Hesperia, 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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Rae Halperin
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Adelanto, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 726-0800 11419 Bartlett Avenue
Adelanto, CA 92301
Immigration
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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
Agnieszka Dolinska
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Riverside , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 787-0010 3403 Tenth Street
Suite 742
Riverside , CA 92501
Free ConsultationImmigration
Brigham Young University
Aggie Dolinska is the Managing Attorney at the Riverside Office of Wilner & O’Reilly. She is Board Certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law by the State Bar of California’s Bureau of Legal Specialization. Ms. Dolinska’s immigration practice involves all areas of Immigration and Nationality Law, including family and employment-based immigration, non-immigrant visas, removal defense, litigation, and asylum law. Ms. Dolinska is currently the head of the litigation and deportation department in our office. Her removal defense practice includes representing clients in proceedings before the Immigration Court and on appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals and the...
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.
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...
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...
Theodore Huang
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 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...
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...
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
Albert Lum
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(626) 795-8886 1005 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 207
Pasadena, CA 91106
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
USC Law School
As an attorney, Mr. Lum has over fifty years of experience, specializing in all aspects of immigration applications and immigration litigation. His immigration application practice includes consultation and representation on applications for Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5), PERM, Nonimmigrant Business Visas (E-2, L-1, H-1, B-1/B-2), and all forms of family based visa applications. Mr. Lum’s immigration litigation practice includes representation for Asylum, TPS, VAWA, and Cancellation of Removal.

Mr. Lum also provides personal representation to individuals, partnerships, and corporations regarding all business and corporate matters, trust, wills, and estates, and business litigation and real estate litigation matters.
Szu-Yu Chang
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Rowland Heights, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(626) 688-0625 1709 South Nogales Street, Suite 203
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
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...
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.
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...
Eugene Mayonte Palacios
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West Covina, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(626) 331-8188 1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 231
West Covina, CA 91790
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Attorney Eugene M. Palacios is an immigrant from the Philippines and the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Eugene M. Palacios. He is licensed as an attorney in California since 2001 and in the Philippines since 1997. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District Court, and California State Courts.
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...
Saurab Rijal
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Corona, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(951) 667-1919 4740 Green River Rd Ste 303 Corona CA 92880
Corona, CA 92880
Free ConsultationImmigration, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Doreen A. Emenike
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Monrovia, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(626) 256-8500 1017 S. Mountain Avenue
Monrovia, CA 91016
Immigration
I have been been admitted to the bar of California, U.S. and England & Wales. I am admitted in the U.S. District Court, Central District of California (2001) and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. I have inside knowledge of U.S. immigration both as an immigrant and now as an attorney and advocate for my immigrant clients as I can relate to their concerns. I enjoy guiding my clients through the legal process so that they have the peace of mind of knowing that their case is in experienced hands. At our law firm our goal is to...
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...
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...
Ms. Rekha G Garg
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(626) 319-2064 801 Madre
Pasadena, CA 91107
Free ConsultationImmigration and Family
India and India
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
Carlos A. Batara
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(951) 929-0782 4199 Flat Rock Drive, Suite 123
Riverside, CA 92505
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
Carlo Franco L. Borja
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Diamond Bar, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(909) 378-0318 20955 Pathfinder Rd. Ste. 100
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Free ConsultationImmigration
Chandani Patel Rijal
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Corona, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(951) 667-1919 4740 Green River Road, Suite 303
Corona, CA 92880
Immigration and Estate Planning
We have one motto: “A warm hearted team for simplified legal solutions” Think about this: If what we are doing is not adding value to your life, business and above all, if our work is not simplifying your problems then why do it at all? We have hearts here at Rijal Law Firm, and yes, pun was intended. Every day, in every way, we strive to be the very best team of professionals, dedicated to providing peace of mind for you. We are committed to building and maintaining a lifetime relationship with each and every client based upon integrity,...
Diana Vargas
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Montclair, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(909) 554-3578 4795 Holt Blvd., Suite 110
Montclair, CA 91763
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston University School of Law and University of La Verne College of Law
Sanjay A. Paul
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(626) 432-1699 Suite 705
Pasadena, CA 91101-1911
Immigration and Family
Attorney Sanjay Paul was recognized as a Rising Star in 2015 by Super Lawyers and nominated a Top Attorney by Pasadena Magazine in 2014. Mr. Paul focuses on Family Law and Immigration matters, including Divorce, Custody, Support, Prenuptial Agreements, Green Cards through Marriage, including obtaining green cards through marriage for same-sex clients and Citizenship matters.
Daniel T Huang
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ALHAMBRA, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(626) 289-0006 506 N. Garfield Ave., Ste. 100
ALHAMBRA, CA 91801
Immigration
Loyola Law School
Christian DeOlivas
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Placentia, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 646-3314 200 N Bradford Ave
Ste L
Placentia, CA 92870
Immigration, Consumer and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
John Molina
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Corona, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(951) 840-7868 400 Ramona Avenue
Suite 212
Corona, CA 92879
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and DUI
Whittier Coll School of Law
Meisa Banh
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San Gabriel, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(626) 758-2121 1015 E. Las Tunas Drive, Suite F
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Immigration and Family
Southwestern Law School
Ms. Banh is the founder and managing partner of the Law Offices of Meisa Banh and emphasizes her practice in family and immigration law. Nominated as Pasadena Magazine’s Top Attorney in Family Law for 2012 and 2013, Ms. Banh has successfully represented hundreds of clients in all aspects of family law. Having parents that were once immigrants themselves, Ms. Banh also dedicates her practice to helping immigrants remain in the United States. Prior to starting her own firm, Ms. Banh was an Associate at Ideal Legal Group, Inc. handling family law cases from its inception to its resolution. Additionally, Ms....
Daniel Patrick Hanlon
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(626) 585-8005 225 S Lake Ave
Suite 1100
Pasadena, CA 91101
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
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Need immigration help?

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.