Mayra Bruno is a first-generation American and understands from her family’s experiences the challenges surrounding immigration. Because of that, she strives to be a knowledgeable and patient resource for clients, providing guidance on immigration law to help them navigate their own experiences.
Mayra works directly with corporate clients, human resources contacts and foreign nationals on virtually all aspects of immigration matters.
She drafts and edits forms and letters of support for immigrant and nonimmigrant visa matters, including EB-1A, EB-2, EB-3, E-3, EAD/AP, H-1B, I-140, L-1A, O-1, adjustment of status, extensions, Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) labor certification applications, and Requests for Evidence (RFEs). She also reviews and processes incoming documents and manages active cases of foreign nationals employed in the United States.
Before joining Barnes & Thornburg, Mayra was an immigration law clerk with a Chicago labor and employment law firm. Before attending law school, she was interested in immigration and gained knowledge of the field through an internship with US Law Group and as a project assistant with Sidley Austin LLP. In those roles, Mayra drafted immigration forms, documentation and applications; translated documents and interviews from Spanish and Italian into English and vice versa; and wrote articles regarding immigration policies and laws.
During law school, she was an intern with Cabrini Green Legal Aid and with the Domestic Violence Legal Clinic, where she helped incarcerated women with their divorce-related issues; incarcerated mothers retain or fight for custody of their children; and women and mothers secure orders of protection.
Mayra takes great pride in her Mexican heritage and in being able to help clients with their immigration and workforce concerns.
Mayra is not regularly admitted to practice in the local courts of Illinois.