Hollywood Immigration Lawyers

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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. Read More »
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Jeffrey C. Pettys
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Free Consultation! Experienced Representation for Immigration Law Matters!

I am an immigration law attorney with legal knowledge, skill and success. I am dedicated to helping clients with marriage-based immigration needs. Visit my website to see client testimonials and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Diego Wiensetel
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience

My practice focuses on immigration including citizenship, deportation, obtaining green cards, DACA, and more. In addition, I practice criminal law to help those in need of a competent defense in criminal court, before... Read More »
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Nabil E Chelico
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The Right Immigration Attorney Can Make all the Difference.

I’m an experienced California immigration lawyer and represent clients in all types of cases, including visas, asylum and deportation/removal. I’m a tireless advocate and will fight for your rights for your case. Read More »
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Angela Angeles
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Hollywood, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(323) 529-3454 7095 Hollywood Boulevard
#718
Hollywood, CA 90028
Immigration, Divorce and Personal Injury
Leonard Manalo
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 1815
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Leonard (“Leo”) Manalo is a Los Angeles-based attorney who defends clients accused of California and federal crimes. His practice covers everything from asset forfeiture, to DUI and drug crimes.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Mr. Manalo also holds a degree in economics from San Francisco State University. With his ability to understand complicated financial evidence, he particularly enjoys helping clients get back assets seized by the government.

Mr. Manalo began his career with the San Diego County public defender's office, where he helped investigate a wide variety of crimes. While there, he discovered that even innocent people aren't always treated fairly...
Alex Sarajian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(877) 861-8601 222 S. Reno Street #101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Free ConsultationImmigration, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
After graduating with honors from USC, Alex Sarajian received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. Prior to forming LA Injury Attorneys, Mr. Sarajian worked at the nationally recognized firm of Geragos & Geragos where he practiced in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Sarajian has over 20 years experience in handling personal injury cases of various complexity. As a former insurance adjuster and fraud investigator for Farmers Insurance Exchange, Mr. Sarajian gained invaluable insights as to the claims handling process and procedures which allows him great latitude and experience in securing high dollar settlements...
Simon Stepanyan
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North Hollywood, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(747) 777-2977 4605 Lankershim Blvd, Suite 202
North Hollywood, CA 91602
Free ConsultationImmigration, Consumer and Personal Injury
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Simon Stepanyan is a founding partner of Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.

Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Oganesyan LLP, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.

Having a unique background and international...
Thomas Davis
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(424) 241-0840 3600 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1128
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Collections and Employment
University of Connecticut School of Law
Thomas Davis litigates cases in several areas of civil and criminal law, including probate, landlord tenant, personal injury, business law, DUI, and immigration. Attorney Davis has had over 15 years of California litigation experience. Attorney Davis has litigated cases in federal courts, state courts and administrative forums in both Southern and Northern California.
W. Andrew Harrell
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(310) 362-4646 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationImmigration and International
Northwestern California University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
I have practiced immigration law for almost 25 years, particularly in the areas of business immigration, investor-trader visas, visas for professionals, scientists, academics, artists and musicians, entertainers, athletes, and religious workers. I can obtained both family-related and employer-related permanent residence visas ("Green Cards"), as well as U.S. citizenship by naturalization or through descent. I can advise you on dual-citizenship issues, including multi-national taxation and estate planning. I have a specialty in NAFTA-related immigration. I have published scholarly articles on NAFTA immigration.
Mohammad Ali Parvand
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 245-8470 459 W Broadway Ste 7
Glendale, CA 91204
Immigration
Southwestern University School of Law
Ali Parvand is the principal attorney at the Law Office of Ali Parvand. Mr. Parvand’s immigration practice includes matters such as removal defense, family immigration and employment immigration. For many years, Mr. Parvand has provided legal representation to immigrants before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration Courts. Mr. Parvand also practices before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Mr. Parvand has also successfully litigated lawsuits against the U.S. government for unreasonable delay in adjudicating immigration applications.
Janine A. Soukiasian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 650-4665 900 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1440
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
Law Offices of Janine A Soukiasian provides legal services throughout Southern California.
Roman Mosqueda
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(213) 251-9481 3460 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 407
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Dr. Mosqueda, a valedictorian from grade school, graduated Magna Cum Laude in B.S. Economics the Ateneo de Manila University, and Cum Laude from the University of the Philippines Law. He was elected President of Student Council of Ateneo de Manila University, University Councilor of the University of the Philippines Student Council, President of the Institute of Student Affairs Leadership Training Conference, and President of National Student League, an association of student leaders all over the Philippines. Dr. Mosqueda, aside from his published 500-page doctoral dissertation on products liability from the University of Michigan, is the author...
Jean-Pierre Gallelli
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(323) 782-3877 8484 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 430
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Immigration
University of La Verne College of Law
Jean Pierre Gallelli is the attorney now directing our office in Los Angeles, located in the historical Flynt Publications building. Our office is located one floor above the Consulate General of Brazil.

