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Practice Areas

Removal (Deportation) Defense

Being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings is understandably a stressful and trying experience. Individuals are entitled to competent legal representation when in removal proceedings, but free counsel, similar to public defenders in criminal cases, are not provided by the U.S. government. If you are facing deportation or removal, you want an experienced immigration attorney to...

Appeals and Motions to Reopen/Reconsider

Has your case been denied by an Immigration Judge, Board of Immigration Appeals, or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)? I can help you evaluate whether an appeal will be successful and then assist you with filing the appeal. There are strict deadlines and legal requirements that must be met when filing an appeal. Ensuring...

Applications for Lawful Permanent Residence and Citizenship

Lawful Permanent Residence Lawful permanent residence can be obtained in two different ways, through an immigrant visa and consular processing (outside the United States) or adjustment of status (inside the United States). There are special rules that govern when an individual may apply for a green card from within the United States or whether he...

Asylum Applications

If you are afraid to return to your home country because you fear that you will be harmed, you may be eligible to apply for political asylum. An applicant must establish that he or she fears persecution in their native country based upon one or more of the following: race; religion; nationality; membership in a...

U and T Visa Applications and VAWA Petitions

Victims of Human Trafficking and Violent Crimes Temporary nonimmigrant visas are available for victims of certain crimes, including T visas for victims of human trafficking; and, U visas for victims of violent crimes (some common examples include domestic violence, involuntary servitude, kidnapping, false imprisonment, assault) These visa categories allow for a potential stay of three...

Deferred Action Requests

Deferred action is a temporary form of relief from removal. A request must be filed with immigration officials and it must outline the reasons that deferred action should be granted. Immigration will then make a formal determination whether postpone an individual’s removal for a specific period of time, but typically only for extraordinary humanitarian or...

Consular Processing and K Visas

Consular Processing Consular processing is the process which allows beneficiaries of an approved immigrant petition to apply for an immigrant visa and permanent residency at a U.S. consulate abroad.   Once an immigrant petition is approved it is forwarded by USCIS to the National Visa Center, an agency operated by the Department of State.  The National...