Nashville, TN 37208
As a partner at Saev Hernandez Immigration Practice, Ms. Hernandez’s focus of work includes permanent residence through employment, particularly the labor certification process. She also works on family-based immigration and humanitarian cases, such as U visas, waivers, deferred action for childhood arrivals, and special paths to citizenship. She speaks and writes on topics including the immigration regulatory environment in Tennessee, immigration options for children, citizenship, and comprehensive immigration reform. She volunteers for the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) as the supervising attorney for its Welcoming Tennessee Naturalization Clinics.
Ms. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and speaks the language at home. Her husband is an immigrant from Mexico and they have personally gone through the permanent residence process, including a provisional waiver application and consular processing. In part due to her own experience, Rose Hernandez offers thorough and thoughtful advice to families facing possible separation due to the immigration system.
- J.D., 2007 from Vanderbilt University Law School
- Chancellor’s Law Scholar, Scholastic Award in Immigration Law and Policy, Public Interest Service Award, Associate Editor of the Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment Law and Practice
- B.A., 1999 from Oberlin College, environmental studies
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (U/VAWA committee and DMV/SAVE liaison committee)
- National Immigration Project
- Nashville Bar Association
- ALPFA Nashville Board Member
- Board Member of Tennessee Justice for our Neighbors (JFON)
Languages: English, Spanish
Publications & Presentations:
- “Business License Revocation: Is This What Tennessee Needs?” Tenn. Bar Journal (July 1, 2008)
- “Naturalization as a Defense to Removal,” The Removal Book, 2014 ed., ILW.com
- “A Dream Come True,” Nashville Bar Journal (August 2012)
- “Welcoming New Americans – Taking a Pro Bono Naturalization Case,” Nashville Bar Journal (Nov. 2014).
- Nashville Bar Association: Speaker at Diversity Panel, October 2015;
- AILA Mid-South Chapter, Annual Conference: PERM Labor Certification Panel, November 2015;
- Presentations at Vanderbilt Business and Vanderbilt Law Schools: Work Visa Options for Foreign Graduate Students, October 2014 and 2015;