Crestline, California Immigration Lawyers

Romben Aquino
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Guiding immigrant families towards achieving their American dreams.

I bring immigrant families together and defend against families being torn apart. Although based in Southern California, I am able to assist clients nationwide. I have also successfully litigated numerous appeals. Read More »
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J Craig Fong
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Exceptional Immigration Law Attorney! Experienced & Aggressive Representation!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable immigration law attorney. My practice is devoted to exclusively advocating for immigration and nationality matters! Visit my website to see client reviews or call now for a consultation. Read More »
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Akintunde Samuel Akintimoye
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San Bernardino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(909) 381-3838 699 W. Rialto Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Southwestern Univ School of Law
See www.uscis.us for detail attorney profile. Attorney Profile: Sam Akintimoye Since 1999 Sam Akintimoye has been practicing law in California. His primary areas of practice include: immigration, tax law, bankruptcy and citizenship. Mr. Akintimoye represents clients throughout all of San Bernardino County, Los Angeles County and Riverside County. Education * Southwestern University School of Law, Los Angeles, California (Juris Doctor Degree, 1998) * California State University, Los Angeles, California (Master of Business Administration – Finance, 1988) * San Diego...
Kelly Shane O'Reilly
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(951) 707-0010 3403 Tenth Street
Ste. 742
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationRiverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Immigration
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...
Arturo Angel Burga
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(909) 538-8320 8331 Utica Ave
Suite 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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...
Theodore Huang
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(626) 771-1078 10788 Civic Center Dr
#220
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 62 recommendations on Avvo.com, 43 5/5 stars on Yelp, 18 LinkedIn recommendations. Practicing US Immigration only: family, crimes and naturalization, marriage-fraud, waivers, business, green cards and visas K1, H1B, L1A, O and E visas. Our law office is open 6 days a week. Emergency consultations are available in the event of arrest and detention. Attorney Huang is licensed in Maryland and has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1997. Situated in the growing Inland Empire of Southern California, Attorney Huang's law office...
Ronald Freeman
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San Bernardino, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(951) 525-5610 473 E Carnegie Dr #200
San Bernardino, CA 92408
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...
Raeet D Taddesse
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Immigration, Civil Rights, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
Whittier Law School
Raeet (Rita) D. Taddesse is a Partner with Fernandez & Lauby LLP. She has handled a wide variety of complex matters, including quasi class actions, professional liability, securities fraud, intellectual property, trade secrets, unfair competition, slip & fall, construction accidents, construction defect, antitrust, banking, real estate, community association, and insurance litigation. Ms. Taddesse has experience in mediation, arbitration, trial, and appellate practice. Ms. Taddesse graduated with honors from California State University at Long Beach in 1994 and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier College School of Law in 1996, where she was on the Dean's Honor List. Ms. Taddesse is admitted...
Joel Duane Peterson
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Colton, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(909) 748-5010 1250 E. Cooley Drive, Ste. 102
Colton, CA 92324
Immigration, Business, Employment and Health Care
Western State Univ COL
Joel D. Peterson, Attorney at Law. Joel is a lawyer that focuses his legal practice and consultation on the unique needs of the start-up and small business, however, the firm also serves individuals and companies in the areas of Employment & Labor, Discrimination Claims, Business & Commercial Law, Business Formation, Corporate Governance, Buy-Sell Agreements, Intellectual Property, Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Wage & Hour, Immigration, and Risk Management in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, including the cities of Redlands, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Grand Terrace, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Riverside, Victorville and Moreno...
Anudeep Singh
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(909) 457-8200 9121 Haven Ave.
Suite 250
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Free ConsultationImmigration and Bankruptcy
University of Southern California
I am a Southern California bankruptcy and immigration attorney. Helping good people through bad times is my passion, and the reason I became an attorney. I have filed hundreds of Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, and numerous successful visa and naturalization applications. I am honored to use my knowledge and experience to assist you.
Wilson Wingsun Wong
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(951) 888-9110 3750 University Avenue, Suite 680
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
San Bernardino, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(909) 888-7895 555 N "D" St Ste 110
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Employment and Family
Univ of LaVerne COL
San Bernardino, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(909) 381-5299 685 W 2nd St
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Immigration and Estate Planning
Grand Terrace, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(626) 622-5996 23186 Twin Canyon Dr
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Immigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western State Univ COL
Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(951) 779-0221 3850 Vine St
Ste 100
Riverside, CA 92507
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Univ of LaVerne COL
San Bernardino, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(213) 384-4484 1212 S Mountain View
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Immigration and Business
Univ of Utah COL
Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(951) 276-1529 1945 Chicago Ave
Ste A
Riverside, CA 92507
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
Columbia Univ School of Law
Grand Terrace, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(909) 783-4422 22545 Barton Rd #204
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Tax
Western State Univ
Riverside, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 999-4200 4261 Main St
Riverside, CA 92501
Immigration and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Grand Terrace, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(909) 855-6616 12056 Mt Vernon Ave
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Immigration, Divorce, Employment and Family
Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(626) 588-2388 8600 Utica Ave Bldg 100
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Immigration, Business and Real Estate
Jeanny Tsoi
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(714) 919-8880 333 City Blvd W #1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration
Southwestern Law School
Ms. Jeanny Tsoi is an Associate Attorney at Wilner & O’Reilly who handles employment-based transactional cases. She also has extensive experience with family-based immigration matters, 601/601A waivers, non-immigrant visas, and asylum applications. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2008, Ms. Tsoi graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California (“USC”) with a bachelor’s degree in Art History. In 2012, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School where she was the Vice...
Richard Michael Wilner
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 919-8880 333 City Blvd West
suite 1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Richard M. Wilner is a founding member of Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC and is Board Certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Mr. Wilner has received the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, the highest legal and ethical rating that one can receive from one’s peers in the legal community. Similarly, he has been awarded the title of Super Lawyer from 2007 to the present. He is best known for his work in advising Fortune 500 companies, middle and small market businesses, entrepreneurs and foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in athletics, arts, and sciences...
