Born in New Orleans to Venezuelan parents, Marvic was aware of immigration issues early on in her life as she watched her siblings, all born in Venezuela, as well as her parents, become U.S. citizens. Her interest in immigration and nationality law was cemented in her first job as a receptionist in a law firm where a partner was an immigration attorney. Later, Marvic worked as a paralegal, law clerk and associate for that same attorney as her passion for immigration law continued to grow. Since 1998, Marvic has practiced primarily Immigration law including nonimmigrant, immigrant, deportation, and employment matters.
Marvic has been active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association serving as liaison to the Immigration Court in New Orleans and to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and as day coordinator for the annual immigration conference. Marvic is also an adjunct faculty member of the Louisiana State University Paralegal Studies program, teaching immigration law, and has had various immigration law speaking engagements.
Marvic is a graduate of Tulane University (BA '94) and Loyola University School of Law in New Orleans, Louisiana (JD '98). She also holds a Certificate of International Legal Studies from Loyola. She is a member of the Louisiana State Bar Association.
Marvic Gonzalez Thompson is Of Counsel to The Masliah Firm in New York City.