Hollywood, California Immigration Lawyers

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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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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Nazanin Ghazi
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 11 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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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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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
Rebecca Pathak
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Burbank, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 238-9444 3500 West Olive Avenue, 3rd Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Immigration
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 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...
John Khosravi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(818) 934-1561 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
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...
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...
Simon Stepanyan
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(747) 777-2977 450 N Brand Blvd, 6th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Consumer
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Simon Stepanyan is the founder and managing attorney of Stepanyan Law Firm. 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 Law Firm, 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...
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 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...
Joshua L. Goldstein
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(213) 262-2000 811 W 7th Street
12th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
Boston University School of Law
Immigration attorney Joshua L. Goldstein practices in all areas of immigration and citizenship law on America's East and West coasts. Attorney Goldstein works tirelessly to protect families throughout Massachusetts and California from being destroyed by deportation or removal from the United States. In immigration matters, Attorney Goldstein represents businesses who seek to employ foreign nationals. Joshua Goldstein resolves immigration delays with writ of mandamus lawsuits and appeals the denial of N-400 citizenship and I-485 adjustment of status applications.
Jeffrey C. Pettys
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 515-3529 10940 Wilshire Blvd
#1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationImmigration
Capital University Law School
Born in Detroit, Michigan, Jeffrey C. Pettys grew up in Ohio. Mr. Pettys attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. Mr. Pettys met his wife, Pilar Cusi, while attending college. Upon graduation, Mr. Pettys worked as a Commercial Banker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. While in Pittsburgh, he and his wife decided to marry after a long courtship and decided to travel to Cebu Ciy, Philippines to be married. After returning to the United States, Mr. Pettys made plans to attend law school at Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. He graduated from Law...
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 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.
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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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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H. Glenn Fogle Jr.
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(213) 344-3780 631 South Olive Street
Suite 960
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Immigration
Georgia State University College of Law
H. Glenn Fogle, Jr., the founding member and principal of The Fogle Law Firm, LLC, is in his twenty-fifth year in the field of Immigration and Nationality Law. Raised in the United Kingdom until he was fourteen, Mr. Fogle returned to the U.S. with his family to attend high school and college. Mr. Fogle is a member of the bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals of the Second Circuit, the Fourth Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Sixth Circuit, the Ninth Circuit and the Eleventh Circuit. He is a longtime member of the American...
Joann Robin Deutch
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(818) 753-9922 12522 Moorpark St
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
New York Law School
Joann Deutch is an experienced and versitle attorney ready to serve those legal needs which must be litigiated in Los Angeles County. Some matters require litigation while others can be handled more informally. The presence of local counsel answers the question of whether you are serious about pursuing your case. It is important to have all the facts and know the law so that you can make good decisions about your case. I advise and represent SMALL BUSINESSES with legal issues in Los Angeles. I will file Sister State Judgments for enforcement. I advise individuals and companies in SMALL CLAIMS...
Jack Chammas
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(213) 250-4400 608 Benowe Scotia Road
Glendale, CA 91207
Immigration, Business and Employment
Western State Univ COL
An innovative counselor and litigator, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas of the Chammas Law Office has also developed an exclusive fee program for business clients, offering flexible, cost-effective fee arrangements that are tailored to the unique needs of the individual client. We believe that building a law practice is based on client trust and not billable hours. As General Counsel with more than 11 years of experience with small, mid-level, and large litigation cases, and extensive exposure and interaction with hundreds of law firms all over the United States, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas appreciates and understands the...
John Manouchehr Manley
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 597-4590 11400 W Olympic Blvd
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
John Manley practices immigration law in the Los Angeles area. Immigration is a federal practice and John Manley can represent clients who are outside California. He represents foreign nationals who wish to apply for immigration benefits through business related or family based immigration. He also represents clients who wish to either request reinstatement under one of the Trusted Traveler Programs (Global Entry, Nexus, Sentri) or file a DHS TRIP Redress inquiry. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and serves as a Co-Media Liaison for the Southern California Chapter. John is also the Southern California Chapter Ambassador...
Michael H. Moghtader
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Tarzana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(800) 360-3038 18321 Ventura Blvd
Suite 840
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationImmigration, DUI, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Univ of West Los Angeles
I, Michael H. Moghtader, am the founder and CEO of the MHM LAW GROUP, A Proffessional Law Corporation. I attended California State University, Los Angeles in 1987 where I received my Bachelors Degree and obtained my law degree in 1997. I was admitted to the California Bar, US District Court and is a member in good standing. My practice involves Immigration and Personal Injury.

Furthermore, I am well recognized in having a perfect track record and known for my reputation in winning almost impossible cases. My extensive knowledge among many areas of law, place clients at an advantage, because most...
R. David DiJulio
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 502-1700 330 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 702
Glendale, CA 91204
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
We have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including business law and real estate law. As your legal representatives, we will dedicate ourselves to meeting your needs. To us, that process starts by taking the time to talk to you and learn about your goals. The next step is building a legal strategy designed to obtain the results you want. We are ready to go to work for you to achieve those results. Whether you are interested in taking your case through the traditional route of settlement negotiations and trial,...
Houtan Yaghmai
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(818) 334-2020 15303 Ventura Blvd. Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Scott McVarish
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(800) 792-9889 6601 Center Drive West
Suite 500
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Immigration
University of California - Los Angeles
Scott McVarish has over 15 years of experience practicing immigration law. He has succeeded in many areas of immigration law such as appeals, petitions, motions to reopen, and Post-conviction Relief in superior court in order to overturn criminal convictions.
Norma Duenas
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(213) 330-8999 515 S. Flower St.
36th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Foreclosure Defense
University of San Diego School of Law
Consumer bankruptcy attorney representing clients in Southern California.
Pamela Hartman
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 597-4222 11340 West Olympic Boulevard
Suite 222
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Immigration
UCLA School of Law
Pamela Hartman practices exclusively in the area of immigration law. She is a California Certified Legal Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, certified by the California Board of Legal Specialization of the State Bar of California and a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Since graduating from UCLA Law School in 2003, she has earned a reputation as a tireless advocate for immigrants. As an attorney, Pamela has worked on a variety of immigration matters. She has filed successful petitions for many immigrants of extraordinary ability, including musicians, jugglers, actors and scientists. Pamela has helped dozens of Iraqi immigrants...
Jeffery L. Greco
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience

