Ms. Delia L. Franco - Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

Delia Franco - Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer


Delia L. Franco is an experienced immigration lawyer who specializes in litigating deportation defense. From cultivating client relationships to strategizing innovative paths to obtaining legalization, she has represented hundreds of U.S. families who have applied for permanent residence for themselves, their spouses, children, and other close relatives for lawful entry and residence before USCIS, Immigration Court and Appellate Courts of Review.

Experience and Activities

Attorney Franco has accumulated a wide-range of skills in the field of immigration law. She has litigated numerous immigration trials dealing with asylum, withholding of removal, protection under the Convention against Torture Act, cancellation of removal, Nacara, Temporary Protective Status, Adjustment of Status, 212(c), 212(h), Violence against Women Act (VAWA), self-petitions, and contested hearings on removability. She also represented clients before USCIS, BIA and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Franco is deeply committed to quality representation of the immigrant community.


Ms. Franco attended the University of California at Irvine, majored in Criminology and Law graduating Cum Laude in 2002. She studied internationally in Spain, Mexico and China. She wrote her Honors Thesis on "The Lack of Morals and Ethics in the Regulation of Attorney Conduct" which was published, presented in symposia and was adopted and integrated into the Legal Profession course at the University.

As an undergraduate Ms. Franco was first exposed to criminal law when she clerked for the Public Defenders Office in Orange County. A couple years later she began her immigration work at the immigration section for Catholic Charities in Orange County, where she held weekly sessions at the Santa Ana Detention Center informing immigration inmates about their legal rights.

While in law school Ms. Franco was a managing editor for the Latino Law Review. She also partook at the El Centro Clinic where she represented Veteran and homeless individuals before the Social Security Office and Homeless court.

She gained invaluable experience working for a criminal defense firm in Santa Monica and a general civil law firm in Westwood. She graduated UCLA School of Law in May 2006. After law school, she clerked for the Public Defender's Office in San Diego. Ms. Franco passed the California Bar on July of 2006.

Community Service Involvement

Delia Franco - Los Angeles Community Service Involvement

Ms. Franco has always had a strong commitment to servicing impoverished communities as an undergraduate, a law student and now as an immigration lawyer. She currently provides an array of free legal services to her community. She participates as a pro-bono attorney at the Los Angeles Immigration Court representing respondents that appear without an attorney.

In addition, she has participated in numerous community efforts by providing free legal advice and information regarding cutting-edge issues in immigration law at the Inland Empire Latino Lawyers Association, Community Lawyers Incorporated, Centro Maravilla Service Center in East Los Angeles, Community Lawyers in Compton, and is currently developing an education program for doctors and patients at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and Adults Schools throughout Los Angeles. Moreover, Ms. Franco is on the way to creating a non-profit Legal Clinic which will provide assistance completely free of charge in an array of legal fields to low income individuals of the community.


Ms. Franco is admitted to the California Bar and is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Attorney Franco is a member of the Latina Lawyers Bar Association, Mexican American Bar Association and the American Immigration Law Association.

Language Proficiency

Ms. Franco is fluent in the Spanish language.

Ms. Delia L. Franco - Los Angeles Immigration Lawyer

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