Bonsall, California Immigration Lawyers

Marie Puertollano
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Free Consultation! Dedicated Immigration Attorney! All Areas of Immigration Law!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney. I provide skilled legal help on all immigration issues. I am here to help you! Visit my website to see testimonials and results. Call for a free consultation.
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Donald R. Oder
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Jacob J. Sapochnick
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Free Consultation! Dedicated, Skilled Immigration Lawyer for Clients Worldwide!

I provide aggressive legal counsel for a wide array of immigration matters. I have answers to your immigration questions! Visit my website for reviews, results and immigration information. Call for a free consultation.
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Matthew Springmeyer
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California Immigration Law Attorney

California Western School of LawCalifornia and 9th Circuit
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Saman Nasseri
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(619) 610-9595 925 B Street
#402
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Nasseri Legal is a full service criminal defense and immigration law firm. We handle all State and Federal misdemeanor and felony cases, DUI's, and post conviction relief work. We also handle all immigration related cases, such as deportation defense and family immigration cases.

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(760) 695-6466 380 South Melrose
Suite 363
Vista, CA 92081
Carolina Martin Ramos
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Vista, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Immigration and Criminal
University of New Mexico and University of Guanajuato, School of Law
Carolina Martin Ramos believes in una justicia digna. This means that she believes in treating her clients with the dignity & respect they deserve. Carolina is recognized as a fierce & compassionate advocate. She has a big heart & fights hard for her clients. Carolina Martin Ramos founded Justicia Digna, LLC in 2012 after working as an attorney in government and private law firms. She has managed the work of attorneys and staff in numerous immigration and criminal law cases over the years. Ms. Ramos has helped many families change their lives significantly by attaining immigration benefits through programs like:...
(505) 266-0503 600 Central Avenue SE
Suite 237
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Jonathan Charles Capp
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Oceanside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(760) 231-6498 4317 Silver Spring Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Immigration
University Coll
Sandra Elizabeth Ayala
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Oceanside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 529-9052 2182 S El Camino Real
Suite 206
Oceanside, CA 92054
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Office of Sandra Ayala provides legal immigration services including, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, employment authorization, green card, naturalization and DACA among others. We strive to provide our customers with professional representation and great customer service.

Sandra Ayala is an immigration attorney licensed to practice in the state of California. Being an immigrant herself, she identifies with her clients and understands their needs.
Nasir Khan Esq.
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Murrieta, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(951) 290-3737 29970 Technology Drive, Suite 221
Murrieta, CA 92563
Immigration, Business, International and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Nasir "Nas" Khan is the founder and Lead Attorney for the Khan Law Firm, Inc. Half Hispanic and half Middle Eastern, Attorney Khan was raised all over the United States as the son of a United States Air Force officer, an upbringing which has played an influential role in his decision to practice business, international, and immigration law. Education: After receiving a bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley, Attorney Khan went on to earn a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law, where his legal studies...
Anna Hysell Robin
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Escondido, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(760) 233-0800 1201 E. Valley Pkwy, Suite 203
Escondido, CA 92027
Immigration
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Former Honors attorney for the Department of Homeland Security now leads North County Immigration law firm. We offer comprehensive legal aid to on all immigration issues ranging from citizenship, permanent residence, asylum, visas and deportation defense. We specialize in handling challenging cases as our prior experience working for ICE helps our clients. Our immigration lawyers are all multi-lingual and have decades of experience winning cases. Founding attorney Anna Hysell learned her legal skills from some of the leading government attorneys and will aggressively advocate her client's cases.
Norma Duenas
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Temecula, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(951) 294-5471 41690 Enterprise Cir N
#202
Temecula, CA 92590
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Diego School of Law
Consumer bankruptcy attorney representing clients in Southern California.
(213) 330-8999 515 S. Flower St.
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(866) 337-7220 2112 E. 4th St.
#103
Santa Ana, CA 92705
(951) 241-8070 11801 Pierce St.
Ste. 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Marie E. Wood
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Temecula, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 219-4262 43537 Ridge Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590
Immigration and Business
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Offices of Marie E. Wood, APC, provides a broad level of professional immigration legal services. Based in Temecula, California, Marie offers legal help in immigration matters such as family-based petitions, permanent residency, naturalization, asylum, DACA and more. Please visit the Law Offices of Marie E. Wood website for more information.
(951) 219-4262 43537 Ridge Park Drive
Temecula, CA 92590
Becky Mendoza
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Encinitas, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(305) 562-7896 330 W. I Street #19
Encinitas, CA 92024
Immigration and Entertainment & Sports
St. Thomas University School of Law
Jasmine Kiai
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(858) 431-9667 16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92127
Immigration
The Law Office of Jasmine Kiai handles various immigration matters with a focus on self-petition and employment-based immigration. We have successfully represented a significant number of clients due to our experience, innovative work, and dedication. We strive to offer personalized and high-quality representation through our creative and thorough work, and responsiveness to our clients.

