By Emily Jex Boyle
In 1989, the Sanchez family immigrated from Baja California, Mexico, to the United States. As a young man, Yasser Sanchez witnessed firsthand that information and proper guidance are essential in navigating the immigration system.
Sanchez earned his law degree in 2007 from Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark School of Law. At BYU, he served as president of the Student Bar Association and president of the Latino Law Student Association as well.
“As an immigrant, I saw the need for qualified legal professionals to guide people through the complicated immigration system,” Sanchez says.
After attending a legal clinic at BYU he knew he wanted to pursue immigration law. Now, an American Bar Association member, focusing on International Law, he serves clients across the United States.
“I knew it was my calling,” Sanchez says. “America gave me a home. I came here and found the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ and have received countless blessings. I want to help others to start their American Dream.”
His passion is to serve his clients with compassion, respect and deserved attention.
After working for another immigration law firm for nearly five years, Sanchez opened his own firm, the Law Office of Yasser F. Sanchez aka Sanchez Immigration Law in 2010. Today, the firm has two attorneys, Sanchez and Randall Rowberry, both who are members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The firm is 100 percent bilingual.
This year, Attorney at Law Magazine recognized Sanchez as an “Attorney to Watch in Immigration Law,” and Ranking Arizona recognized their firm among the Top 10 out of 275 immigration law firms. Prensa Hispana newspaper featured the firm as an Exceptional Choice for Immigration Law and they have been the recipient of Avvo Clients’ Choice Award for Immigration since 2013.
Sanchez says, a “very complex, ever-changing immigration system” makes federal immigration law challenging. The firm’s clients differ greatly in socioeconomic and educational backgrounds, ranging “from professional baseball players and nuclear scientists to international models and landscapers.
“I have to apply statutes, codes, laws and immigration memos to a set of very diverse cases to help my clients reach their goals of living and working legally in this great nation,’ he says.
“There is nothing like looking into someone’s eyes that has never been able to attain legal status and saying, ‘I can help you become an American.’ As an immigration attorney, the task is uniting families that have been separated by borders, oceans and paperwork. I see immigration law as a labor of love,” Sanchez says. “It is rewarding to see families united on a daily basis. Every form our firm fills out is a life that can be changed.”
Sanchez Immigration Law is located at 110 S. Mesa Dr., #2, in Mesa. To learn more visit, www.sanchezimmigration.com or call 480-528-7959.