Arvin, California Immigration Lawyers

Vivek Malik
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Vivek Malik practices in all aspects of immigration law including business, family, asylum and removal defense. He has worked with numerous companies across various industries and has helped businesses to bring in... Read More »
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Mr. Floyd James Fernandez
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Valencia , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(805) 290-4930 27240 Turnberry Lane
Ste. 200
Valencia , CA 91355
Immigration and Appeals
Regent University
Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. His breadth of experience in this field has included individual visa applications, family-based and employer-based, non-immigrant work, travel, and study visas (both domestic adjustment of status and consular applications), deportation defense and appellate work (before BIA, AAO, U.S. 9th & 7th Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court). My clientele has included individuals both from within all of Southern California, several other U.S. states, and several additional nations.

He has strong writing and research skills from his work in appellate law along with a rich cultural experience...
Aime Moupassa Katambwe Esq
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Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 294-0911 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 111
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
Aime Katambwe is the founder of WorldEsquire. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from California State University at Northridge and a Juris Doctor Degree (aka a law degree)from Whittier College SOL. Mr. Katambwe is admitted to practice in all federal and State Courts of California.He was born in Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of Congo) and traveled extensively throughout the world due to his father's profession as a career diplomat. He is fluent in many languages including English, French and Spanish. Prior to creating WorldEsquire, Mr. Katambwe worked in private law firms as an associate, as well as in...
Vanessa Sanchez
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(661) 843-7372 900 Mohawk St
Ste 121
Bakersfield, CA 93309-7441
Immigration
Southwestern University School of Law
Ronald U. Carter
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(661) 324-4413 1712 19th Street
Suite 123
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Bakersfield Criminal Defense Lawyer
Edyta Christina Grzybowska Grant
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 735-7740 1600 G Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Free ConsultationImmigration
Pepperdine University and George Mason University
Unlike most of the immigration attorneys in the U.S., Ms. Edyta Christina Grzybowska Grant is an immigrant herself. She is half Polish, half Bulgarian, and is a legal resident of three countries, including the U.S. From the day she was born, literally, she had to deal with immigration issues. As such, she has a much better understanding of the apprehensions and concerns shared by all foreigners and those without status, because she has experienced most of the immigration processes herself: student visas, tourist visas, work visas, marriage to a U.S. citizen, adjustment of status, etc. Being a...
Mario Valenzuela
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 377-2154 1430 Truxtun Avenue
5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration
Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(661) 742-7007 707 18th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration
Oak Brook COL & Gov't Policy
Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(661) 322-6776 235 H St
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(323) 803-7147 535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Health Care
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am the founder of Shan Potts Law Offices- a full service immigration law firm with extensive experience in Deportation and Removal Defense; Green Cards, Family Immigration; Employment Immigration; U.S. Citizenship, U-Visas; VAWA Cases; DACA Cases; Consular Processing; Waivers and Appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Asylum (Sexual Orientation), HIV Waivers, Family Unifications. I have has successfully litigated complex issues concerning crimes and immigration. I have helped military families with immigration benefits. I have protected relatives of U.S. military members from deportation. I obtained specialty visa for international clients; fashion...
Carl Shusterman
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(213) 623-4592 600 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 46 years experience
Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman is one of the top immigration law firms in the United States, representing both corporate and individual clients in all 50 states. Founded by a former INS Trial Attorney and staffed by 8 veteran immigration lawyers, the firm has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the National Law Journal and dozens of other national and international media outlets. Our website, https://www.shusterman.com, is a virtual encyclopedia of U.S. Immigration Laws and Procedures.

Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman has over 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. He served...
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 207-9600 10401 Venice Blvd.
Suite 204 - 2nd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Immigration and Workers' Comp
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Attorney at Law | Professor of Law | Certified Specialist
Expert Witness | Legal Analyst | Author

NMJ@NikkiJacobson.com

(888) 207-9600 (310) 277-2266
(818) 276-9866 (213) 275-3012


For over 20 years, Attorney Nikki Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for California injured workers and immigrants from all over the world. She has focused her practice of law exclusively on workers’ compensation and immigration law. Los...
Robert Gordon Berke
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Canoga Park, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(818) 436-2924 21911 Sherman Way
Canoga Park, CA 91303
Immigration and Criminal
Southwestern Law School
Robert G. Berke has practiced in the fields of immigration, criminal, and legal ethics since 1990. A former law professor and publisher of the Criminal Immigration Resource Pages, Mr. Berke has zealously represented clients across the United States and across the world. Berke Law Offices, Inc. is recognized for its accomplishments in cases where immigration law and criminal law intersect, regularly winning cases other lawyers have called impossible.
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 747-0973 15250 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 401
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Family
University of La Verne
We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world.

Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the path toward achieving your immigration goals. U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and the assistance of a professional guiding you throughout the process is absolutely essential! Whether you choose to retain our firm to assist you with your immigration needs, we highly recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney.
Fredrick William Voigtmann
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 887-7839 21700 Oxnard Street
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationImmigration
Capital University Law School
Fredrick W. Voigtmann is a noted expert in employment-based, investor and business immigration matters, having been mentored by the two leading EB-5 practitioners, including a former General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (“INS”). Mr. Voigtmann is a Board Certified Legal Specialist in immigration law.

Mr. Voigtmann has practiced immigration and nationality law exclusively since 1993, concentrating on EB-5, labor certifications, H1-B, L-1 and E-2 visas. He has represented Regional Centers in obtaining USCIS designation and has prepared hundreds of I-526 and I-829 foreign investor petitions and immigrant visa applications. His appellate experience includes assisting with the oral argument...
Jeffery L. Greco
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(323) 583-1200 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Free ConsultationHuntington Park, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Arturo Angel Burga
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Pomona, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(909) 397-5888 206A East Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
Immigration, Criminal and Personal Injury
Arturo is the founder and owner of Burga Law Firm PC. Arturo has over ten years of experience in the legal field.

Arturo is a member of various organizations. He is involved with American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), Western San Bernardino County Bar Association (WSBCBA), and J Reuben & Clark Law Society (JRCLS). In addition, he has volunteered his time with Harriet Buhai Center for Family Law, Dream Team LA, Community Law Day events at Chaffey College, and others.

The experience that Attorney Arturo has gained puts him at an advantage over other...
Simon Stepanyan
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(747) 777-2977 450 N Brand Blvd, 6th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Consumer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Simon Stepanyan is the founder and managing attorney of Stepanyan Law Firm. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.

Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Law Firm, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.

