After spending two years in Albania as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Monica attended the University of California, Davis School of Law. As a student practitioner in the UC Davis Immigration Law Clinic, she was privileged to serve indigent clients in removal proceedings in the San Francisco Immigration Court. In 2012, she received the University of California Human Rights Fellowship for her work providing immigration relief to victims of trafficking and torture at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. In 2013 she received the Lorenzo Patiño Award for Service to the Community based on her dedication to public interest legal work during law school.
Before joining U.S. Immigration Law Group, LLP, Monica managed a solo practice representing the diverse immigrant population in Southern California. In 2017 and 2018, Monica was included on the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars for her work in immigration law. Ms. Crooms focuses her practice in providing removal defense before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, applications for asylum, VAWA relief, and family based petitions.
Ms. Crooms is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Albanian.
J.D., University of California, Davis
B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
California Supreme Court
United States District Court, Central District of Calif.
United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Orange County Bar Association
OCBA Immigration Law Section
Latina Lawyers Bar Association
Let it go, let it flow (adopted from a dear friend)
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Learn Armenian and visit my husband’s birthplace
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