Chiarra Manzanares

Chiarra Manzanares

Paralegal

Contact

Chiarra’s work involves preparing all types of employment-based and family-based petitions such as temporary work visas (E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B, L-1, TN), U.S. permanent resident status, labor certification (PERM) and citizenship application to be filed with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, U.S. Embassies, and other government agencies.

Professional and Community Activities

  • ESL Volunteer Teacher at Washington English Center, Washington, D.C. (2015)
  • 300+ hours of pro bono immigration work in the Washington, D.C. area (2015-2018)
  • Citizenship clinic intake volunteer for IRC Miami (2013-2014)

Languages

  • Spanish

Background

With family from Italy that were inspected at Ellis Island to family from El Salvador who escaped the civil war, Chiarra grew up around the immigrant experience. Her family’s experiences cultivated an interest in understanding the U.S. immigration system, and a passion for aiding immigrants seeking a better life. She takes each case personally and completes them with the upmost care, just as she did when she helped her father study for his citizenship exam when she was twelve years old.

Chiarra has lived in Chicago, Miami and Washington D.C. and now Seattle. In her free time she loves to travel and has been to almost all fifty states and over twenty countries. Chiarra also enjoys cooking, hiking, and going camping.