David Jesus Puentes is an immigration attorney at Cifuentes-Marrero, P.A. He is experienced in U.S. immigration law, working exclusively in the field of business and employment law since having been licensed to practice in 2016 and working in immigration with the law firm Cifuentes-Marrero since February 2015.
While studying at University of Miami, David interned at the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement – Office of the Principal Legal Advisor from May 2014 through January 2015. During his undergraduate studies, he also completed an internship at a Miami Lakes, FL law firm from May 2012 through August 2012, where he first worked on immigration cases.
David has processed hundreds of TN-2 visas, including new cases and renewals, as well as numerous L1A, L1B, H1B, O-1, EB1 based on extraordinary ability, EB1 for multinational manager or executive, E-1, E-2, EB2, EB3, and other employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.
David obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in 2012 and his Juris Doctor cum laude from the University of Miami in 2016. He is licensed to practice in the state of Florida, as well as in the U.S. Southern District of Florida and U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
David is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and serves on various committees in the Latin American and Caribbean Chapter, South Florida Chapter, and the national organization.