Immigration Lawyer
in San Diego, California

An immigration law firm with passionate, experienced, and accessible
attorneys committed to finding immigration solutions for you and your family.

Immigration Law Services

Naturalization

Naturalization

We can help you become a citizen of the United States.

Family-based Hardship Waivers

Family-based Hardship Waivers

We will help keep your family together by filing for a 601 hardship waiver.

Unaccompanied Minors

Unaccompanied Minors

We assist unaccompanied minors navigate the complex and overwhelming legal immigration system

Immigration & Criminal Record Requests & Evaluations

Immigration & Criminal Record Requests & Evaluations

Understand how prior contact with law enforcement may impact your immigration case

About Karima Masri
of Loftin and Masri, APC

Karima was born in 1985 in California to parents from Pakistan and Mexico. Karima's multicultural background fuels her passion for human rights and inspired her to pursue a career in immigration and international law.

Karima studied at Arizona State University and graduated with dual bachelor degrees in Global Studies and Psychology in 2009. While pursuing her undergraduate degrees she was a member of Omega Phi Alpha, a national community service sorority. She also performed volunteer service for non-profit organizations including UNICEF, Ronald McDonald House, Crisis Nursery, Project Cure, and Invisible Children. In 2008 Karima interned with Oxfam Intermòn, a non-governmental organization, in Valencia, Spain. There she worked in the organization's fair trade store in the co-finance department. Additionally, she corresponded with Spanish counties in collecting data for the yearly-published book La Realidad de la Ayuda.

After these important experiences abroad, Karima decided to go to law school to study international law. While in law school, Karima interned with the Immigration Program at the Employee Rights Center and Casa Cornelia's Asylum Program. She worked on asylum cases for clients from Somalia, Ethiopia, Mexico, El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, and Guatemala. Then in 2012, Karima traveled to Vienna, Austria to intern with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in the Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section. There she researched human trafficking cases from various countries. Karima also contributed to legal work on topics ranging from the element of consent in the Trafficking in Persons Protocol to the Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearances, victim protection provisions in the United Arab Emirates, and the newly-enacted Mexican trafficking law.

While in law school, Karima was vice-president of the Immigration Law Students Association, community liaison for the South Asian Law Students Association and an active member of La Raza Law Student Associations. Karima received her Juris Doctor degree from California Western School of Law and was admitted to the California State Bar in 2013.

Karima is a native Spanish-speaker. She is also fluent in French after studying the language for several years in school.

Karima is in good standing and is licensed to practice law in the Supreme Court of California, the Southern District of California, and the Federal District Court.

Seeking Legal Consultation

Considering the partners' years of immigration law experience, diverse backgrounds and commitment to the community, Loftin and Masri, APC is uniquely positioned to assist clients with complex immigration issues.

Loftin and Masri, APC strongly believes everyone should have equal access to the law. We offer a paid initial in-person consultation to answer specific questions or to provide general information about the immigration process.

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Some of Our Past Clients

In Dec 2015, I hired Loftin and Masri to help me adjust a conditional green card to an unconditional green card following my divorce. Their work on this case was absolutely brilliant and at a great price too. They explained the process to me which put me at ease straight away. There were two main things I appreciated hugely 1) How quickly they responded to my questions (of which there were many!), something rare in the legal profession and 2) They actually cared about my situation and sympathized with the fact that it can be quite stressful, again rare in the legal industry. I truly cannot recommend them highly enough and I will certainly reach out to them again for any future immigration help I need. Wonderful team!

Client

From: United Kingdom

Immigration Workshops
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.

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City Heights Law Day is an annual event that several attorneys put on for the San Diego community to provide access to law information. We have attorneys specializing in all topics that do free consultations with anyone who's interested and then we have several attorneys that do presentations on various legal topics and answer questions.

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Karima a guest speaker/panelist at an international colloquium in Tijuana, Mexico August of 2017. She was invited by the San Diego ACLU and the event was hosted by El Colegio de la Frontera Norte in Baja California, Mexico, by the Coalicion Pro-Defensa Del Migrante, A.C., and American Friends Service Committee. It had participation from organizations in El Salvador, Mexico City, Guatemala, and Honduras, a few people from the United Nations and others. You can view a video of the entire discussion on Youtube by clicking here.

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How to contact Karima Masri
at Loftin and Masri, APC

Loftin and Masri, APC
2732 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA 92103