Kernville, California Immigration Lawyers

Vivek Malik
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Vivek Malik practices in all aspects of immigration law including business, family, asylum and removal defense. He has worked with numerous companies across various industries and has helped businesses to bring in... Read More »
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Vanessa Sanchez
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(661) 843-7372 900 Mohawk St
Ste 121
Bakersfield, CA 93309-7441
Immigration
Southwestern University School of Law
Ronald U. Carter
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(661) 324-4413 1712 19th Street
Suite 123
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and White Collar Crime
Bakersfield Criminal Defense Lawyer
Edyta Christina Grzybowska Grant
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 735-7740 1600 G Street
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Free ConsultationImmigration
Pepperdine University and George Mason University
Unlike most of the immigration attorneys in the U.S., Ms. Edyta Christina Grzybowska Grant is an immigrant herself. She is half Polish, half Bulgarian, and is a legal resident of three countries, including the U.S. From the day she was born, literally, she had to deal with immigration issues. As such, she has a much better understanding of the apprehensions and concerns shared by all foreigners and those without status, because she has experienced most of the immigration processes herself: student visas, tourist visas, work visas, marriage to a U.S. citizen, adjustment of status, etc. Being a...
Mario Valenzuela
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Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 377-2154 1430 Truxtun Avenue
5th Floor
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration
Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(661) 322-6776 235 H St
Bakersfield, CA 93304
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Loyola Law School
Bakersfield, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(661) 742-7007 707 18th St
Bakersfield, CA 93301
Immigration
Oak Brook COL & Gov't Policy
Mr. Floyd James Fernandez
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Valencia , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(805) 290-4930 27240 Turnberry Lane
Ste. 200
Valencia , CA 91355
Immigration and Appeals
Regent University
Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. His breadth of experience in this field has included individual visa applications, family-based and employer-based, non-immigrant work, travel, and study visas (both domestic adjustment of status and consular applications), deportation defense and appellate work (before BIA, AAO, U.S. 9th & 7th Circuits, and U.S. Supreme Court). My clientele has included individuals both from within all of Southern California, several other U.S. states, and several additional nations.

He has strong writing and research skills from his work in appellate law along with a rich cultural experience...
Aime Moupassa Katambwe Esq
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Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 294-0911 25050 Avenue Kearny
Suite 111
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment and Personal Injury
Whittier Law School
Aime Katambwe is the founder of WorldEsquire. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Economics from California State University at Northridge and a Juris Doctor Degree (aka a law degree)from Whittier College SOL. Mr. Katambwe is admitted to practice in all federal and State Courts of California.He was born in Zaire (now The Democratic Republic of Congo) and traveled extensively throughout the world due to his father's profession as a career diplomat. He is fluent in many languages including English, French and Spanish. Prior to creating WorldEsquire, Mr. Katambwe worked in private law firms as an associate, as well as in...
Rae Halperin
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Adelanto, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(661) 726-0800 11419 Bartlett Avenue
Adelanto, CA 92301
Immigration
Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(661) 212-0999 PO Box 221742
Santa Clarita, CA 91322
Immigration and Personal Injury
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Stevenson Rnh, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(213) 383-4110 25928 Clifton Pl
Stevenson Rnh, CA 91381
Immigration
Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(661) 259-4905 24405 Chestnut St
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Immigration and Military
Santa Clarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(661) 310-1406 18723 Via Princessa # 329
Santa Clarita, CA 91321
Immigration and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Sylmar, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(818) 362-6200 PO Box 922555
Sylmar, CA 91392
Immigration, Divorce and Family
San Fernando Valley College of Law
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...
Omid Rejali
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(619) 887-4148 8880 Rio San Diego Dr
Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Personal Injury
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Omid Rejali comes from a very dynamic background. As a first generation child of family of immigrants he spent 10 years of his life growing up in Tehran. Living in a third world country has given Omid the ability to appreciate the legal rights our wonderful but not perfect justice system has to offer. Omid has a passion for the court room and believes that every individual's rights should be fully vindicated no matter what the circumstances are. His struggles while growing up have made him a very strong person who is able...
Jeanny Tsoi
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(714) 919-8880 333 City Blvd W #1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration
Southwestern Law School
Ms. Jeanny Tsoi is an Associate Attorney at Wilner & O’Reilly who handles employment-based transactional cases. She also has extensive experience with family-based immigration matters, 601/601A waivers, non-immigrant visas, and asylum applications. She is admitted to the State Bar of California, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

In 2008, Ms. Tsoi graduated Cum Laude from the University of Southern California (“USC”) with a bachelor’s degree in Art History. In 2012, she earned her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern Law School where she was the Vice...
Mark I. Davies
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(213) 337-6757 601 South Figueroa Street
Suite 4050
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Immigration
University of Pennsylvania
Dual qualified as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom, Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of Davies & Associates, LLC. Mark also Chairs the Global Business and Investor visa team and focuses his practice on EB5, L1, E2 and other business and investor visa solutions. A former General Counsel, Mark is relied on as primary counsel to major corporations, investors, non-profits and businesses of all sizes.

Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an...
Ashley Negrette
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 356-1448 402 West Broadway
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration and Divorce
California Western School of Law
Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from California Western School of Law (CWSL). Ashley has been passionate about immigration law for many years and has demonstrated exceptional ability in removal (deportation) defense, and investor visa and non-immigrant visa applications. Ashley is lead counsel rated and has received numerous awards for community leadership, problem solving, and pro bono work.
Vivek Malik
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Fresno, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(888) 467-1529 2440 W Shaw Ave.
Suite 205
Fresno, CA 93711
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Vivek Malik practices in all aspects of immigration law including business, family, asylum and removal defense. He has worked with numerous companies across various industries and has helped businesses to bring in skilled workers in various worker visa categories. Vivek has processed and filed petitions, appeals and motions with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the United States Department of State (DOS) and the United States Department of Labor (DOL). He has also represented professors and researchers at various universities and academic institutions to secure nonimmigrant specialty visas and immigrant visas. Vivek has counseled business clients regarding work-site...
Ekaterina Powell
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(202) 630-3359 2667 Camino Del Rio S, Ste 307-7
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration
California Western School of Law and Samara State University, Samara, Russia
Practice of immigration law is my passion. As an immigrant myself I understand the challenges foreign nationals go through when immigrating to the U.S., and I am committed to helping you make this process as easy as possible. My experience shows that success of each case is dependent on the careful preparation and individualized approach to each immigration matter. I make it my priority to take cases only if I can dedicate enough time to provide the best quality service and personal attention to each client. Having practiced immigration law for over the past 8 years, I have...
Saman Nasseri
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Vista, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(760) 695-6466 380 South Melrose
Suite 363
Vista, CA 92081
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
California Western School of Law
Nasseri Legal is a full service criminal defense and immigration law firm. We handle all State and Federal misdemeanor and felony cases, DUI's, and post conviction relief work. We also handle all immigration related cases, such as deportation defense and family immigration cases.

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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...
Jonathan Charles Dunten
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Oakland, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 15 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...
Richard Michael Wilner
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 919-8880 333 City Blvd West
suite 1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Richard M. Wilner is a founding member of Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC and is Board Certified by the State Bar of California as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Mr. Wilner has received the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating, the highest legal and ethical rating that one can receive from one’s peers in the legal community. Similarly, he has been awarded the title of Super Lawyer from 2007 to the present. He is best known for his work in advising Fortune 500 companies, middle and small market businesses, entrepreneurs and foreign nationals of extraordinary ability in athletics, arts, and sciences...
Fredrick William Voigtmann
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Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 887-7839 21700 Oxnard Street
Suite 360
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
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...
James Geoffrey Beirne
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(818) 224-4500 16633 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 1200
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning
Southwestern Law School
Over 20 years experience with consumer Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies, lien avoidance and income tax discharge.
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
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.
Jeffery L. Greco
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(323) 583-1200 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Free ConsultationHuntington Park, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
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., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Mr Brian D. Lerner
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Long Beach, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(562) 495-0554 3233 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
Free ConsultationImmigration
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Immigration Law: Many years ago, Brian D. Lerner has passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He can handle the most difficult of immigration cases arising from business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all other areas of immigration. He received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems, from the University of Southern California. He graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. Mr. Lerner is admitted to...
Arturo Angel Burga
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Pomona, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(909) 397-5888 206A East Mission Blvd
Pomona, CA 91766
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...
Mr. Allan S. Lolly Esq.
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 483-0311 4655 Cass St., Suite 408
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationImmigration
Santa Clara University
With more than 20 years attorney experience, my entire law practice is devoted to family immigration, including fiance visas, marriage visas, green cards, U.S. citizenship, and bar waivers based on unlawful presence, misrepresentation, and criminal offenses. I also handle Adam Walsh Act bar waivers. I've obtained more than 11,000 visas and green cards for family members. If interested in working together, I do not charge for initial consultations. You are welcome to email me at attorneys@asl-lawfirm.com or call me at 1-888-483-0311. Please be sure to review our firm website, blog, and FaceBook postings.
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...
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...
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(323) 493-0740 5670 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1350
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immigration and Criminal
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Andrés Ortiz is one of California's top immigration lawyers and a foremost authority on the potential adverse immigration consequences of criminal convictions and plea deals (“Padilla Opinions”). Attorneys from across the nation consult Andrés on a regular basis for his expertise in how to resolve criminal cases without triggering deportation and removal.

A graduate of Loyola Law School, Andrés has been the recipient of numerous awards for his work. He was named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers and was Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy's pro bono attorney of the year for 2016.

Andrés handles cases in immigration court, the...
David Froman
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(858) 547-1200 9820 Willow Creek Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
Immigration, Business and International
Harvard Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
Helping companies and individuals succeed with their business and immigration needs for over 25 years.
Sweta Khandelwal
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San Jose, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 995-3294 95 S Market Street 3rd Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Immigration
UCLA School of Law and Faculty of Law, Delhi University
Sweta has been practicing law for more than 10 years and has represented clients across multiple nationalities. Sweta has been recognized as amongst the "Top 40 under 40" immigration attorneys in CA by the American Society of Legal Advocates. An immigrant herself, Sweta came to the US as a dependent on a H-4 Visa, transferred to a student (F-1) visa, interned under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) Program, worked on a H-1B Visa, and is finally self-employed while obtaining her Permanent Residency. Sweta has navigated her way through the complex web of US immigration laws and...
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...
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Gardena, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(714) 264-5413 Gardena, CA 90247
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
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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.