Mayra Alejandra Castro is an attorney in the firm’s Immigration & Nationality Law practice group. Ms. Castro’s practice includes all areas of immigration and nationality law, including employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, deportation and removal hearings, naturalization & citizenship cases, cases under VAWA, and consular processing of visas and green cards in San Diego and throughout the United States.

Prior to joining Higgs Fletcher & Mack, Ms. Castro worked at California Rural Legal Assistance, an organization dedicated to providing services to California’s low-income communities. Her experience also includes working on Special Immigrant Juvenile Cases with Casa Cornelia Law Center and serving as an intern for American Bar Association’s Immigration Justice Project and the Immigration Center for Women and Children. In addition, Ms. Castro was a Judicial Law Clerk for the San Diego Superior Court. Ms. Castro began her law career as an intern at Higgs Fletcher while in law school.

Ms. Castro is a certified paralegal, and she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California, San Diego and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Castro is fluent in both English and Spanish and is a competitive bachata dancer.