A lawyer with professional and personal experience
Ms. Rodriguez-Tarazi has been an attorney for over 12 years. Although she now practices immigration law exclusively, she has also worked in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Rodriguez-Tarazi started her legal career as a labor and employment associate at Farrell Fritz, P.C. and later worked as Associate General Counsel at SEIU 32BJ in New York City. Her work experience was enhanced by internships with the United States Postal Service, the New York State Attorney General's Office, and the United Nations. In addition, Ms. Rodriguez-Tarazi has worked as a consultant for the NYC Department of Education managing the citywide moot court and mock trial programs.
Ms. Rodriguez-Tarazi earned a BA, dual degree, in Biology and Latin American and Caribbean Studies from the State University of New York at Albany. She holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from New York University, with a focus on public policy, and a JD from St. John’s University School of Law.
She was admitted to the New York State bar in 2006 and is admitted in the EDNY and SDNY. She is a member of the Hispanic National Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Ms. Rodriguez-Tarazi was born in Bogota, Colombia and immigrated to the United States when she was 10 years old. She is married and has two young daughters and has a German Shepard named Frida, named after her favorite artist Frida Kahlo.
Acquiring Asylum in the United States
Cancellation of Removal
Motion to Reopen
Fraud Waiver Adjustments