As the son of immigrants, Jean-Pierre understands the daily challenges faced by our immigration clients. Jean-Pierre Gallelli is a native of Los Angeles and has been practicing law in California since 2000.

Jean-Pierre studied international law in El Escorial, Spain. He has worked in Sao Paulo, Brazil and in Century City, California, for the international law firm of Noronha Advogados. In 2004, he began his own immigration law...
Jeffery L. Greco
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience

I am a Federal & State criminal trial lawyer. I do not handle anything beside criminal defense matters in Federal + State court. I cut my teeth as a prosecutor in the third largest city in the U.S., handling... 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. Read More »
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Saurab Rijal
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(855) 997-4525 1055 W. 7th St. 33rd floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Free ConsultationImmigration, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Tamar Poladian
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Toluca Lake, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(818) 242-8100 4110 Cahuenga
PERRON LAW GROUP
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Opening the LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN in Glendale, California as solo practitioner in 1999, Tamar Poladian Perron Esq. quickly became well renowned for her wisdom plus her passionate and intelligent representation of both plaintiff and defense cases. With a primary emphasis in Family Law/Domestic Violence, and a group of associated attorneys conducting Business and Personal Injury tort litigation plus Real Estate, Immigration and Bankruptcy this is your legal team! LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN accomplishes your goals through an effective team approach with the highest level of integrity and ethics! Presiding as Judge Pro Tempore for...
Martin Yeranosyan
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(213) 389-6800 3600 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1818
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration
Univ of LaVerne
Martin Yeranosyan, Esq., is an immigration attorney with vast amount of experience in family and employment based immigration as well as in removal and deportation defense cases. Our office represents employers throughout the United States who would like to petition for foreign professionals to work for their companies or corporations in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis. We have proudly represented many clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. immigration courts. Mr. Yeranosyan is also experienced in handling different types of nonimmigrant visas, waivers, motions, and appeals before the Board of...
Leon Ben Hazany
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(323) 692-1446 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1730
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immigration
USC Law School
The Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates, provides legal representation in U.S. Immigration matters. He is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California Bar Association's Board of Legal Specialization.
Darrick Vallar Tan
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(323) 639-0277 3580 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Mr. Anish Vashistha
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(323) 592-9980 5055 Wilshire Blvd., Ste. #320
Los Angeles, CA 90036-6101
Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Immigration, Appeals, Employment and International
Georgetown University Law Center
Todd Becraft
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(213) 388-1821 3450 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1015
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration
New York Law School
Todd Becraft has practiced immigration law for almost twenty years. He specializes in removal defense, asylum, and family immigration matters. He has assisted thousands of immigrants with their path to legal status in the United States. He is also a visual artist and avid cyclist. Two activities that balance the challenges of immigration law.
Yasmin Kayiran
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(323) 370-6136 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 830
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Immigration, Business and Construction
Loyola Marymount University
In personal, academic, and professional aspects of my life, I have always had an interest in international and cultural affairs. As a child of Turkish and Mexican parents, I was reared in a multi-cultural household, resulting in my conversational use of Spanish and Turkish languages. During my University education, I was a governing member of Trenza, the Hispanic women’s organization, and also participated in the University’s English Language Conversation Partner Program as a English Tutor. In addition to being a research assistant to a Professor, I studied abroad in Turkey as well as in the Netherlands. My legal career has including positions...
Vivek Tandon
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(213) 394-5527 8383 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 800
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Immigration
Vivek Tandon is the Founder and CEO of EB5 BRICS – the go to source for everything related to EB-5 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa (Green Card) Program. A lawyer and an investment banker, Vivek’s primary focus is on educating investors in India, Mexico, Brazil and the Middle East about EB-5 Visa Program and EB-5 regional center projects and EB-5 direct investments. Vivek holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) securities licenses. EB5BRICS is associated with a registered broker-dealer NMS Capital Advisors, LLC – a Beverly Hills, California based global, privately held, independent, diversified financial...
Anna Choi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(213) 260-4700 1055 W. 7th St., 33rd Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
Southwestern Law School
John Khosravi
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We Believe You Deserve An Excellent Immigration Experience

