Claudia Canizares is originally from Habana, Cuba. She has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice with a Minor in Psychology from Florida International University.
After graduating from Florida International University, she attended Nova Southeastern University where she obtained her Juris Doctor degree and graduated Cum Laude.
She was admitted to the Florida Bar on September 19, 2012.
She started her law career doing Personal Injury. She then transitioned into Immigration Law which has been her main area of practice since the beginning of 2013. Since then, Mrs. Canizares has completed over 700 cases and has represented more that 100 clients before USCIS and Immigration Court.
Ms. Canizares's case experience include asylum applications, adjustment of status applications, waivers for unlawful presence, fraud, criminal issues, smuggling and others, cancellation of removal, special visas for crime victims, victims of domestic violence and juveniles, humanitarian deferred actions, TPS applications, Parole in Place and others. She has a vast experience in removal defense.
She has appeared in USCIS interviews and court hearings in various places of the United States.
Ms. Canizares is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.