Hillsborough, California Immigration Lawyers

John Khosravi
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John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities)... Read More »
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Peter Duong
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Serving Northern CA. 16 years experience. Se Habla Espanol.

Mr. Duong is the owner of the Law Offices of Peter Duong. He holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Moot Court Board and received the Hilmer Oehlman Memorial Prize and... Read More »
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Haitham Salem Ballout
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Burlingame, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(650) 373-1122 1290 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Immigration, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Golden Gate University School of Law
Burlingame, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(650) 348-0121 325 Eucalyptus Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Santa Clara Law School
Burlingame, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(650) 579-6686 500 Airport Blvd
Burlingame, CA 94010
Immigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
Burlingame, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(650) 401-7633 340 Lorton Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Immigration and Business
UC Hastings COL
Joseph Navé
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San Mateo, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(650) 474-5480 430 Peninsula Avenue
Suite 6
San Mateo, CA 94401
Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
Chien-Yu Michael Wang
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San Bruno, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(916) 643-4657 1001 Bayhill Dr.
Suite 200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Free ConsultationImmigration
Chien-Yu (Michael) Wang is the Managing Attorney at Wilner and O'Reilly's Sacramento office. He handles both family and business based immigration matters along with removal defense. Mr. Wang is admitted to the State Bar of California and the U.S. District Court for the Central and Eastern Districts of California. He is a member of the Los Angeles Country Bar Association, the Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association, the Sacramento County Bar Association and the Asian-Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento.
Andrew Holley
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Daly City, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(415) 737-0277 6801 Mission Street
Suite 200
Daly City, CA 94014
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and DUI
Santa Clara University School of Law
I studied law at Santa Clara University, an accredited, nationally ranked law school. While there I volunteered at a free immigration clinic in San Jose. I trained for three years in San Francisco with an immigration attorney who has over 30 years of experience. He trained me on court procedure and interview techniques and how to prepare clients for tough questions. I moved to downtown Los Angeles where I worked for a large immigration law firm. When I came to Chico I handled criminal defense cases for a busy law firm while starting my immigration law firm....
Clarissa Conde Wong
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Pacifica, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(415) 539-7653 Mailing: 446 OLD COUNTY RD STE 100 # 416
Pacifica, CA 94044
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Sergio H. Benavides
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 867-5181 1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
Vaughan de Kirby
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(888) 800-8188 5139 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94118
Free ConsultationImmigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Vaughan has been serving clients internationally for over 35 years. He began his practice in California in 1981 with a clear vision of ensuring that his clients have the critical information they need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.

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...
Cynthia Jill Scribe
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law9th Circuit, United States District Courts for the Northern District of California and California
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Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

University of San Francisco School of LawU.S. Supreme Court, California, U.S. District Courts of California and 9th Circuit
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Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 645-5900 212 9th Street, Suite 316
Oakland, CA 94607
Immigration and Criminal
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am licensed to practice law before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, California State Courts, the Federal District Court for Northern California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

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...
Geri N. Kahn
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(415) 397-5446 465 California Street
Suite 609
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration and Social Security Disability
U of San Francisco School of Law
I practice both Immigration and Nationality Law and Social Security Disability law. As to the Immigration field, I represent people in removal (deportation) proceedings. I also assist small businesses in obtaining professional visas such as H-1Bs or L-1s for their employees. I represent applicants for political asylum, and religious workers and individuals at all stages of the naturalization process. Finally, I help people who wish to bring their family members to the United States. In the Social Security field, I represent disabled individuals at administrative hearings and in federal court. In both areas I...
Robert P. Gaffney
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 989-1998 601 Montgomery Street
Suite 1114
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration
UC Hastings COL
A California State Bar Certified Specialist in immigration and nationality law, has over 25 years of experience counseling a wide range of corporate and individual clients in areas of employment-related, investment, and family-based visa and immigration matters. He has developed significant expertise and a strong practice focus representing alien entrepreneurs under the EB-5 visa program and counseling U.S. businesses in the development of investment opportunities designed to qualify foreign direct investors for immigrant status under the EB5 provisions. He is a frequent speaker at conferences and is the author of "Country Specific Issues and Challenges in Representing EB-5 Petitioners...
Daniel Shanfield
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 294-4649 220 Montgomery Street
Suite 429
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Daniel Shanfield has been honored with the "Client Distinction Award" and "Preeminent Attorney" Ranking from Lawyers.com and Martindale Hubbell. In addition to the Client Distinction Award, Daniel has been honored three times as a Northern California "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine. He holds a "Superb" 10.0 Rating from Avvo.com, and has received Avvo's 2012 Clients' Choice Award in immigration law. The Law Offices of Daniel Shanfield Immigration Defense PC maintains an "A+ Rating" from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Daniel Shanfield has succeeded in some of the most difficult immigration cases. Overseas, he led an appeals project to...
Brendan Hickey
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San Fransco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(415) 494-8444 Pier 9, Suite 100
The Embarcadero
San Fransco, CA 94111
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
Harvard Law School
Andrei Romanenko
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 997-8144 500 Sutter 601
San Francisco, CA 94102
Immigration
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Paul Bertoni
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 395-0955 582 Market Street
Suite #1117
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Paul's immigration practice includes: all temporary visas, naturalization, labor certification,
and permanent residence applications based on employment, family, achievement, or investment. He provides strategic advice on the immigration consequences of mergers and acquisitions, and also manages immigration processes for the restructuring of companies. His experienced multilingual team provides efficient and effective immigration services including processes all over the US and at consular posts around the world.