John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities) based Immigration... 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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Vanessa Gonzalez
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(323) 423-3070 925 N La Brea Ave, Suite 4035
Los Angeles, CA 90038
Immigration and Family
University of Miami School of Law
John Stephen Rubenstein
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(323) 988-5571 3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Business
Georgetown University Law Center
Stuart Irwin Folinsky
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(213) 386-8540 6255 W Sunset Blvd
Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Immigration
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Natalya Vartapetova
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(818) 232-3190 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Ste 1038
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Univ of West Los Angeles
Amy Maitrayee Ghosh
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(213) 365-2370 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2270
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Marissa Malouff
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(719) 252-2589 1414 Quintero Street
APT 6
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Immigration
Aimee Eloisa Dominguez
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(800) 818-1818 3250 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 2200
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Kristina Lesik
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(888) 603-3003
Ext. 2
9171 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Immigration
Rozita Chaman Yacobi
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(310) 276-1128 9454 Wilshire Blvd Fl 6
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Immigration and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Mehrnoush Yazdanyar
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(310) 780-6360 9595 Wilshire Blvd Suite 900
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Immigration
USC Law School
Nazanin Ghazi
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience

We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world. Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the... Read More »
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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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Neda Zaman
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(310) 855-0992 8500 Wilshire Blvd
917
Los Angeles, CA 90211
Free ConsultationImmigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
Angela Y. Suh
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(213) 739-8889 3435 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 2460
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free ConsultationImmigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Salomon Zavala
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
1253 S. Ogden Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90019
Immigration
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr Abe A. Marapao
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(213) 381-5740 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1050
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration
Rebecca Pathak
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Burbank, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 238-9444 3500 West Olive Avenue, 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Immigration
Carl Shusterman
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(213) 623-4592 600 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1550
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 46 years experience
Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Carl Shusterman is one of the top immigration law firms in the United States, representing both corporate and individual clients in all 50 states. Founded by a former INS Trial Attorney and staffed by 8 veteran immigration lawyers, the firm has been featured on CNN, Good Morning America, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the National Law Journal and dozens of other national and international media outlets. Our website, https://www.shusterman.com, is a virtual encyclopedia of U.S. Immigration Laws and Procedures.

Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman has over 40 years of experience practicing immigration law. He served...
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(323) 803-7147 535 N Brand Blvd
Suite 850
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Health Care
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am the founder of Shan Potts Law Offices- a full service immigration law firm with extensive experience in Deportation and Removal Defense; Green Cards, Family Immigration; Employment Immigration; U.S. Citizenship, U-Visas; VAWA Cases; DACA Cases; Consular Processing; Waivers and Appeals before the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Asylum (Sexual Orientation), HIV Waivers, Family Unifications. I have has successfully litigated complex issues concerning crimes and immigration. I have helped military families with immigration benefits. I have protected relatives of U.S. military members from deportation. I obtained specialty visa for international clients; fashion...
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(888) 207-9600 801 S Grand Ave
11th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration and Workers' Comp
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Attorney at Law | Professor of Law | Certified Specialist
Expert Witness | Legal Analyst | Author

NMJ@NikkiJacobson.com

(888) 207-9600 (310) 277-2266
(818) 276-9866 (213) 275-3012


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...
John Khosravi
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(818) 934-1561 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Offers Video ChatLos Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
John Q. Khosravi's law practice focuses on Family, Business (Investment & Employment) and Talent (Artists, Athletes, Scientists/Professors/Researchers & Individuals with Extraordinary Abilities) based Immigration to the United States. Visa Petitions include EB-1, EB-2, EB-5, E-2, L-1, H1-B and TN NAFTA Visas. Mr. Khosravi works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to multinational corporations, in a broad range of industries, including academic, advertising, medical and research, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields. Mr. Khosravi is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as the Southern California...
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 747-0973 15250 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 401
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Family
University of La Verne
We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world.

Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the path toward achieving your immigration goals. U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and the assistance of a professional guiding you throughout the process is absolutely essential! Whether you choose to retain our firm to assist you with your immigration needs, we highly recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney.
Jacob J. Sapochnick
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Experienced, award-winning Immigration Lawyer. Call today!

I am a skilled California Immigration attorney, committed to providing personalized service in matters such as work visas, temporary and permanent visas, family visas, citizenship, and more. Call today! Read More »
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Matthew J. Merrick
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Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Matt Merrick is an experienced attorney whose practice is focused solely on U.S. immigration law. Matt earned his Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of 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.

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