In particular, we concentrate on helping researchers, scientists, and engineers obtain permanent residency through the EB-1A (extraordinary ability), EB-1B (outstanding researcher or professor), and EB-2 - National Interest Waiver categories. We have successfully represented individuals in various fields such as Immunology, Neuroscience, Structural and Molecular...
Ashley Negrette
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California Immigration Law Attorney

Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los... Read More »
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Yingfei Zhou
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Free Consultation! Experienced Lawyer for All of Your Immigration Concerns!

I am a dedicated and successful immigration attorney. I provide exceptional advice and representation for a wide array of immigration matters! Visit my website for reviews and results, or call for a free consultation.
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Mark Edwin Rath
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Encinitas, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(760) 943-1590 1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Claudia Sandoval
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Escondido, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(760) 233-0800 1201 E. Valley Pkwy, Suite 203
Escondido, CA 92027
Immigration
Luz Eliana Phelps
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Murrieta, CA Immigration Law Attorney
25096 Jefferson Avenue
Suite B-4
Murrieta, CA 92562
Immigration
Tanawa Lebreton
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Temecula, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(951) 746-2111 43537 Ridge Park Dr
Temecula, CA 92590
Immigration
Vista, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(760) 630-2200 314 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Escondido, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(760) 510-1562 220 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Immigration and International
Univ of Virginia School of Law
Temecula, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(951) 296-9822 41690 Enterprise Cir N
Temecula, CA 92590
Immigration, Business and International
Rutgers-The State University-Newark
Carlsbad, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(858) 720-2555 3150 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Immigration, Business and International
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(858) 451-6269 16870 W Bernardo Dr
San Diego, CA 92127
Immigration
California Western School of Law
Maurice Rene Dyson
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(855) 673-9766 Diamond View Tower
350 10th Avenue, 10th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Columbia Law School
Maurice Dyson, Esq. has successfully handled over $166 billion dollars of business transactions and class action litigation worth over $14 billion dollars and was inducted as a member of the highest court, the Bar of the U.S.Supreme Court. With nearly 20 years of experience, we are also nationally recognized leaders in immigration, visas, green cards, business start up, ccivil rights, and education law. With top rated client reviews, our attorneys work on matters large and small because your success is our success. Why not have the best? You don't know what you don't know and you need...
(855) 673-9766 830 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(855) 673-9766 Ott Lane
Merrick, NY 11566
(855) 673-9766 2155 Caminito Leonzio
Suite 20
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Ashley Negrette
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 356-1448 402 West Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from California Western School of Law (CWSL). Ashley has been passionate about immigration law for many years and has demonstrated exceptional ability in removal (deportation) defense, and investor visa and non-immigrant visa applications. Ashley is lead counsel rated and has received numerous awards for community leadership, problem solving, and pro bono work.
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(619) 887-4148 8880 Rio San Diego Dr
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Omid Rejali comes from a very dynamic background. As a first generation child of family of immigrants he spent 10 years of his life growing up in Tehran. Living in a third world country has given Omid the ability to appreciate the legal rights our wonderful but not perfect justice system has to offer. Omid has a passion for the court room and believes that every individual's rights should be fully vindicated no matter what the circumstances are. His struggles while growing up have made him a very strong person who is able...
Kelly Shane O'Reilly
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(951) 707-0010 3403 Tenth Street
Ste. 742
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationImmigration
Univ of LaVerne COL
Kelly O’Reilly is a founding partner with Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC, and is a former District Adjudications Officer for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service in Los Angeles and Orange County. As an officer, Mr. O’Reilly was given the responsibility for adjudicating Employment-based and Family-based applications for Lawful Permanent Residency, Requests for Travel, Work Authorization, and Waivers of Inadmissibility. He was also responsible for conducting Marriage Fraud Interviews and requests for Naturalization.

