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Victor D. Nieblas


The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) installed Victor D. Nieblas Pradis, an immigration lawyer from City of Industry, CA, as the association’s President-Elect for the 2014-2015 term. Mr. Nieblas was elected during sessions of AILA’s 58th Annual Conference being held in Boston, MA.

Mr. Nieblas practices immigration law in Southern California where he focuses on deportation defense, federal court litigation, consular abroad processing, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers and appellate work. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 1995 and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

An AILA member since 1997, he has served the Association as a Director on the Board of Governors and as Chair of the Southern California Chapter. He is a past Chairperson for the Immigration Law Section for the Hispanic National Bar Association, a past Trustee for the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), and past chairperson of the MABA Immigration Subcommittee.

Mr. Nieblas is the guest legal commentator for several local news broadcasts, including “MundoFox Noticias 22” News in Los Angeles, Univisión’s Primera Edición, and MundoFox National News. Mr. Nieblas has also hosted a Cable Television show named "Inmigración 411" where he provides answers to viewer questions and is recognized as an immigration expert. He is also regularly quoted in major national print media and often appears on national news broadcasts discussing Immigration Law.

Expertise (English, Spanish)

Asylum, Consular Practice, Deportation, DREAM Act, Family, General, Litigation, Naturalization, Waivers.

Recent Blog Posts

Three So Far, Who Will Be Next? (AILA Leadership Blog, October 30, 2013)

California on Immigration—Great Steps Forward and New Requirements for Immigration Attorneys (AILA Leadership Blog, October 8, 2013)

JUST A LITTLE RESPECT…¿Que no? Co-written with Annaluisa Padilla (AILA Leadership Blog, November 10, 2012)

Touting the Record (AILA Leadership Blog, October 7, 2010)

Recent Articles Quoting Mr. Nieblas

Mexicans less likely to seek citizenship (Arizona Daily Star, April 4, 2013)

Activists Urge Undocumented Youth to Get 'Papers' In Order by Gloria Angelina Castillo (EGP News, June 21, 2012 ).

Immigrants hoping to qualify for Obama program urged to gather data by Paloma Esquivel (Los Angeles Times, June 20, 2012)

Attorneys allege ICE makes little distinction between deporting high and low-risk immigrants by Ruxandra Guidi (Southern California Public Radio, April 23, 2012)

Television Appearances (English)

Jose Ronstadt and Victor Nieblas discussing Hispanics on the census form on "The Filter with Fred Roggin" (NBC Los Angeles, March 17, 2010).

Victor Nieblas discussing "What's Wrong With 'Win The Green'?" with Tatiana Morales (CSB The Early Show, February 11, 2009).

Television Appearances (Spanish)

Victor Nieblas discussing President Obama's Deferred Action announcement (Univision, June 19, 2012).

Victor Nieblas discussing the DHS announcement on prosecutorial discretion (Univision, August 18, 2011).

Inmigracion 411 television show hosted by Victor Nieblas.

Victor Nieblas Spanish-language interview on general immigration issues (Vivo en Vivo, April 29, 2011).

Victor Nieblas discussing "What happens next with the Arizona Law?" (Telemundo KWHY Noticias 22, April 29, 2010).