Ruby is a manager with EY Law LLP in Canada. She has over 10 years of experience advising clients in different areas of US immigration law. Currently, Ruby advises clients on a range of US business immigration matters and handles high-volume processing of L-1As, L-1Bs, E-3, TN and B-1.
Prior to joining EY Law LLP, Ruby served for seven years as an attorney for U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), where she provided legal advice to CBP management relating to customs and immigration enforcement and operational issues. She advised and trained CBP officers on admissibility issues, the issuance of Notices to Appear, mandatory detention, adverse actions at points of entry, derivative citizenship, acquisition of citizenship and naturalization.
Prior to CBP, she led the Immigration Legal Services Program for a nonprofit organization. In addition to her administrative duties as Program Administrator, Ruby conducted regular immigration-related legal consultations, and represented clients both before United States Citizenship Immigration Service and the Immigration Court in NACARA, Asylum, Adjustment of Status, U visa, VAWA, citizenship applications, Cancellation of Removal for non-LPRs, Special Juvenile petitions, Cuban adjustments, waivers and TPS, among others. Her immigration career started when she joined a small boutique US immigration law firm in Miami, where she assisted multinational corporations and individuals through the US immigration process (H, L, P and O visas, PERM, employment and family-based immigrant visas).
Ruby is fluent in Spanish and English.
Ruby obtained her Juris Doctor from Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico School of Law and her BA from the University of Puerto Rico. She is licensed to practice law in the United States. She is admitted to the Puerto Rico Bar (2006). She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Canada chapter).