Given his expertise, he is an expert in all facets of Immigration Law. Mr. O’Reilly has defended clients facing removal from the United States as well as those seeking...
(714) 919-8880 333 City Boulevard West
suite 1918
Orange, CA 92868
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
David Froman
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 547-1200 9820 Willow Creek Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
Immigration, Business and International
Harvard Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
Helping companies and individuals succeed with their business and immigration needs for over 25 years.
Ekaterina Powell
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(858) 598-3715 2667 Camino Del Rio S, Ste 307-7
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationImmigration
California Western School of Law and Samara State University, Samara, Russia
Practice of immigration law is my passion. As an immigrant myself I understand the challenges foreign nationals go through when immigrating to the U.S., and I am committed to helping you make this process as easy as possible. My experience shows that success of each case is dependent on the careful preparation and individualized approach to each immigration matter. I make it my priority to take cases only if I can dedicate enough time to provide the best quality service and personal attention to each client. Having practiced immigration law for over the past 6 years, I have...
Tsion Abate Chudnovsky
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Newport Beach, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(949) 750-2500 23 Corporate Plaza Dr Suite 150
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and International
Loyola Law School
Chudnovsky Law is a premier criminal defense, professional license defense, immigration and personal injury law firm based in Los Angeles and Orange County, California.

Our team includes experienced former government prosecutor and public defense lawyers that have successfully handled over 8,000 cases.

Often it isn’t the facts of the case that result in the best outcome, but experience with the legal system, relationships and a careful presentation of your side of the case to the prosecutor or judge. Our former government lawyers know what courts and prosecutors are considering and what they need to see for the best outcome.

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(213) 212-5002 1933 S Broadway #1100
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(424) 340-7220 1541 Ocean Avenue Suite 200
Santa Monica, CA 90401
James Rudolph
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(619) 235-0010 419 19th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Rudolph Baker and Associates provides first class legal representation. Our attorneys specialize in immigration and criminal defense, although we also handle personal injury cases and other civil proceedings. In Federal and State courts our attorneys have helped countless satisfied clients achieve favorable results. Our office is located near downtown San Diego, in the Sherman Heights neighborhood. Street parking is readily available. Consultations are free for criminal defense; $60 for immigration. We also have two offices in Tijuana, Mexico.
Adrian Jae Il Lee
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(949) 701-8470 619 Estancia
Irvine, CA 92602
Immigration and Employment
University of Buenos Aires and University of Buenos Aires
With licenses to practice law in California and Argentina, I have eleven years of legal experience in the U.S. and Argentina, and seven years of in-house experience at Samsung SDS (“Samsung”) in South Korea. While at law firms in California and Buenos Aires, I represented domestic and international companies based in South Korea with a focus on complex employment and immigration matters.

