About Oana C. Marina
Oana’s passion for immigration law derives from her personal experience as a Romanian immigrant. As a result, she is naturally sensitive to the issues immigrant face, whether personal, linguistic, cultural, or legal. Oana is one of our strongest writers with extensive experience arguing complex legal issues. She attends interviews and InfoPasses at USCIS, represents clients in front of ICE and Immigration Court as needed, and works with various congressional offices in garnering support.
In Bucharest, Romania, Oana was a civil-law Notary Public, essentially practicing as a corporate, estate planning, probate, and real-estate lawyer. After immigrating to the U.S., she graduated Case Western Reserve University School of Law with honors in 2009, and joined George P. Mann & Associates in 2011.
Oana is active in the local Romanian community. She successfully assisted Americans of Romanian origin in obtaining Romanian citizenship. In her limited spare time, Oana enjoys music, art, nature, and spending time with her family and friends.
J. D. (cum laude), Case Western Reserve University School of Law – Ohio, 2009
Principles of Legal Writing (highest grade), Harvard Extension School – Massachusetts, 2004
Certificate in Paralegal Studies, Boston University – Massachusetts, 2004
Bachelors in Law, Nicolae Titulescu University, Bucharest – Romania, 2000
State of Michigan
Michigan State Bar Association
Areas of Expertise:
- U-Visa and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
- R-1 Non-Immigrant Religious Worker
- I-360 Special Immigrant Religious Worker
- Special Immigrant Juvenile
- Naturalization with Medical Waivers
- Complex I-751 Waivers (Good Faith Marriage)
- Marriage Fraud Issues
- Non-immigrant Visa Waivers
- I-601/I-601A Immigrant Visa Waivers
- Motions to Reopen, Remand, Reconsider, and Administratively Close Cases with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or Immigration Court
- Responses to USCIS Notices of Intent to Deny or Revoke
- Briefs on Appeals of USCIS Denials or Revocations
- Briefs in Support of Requests for Stay of Removal/Prosecutorial Discretion/Deferred Action