Welcome to the Garfinkel Immigration staff spotlight series, where we will conduct a bimonthly Q&A with one of the Firm’s team members. In this edition, we spoke with Senior Paralegal/Team Lead Vivian Cruz.
What drew you to the immigration law field?
As a women’s rights enthusiast, I started my journey in the immigration law field working with a nonprofit organization that helped victims of domestic violence and their families. After 10 years in the field, I still find it very rewarding to help clients in such a significant part of their future.
What have you found most rewarding about working in immigration law?
When we help families to reunite after a long immigration process and when the strategies that we implement on difficult cases have a positive outcome.
What do you consider your most significant professional accomplishment?
It is hard to tell, but I would have to say that it is a great accomplishment every time a client’s expectations are exceeded with the service we provide.
What is your favorite thing to do when you’re not working?
Visiting new restaurants. My favorite way to know a place or culture is through the food.
What is your favorite movie or TV show? Why?
My favorite show is “Modern Family.” It is just too funny.
What is one thing most people don’t know about you?
My favorite type of movies are the ones that are based on a true story.