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About Us

Jill Stanton

Jill graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 1985, and began practicing immigration law in San Francisco. She co-authored manuals on various aspects of immigration law for the Bar Association’s HIV/AIDS immigration project, and the Immigration Legal Resource Center (ILRC). Over the years, she taught legal seminars and workshops on asylum fundamentals and case preparation, fraud waivers, the political landscape of Afghanistan, and the “anti-terrorist” immigration laws. She served as a Board member and as ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) liaison with the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She also earned numerous awards and commendations for pro bono services. Jill is retired.

Mary Beth Kaufman

Mary Beth received her B.A. from Columbia University in 1992 and her J.D. from the University of California’s Berkeley School of Law (formerly Boalt Hall) in 2003. Prior to her study of law, she worked with the United Nations-sponsored Truth Commission in Guatemala, which investigated human rights abuses committed during four decades of armed conflict. Through her affiliation with the International Human Rights Clinic at Boalt Hall, and later as a post-graduate fellow, Mary Beth worked with the Center for Justice and Accountability on international human rights litigation in U.S. courts. She was also a post-graduate fellow with the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a Past Chair of the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Law Association (AILA), and is currently the Chair of AILA National’s VAWA U and T Taskforce Committee. She is a member of the National Lawyers Guild, and has volunteered regularly with Centro Legal de La Raza, International Institute of the Bay Area, and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights. She was a 2016 recipient of AILA’s Michael Maggio pro bono service award for her work related to detained asylum seekers. She has been interviewed on several occasions on UNIVISION and other television and radio outlets, and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Email: mbkaufman@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 305

Christina Reggio

Christina (Tina) received her J.D. from UC Hastings College of the Law. Prior to joining the Law Offices of Stanton and Kaufman, Tina interned at the San Francisco Immigration Court and served as a law clerk at several small immigration law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area. She also participated in the Equal Justice Works Summer Corps and received an Equal Justice America summer fellowship for her work at the Immigration Center for Women and Children. During law school, Tina participated in Hastings’ social justice concentration program and the Immigrants’ Rights Clinic. Prior to law school, she graduated from UCLA, cum laude, with a major in International Development Studies and a minor in Spanish language. During college, she interned at United Farm Workers’ political legislative office and with the CLEAN Carwash Campaign in Los Angeles. Tina is the current co-liaison to the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s and is a member of the National Lawyers Guild. She speaks English and Spanish.

Email: creggio@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 303

Caroline Donohue

Caroline Donohue is Of Counsel at the Law Offices of Stanton and Kaufman. Prior to joining the firm, Caroline worked as an immigration attorney for Van Der Hout, Brigagliano & Nightingale, LLP, The International Institute of the Bay Area, and the Law Offices of Robert B. Jobe. While studying at U.C. Davis School of Law, Caroline participated in the Immigration Law Clinic. Caroline grew up in Haiti, Morocco and the United States. She speaks English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.

Email: caroline@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 304

Berenice Garcia

Berenice joined our office in August 2017, bringing over 10 years of experience in office management. Berenice is a paralegal with our office and is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Email: berenice@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 306

Maritza Sepulveda Rodriguez

Maritza is originally from Zacatecas, Mexico. She graduated from UC Berkeley in May 2017. At Berkeley, Maritza discovered her passion in for fighting for social justice. During her studies, Maritza interned at the East Bay Sanctuary Covenant for over three years. Maritza joined our team as a paralegal in 2017. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Email: maritza@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 308

Ciera Phung-Marion

Ciera graduated from UC Santa Barbara in June 2017, with a Bachelor of Arts in Global and International Studies and Psychology. Her undergraduate research included the ongoing global refugee crisis and its implications regarding human rights accountability. She previously worked as Assistant Paralegal at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Lowey LLP. Ciera joined our office as a paralegal in June 2018.

Email: ciera@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 302

Mary Garcia

Mary has been our Office Coordinator since July 2019. She assists with scheduling consultations and follow up appointments, and handles reception and billing matters.

Email: mgargia@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 307

Bijan Tabrizi

Bijan has been our office manager for over 30 years. He has extensive experience in assisting with immigration of family members from abroad, asylum, and a wide range other immigration issues. Mr. Tabrizi is bilingual in English and Farsi.

Email: btabrizi@immlawsf.com Telephone: 415.392.6161, extension 301

Job Announcements:

Bilingual (Spanish) Part Time Removal Defense Attorney


We are seeking a part-time Spanish-speaking removal defense attorney to join our team. This position has the potential to become a full-time.


Responsibilities and Duties:
•  Manage independent caseload of removal defense cases, as well as affirmative humanitarian-based cases (ie, asylum, VAWA, U visas);
•  Work both independently and with a team of attorneys and paralegals.

Qualifications and Skills:
•  Eligibility to practice law;
•  At least one year of removal defense experience;
•  Spanish fluency (or strong proficiency) is required;
•  Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
•  Ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds;
•  Excellent writing skills and ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment;
•  Commitment to immigrants’ rights.

To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter, 2-3 references, and a writing sample to mbkaufman@immlawsf.com.
Salary is commensurate with experience.

Bilingual (Farsi/Dari) Part Time Paralegal


We are seeking a part-time Farsi/Dari speaking immigration paralegal to join our team. This position has the potential to become a full-time.


Primary Responsibilities:
•  Prepare immigration forms and gather supporting evidence for various filings, including applications for asylum, family-based visa petitions, immigrant visas, permanent residency applications, and naturalization applications;
•  Draft declarations;
•  Assist attorneys with caseload management and client contact;
•  Draft correspondence;
•  Provide Farsi/Dari translations as needed;
•  Provide administrative support (mail, faxing, copying, scanning and scheduling);
•  Maintain client case files;
•  Other duties as assigned by Attorneys.

Qualifications:
•  Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
•  Prior experience as an immigration law paralegal;
•  Fluency in English and Farsi, both written and oral;
•  Excellent communication skills, both written and oral;
•  Ability to and interest in working closely with clients from diverse backgrounds;
•  Strong attention to detail and ability to keep track of deadline.

To apply, please provide a resume, cover letter, and reference list to mbkaufman@immlawsf.com.
Salary is commensurate with experience.