Nasir Khan Esq.
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Murrieta, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 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...
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...
Heather Lorraine Poole
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(877) 486-2678 225 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationImmigration
New York Law School
Attorney Heather is a private immigration attorney passionate about protecting the human rights of immigrants. Primarily focused in the area of family-based immigration including unlawful presence & criminal waivers, Heather regularly obtains visa approvals, green cards, and U.S. citizenship for her clients. She regularly travels throughout the US for court appearances and CIS (immigration agency) green card, citizenship, and conditional green card waiver interviews to be by her clients' side and to protect their interests. As immigration law is all federal law, she is able to represent clients in every US state & throughout the world. Attorney Heather...
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Fredrick William Voigtmann
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Arcadia, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
25 East Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
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...
Michelle Becker
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(626) 627-2596 3579 E. Foothill Blvd., #636
Pasadena, CA 91107
Immigration and Education
Concord Law School
I am a special education attorney representing parents seeking special education services for their child in the local public schools.
Andres James Ortiz
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 288-9455 500 N State College Blvd
Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
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...
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Whittier, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(562) 696-0582 6528 Greenleaf Ave Ste 210
Whittier, CA 90601
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Employment and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
Mona Parsa
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Orange County, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 412-7182 Orange County
Orange County, CA
Immigration, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Aside from presenting seminars statewide focusing on the importance of estate planning and preparing living trusts, Mona’s practice involves assisting individuals - especially entertainers and others excelling in their respective fields - in their immigration matters, as well as working with individuals and companies requiring contracts assistance.
Omar Alfredo Zambrano
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Baldwin Park , CA Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 562-0004 12738 East Ramona Blvd.
Baldwin Park , CA 91706
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
USC Law School
About Law Offices Of Omar Zambrano I have practiced law in the State of California since 2003. Over the course of my career, I have represented thousands of clients in a variety of areas of law such as immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, civil litigation of many kinds, estate planning, probate, business law, contracts, personal injury, and guardianship. Competence: I graduated from one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated with high honors from USC and I excel in all social and political debates. Friendly, relaxed office atmosphere: I...
Sholeh Iravantchi
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(714) 619-9303 1851 E. First Street,
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Education
Pacific Coast Univ
As a former public defender, experienced advocate, and trial attorney, my staff and I are committed to provide you with personalized attention and aggressive representation.
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Fullerton, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 264-5413 440 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment, Family and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Named top 10% of Lawyers in California - Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Client's Choice Award - Avvo.com 2014
Sergio Alejandro Copete
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(714) 376-5234 601 Parkcenter Dr Ste 107
Santa Ana, CA 92705
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...
Amber Hardy
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(323) 577-5002 200 N. Tustin Ave.
Ste. 110
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
I have been an attorney about 6 years. I have practiced Criminal and Immigration Law in the private sector and for a few years as a Public Defender. I have had valuable training and handled misdemeanor case up to serious felonies and murder cases. I have also handled removal proceedings/deportation, family petitions and green card/citizenship applications. I love what I do. I handle each case personally so the attorney you meet with is the same one in court with you. I believe it is important you have consistent, caring and zealous representation no matter the case.
Mario Zapata
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Anaheim, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 441-2800 1100 E. Orangethorpe Avenue, Suite 200C
Anaheim, CA 92801
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Mario Zapata has gathered over 9 years of experience in effectively representing and working with clients achieve their goals under U.S. immigration law. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including large and small companies, undocumented immigrants, and individuals threatened of deportation. Mr. Zapata handles a wide variety of immigration matters, including family-based and employment-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, citizenship and waiver applications, and consular processing. He appears extensively at USCIS interviews and before Immigration Courts throughout the U.S. Mr. Zapata has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the...
Abraham Chaparian
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(626) 831-8963 1055 E. Colorado Blvd.
5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Helping individuals, families and businesses since 2005
Joseph Peter Smith
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(714) 542-9455 1605 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
George Washington Univ LS
During his 30 plus years experience as an Attorney in California, Mr. Smith has handled nearly every kind of criminal case and is widely recognized by the Courts, Prosecutors and his peers as one of the area’s top Criminal Defense Attorneys. The overwhelming majority of Criminal Cases resolve through negotiation and plea bargaining. In fact, less than 3% of all criminal cases actually go on to Jury Trial, usually when the settlement offer from the prosecutor or the Court does not match the specific circumstance of the case. If you must go to trial, put Mr. Smith’s courtroom skills...
Franklin Wright Nelson
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(626) 683-3451 301 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 325
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Southern California
Mr. Nelson obtained both his Bachelor's Degree and his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Southern California and has been practicing in immigration law since 1990. A member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, Mr. Nelson is admitted to practice before all courts in the State of California, the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central, and Eastern Districts of California, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.

Throughout his more than two decades of practice in the immigration...
Julia Thome
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
1504 Brookhollow Dr.
Suite 112
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration
The George Washington University Law School
Julia Thome is an associate in the Orange County office. Ms. Thome represents both individuals and employers throughout the United States and worldwide. Ms. Thome specializes in employment visas including H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and investor visas including E-2 and EB-5. Ms. Thome earned her Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School. During law school, she was President of the Hispanic Law Student Association. She also served as a law clerk for the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, law clerk for the General Counsel to the Council of the District of...
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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.