Orland Urbina is a graduate of California State University, San Bernardino with a B.A. in History and a Minor in English Literature. He is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Social Science and Globalization at the same University and is expected to graduate in 2017. His academic interests are citizenship, immigration, and foreign affairs, focusing on nations’ influences through globalization and the varying levels of wealth and inequality that spur migration.
Orland was born in Canada and emigrated to the United States along with his family at a very young age. As the youngest of 3 siblings, he was mostly sheltered from the difficulties which his family experienced as immigrants in a new country only becoming aware of the difficulties as he grew older. He became interested in the study of immigration policy and citizenship while studying the harsh treatment all migrants have endured attempting to seek refuge in other countries.
Mr. Urbina specializes in hardship-based waivers where he works directly with undocumented persons and their families to help them remain or reunify in the United States.