Immigration Law Services
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA")
We can help you figure out if you or your child qualifies to request DACA.
We can help you become a citizen of the United States.
Family-based Hardship Waivers
We will help keep your family together by filing for a 601 hardship waiver.
We will help you get the necessary documentation in order to work in the United States.
Get legal representation for Deportation defense. (Detained and non-detained cases)
Victims of Trafficking ("T VISA")
If you or your loved one was a victim of human trafficking, they may be eligible for a T-Visa.
We assist unaccompanied minors navigate the complex and overwhelming legal immigration system
Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act ("VAWA")
Victims of domestic violence at the hands of U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident family members may have immigration relief available
Immigration & Criminal Record Requests & Evaluations
Understand how prior contact with law enforcement may impact your immigration case
About Sarah Loftinof Loftin and Masri, APC
Sarah was born in 1982 in Portland, Oregon. She has established a firm foundation of advocacy for immigrant rights through her diverse employment and volunteer work.
Sarah graduated from the University of Oregon in 2004 with a dual degree in history and political science. She then began working for the Federal Migrant Education program, a funding plan that provides academic and supportive services to the children of families who migrate to find work in the agricultural industries in the U.S. When Sarah observed the egregious and discriminatory employment practices and general lack of legal rights these migrant families confronted, Sarah decided to volunteer with the Portland, OR office of Legal Aid and then to attend law school.
Throughout law school, Sarah focused her energy on immigration, workers rights, and international issues. In 2007, Sarah spent a semester in Vienna, Austria as a legal intern for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Anti-Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants Unit. Sarah also worked as a research assistant for Assistant Dean James Cooper, Proyecto ACCESO, and spent two semesters as a legal intern with the Employee Rights Center. Sarah also worked as a law clerk for Gruenberg & Larabee and the Turley Law Firm.
Sarah graduated from California Western School of Law in 2008. She passed the California bar exam and became licensed to practice law in December 2008.
In January 2009, Sarah was hired by the Employee Rights Center to help expand the Center's immigration program. From January 2009 to June of 2012, Sarah supervised the immigration legal program, represented clients in diverse immigration matters, and taught community "know your rights" workshops.
In July of 2012 Sarah opened her own solo immigration practice, the Law Office of Sarah Loftin, in City Heights, San Diego. In June 2014 Sarah partnered with immigration attorney Karima Masri to create their firm Loftin & Masri APC, which focuses exclusively on immigration legal matters.
Sarah speaks Spanish fluently as a result of living and studying abroad in Quito, Ecuador and through her work with Spanish-speaking migrant families here in the U.S.
Sarah published an article on employment arbitration agreements in the Trial Bar News, October 2007. She also appeared on the Univision program "Despierta America" to discuss immigration law. Additionally, Sarah served on the board of directors for Asociacion Liderazgo Comunitario and the Continuing Education Foundation. Sarah also provides pro bono assistance to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival applicants as an attorney volunteer for the San Diego Dreamer's Assistance Network.
Sarah is in good standing and licensed to practice law in California, before the Federal District Court, Southern District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
and Community Outreach
Loftin and Masri, APC is committed to community education and outreach. We understand that immigration law is complex and it is difficult to find clear, honest information about the immigration legal process. Many people without stable legal status face stress and insecurity on a daily basis and do not know what to do if immigration authorities or the police stop them. Accordingly, we offer comprehensive "KNOW YOUR RIGHTS" bilingual workshops to prepare people for these complex situations.