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Marco R. Balducci is a citizen of the United States and Italy and has practiced immigration law since 2007. Mr. Balducci earned his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1999 and his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 2006. He also spent an academic year at the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Dakar, Senegal.
Mr. Balducci began his work in immigration with Catholic Charities Archdiocese of New Orleans where he successfully represented individuals before the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration Court, and the Board of Immigration Appeals. In addition to representing individuals, Mr. Balducci also assisted in the creation and implementation of the federally funded Legal Orientation Program at Louisiana’s largest immigration detention center. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and from 2008 to 2010 served as AILA’s liaison to the New Orleans Field Office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Mr. Balducci has taken a particular interest in issues affecting immigrant survivors of crimes and their ability to safely access law enforcement and social services. He has given numerous presentations on this topic to audiences including immigration practitioners, prosecutors, law enforcement, and victim advocates. Mr. Balducci is licensed in California and Louisiana. He speaks Italian, Spanish, and French fluently.