Helping Immigrant Individuals & Employers Worldwide


Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo

With over 30 years of experience, Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo is an advocate for clients from around the world. By focusing on U.S. Immigration Law, she:

  • Defends immigrants’ rights
  • Assists with the processes of gaining legal residency and naturalization
  • Keeps families together
  • Reunites separated families

Additionally, Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo helps employers sponsor foreign employees, including international intra company transfers; foreign nationals invest in the U.S. while obtaining residency and work visas; and extraordinary immigrants self-petition.

You can reach Ms. Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo by calling the phone number, 415 986-1121.

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Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients

On June 18, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court sided with DACA recipients ruling that the way in which the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in 2017 was unlawful. The decision is a huge victory for immigrant communities and their allies who mobilized to protect the DACA program.

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Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo

Helping Immigrant Individuals & Employers Worldwide


The type of visa required under U.S. immigration law depends on multiple factors – primarily the purpose of your travel to and within the United States. visa applicants are far more successful with their applications when they work with an immigration attorney.

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Published Decisions

Kay v. Ashcroft, 387 F. 3d 664 (7th Cir. 2004)

A Burmese man with little English moved from Colorado to California. While his hearing was postponed, it was not relocated to California and the man was ordered deported in absentia. We were able to get his case reopened in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and get the venue changed to California. Once he was able to present his case, the man received a visa.

Azanor v. Ashcroft, 364 F. 3d 1013 (9th Cir. 2004)

A Nigerian woman who suffered from Female Genitalia Mutilation was denied a visa on the theory that because her family committed the act – and that they could not commit the act again – she did not qualify for asylum. We were able to have the case reopened under the Convention Against Torture Act. The court held that the Immigration Judge and the Board of Immigration Appeals were in error and that a person qualifies for protection under the Convention Against Torture if the government acquiesces to the torture.

Cortez Acosta v. INS, 234 F.3d 476 (9th Cir. 2000)

This concerns a man from Mexico accused of alien smuggling with several other people. Mr. Cortez Acosta did not have an attorney at the time. At a group hearing, the Immigration Judge did not make a verbatim transcript of the master hearing and inaccurately noted that the applicant had admitted to the allegation when he had not. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals reopened the case and restored Mr. Cortez Acosta’s legal status. However, during the time the case was pending, the INS deported Mr. Cortez Acosta. While we were able to get a temporary Stay of Deportation from the Supreme Court, it did expire and Mr. Cortez Acosta was returned to Mexico. After his status was restored, the officers at the Port of Entry were notified and he was admitted back to the U.S.

Cannles-Vargas v. Gonzales, 441 F.3d 739 (9th Cir. 2006)

A woman from Peru began receiving anonymous death threats and fled to the U.S. After the Immigration Judge ordered her deportation, we got the case re-opened and a psychiatric evaluation ordered. The evaluation diagnosed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the court ruled that even anonymous threats against her life were grounds for asylum.


We have rescued many of the cases after they have been denied, by filing motions to reopen. Four out of the five published cases are results from Motions to Reopen.

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Rhoda has become family now after 25 years of working with her. My father was the first to become a citizen, with her help each step of the way, back in '92. Then came my mom and my older sister years later. Finally myself, at 32yrs old. During my application process, I was diagnosed with stage three brain cancer. Not only did Rhoda and the whole team support me and help me tremendously through the whole naturalization process, but they also didn't push me to finish quickly. They let me take my time and now I am a U.S. citizen and a very happy customer. I am so glad my Dad found them years ago and I will forever recommend their professionalism and dedication.

Ariana D.

Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo has been our attorney since l993. We own a specialized manufacturing business. She has been able to immigrate several employees to work for our company. Some of the cases were extremely difficult because not all the individuals had enough education and we had to rely on their experience. In one instance, Ms. Wilkinson filed a case for us in District Court because the immigration service was not following its own rules. The immigration service capitulated, and the case was granted. Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo is an excellent attorney. We would gladly recommend her to anyone seeking an extremely knowledgeable and tenacious immigration lawyer.

Karen B.

I have the opportunity to use the services of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo, and it is just great. She is truly a compassionate and hard working individual who goes out of her way for all her clients. Rhoda is taking care of my family's immigration issues currently and she was very organized, confident. She walked us through the process with ease and care. She gave us what our options were and recommendations on the best course of action. My family knows exactly what to expect because Rhoda took the time to prepare. Rhoda also charges one fee for the entire case, so there is no restriction by hourly rates.

Hibret B.

We cannot say enough about Rhoda, Maria and Sylvia! They meticulously handled a very tough immigration case for over two years. At some point, the whole file was apparently misplaced by the government; rhoda and her team never gave up, followed through and ultimately obtained the right result for my family member. They were recently given a visa to come to the United States on a provisional basis! They have been waiting for this moment for over 10 years. Rhoda not only knows the legal hoops to jump through, but she also has practical insight into how to maneuver the twist and turns of an immigration case especially during this climate. Two thumbs up for Rhoda!!

Amir A.


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