FCA, a Long Island not-for-profit organization, has named Sylvia Cabana as the newest member to its Board of Trustees.
Cabana is the sole proprietor of an immigration law practice in West Hempstead, specializing in immigration and family law.
Since 2001, the Law Office of Sylvia A. Cabana has acted as a full- service immigration law firm focusing on servicing Central and South American clientele in obtaining legal permanent residency and citizenship from inception through trial/hearing. Her trial experience includes political asylum trials, cancellation of removal trials, adjustment of status and citizenship hearings. Her family law practice includes child support hearings, visitation rights, custody and Special Immigrant Juvenile hearings.
Previously in 2017, Cabana became the first Latin woman to be elected Hempstead Town Clerk, the largest township in the United States consisting of over 800,00 residents.
Cabana oversaw vital records such as birth, death and marriage certificates; marriage licenses, performance of marriage ceremonies; passport processing; translation of passport, marriage and birth documents from English to Spanish; development and execution of mobile passport unit; implementation of senior ID and child safety programs; modernization of the clerk’s office via installation of credit card processing systems and on-line permit applications.
Cabana was raised in Garden City as the proud daughter of immigrants. Her father came to the United States from Argentina and her mother from Cuba. She continues to reside in Garden City with her husband and two children.
She received her BA from Barnard College, Columbia University and JD from Hofstra School of Law. Her career as an immigration attorney for the past 20 years has taught her the importance of family values and providing opportunity for people of all ethnicities.
Sylvia was previously the Vice President of Garden City Indivisible for Democracy and Secretary of Nassau Democratic Women’s Caucus. She is currently a member of PTA, SEPTA, the Garden City Indivisible for Democracy, Nassau Democratic Women’s Caucus, and Nassau Bar Association.
Drew Crowley, Board Chair, FCA, said of the recent appointment, “The FCA Board enthusiastically welcomes Sylvia Cabana to our team. Sylvia’s passion and commitment to engage and support families and communities most in need will be a great compliment to the many programs administered by FCA .”
Dr. Jeffrey Reynolds, President/CEO, FCA commented, “Sylvia’s background, experience and compassion in serving Nassau’s vulnerable residents makes her the perfect addition to our board of Trustees, especially as we work hard to serve recently arrived immigrants, Spanish-speaking families and other underserved populations Island-wide.”
“I am thrilled to be a part of such an amazing and important organization. Now more than ever, it is important that we help our children and families. The mission of FCA is to provide critical services and to be there for our community in times of need. I hope I can make a meaningful contribution as a board member of FCA”, said Sylvia.