Paul holds degrees from Yale (B.A. in Political Science 1993) and UC Berkeley-Boalt Hall School of Law (J.D. 1997). He is admitted in New York and New Jersey, and may practice immigration law nationwide under federal...
Davy S. Day
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(415) 771-7500 567 Sutter Street
3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94102
Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
Davy is a Supervising Attorney at Pearl Law Group. He focuses his legal practice on U.S. corporate immigration law. Davy has experience assisting and consulting foreign nationals, including high-level multinational executives and managers, individuals of extraordinary ability, outstanding researchers, and professional workers, on matters relating to employment-based immigration and nonimmigrant status/visa.
Gabriel D. Jack
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 300-0174 One Sansome St.
35th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
I have been practicing immigration law since 2001. I represent a great number of clients in family-based immigration, the majority of whom have recently married a US citizen, as well as employment based immigration. I prepare the petition and file it, obtain work permits, prepare my clients for the USCIS (formerly INS) interview, appear with them at the interview, and follow up with USCIS to issue the decision to grant Permanent Residence (Green Card). We prepare petitions for foreign investors and key employees with E2 Visas, L1A and L1B Visas, as well as H-1B Visas.
David Sheen ESQ.
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 839-8409 1 Sansome St
#3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and Family
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
Marcela Calderon
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California Immigration Law Attorney

Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - RiversideCalifornia
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Mary Ann Wloszek
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Shah Iqbal Nawaaz Peerally
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Newark, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 742-5887 37600 Central Ct.
Suite 202
Newark, CA 94560
Immigration and Bankruptcy
New Coll of CA School of Law
Arash Yasrebi
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(415) 819-1898 555 California Street
Suite 4925
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of San Francisco School of Law
Stanley Dale Radtke
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 863-8058 3411 E. 12th St.
Ste. 122
Oakland, CA 94601
Immigration, Appeals, Criminal and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jennifer Burk
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(415) 395-0955 582 Market Street
Suite 1117
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
Boston College Law School
I am a native Spanish-speaker and naturalized US citizen.

I can assist individuals with any immigration case they may have: work visas, investor visas, green cards and family cases, marriage and fiancé(e) cases, US citizenship, asylum, DACA and TPS, LGBT immigration, and deportation and removal defense in immigration court.

Our firm represents individuals and companies in a variety of industries all over the US, from start-ups to large publicly-traded companies.

Our firm's multilingual staff can work with clients in English, French, Spanish, and Italian.
Kara Rachel Lavy
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(212) 321-0226 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Robert Lee Lewis
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 834-1288 428 13th Street, 7th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Immigration
U of San Francisco School of Law
Robert has advocated for immigrants and refugees since the early 1980s, when he worked with resettlement agencies in the placement of Cuban "Marielitos" refugees. After earning his law degree in 1994, the U.S. Department of Justice appointed Robert, under the Attorney General's Honor Program, to clerk for the immigration judges for one year at the Immigration Court in San Francisco. He opened his own law firm in 1995, and immediately focused on defending Central and South Americans from deportation. Robert has lived in Mexico and Brazil and speaks both Spanish and Portuguese fluently.
Peter Duong
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San Francisco , CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(415) 231-5143 300 Montgomery Street
Room 660
San Francisco , CA 94104
Immigration
Stanford Univ Law School
Mr. Duong is the owner of the Law Offices of Peter Duong. He holds a Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School, where he was president of the Moot Court Board and received the Hilmer Oehlman Memorial Prize and the Ira Driscoll Prize. Prior to law school, Mr. Duong received a Bachelor of Arts in history from the College of William and Mary. He brings to every case more than fifteens years of legal experience. Mr. Duong’s practice focuses on all areas of immigration law including cutting edge and complex cases involving individuals with criminal convictions and same-sex marriage cases....
Otis Landerholm
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
1300 South Van Ness Ave.
#204
San Francisco, CA 94110
Free ConsultationImmigration
Golden Gate University School of Law
Otis greatly enjoys learning languages. He speaks both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. He believes that with increasing globalization, people need to get to know one another; a good way to start is to learn each other's language. Before practicing law, Otis lived in countries as diverse as Spain, Argentina, Japan, China and Ecuador. He received two bachelor's degrees (in Philosophy and Linguistics) from Washington State University, and he later received his law degree from Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. While at Golden Gate, Otis received various honors and awards and placed among the top of...
Arezou Bakhtjou
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 216-0628 1999 Harrison St Suite 1800
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
?Law Office of Arezou Bakhtjou is located in Oakland, CA and helps clients in Richmond, Albany, Berkeley, Emeryville, Oakland, Hayward, San Leandro, Pleasanton, Martinez, Palo Alto, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, and all Bay Area Counties including Alameda County, Contra Costa County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Solano County, and San Francisco County.? Memberships: Alameda County Bar Association ?Alameda County Bar Association Criminal Division (Board Member) Women Lawyers of Alameda County Alameda County Court Appointed Attorneys Program Alameda County Bar Association Judicial Appointments Evaluation Committee Experience: County of Contra Costa Court Appointed Attorneys Program Placer County...
Christine Victoria Troy
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 399-9490 870 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
Immigration
University of California Hastings College of Law
Founded in 2000, The Law Office of Christine Troy provides high quality legal services to all clients. Christine Troy is an experienced attorney, practicing exclusively in the area of Immigration and Naturalization Law, with a special emphasis on green cards through employment and marriage/family and work visas. Ms. Troy provides personalized and responsive service to each of her clients to ensure each client is satisfied with the quality of legal work and attention received. Ms Troy was admitted to the California State Bar in December 1999. She is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court and the Federal Ninth Circuit...
Harry G. Lewis
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of LawCalifornia
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Inderjit Ahluwalia
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California Immigration Law Lawyer

