Oceanside, California Immigration Lawyers

Deron Edward Smallcomb
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Dedicated immigration advocate. 10,000+ approvals. Free consultation. Call now!

I'm an experienced immigration lawyer. My firm has achieved more than 10,000 approvals for our clients. My practice includes all types of immigration cases, including family-based immigration, asylum, and business visas. Read More »
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Matthew Springmeyer
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California Immigration Law Attorney

Matthew H. Springmeyer received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010. Mr. Springmeyer attended law school at... 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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Ashley Negrette
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California Immigration Law Attorney

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... 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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Sandra Elizabeth Ayala
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Oceanside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(888) 529-9052 2182 S El Camino Real
Suite 206
Oceanside, CA 92054
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Office of Sandra Ayala provides legal immigration services including, family-based petitions, adjustment of status, employment authorization, green card, naturalization and DACA among others. We strive to provide our customers with professional representation and great customer service.

Sandra Ayala is an immigration attorney licensed to practice in the state of California. Being an immigrant herself, she identifies with her clients and understands their needs.
Jonathan Charles Capp
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Oceanside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(760) 231-6498 4317 Silver Spring Way
Oceanside, CA 92057
Immigration
University Coll
Saman Nasseri
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(619) 610-9595 925 B Street
#402
San Diego, CA 92101
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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Carolina Martin Ramos
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Vista, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
400 South Melrose Drive
Suite 103
Vista, CA 92081
Immigration and Criminal
University of New Mexico and University of Guanajuato, School of Law
Carolina Martin Ramos believes in una justicia digna. This means that she believes in treating her clients with the dignity & respect they deserve. Carolina is recognized as a fierce & compassionate advocate. She has a big heart & fights hard for her clients. Carolina Martin Ramos founded Justicia Digna, LLC in 2012 after working as an attorney in government and private law firms. She has managed the work of attorneys and staff in numerous immigration and criminal law cases over the years. Ms. Ramos has helped many families change their lives significantly by attaining immigration benefits through programs like:...
Ashley Marie Arcidiacono
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Carlsbad, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(760) 812-3778 2785 Roosevelt St
Ste B
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Immigration
California Western School of Law
Anna Hysell Robin
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Escondido, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(760) 233-0800 1201 E. Valley Pkwy, Suite 203
Escondido, CA 92027
Immigration
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Former Honors attorney for the Department of Homeland Security now leads North County Immigration law firm. We offer comprehensive legal aid to on all immigration issues ranging from citizenship, permanent residence, asylum, visas and deportation defense. We specialize in handling challenging cases as our prior experience working for ICE helps our clients. Our immigration lawyers are all multi-lingual and have decades of experience winning cases. Founding attorney Anna Hysell learned her legal skills from some of the leading government attorneys and will aggressively advocate her client's cases.
Becky Mendoza
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Encinitas, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(305) 562-7896 330 W. I Street #19
Encinitas, CA 92024
Immigration and Entertainment & Sports
St. Thomas University School of Law
Mark Edwin Rath
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Encinitas, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(760) 943-1590 1991 Village Park Way
Encinitas, CA 92024
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Claudia Sandoval
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Escondido, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(760) 233-0800 1201 E. Valley Pkwy, Suite 203
Escondido, CA 92027
Immigration
Carlsbad, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(760) 918-5584 1902 Wright Pl Ste 200
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Immigration
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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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Donald R. Oder
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Experienced & Trusted Immigration Law Attorney! Committed to Legal Excellence!

