Frances's work focuses on deportation defense before the San Francisco Immigration Court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Before law school, Frances worked with domestic and international immigrant rights organizations as an educator and legal advocate, and continued that work as a Root-Tilden-Kern scholar at NYU Law School.  Frances clerked for Judge Lucy H. Koh of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and Justice Goodwin Liu of the Supreme Court of California.

Frances speaks English and Spanish. Frances is licensed to practice law in California, as well as before immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals nationwide.