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawTennessee
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Shahpour Meir Matloob
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 391-6298 534 Pacific Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94133
Immigration
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
A solo practitioner in San Francisco's Financial District, practicing all areas of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law with an emphasis on family immigration and asylum since 1999. Currently member of 1) American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) NorCal's Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law Working Group and 2) Jewish Community Relations Council and its Immigrants Rights Working Group. Formerly served as AILA NorCal Liaison to San Francisco Custom & Border Protection, Citizenship & Immigration Services, Immigration Court and Asylum Office. A volunteer mentor attorney on asylum and other immigration issues to AILA and non-immigration attorneys and law students and speaker at immigration...
James Phillip Vaughns
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(510) 583-9622 6114 La Salle Ave
Oakland, CA 94611
Immigration, Criminal and Entertainment & Sports
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Scott Andrew Mossman
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(510) 835-1115 1970 Broadway
Suite 1145
Oakland, CA 94612
Immigration
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I have practiced immigration and naturalization law exclusively since 2003. My practice emphasizes immigration and naturalization for applicants with criminal convictions, removal defense, and working with criminal defense counsel to minimize the immigration harm from convictions. I am licensed by the State Bar of California (license #227178) and received my juris doctorate degree in 2003 from the University of California, Davis, School of Law.
Cecily Erin Clements
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 989-9020 351 California Street
Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Peter Bade
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(415) 398-1800 353 Sacramento St.
Ste. 1300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
Peter B. Bade is an Associate in the San Francisco office of Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP. He has experience with various corporate U.S. immigration legal matters, as well as family-based U.S. immigration legal matters. His current practice focuses on the PERM labor certification process and immigrant visa petitions. Prior to joining Berry Appleman and Leiden LLP, Mr. Bade served as an Associate with a boutique business immigration law firm in the Silicon Valley, and a well-established business immigration law firm in Southern California, where he had a particular focus on Alien of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher/Professor immigrant visa petitions, National...
James A. Bach
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 248-3100 100 Bush Street, Suite 1980
Shell Building
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
UC Hastings COL
Mr. Bach received his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College in 1975 and his law degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1979. He has been working with immigration cases since 1978, and has lectured and written articles on immigration law. He has been a Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association continuously since 1980. In 1989, Mr. Bach was one of the first lawyers certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization as a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law (less than 8% of California immigration attorneys are Board Certified by the State Bar)....
Angela Bean
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 433-1900 110 11th St
Oakland, CA 94607
Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Full service immigration law firm that specializes in procuring and protecting immigration status for individuals who want to live and work in the United States. We do family, employment, citizenship, greencard applications, removal and deportation defense, and provide expert immigration advice to non-citizens facing obstacles due to criminal arrests and convictions.
Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(415) 989-7500 601 Montgomery St
#1088
San Francisco, CA 94111
Immigration, Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Marcela Calderon
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(888) 705-5666 351 California St
#600
San Francisco, CA 94104
Immigration
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of California - Riverside
Gene Sverdlov
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San Francisco, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(415) 287-4333 447 Sutter St.
Suite 813-815
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Illinois College of Law
Law Offices of Gene Sverdlov is focused on immigration law, although it has helped clients in a variety of legal spheres. Immigration matters typically include obtaining of residency status, or green cards, work authorization, naturalization, green card renewal, hardship waivers, and deportation defense. Our office has successfully argued and won cases before immigration courts in California, Arizona and Washington. In addition, we have obtained settlements in personal injury, real estate and internet fraud cases. Mention Justia and receive a free consultation!
Tricia Wang
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Our Principal Attorney, Tricia Wang, has practiced law since 1996 and has over 20 years of experience. Attorney Wang is licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State of California, the... Read More »
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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.