At Pennyslvania’s Berks County Residential Center, some undocumented families have been detained for more than a year.
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Martha Sandoval-Reyna graduated from Kutztown University with a B.A. in English, with a Concentration in Paralegal Studies.
Martha joined Cambria & Kline July 2014, as a bi-lingual immigration paralegal. Martha is an invaluable member of the C&K team, regularly going above and beyond her assigned duties to assist the attorneys and clients. Martha is often the first contact a client has with Cambria & Kline, and the friendly voice clients hear when they phone the office.
Intelligent and self-starting, Martha has always exceeded expectations in this office, excelling as support staff. She has experience in assisting in the completion of immigration documents, translations, court exhibits and other correspondence. Most importantly, Martha ensures clients are kept up to date on their case status, and travels with counsel to assist the attorneys in the difficult case that our clients need assistance in detention. Mrs. Sandoval-Reyna plays an active role in our office’s commitment to the representation of refugee children.
Martha’s kind and caring spirit is immediately evident in meeting her. We often refer to her as the true “superwoman” of the office.
Jacquelyn (Jackie) Kline is a graduate of Drexel University’s Thomas R. Kline School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctorate in May of 2009. She also carries a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Eastern University.
Prior to founding Cambria & Kline, PC in 2014, Jackie worked as a Drexel University Public Interest Law Fellow at the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia and as a Fellow for the Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia. She also worked for several immigration law firms in Philadelphia.
Jackie’s desire to become an immigration attorney stemmed, in part, from her study abroad in Cairo, Egypt, and travels in Europe and the Middle East.
Bridget Cambria is a graduate of the Roger Williams School of Law in Bristol, Rhode Island, receiving her Juris Doctorate in May 2006. She also carries a Bachelor’s degree in Criminology and Sociology from Albright College, in Reading, Pennsylvania. Bridget was admitted to the Pennsylvania bar in May of 2007. She has since specialized in the area of Immigration Law.
From 2011 to 2014, Bridget served as a managing attorney for a city law firm developing relationships with the culturally diverse Philadelphia community and managing a robust and busy immigration practice spanning all areas of immigration law.
From 2007 through 2011, Bridget worked exclusively on immigration matters in the Law Office of George A. Pliakas, Esq. in Providence, Rhode Island, a law firm with over 40 years of specialization and success dealing with immigration matters. There she gained trust within immigrant communities and became dedicated to the plight of people struggling to keep their family together or those who wish to live, work or study in the United States.
Prior to entering law school, Ms. Cambria worked as a Shelter Care Counselor for the Berks County Residential Center in Reading, PA for those families and children detained by Immigration. Through this employment Ms. Cambria was able to work first-hand with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) providing daily care and attention to families and children who were apprehended by ICE. This experience offered her a unique perspective to those dealing with the immigration system and compassion for those families trapped in the difficult process of becoming legal residents and citizens of the United States.
Notably, Bridget was successful in setting an essential precedent in 2013. In the case of Matter of Zeleniak, 26 I&N Dec. 158 (BIA 2013), Bridget successfully argued that in the absence of DOMA, immigration law could not, and did not, prevent the legal right of same sex couples to petition for their spouses and to have same sex marriages legally recognized under Immigration laws. Attorney Cambria has experience advocating for clients before many Immigration Courts throughout the United States including Philadelphia, Newark, Baltimore, New York, Hartford, and Boston. Additionally, she has successfully represented people before the Board of Immigration Appeals and is a Board Member for the Literacy Council of Reading-Berks.