I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S.,... 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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Edgardo Quintanilla
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(866) 986-1295 15315 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 416
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
David Michael Kramer
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 907-9688 14011 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 402
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free ConsultationImmigration
Southwestern Law School
Nicolette Glazer
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(310) 407-5353 1875 Century Park East, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Immigration, Consumer, Employment and International
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Ali Elachkar
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(213) 223-2117 633 W 5th St.
Ste. 2600
Los Angeles, CA 90071
Free ConsultationImmigration
Pepperdine University School of Law
Tatyana A. Edwards-Behar
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(323) 874-4941 2355 Westwood Blvd
Suite 514
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Immigration
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Jay Tanenbaum
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Encino , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(818) 907-6600 15760 Ventura Blvd. 16 Floor
Encino , CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Law School
Belet Lazar
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(310) 361-8584 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Immigration and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Geoffrey George Melkonian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 784-6084 15260 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1740
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Fakhrudeen Hussain
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(818) 997-3700 6316 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Immigration and Workers' Comp
Abraham Lincoln Univ
Danish A. Shahbaz
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(213) 250-2210 163 S Avenue 24 Ste 202
Los Angeles, CA 90031
Immigration and Personal Injury
Southwestern Law School
Danish Shahbaz is the son of a Mexican mother and a Pakistani father. Being raised in an immigrant household exposed him to the plight of the immigrant in the United States. “Getting your papers” means a lot to immigrants. To be able to be the conduit by which an immigrant is able to have legal status and be able to live a more comfortable life gives him great satisfaction.

He currently represents clients in removal proceedings, before the Board of Immigration Appeals and in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Danish Shahbaz obtained his Bachelor’s in Arts from University of California, Irvine...
Diego Wiensetel
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience

Western Michigan University Cooley Law SchoolCalifornia
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Matthew J. Merrick
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Immigration Law Attorney with 18 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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Armen  Gukasyan
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 582-3338 15760 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 2030
Encino, CA 91436
Immigration
Armen Gukasyan is the founder and managing attorney of Gukasyan Law Firm, a leading immigration law firm that helps individuals and companies solve their unique immigration challenges. With over 23 years of experience in the immigration field, Mr. Gukasyan has earned a reputation as one of America’s most successful immigration lawyers, time and again achieving favorable results in complex, difficult-to-win cases.

Mr. Gukasyan’s success has arisen from a combination of his know-how, his work ethic, and his unwavering sense of integrity. And while he never hesitates to take an aggressive position in court to advocate for his clients, he expertly balances...
Irwin Avelino
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 660-1192 100 N. Brand Blvd., 2nd Fl.
Glendale, CA 91203
Immigration
As a first-generation American of both Filipino and Japanese descent, I have a unique compassion for those of you who wish to come to the United States in search of a better life for yourself and your family. I know that if it were not for the brave determination and hard work of my parents to immigrate to the United States, I wouldn’t have had the opportunities and freedoms I had growing up and continue to enjoy to this day. For this, I am thankful. But perhaps, isn’t it the parents who are even more thankful for...
Mario Acosta Jr
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(213) 290-2416 611 Wilshire Blvd., Suite #914
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
Loyola Law School
Allen Babakhanloo
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
118 S Kenwood St
Glendale, CA 92105
Immigration, DUI, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Ken K Behzadi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 441-9341 10866 Wilshire Blvd. #400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Over 25 years of experience in the areas of criminal law and personal injury.
Substantial litigation and trial experience at both State and Federal courts.
Jonathan Bruce Daks
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(818) 789-4950 16055 Ventura Blvd Ste 660
Encino, CA 91436
Immigration and Personal Injury
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Patricia Stuart Depew
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
Floor 24
1801 Century Park East
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Immigration
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Jacob Emrani
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(213) 748-7734 1516 S Broadway
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Univ School of Law
At the Law Offices of Jacob Emrani our mission is to provide the highest quality legal representation to individuals who have suffered some type of injury may it be physical, emotional, property, or financial. As a full service law firm, with over 50 years of combined experience, our team of attorneys are committed to providing our clients with superior professional services, along with vigorous advocacy of their best interests during their time of need.
David Andres Lluis
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(213) 687-4412 205 S Broadway
Suite 1000
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
St. Thomas University School of Law
Evelyn Susan Ginossi
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Santa Monica, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(310) 746-3837 2425 OLYMPIC BLVD.
SUITE 4000W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Immigration, Business and Real Estate
University of Westminster, London UK and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Jacob J. Sapochnick
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Free Consultation! Dedicated, Skilled Immigration Lawyer for Clients Worldwide!

I provide aggressive legal counsel for a wide array of immigration matters. I have answers to your immigration questions! Visit my website for reviews, results and immigration information. Call for a free consultation. 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.