Against The Odds

Visa Win Began Long Journey For Law School Grad, Harrisonburg’s Only Cuban-Born Lawyer

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Posted: February 25, 2013

Tania Rodriguez, who came to the United States from Cuba when she was 15, is an attorney with John Elledge and Associates in Harrisonburg. Rodriguez graduated from James Madison University before attending law school in Grundy. (Photo by Jason Lenhart / DN-R)
HARRISONBURG — At the age of 15, Tania Rodriguez and her mother, Mercedes Rodriguez, packed their bags in their native Cuba and headed to what they hoped would be a better life in the United States.

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