Mr. Morales comes from a humble Puerto Rican family and has presented an interest in the immigration laws for several years now.
His interest in immigration law began during his juris doctor studies, when he formed part of a pro bono student organization called “Counseling Services for Immigrants”.
The organization dedicated itself to educating and providing information to the immigrant community in Puerto Rico.
During this time, he also participated in the Immigration Legal Aid Clinic, in which he represented clients before the Immigration Court in removal proceedings, the USCIS, and the BIA.
After he obtained his Juris Doctor degree, Mr. Morales wished to develop a further understanding of the immigration laws, so he pursued a Master of Laws (LL.M.) at the American University Washington College of Law. Degree which he obtained in May 2017.
During the course of his LL.M. Mr. Morales had the opportunity to work as a Dean’s Fellow with the National Immigrant Women’s Advocacy Project, and then as an intern at the Department of Justice, Office of Immigration Litigation, District Court Section.
Mr. Morales became a part of our team in June 2017. His bilingual skills, as well as his advanced knowledge in immigration law has proven to be an excellent addition to our offices.
Mr. Morales started his legal career with a bachelors in interdisciplinary studies with a major in pre-law studies, which he obtained in May 2012, from the University of Puerto Rico.
He obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Law in May 2015, and his LL.M. in Law and Government with a specialization in Immigration Law and Policy from the American University Washington College of Law in May 2017.
Mr. Morales is admitted to practice law in Puerto Rico since August 2016.