Grover Beach, California Immigration Lawyers
Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman has over 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. He served...
I received my undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara with honors and my Juris Doctor from Golden Gate University School of Law, including certificates of specialization with distinction in international and business law.
I formerly served as a media liaison for the Northern California Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and was a professor of immigration and criminal...
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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...
As the son of an immigrant, Vaughan understands firsthand the importance of the decisions his clients are making when they choose to pursue EB-5 for themselves and their families. He knows that it is much more than an investment decision – it shapes the future for his clients' families, including generations to come.
Vaughan is a 1981 Cum Laude...
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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...
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...
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...
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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.
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