Mr. Allan S. Lolly Esq.
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 483-0311 4655 Cass St., Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationImmigration
Santa Clara University
With more than 20 years attorney experience, my entire law practice is devoted to family immigration, including fiance visas, marriage visas, green cards, U.S. citizenship, and bar waivers based on unlawful presence, misrepresentation, and criminal offenses. I also handle Adam Walsh Act bar waivers. I've obtained more than 11,000 visas and green cards for family members. If interested in working together, I do not charge for initial consultations. You are welcome to email me at attorneys@asl-lawfirm.com or call me at 1-888-483-0311. Please be sure to review our firm website, blog, and FaceBook postings.
(888) 483-0311 260 Madison Avenue, Suite 8000A
New York, NY 10016
Narciso Cruz
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 717-2233 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our mission is simple: To provide you with the highest level of representation for all your immigration and criminal defense needs. Mr. Cruz built his practice primarily on word of mouth among clients and on trusted referrals within the legal profession. Deportation Defense Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Adjustment of Status (Family based Petitions) U-Visa and VAWA for Victims of Crime Investment Visas K1/K2 Fiance Visa Criminals Defense Representation (Avoid Immigration Consequences) INS Hold/bond Fingerprinting for FIOAS (Your file with Immigration) Attorney Cruz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. His family...
Lisa Danella Ramirez
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 543-5185 1913 E 17th Street Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Immigration
Loyola Law School
Ms. Ramirez was born and raised in the United States; however she traces her roots and cultural identity to Ecuador and Italy from where her family immigrated. A daughter of an immigrant mother, she was always intrigued with people from other countries and cultures. Ms. Ramirez has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe having spent summers in Italy and Venezuela where she worked in the legal department of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). As an attorney, Ms. Ramirez has always practiced exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She believes it is a privilege to help...
Yingfei Zhou
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(619) 819-9204 1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Caroline R. Hahn
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 530-3104 1651 E 4th St
#229
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Jason Feldman
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 299-9600 2221 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
I am an immigration attorney in San Diego, CA at Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC. I am also a world and national champion contract bridge player.
Susan Perez
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(619) 819-8648 1901 First Avenue
Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of San Diego School of Law and San Beda College of Law
SUSAN V. PEREZ, ESQ. is a member of both the California and Philippine Bars with a combined sixteen (16) years of experience in both jurisdictions in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization, Appellate, Juvenile Dependency, Family, Corporate, Civil, and Criminal Law. She earned her Law degree from San Beda College, Philippines and is pursuing a Master’s of law degree at the University of San Diego, California. Atty. Perez is also admitted to practice before the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Central and...
(914) 819-0641 2502-A Tektite East Tower
Pasig City, 1605
Brian Kenneth Johnson
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(619) 961-4169 750 B Street #3300
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
University of Houston Law Center
A San Diego immigration lawyer is prepared to take on your case and support you! The team at this firm has dealt with all kinds of immigration issues, and they are well equipped to support you today. Attorney Brian Johnson attended Rutgers College, Rutgers University, before going on to receive his Juris Doctorate at the University of Houston Law Center. Attorney Johnson understands that immigration can be a challenging, tedious, and drawn-out process, and they want to help you through this crucial time as seamlessly and swiftly as possible. To get started down the pathway to success, pick up the...
David Dene Murray
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Newport Beach, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 833-8021 1300 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Employment and International
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
With offices located in Orange County, California, just south of Los Angeles, the Law Offices of David D. Murray has been concentrating in the areas of U.S. Immigration Law, U.S. & International Business Transactions, Contracts, Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Business Buyouts, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, since 1978. The Law Offices of David D. Murray is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell for adherence to the highests standards of professional conduct. skills, ethics, expertise, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Our firm finds solutions to litigation, business transactional problems, and...
Donald R. Oder
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(888) 900-9002 525 B St
#1500
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration, Asbestos, Business and Estate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ronald Freeman
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
11801 Pierce St
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
California Southern Law School
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman in San Bernardino, California, my firm focuses on three areas of the law: criminal defense, family law and immigration. I am dedicated and strongly committed to protecting the rights of Southern Californians in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardo and San Diego counties and throughout the Inland Empire.

I firmly believe that each of my clients deserves my respect, understanding, compassion and personal attention. Consequently, starting with each client's free initial consultation, I listen to my clients, give them knowledgeable advice so they can make informed choices about their options, and work with them to...
(951) 525-5610 473 E Carnegie Dr #200
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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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.