Profile

Kathia Pereira

Immigration Law
Pereira Immigration Law Group
8942 Spanish Ridge Ave
Suite 1
Las Vegas, NV 89148
(702) 737-7717
www.pimmigration.com


Kathia works tirelessly to pursue her passion for assisting immigrant clients from all over the world, focusing entirely on Immigration Law in the United States. She has been admitted to practice as an attorney in the Supreme Court of Nevada, the Federal District Court of Nevada, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a member of several legal and professional organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Originally from Lima, Peru, Kathia has experienced a variety of cultures and countries through her journey to her current home in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kathia enrolled in dental school at the National University Federico Villareal in Lima after graduating from a women's Catholic school. After two years, she also enrolled in the School of Journalism, pursuing two careers simultaneously. She worked at Grunethal Laboratories and became the Director of Servimed, a news and scientific information service for medical and dental professionals, and she also started a private practice as a dentist.

In 1996, Kathia moved to the United States with her husband Carlos, beginning their journey with nothing but a determination to succeed. After the birth of their first son Daniel, Kathia enrolled in the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law in 2001. As a member of the law review, she pursued commercial transactions and bankruptcy law, ultimately interning with Judge Linda Riegle. However, during her last year in law school, David Thronson, a professor and a co-founder of the Immigration Law clinic, met Kathia and offered her a position. Though nearly over a decade since, Kathia's work has concentrated on Immigration and Nationality Law, as her path finally lined up with God's.

Her experience in journalism and dentistry provided her with the skills to communicate, understand and empathize with the pain and suffering of others.

After completing law school, Kathia founded Pereira & Associates, dedicated to pro-bono clients and representing survivors of abuse, a matter that is still very dear to her heart. She quickly realized that lack of knowledge and education on immigration laws victimized many immigrants, so she decided to act. Kathia contacted Telemundo (a local news network) who gave her the opportunity to create a small segment called Immigracion al Dia during which she taught immigration law. It became a great success. After Telemundo closed their local news portion, Kathia was blessed to find a new home with Univision's local news. Since then, and with the help of Adriana Arevalo, the Univision News Director, Immigracion al Dia became a well-established segment that has helped many families with education and resources.

Today, Kathia is a well-known, public educator of immigration laws. She holds the Immigration al Dia educational commercial in Univision, Telemundo, Hispanic radio programs, and has written a column in a major Hispanic publication, El Tiempo Libre, for over seven years. These efforts, and her advocacy for immigration reform, are all dedicated to her goal to prevent the unnecessary deportations and family separations members of our community face today.