Having a unique background...
Scott McVarish
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 792-9889 6601 Center Drive West
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
Scott McVarish has over 15 years of experience practicing immigration law. He has succeeded in many areas of immigration law such as appeals, petitions, motions to reopen, and Post-conviction Relief in superior court in order to overturn criminal convictions.
John Khosravi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(818) 934-1561 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities) based Immigration to the United States. Visa Petitions include EB-1, EB-2, EB-5, E-2, L-1, H1-B and TN NAFTA Visas. Mr. Khosravi works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to multinational corporations, in a broad range of industries, including academic, advertising, medical and research, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields. Mr. Khosravi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as the Southern California...
Jeff Jung
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Lakewood, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(213) 373-4872 4909 Lakewood Blvd., Ste 302
Lakewood, CA 90712
Immigration
Northwestern California University
Attorney Jeff Jung has successfully defended his clients from deportation and assisted others to gain lawful status in the U.S. He is also an educator with a Ph.D. from UCLA, which is why he places special emphasis on ensuring that clients fully understand their options and the law that affects their rights. We understand that just as important as winning your case is the confidence and peace-of-mind needed to get through the fear and uncertainty that the immigration process can produce.
Joshua L. Goldstein
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(213) 262-2000 811 W 7th Street
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
Boston University School of Law
Immigration attorney Joshua L. Goldstein practices in all areas of immigration and citizenship law on America's East and West coasts. Attorney Goldstein works tirelessly to protect families throughout Massachusetts and California from being destroyed by deportation or removal from the United States. In immigration matters, Attorney Goldstein represents businesses who seek to employ foreign nationals. Joshua Goldstein resolves immigration delays with writ of mandamus lawsuits and appeals the denial of N-400 citizenship and I-485 adjustment of status applications.
James Geoffrey Beirne
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 224-4500 16633 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1200
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Southwestern Law School
Over 20 years experience with consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, lien avoidance and income tax discharge.
Janis Peterson-Lord
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Long Beach, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(562) 494-1010 1383 Redondo Avenue
Suite Two
Long Beach, CA 90804
Immigration
Pepperdine University School of Law
Serving the immigration-related needs of businesses and individuals throughout the United States and abroad, we strive for the highest level of skill and integrity for our international client base. We place an emphasis on accessibility and service, offering personal attention to you and your case along with our commitment to excellence. Our mission is to provide high quality service while maintaining the personal relationship clients receive in a firm of our size. We provide a full range of immigration services. Our focus is on employment and business immigration, consular practice and waivers, family immigration including marriage, fiancés, siblings, children,...
Romben Aquino
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(626) 577-8020 709 E Colorado Blvd
#250
Pasadena, CA 91101
Immigration
Northeastern University School of Law
I am the son of immigrants. My father came to the United States in 1964; my mother in 1968. They met at a party in Hempstead, New York. Turns out they are from the same province in the Philippines and that their towns are only an hour apart. My grandfather was a revered mathematics teacher in Manaoag. My father served 22 years in the U.S. Navy and another 20 years with the State of California; my mother made sure that my brother, sister and I had everything we needed to excel in school. It worked: I was valedictorian of my...
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immigration and Criminal
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Andrés has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's pro bono attorney of the year for 2016.

Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the...
Michael Ashoori
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(818) 741-1117 21700 Oxnard St, Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Immigration
UCLA School of Law
Michael Ashoori, Esq. is an immigration lawyer for entrepreneurs. He is the founder of Ashoori Law, a Los Angeles based business and immigration law firm. Michael's practice focuses on helping professionals and entrepreneurs get visas to the United States. Michael also assists his clients with setting up their businesses, preparing and reviewing contracts, and negotiations.
Mark I. Davies
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(213) 337-6757 601 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
University of Pennsylvania
Dual qualified as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom, Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of Davies & Associates, LLC. Mark also Chairs the Global Business and Investor visa team and focuses his practice on EB5, L1, E2 and other business and investor visa solutions. A former General Counsel, Mark is relied on as primary counsel to major corporations, investors, non-profits and businesses of all sizes.

Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an...
Bobby Cheng-Yu Chung
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San Gabriel, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(626) 642-8066 123 S. Mission Drive, Suite D
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Free ConsultationImmigration
Golden Gate University
Bobby C. Chung practices exclusively U.S. immigration law with emphasis in employment, investor, and family based immigration and citizenship cases. Before entering private practice, Mr. Chung served as an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. Mr. Chung represents clients in all 50 states and before U.S. Consulates worldwide. Mr. Chung is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Chung graduated from the University of Southern California and obtained his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate...
Sergio Alejandro Copete
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Downey, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(714) 376-5234 8409 Florence Avenue. Suite 202
Downey, CA 90240
Immigration, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Sergio Alejandro Copete is the owner of Copete Law Firm, a full service law firm that provides legal services in the areas of: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Immigration Law, Landlord / Tenant, Real Estate, Business Litigation and general Civil Litigation.

Sergio Alejandro Copete is bilingual, speaks English and Spanish fluently and provides individual attention to every case and every person that contacts the firm. In his years of experience, he has successfully obtained great results for his clients, as shown by the reviews he has received by his clients on his various pages on the web.