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation at affordable rates. I am committed to client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Vista, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(760) 724-2555 969 Vale Terrace Dr Ste A
Vista, CA 92084
Immigration, Business and International
California Western School of Law
Carlsbad, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(760) 676-9450 5927 Priestly Drive
Suite 203
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Immigration
UC Hastings COL
Vista, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(760) 630-2200 314 S Melrose Dr
Vista, CA 92081
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Marcos, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(760) 510-4999 338 Via Vera Cruz Ste 280
San Marcos, CA 92078
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Escondido, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(760) 839-2200 220 W Grand Ave
Escondido, CA 92025
Immigration and Bankruptcy
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Escondido, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(760) 741-1200 104 W Grand Ave Ste C
Escondido, CA 92025
Immigration and International
Univ of Virginia School of Law
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.
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...
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...
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...
Mona Parsa
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Orange County, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 412-7182 Orange County
Orange County, CA
Immigration, Entertainment & Sports and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Aside from presenting seminars statewide focusing on the importance of estate planning and preparing living trusts, Mona’s practice involves assisting individuals - especially entertainers and others excelling in their respective fields - in their immigration matters, as well as working with individuals and companies requiring contracts assistance.
Deron Edward Smallcomb
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(888) 902-9285 2305 Historic Decatur Rd
#100
San Diego, CA 92106
Free ConsultationSan Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Immigration
Santa Clara University, Oxford University, and Empire Law School
For the past 10 years, our practice has achieved over 10,000 approvals for our clients. Whether you are interested in marriage based immigration, asylum, a Green Card, or a business visa, we can help. We speak many languages, so call us today at (888) 902-9285 for a Free Consultation! We have offices in both California and New York, and we help clients in all 50 states and all over the world.
Kelly Shane O'Reilly
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(714) 919-8880 333 City Boulevard West
suite 1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationOrange, 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...
Mr. Allan S. Lolly Esq.
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 483-0311 4655 Cass St., Suite 300
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.
Matthew Springmeyer
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 237-0384 2305 Historic Decatur Rd.
STE 100
San Diego, CA 92106
Immigration and Criminal
California Western School of Law
Matthew H. Springmeyer received a Bachelor’s degree in English with a minor in Literacy Studies (writing emphasis) from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah in 2010. Mr. Springmeyer attended law school at California Western School of Law in San Diego, CA. Mr. Springmeyer graduated in the top ten of his class with Magna Cum Laude Honors in 2013.

While in law school, Mr. Springmeyer was the Co-Chair of the Community Outreach Committee, which focused on providing law students with volunteer opportunities. He was also on the Dean’s Honor List every trimester and received Pro Bono and Public Service...
James Rudolph
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(619) 235-0010 419 19th Street
San Diego, CA 92102
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Washington University School of Law
Rudolph Baker and Associates provides first class legal representation. Our attorneys specialize in immigration and criminal defense, although we also handle personal injury cases and other civil proceedings. In Federal and State courts our attorneys have helped countless satisfied clients achieve favorable results. Our office is located near downtown San Diego, in the Sherman Heights neighborhood. Street parking is readily available. Consultations are free for criminal defense; $60 for immigration. We also have two offices in Tijuana, Mexico.
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...
Nasir Khan Esq.
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Murrieta, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(951) 290-3737 29970 Technology Drive, Suite 221
Murrieta, CA 92563
Immigration, Business, International and Probate
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Nasir "Nas" Khan is the founder and Lead Attorney for the Khan Law Firm, Inc. Half Hispanic and half Middle Eastern, Attorney Khan was raised all over the United States as the son of a United States Air Force officer, an upbringing which has played an influential role in his decision to practice business, international, and immigration law. Education: After receiving a bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Classical Civilizations from UC Berkeley, Attorney Khan went on to earn a law degree from American University's Washington College of Law, where his legal studies...
Sergio Alejandro Copete
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(714) 376-5234 601 Parkcenter Dr Ste 107
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Immigration, Criminal, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
Sergio Alejandro Copete is the owner of Copete Law Firm, a full service law firm that provides legal services in the areas of: Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Immigration Law, Landlord / Tenant, Real Estate, Business Litigation and general Civil Litigation.

Sergio Alejandro Copete is bilingual, speaks English and Spanish fluently and provides individual attention to every case and every person that contacts the firm. In his years of experience, he has successfully obtained great results for his clients, as shown by the reviews he has received by his clients on his various pages on the web.

