Mark Prada Attorney Bio

MARK A. PRADA

Partner

Mark Prada is the co-founder of Prada Dominguez, PLLC. He primarily devotes his time to federal court litigation, including challenges against agency actions and policies of USCIS, habeas work against ICE, FOIA actions against federal agencies, challenges to agency action and policies of other federal agencies, and petitions for review of BIA decisions and other appellate work.

Mark began his legal career by representing victims of domestic violence and other crimes as part of a nonprofit organization, and eventually opened his own practice. He grew up in Miami and is the son of Colombian immigrants.

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ADMISSIONS

  • Supreme Court of Florida
  • U.S. District Courts for:
    • The Southern and Middle Districts of Florida
    • The District of Columbia
    • The District of New Mexico
  • The U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits
  • The Supreme Court of the United States

EDUCATION

  • University of Miami School of Law, Juris Doctor
  • Florida International University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

PRECEDENT DECISIONS

  • Bastias v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 42 F.4th 1266 (11th Cir. 2022) (upholding BIA precedent treating child endangerment as a removable offense due to prior precedent, with concurrent questioning the validity of the prior precedent)
  • Farah v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 12 F.4th 1312 (11th Cir. 2021) (with respect to consolidated habeas appeal, holding that district court erred in dismissing claim of detainee benefiting from judicial stay of removal on grounds that the detainee “conspire[d] or act[ed] to prevent [his] removal”)
  • Camarena v. Dir., Immigration and Customs Enf’t, 988 F.3d 1268 (11th Cir. 2021) (interpreting 8 U.S.C. §1252(g) as barring review of both challenges to exercises of discretion and legal authority)
  • Ovalles v. Rosen, 984 F.3d 1120 (5th Cir. 2021) (following remand from Supreme Court, denying claim for equitable tolling for failure to demonstrate an exceptional circumstance—under intervening precedent—when agency never ruled upon the issue)
  • Hincapie-Zapata v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 977 F.3d 1197 (11th Cir. 2020) (interpreting statute to treat person, who had been extorted by a designated terrorist organization, as having provided material support to said organization)
  • Point du Jour v. U.S. Att’y Gen., 960 F.3d 1348 (11th Cir. 2020) (treating substantial compliance with the three-prong test in Matter of Lozada as requiring compliance with all three prongs of the test, in conflict with other circuits that have adopted a substantial compliance standard)
  • Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr, 140 S.Ct. 1062 (2020) (treating mixed questions of law and fact as reviewable questions of law under 8 U.S.C. §1252(a)(2)(D))
  • Gomez v. Fuenmayor, 812 F.3d 1005 (11th Cir. 2016) (allowing imputation of harm against a parent as harm to a child under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction)

