Kristine Tungol Cabagnot, Attorney at Law

Attorney Kristine Tungol Cabagnot specializes in business immigration; PERM labor certification; employment-based nonimmigrant working visas (H-1B, H-2B, R-1); and immigrant petitions (I-360, I-140, I-485, I-765) for clients in the fields of healthcare, religious ministry, education, hospitality industry, science, and technology.

Consistently successful in assisting clients apply for naturalization, adjustment of status, F-1 student visa, J-1 training visa, extension of nonimmigrant status, and family-based immigrant petitions (I-129F, I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131, I-751).

Handles pro– and low-bono cases regarding application for waiver, asylum, and relief from removal. High success rate in assisting unaccompanied minors obtain asylum or Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, and in obtaining favorable outcome for clients in removal proceedings, including those charged with aggravated felony.

Certified in Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution between employer/employee, companies, and contracting parties.

Represents employee clients filing complaints with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); creates documents and forms for estate and trust laws; assists corporations and nonprofit organizations obtain their lawful status; and creates affidavits and power of attorneys.

Writes, edits, and posts news articles, videos, and links to The Tungol Law Office website; blogger at Fil-Am Ako; and guest columnist at the Migrant Heritage Chronicle.

Regular speaking engagements at legal clinics and informational seminars about immigrants’ rights for church and civic organizations, nonprofit groups, and other grassroots coalitions.


Going Global: Trends in Outbound Immigration
AILA Immigration Practice Toolbox (3rd Ed.)

Managing Editor:
Immigration Law Today Journal
Immigration Options for Nurses and Allied Health Care Professionals
Immigration Options for Religious Workers (2nd Ed.)
The Visa Processing Guide and Consular Posts Handbook (2007-10 Eds.)
AILA's Asylym Primer(6th Ed.)
Immigration Law and the Transgender Client

Assisant Editor:
The David Stanton Manual on Labor Certification(4th Ed.) and AILA's Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook (2007-10 Eds.)

Work History:

The Tungol Law Offices, Woodbridge, VA (Concentration in Immigration Law)
Attorney at Law

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington D.C., Legal Editor

Madigan and Getzendanner, Chicago, IL, Executive Assistant to IL Speaker of the House

WEAU Channel 13, Eau Claire, WI, Reporter/Weekend Producer

Organizations & Languages:

Member: Illinois State Bar, American Bar Association, & AILA

Legal Advisor: Migrant Heritage Commission and Circulo Boholano of Illinois

Pro Bono/Volunteer Attorney: Catholic Charities (Hogar Hispano) in Northern Virginia

Native speaker of Tagalog and Visaya (dialect in Southern Philippines) and conversational in Spanish and French

Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop, RSS, Adobe, social networking, media monitoring, and different editorial style guides (i.e., AP, Blue Book, Chicago)

The John Marshall Law School, Chicago, IL

Decisive Utterance School Newspaper,  Editor-in-Chief

Phi Alpha Delta, Chapter Treasurer

Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Bachelor of Arts in Communication (Honors) Double Majors: Broadcast Journalism and Political Science