Sergio Alejandro Copete provides services all...
Sharlene Mae Bagon
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West Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 539-0120 6700 Fallbrook Avenue
Suite 125H
West Hills, CA 91307
Immigration and Business
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
J Craig Fong
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(626) 577-8020 709 E Colorado Blvd #250
Pasadena, CA 91101
Immigration
University of Pennsylvania Law School
J Craig Fong has been practicing law for over thirty years. Although his legal career started with large corporate law firms, handling bank mergers and acquisitions, he gravitated toward community-based and civil rights work. He served as Assistant Director of the immigration project of the Los Angeles County Bar Association, Director of the Immigration Project of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California, and Director of the Downtown Immigration Advocates, a nonprofit project of the United Methodist Church. In the 1990s, he also worked as an advocate for gay and lesbian civil rights as the Regional Director of...
Jean-Pierre Gallelli
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(323) 782-3877 8484 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 430
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Immigration
University of La Verne College of Law
Jean Pierre Gallelli is the attorney now directing our office in Los Angeles, located in the historical Flynt Publications building. Our office is located one floor above the Consulate General of Brazil.

As the son of immigrants, Jean-Pierre understands the daily challenges faced by our immigration clients. Jean-Pierre Gallelli is a native of Los Angeles and has been practicing law in California since 2000.

Jean-Pierre studied international law in El Escorial, Spain. He has worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil and in Century City, California, for the international law firm of Noronha Advogados. In 2004, he began his own immigration law...
Houtan Yaghmai
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(818) 334-2020 15303 Ventura Blvd. Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Naoki Sekiya
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Torrance, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(424) 999-5420 2340 Plaza Del Amo, Suite 240
Torrance, CA 90501
Immigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Naoki Sekiya is the founder of Sekiya Law Office, and has been practicing immigration and nationality law exclusively since 2004. He has been a certified specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization.
Diego Wiensetel
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Huntington Park, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(212) 951-1300 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Thomas Davis
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(424) 241-0840 3600 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1128
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Collections and Employment
University of Connecticut School of Law
Thomas Davis litigates cases in several areas of civil and criminal law, including probate, landlord tenant, personal injury, business law, DUI, and immigration. Attorney Davis has had over 15 years of California litigation experience. Attorney Davis has litigated cases in federal courts, state courts and administrative forums in both Southern and Northern California.
H. Glenn Fogle Jr.
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(213) 344-3780 631 South Olive Street
Suite 960
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., the founding member and principal of The Fogle Law Firm, LLC, is in his twenty-fifth year in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. Raised in the United Kingdom until he was fourteen, Mr. Fogle returned to the U.S. with his family to attend high school and college. Mr. Fogle is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals of the Second Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. He is a longtime member of the American...
Cynthia Grande
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Torrance, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 713-2334 3812 Sepulveda Blvd
#220
Torrance, CA 90505
Immigration and Bankruptcy
University of the Pacific
Cynthia Grande grew up in San Pedro, California, in a heavily Spanish-speaking neighborhood. Her parents immigrated to the United States from El Salvador and pushed her to be the most educated woman she could be. She witnessed first-hand the number of friends and neighbors that did not have the legal help they needed due to language barriers, lack of resources, education, or just plain fear. The struggles these people went through and their need for help is what inspired Cynthia to become the attorney she is today.

Cynthia earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern California, and later, her...
Annaluisa Padilla
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La Habra, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(562) 691-6000 481 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite E
La Habra, CA 90631
Immigration and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
We are a "Boutique Law Firm" dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, affordable quality legal representation to meet their expectations and legal needs. Our Principal attorney brings valuable experience representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, formerly (INS), the Executive Office of Immigration Review, as well as appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds who need to understand the immigration system and their options. We assess our clients' situation and provide legal representation focused in obtaining...
Colin Thomas Greene
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(626) 559-0808 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 520
Pasadena, CA 91101
Immigration and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Colin T. Greene is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization with 25+ years of experience, and has significant experience is other areas of law, including immigration and estate planning, as well as civil ligation in the California state courts and the federal courts.
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.

Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.

Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.


Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.

Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.