Attorney Yovanna Vargas provides legal services in matters of immigration and nationality law. She earned her Master of Laws from Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Louisiana State University in 2012.
She was born and raised in Lima, Peru, and received her first Juris Doctor from the Catholic University of Peru in 1989. Early in her career, she specialized in tax law, public policy, and international law for over 15 years. In 2005, she worked as legal counsel for the Modernization of the State of Peru under the terms of the Inter-American Development Bank.
In 2006, Ms. Vargas and her family emigrated to the United States through the visa lottery program (DV Program). Her dedication to public and community service strengthened her determination to continue her extensive legal career in the United States.
In 2007, Ms. Vargas began volunteering at the Child Support Division in McAllen TX contributing her time to ensure thousands of young Texans have proper support and continued her legal career working as a personal injury paralegal in Edinburg, TX.
While finishing her graduate studies in 2012, Ms. Vargas worked as a law clerk in an immigration law firm in Baton Rouge, LA. She gained experience in deportation matters, waivers, and cancellation of removals, working on a team for the defense of immigrant families in the United States. In addition to participating in the LSU Immigration Clinic with the team of “Know Your Rights” presentations for immigrants detained at the South Louisiana Correctional Center in Basile, LA. A valuable experience that formed her foundation to become an immigration attorney.
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Education & Qualifications
Law Office Affiliations: Law Office of Yovanna Vargas
Experience / Training: Immigration Attorney
Law School: Louisiana State University
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