Sergio Alejandro Copete provides services all...
Julia Thome
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
1504 Brookhollow Dr.
Suite 112
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration
The George Washington University Law School
Julia Thome is an associate in the Orange County office. Ms. Thome represents both individuals and employers throughout the United States and worldwide. Ms. Thome specializes in employment visas including H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, and investor visas including E-2 and EB-5. Ms. Thome earned her Juris Doctor degree from the George Washington University Law School. During law school, she was President of the Hispanic Law Student Association. She also served as a law clerk for the Bureau of Consular Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, law clerk for the General Counsel to the Council of the District of...
Susan Perez
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(619) 819-8648 1901 First Avenue
Suite 108
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of San Diego School of Law and San Beda College of Law
SUSAN V. PEREZ, ESQ. is a member of both the California and Philippine Bars with a combined sixteen (16) years of experience in both jurisdictions in the areas of Immigration and Naturalization, Appellate, Juvenile Dependency, Family, Corporate, Civil, and Criminal Law. She earned her Law degree from San Beda College, Philippines and is pursuing a Master’s of law degree at the University of San Diego, California. Atty. Perez is also admitted to practice before the Immigration and Naturalization Service, Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals, Ninth Circuit of the Court of Appeals, U.S. District Court for the Central and...
Steven Riznyk
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La Jolla, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(619) 793-4827 4225 Executive Sq Ste 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Employment and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Steven Riznyk has been practicing immigration and business law for the past 30 years. His firm, San Diego Biz Law, was the first one to conduct immigration seminars all over the world, including at both Oxford and Duke Universities. He has lectured to thousands of people, and has enjoyed clients from 54 countries. His understanding of immigration, employment, business, and civil litigation and their many complex issues extends far beyond the law. San Diego Biz Law specializes in E and L immigration visas, complex civil litigation cases, and employment law cases representing both employers and employees. Mr. Riznyk also regularly...
Marie Puertollano
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(619) 819-9204 1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
California Western School of Law and Université Montesquieu-Bordeaux IV
Ms. Puertollano is the Managing Attorney of the law offices of Jacob Sapochnick and an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA). Born and raised in France, she earned two Master Degrees in Law; one in France in Public Law and one in the United States in Comparative Law (LL.M). She is fluent in French, English and Spanish.

As an attorney, Ms. Puertollano represents clients in removal before the Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the BIA and immigration court. She also practices all areas of immigration law: family based, employment-based, and investment-based immigrant and non-immigrant visas.

More precisely,...
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.
Ronald Freeman
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
11801 Pierce St
Suite 200
Riverside, CA 92505
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
California Southern Law School
At the Law Office of Ronald L. Freeman in San Bernardino, California, my firm focuses on three areas of the law: criminal defense, family law and immigration. I am dedicated and strongly committed to protecting the rights of Southern Californians in Orange, Riverside, San Bernardo and San Diego counties and throughout the Inland Empire.

I firmly believe that each of my clients deserves my respect, understanding, compassion and personal attention. Consequently, starting with each client's free initial consultation, I listen to my clients, give them knowledgeable advice so they can make informed choices about their options, and work with them to...
Ashkan Yekrangi
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(949) 478-4963 24 Via Ulmaria
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Immigration and Criminal
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ashkan Yekrangi graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in International Studies. Later, Ashkan attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. As a student at UC Hastings, Ashkan wrote-on to the Hastings Law Journal, serving as an editorial staff member. Ashkan then served as Senior Production Editor for the journal until his graduation. While at UC Hastings, Ashkan had the invaluable experience of serving as a judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Kennard at the Supreme Court of California. After graduation, Ashkan worked at several law firms throughout California...
Matthew G. Holt
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(619) 239-7855 3230 5th Avenue, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92103
Immigration
California Western School of Law
Mr. Holt handles all aspects of immigration law. He regularly represents clients in Immigration Court and on appeal with regard to asylum, bond eligibility, cancellation of removal, and adjustment of status. He also represents clients with consular processing and employment-based immigration. His unwavering commitment to justice and dedication to clients have led to exemplary results in even the most difficult cases. As part of Mr. Holt's commitment and passion for immigration law, he is an active member of the San Diego Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and works with the San Diego Immigrant Rights Consortium and the American...
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...
Sholeh Iravantchi
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(714) 619-9303 1851 E. First Street,
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Education
Pacific Coast Univ
As a former public defender, experienced advocate, and trial attorney, my staff and I are committed to provide you with personalized attention and aggressive representation.
John Roger Alcorn
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 553-8529 2212 Dupont Drive
Suite V
Irvine, CA 92612
Immigration
Santa Clara University School of Law
John R. Alcorn is officially certified as a Specialist Attorney in United States Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He has practiced immigration law since 1980, and has served as a Commissioner on the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission of the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and of the Orange County Bar Association Immigration Law Section, in which he previously served as Chairperson.
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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.