The Law Office of Alex Martinez is pleased to announce that Jorge De La Fuente has joined the firm as an associate. Jorge will work with our immigration team to counsel clients on family visas, deportation, citizenship and naturalization, business and work visas, and other related matters.
“Jorge has an incredible breadth of experience working with the immigrant community near Texas’ border,” said founding partner Alex Martinez. “An advocate for immigrants’ rights even before entering law school, Jorge has a true passion for uplifting immigrants who seek equal and proper treatment before the law.”
A native Spanish and English speaker, Jorge has a broad range of experience handling immigration issues. He previously served as an intern with the Harris County district attorney’s office, worked as a paralegal and legal assistant in various immigration law firms, and was a law clerk to a San Antonio immigration lawyer while at St. Mary’s School of Law, where he earned his law degree in 2019.
Before joining our firm, Jorge worked as an attorney and director of immigration services at La Union Del Pueblo Entero (LUPE) in San Juan, Texas. In his role with LUPE, he represented clients before the Executive Office of Immigration Review and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. He also represented clients in asylum, cancellation of removal, and custody redetermination matters. He was also responsible for leading U.S. Department of Justice-accredited representatives to ensure they provided high-quality immigration legal services at their four office locations throughout South Texas.
In addition to professional service, Jorge’s past volunteer experiences include assisting with income tax preparation for low-income families, working with lobbying groups in Washington, D.C., to impact foreign policy, and providing legal counsel to women at a Texas detention center.
A child of immigrants, Jorge grew up in the Rio Grande Valley in the small town of Los Fresnos, Texas, along the southern border and, through his parents’ and extended family’s immigration experience, has a unique understanding of his clients’ experiences within the U.S. immigration system. Jorge understands each case has an enormous impact not only on individuals but on entire families, and therefore provides focused attention and zealous representation in court.