ARTICLES AND OTHER WRITINGS


SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • “SECOND EDITION: The 2nd Cuban Exodus - Parole Is Alive,” AILA Central Florida Chapter (Oct. 26, 2023)
  • “The Changing Face of Judicial Review: Not Just a Removal Concern,” 2023 AILA Midwinter Conference and Webcat (Jan. 20, 2023)
  • “Cuban Adjustment Act Lunch & Learn,” AILA San Diego Chapter (Dec. 7, 2022)
  • “Writing Matters: Structuring Appeals,” AILA South Florida CLE 101 Committee (Nov. 11, 2022)
  • “Crimmigration 501: Crimmigration Law Update,” Immigration Law Matters in Criminal Court Conference, Florida Bar Criminal Law Section (Oct. 14, 2022)
  • “Using PERMs and other EB Visas to Transition from Asylum, TPS, and other Humanitarian status to Permanent Residence,” AILA South Florida Business and Investment Committee (Oct. 13, 2022)
  • “About Last Term: A Conversation on the Immigration Impact of Major SCOTUS Decisions,” AILA University Video Roundtable Discussion (Aug. 12, 2022)
  • “Judicial Review after Patel v. Garland,” Catholic Legal Services Lazy Days of Summer CLE Series (July 22, 2022)
  • “TPS / Parole / Adjustment and Cubans: Where are We Today,” Catholic Legal Services Lazy Days of Summer CLE Series (July 22, 2022)
  • “The Cuban Adjustment Act: Overview of Relief and Common Issues,” American Bar Association Commission on Immigration (July 7, 2022)
  • “Adjustment of Status for Arriving Aliens, Cuban Adjustment Act, and Other Nationalities,” AILA Federal Court Litigation Section Webinar (April 8, 2022)
  • Gayle v. Meade Roundtable Discussion,” AILA South Florida. ERO Liaison Committee (Mar. 10, 2022)
  • “The 2nd Cuban Exodus: Paroling Cuban Entrants in the 2020’s,” AILA Central Florida Chapter (Oct. 26, 2021)
  • “Immediate Relief for Your Client Through a Temporary Restraining Order or Preliminary Injunction,” 2021 AILA Fall Conference and Webcast: Federal Court Litigation (Oct. 11, 2021)
  • “Advanced Habeas Litigation: Procedure and Substantive Underpinnings,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation Committee (Sept. 24, 2021)
  • “Updates on Law and Policy Affecting Cuban Clients,” Emerging from the Haze, A Lazy Days of Summer Catholic Legal Services CLE Series (June 25, 2021)
  • “Litigation: More Critical Now Than Ever Before for Business Immigration Practitioners,” AILA AC21 Virtual, Annual Conference on Immigration Law (June 11, 2021)
  • “Aggressive FOIA Practice with EOIR Update,” AILA South Florida Chapter New Member Division Committee (May 14, 2021)
  • “Advanced Naturalization: The N-400 Was Denied, What Now?,” 2021 AILA Virtual Midwinter Conference (Mar. 2, 2021)
  • “Federal Court Litigation: Challenging USCIS Denials of Employment-based Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visa Petitions,” AILA South Florida Annual CLE Conference (Feb. 25, 2021)
  • “When and How to Seek Judicial Review Relating to your Asylum Case,” Catholic Charities Legal Services, Archdiocese of Miami, Inc. presents Practicing Asylum in the Twilight Zone: With God Everything is Possible (Dec. 2, 2020)
  • “Waivers, Business Immigrants and the IV Ban, and Hot Topics,” AILA South Florida CLE Luncheon (Sept. 16, 2020)
  • Let’s Dance — Expert Roundtable: An Interactive Discussion with Business Immigration Lawyers” AILA South Florida 41st Annual Immigration Law Update (Feb. 28, 2020)
  • Control — The Assertive FOIA Practice (and other ways to get to you’re your client),” AILA South Florida 41st Annual Immigration Law Update (Feb. 27, 2020)
  • “Vehicles for Specialized Immigration Litigation,” Immigration Litigation in Federal Court, Pincus Professional Education (Nov. 14, 2019)
  • “Review under the Administrative Procedure Act,” Immigration Litigation in Federal Court, Pincus Professional Education (Nov. 14, 2019)
  • “Federal Litigation of Employment-Based Petition Denials,” AILA South Florida Chapter Business and Investment Committed and Litigation & Collective Advocacy Committee (Sept. 27, 2019)
  • Waka Waka Navigating Motions to Reopen, Pereira, Appeals, Stays with the Immigration Judge and BIA,” The Miami Music Tour, Catholic Legal Services Lazy Days of Summer CLE (Jul 19, 2019)
  • “Mechanics of Petitions for Review,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation & Collective Advocacy Committee (Jan. 17, 2019)
  • “Federal Court Review of USCIS Decisions,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation Committee (Oct. 19, 2018)
  • “Introduction to Federal District Court Litigation,” 2018 AILA Federal Court Conference and Webcast: Removal Litigation (Sept. 21, 2018)
  • “Basic District Court Practice,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation Committee (Sept. 13, 2018)
  • “Petitions for Review Mechanics — Part II,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation Committee (Jan. 19, 2018)
  • “Petitions for Review Mechanics,” AILA South Florida Chapter Litigation Committee (Dec. 15, 2017)
  • “Dealing with Difficult Issues in Immigration Court,” AILA South Florida Chapter CLE Luncheon (July 20, 2016)