Victor D. Nieblas


Victor D. Nieblas Pradis, an immigration lawyer in the Los Angeles, CA area, is AILA’s Immediate Past President for the 2016-2017 term.

Mr. Nieblas practices immigration law in Southern California where he focuses on deportation defense, federal court litigation, consular abroad processing, immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers and appellate work. He graduated from Loyola Law School in 1995 and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Law at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

An AILA member since 1997, he has served the Association as a Director on the Board of Governors and as Chair of the Southern California Chapter. He is a past Chairperson for the Immigration Law Section for the Hispanic National Bar Association, a past Trustee for the Mexican American Bar Association (MABA), and past chairperson of the MABA Immigration Subcommittee.

Mr. Nieblas is the guest legal commentator for several local news broadcasts, including “MundoFox Noticias 22” News in Los Angeles, Univisión’s Primera Edición, and MundoFox National News. Mr. Nieblas has also hosted a Cable Television show named "Inmigración 411" where he provides answers to viewer questions and is recognized as an immigration expert. He is also regularly quoted in major national print media and often appears on national news broadcasts discussing Immigration Law.

Expertise (English, Spanish)

Asylum, Consular Practice, Deportation, DREAM Act, Family, General, Litigation, Naturalization, Waivers.

Recent Blog Posts

Baby Steps Toward Transparency (AILA Leadership Blog, September 23, 2016)
When Pictures Are Worth More Than a Thousand Words (AILA Leadership Blog, September 12, 2016)
Family Detention Takes Another Hit (AILA Leadership Blog, June 3, 2016)
Recognize these Mothers' Sacrifices on Mother’s Day (AILA Leadership Blog, May 6, 2016)
CARA – One Year Later (AILA Leadership Blog, March 30, 2016)
Defend, Don’t Target, the Vulnerable (AILA Leadership Blog, January 5, 2016)
More Than a Label (AILA Leadership Blog, September 25, 2015)
Artesia: A Day in the Tour of Duty, Part 4 (AILA Leadership Blog, October 30, 2014)
Artesia: A Day in the Tour of Duty, Part 3 (AILA Leadership Blog, October 29, 2014)
Artesia: A Day in the Tour of Duty, Part 2 (AILA Leadership Blog, October 28, 2014)
Artesia: A Day in the Tour of Duty, Part 1 (AILA Leadership Blog, October 27, 2014)
Turning Our Backs on Our Own History (AILA Leadership Blog, June 30, 2014)
Three So Far, Who Will Be Next? (AILA Leadership Blog, October 30, 2013)
California on Immigration-Great Steps Forward and New Requirements for Immigration Attorneys (AILA Leadership Blog, October 8, 2013)

Recent Articles Quoting Mr. Nieblas

The Supreme Court Will Determine the Fate of Millions of Undocumented Immigrants (Vice News, January 19, 2016)
As 2016 Elections Loom, So Does A Possible End To DACA (NPR, January 3, 2016)
Feds back out on vow to expedite visa process (Columbus Dispatch, October 4, 2015)
Immigration Activists Applaud Ruling Order Release Of Detained Families (NBC News, August 24, 2015)
DOJ fights family detention ruling (Politico, Aug 7, 2015)
Obama Immigration Update: DHS To Reduce Family Jail Stays For Asylum Seekers (Latin Times, Jun 25, 2015)
IMMIGRATION: Lawyers crucial for young migrants (Press Enterprise, April 12, 2015)
Notario Immigration Fraud: Congressmen Ted Deutch, Bill Foster Introduce Bill That Would Punish Fraudsters, Fund Nonprofits (Latin Times, March 20, 2015)
U.S. deports people eligible for immigration relief, lawyers say (Fox News Latino, March 10, 2015)
Mexicans less likely to seek citizenship (Arizona Daily Star, April 4, 2013)

Selected AILA Videos Featuring Mr. Nieblas

AILA Quicktake #161: CARA's One Year Anniversary (March 31, 2016)
AIM: President Victor Nieblas on his 2015/2016 Agenda (September 22, 2015)
AILA Quicktake #131: USCIS Retrieving Erroneously Issued 3-Year DACA EADs (July 15, 2015)
AILA Quicktake #129: Sec. Johnson Announcement on Family Detention (June 24, 2015)
Installation of Victor D. Nieblas Pradis (June 19, 2015)
AILA Quicktake #104: Artesia Tour of Duty (October 31, 2014)
AILA Quicktake #46: California Proposal AB 1159 Cumbersome and Ineffective (August 5, 2013)
La Verdad Acerca de Los Notarios (January 28, 2013)

Television Appearances (English)

Jose Ronstadt and Victor Nieblas discussing Hispanics on the census form on "The Filter with Fred Roggin" (NBC Los Angeles, March 17, 2010).

Victor Nieblas discussing "What's Wrong With 'Win The Green'?" with Tatiana Morales (CSB The Early Show, February 11, 2009).

Television Appearances (Spanish)

Victor Nieblas discussing President Obama's Deferred Action announcement (Univision, June 19, 2012).

Victor Nieblas discussing the DHS announcement on prosecutorial discretion (Univision, August 18, 2011).

Inmigracion 411 television show hosted by Victor Nieblas.

Victor Nieblas Spanish-language interview on general immigration issues (Vivo en Vivo, April 29, 2011).

Victor Nieblas discussing "What happens next with the Arizona Law?" (Telemundo KWHY Noticias 22, April 29, 2010).