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Immigration Law

Immigration law encompasses many situations. Priscilla’s practice focuses primarily on the areas of immigration law that effect the family and the individual, these include:

  • Asylum
  • Deportation or Removal proceedings
  • Adjustment of Status
  • Naturalization (Citizenship)
  • Violence Against Women Act Petitions
  • Immigration Court Hearings
  • U and V Visas
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Fiancé Visas
  • Relative Petitions for Permanent Residency
  • Consular Processing
  • Work Permits
  • Illegal Reentry, Alien Smuggling and other Criminal Charges Related to Immigration
  • Waivers
  • Provisional Waivers (stateside waivers)
  • Removal hearings
  • And many other immigration issues

Criminal Defense:

Priscilla has been a criminal defense lawyer since 1987. She firmly believes that all persons accused of crime are entitled to effective assistance and works hard to ensure her clients are well informed about what is happening in their cases and that they are actively involved in their own defense. Over the span of her career she has represented individuals charged with everything from traffic tickets to First Degree Murder. Priscilla is licensed in Iowa and Federal Court and represents individuals charged with crimes in Iowa State Court including:

  • Drug offenses including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs whether possession, delivery or manufacturing
  • Immigration related crimes including illegal reentry, possession of false documents, identity theft, alien smuggling
  • Property crimes including burglary, theft, robbery, and shoplifting
  • Violent crimes including assault, domestic assault, domestic abuse, willful injury, manslaughter, murder, robbery etc
  • Driving Offenses including Driving While Intoxicated, Driving while suspended, Driving while revoked, Driving without a license and other driving offenses
  • Firearm offenses including  Federal and State Firearm Offenses



Appeals of Immigration Court cases, Criminal cases in Iowa and Federal Court, juvenile and child in need of assistance cases.



  • If your problem doesn’t fit in one of these categories, feel free to call, Priscilla may still be able to help you.
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