As a long-time member of the Walla Walla Valley, Wendy was always interested in the immigration problems experienced by the agricultural working families who built the Valley. Then, while in law school, she had an opportunity to work as an intern for Columbia Legal Services, representing children in immigration proceedings. It seemed to be divine intervention, when she was asked to develop an Immigration Clinic at World Relief Spokane in 2004. As the only Legal Services Immigration Clinic in this part of the state, World Relief provided legal services for hundreds of people each year. Several law students were able to learn Immigration law under Wendy’s supervision. At World Relief, Wendy represented immigrants from around the world, many of them refugees from such places as the former Soviet countries, Africa, and Burma. She successfully represented a wide variety of immigration cases, including asylees, people in deportation proceedings, family petitioners, citizenship applicants, and victims of domestic violence. A satellite clinic in Walla Walla from 2005-2009 allowed Ms. Hernandez the opportunity to come “home” to practice immigration law on a part-time basis, representing the people who inspired her to learn Immigration law. She is a member of American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and Washington Bar Association (WBA) —
Lorena Garcia, Lead Case Manager
Lorena was born and raised in Walla Walla, WA. She graduated from Walla Walla High School and afterward attended Walla Walla Community College where she received her Associates degree in Executive Office Administration. Over the years she has worked in several reception/secretarial positions, which has allowed her to gain experience working with a diverse population. She joined Hernandez Immigration Law in June 2015. She is bilingual in English and Spanish and can assist with family consular cases requiring Waivers and NVC processing. Email Lorena.
Whether you are calling to schedule a first appointment or checking on the status of your case, our team of receptionists and case managers are ready to help you. Each person speaks Spanish and English and is passionate about working with immigrants.