clients to manage the law firm’s case load, present case summaries/updates, and ensure that deadlines are met. She is responsible for managing all family-based cases, employment-based applications, FOIA requests, and Naturalization Applications.

 

She is fluent in Spanish (native).