Rosalinda “Rosa” Guzman
Rosa is a Legal Assistant with Solano Law Firm and works in the Firm’s Birmingham, Alabama location. Rosa’s specific areas of work include Adjustment of Status, Family Petitions, SIJS, Stay of Removal, Removal Defense, Work Permit Renewals, Consular Process, U-Visas, I-601A Waivers, FOIA’s, DACA, Parole in Place and Naturalization.
Rosa was born in El Paso, Texas, but spent most of her time growing up in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. In 2002 Rosa moved to Alabama. During the time of transition, Rosa became aware of struggles people face finding available resources within the community, and how language barriers have a tremendous impact in their daily lives. Upon this realization, Rosa decided to embark on a new journey and become a family and immigration advocate. She graduated with a focus in Applied Science in 2010 and worked for the Alabama Hispanic Interests Coalition (HICA!) From May 2011 to February 2017. Ms. Guzman has helped many families find resources within the community to enable them to be proactive and thrive in their daily lives and activities. She also has experience working with victims to create an emergency plan, sign court orders, seek shelter, gather evidence, and find community resources.
Rosa has been a BIA-accredited representative for several years and has worked extensively with victims of crime and domestic violence as a VAWA interim specialist. She has a passion for guiding our voters through the immigration process in an effective way. She has also served as an advocate for Family and Immigration to assist the community in the Family Reunification Process, which included fingerprinting and counseling from sponsors. Rosa has also participated in several committees to advocate for the community and to share not only the dynamics of the Hispanic community, but also the richness of their culture.
Rosa is the mother of a wonderful 14-year-old son who loves to play soccer. During her free time, Rosa loves to go to concerts, go dancing, travel, meet new people, and spend time with family.
Aurora currently works with Solano Law Firm as a Legal Assistant and has also worked with the Firm in the role of Client Intake Specialist. Experience in both roles has given her a broad knowledge of firm services and client relations. Aurora supports the legal team by assisting with various types of immigration cases such as adjustment of status, work permit renewals, naturalizations and U Visas, however, her primary focus is working with the team on renewal and detainee cases. Aurora was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She also lived in Canada for a few years, before moving to Atlanta to finish high school and attend college. While attending college full-time, Aurora also worked for a local company as an Operations Manager. After 4 years in that role, she decided to make a career change that would allow her to grow with a company that is more aligned with her passion of helping others and more specifically, helping the immigrant community. Aurora holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. In her spare time, Aurora helps to rescue and find homes for stray animals. She also enjoys travelling and exploring new cities through her passion for food and local culture.