Santee, 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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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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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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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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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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Santee, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 795-1000 10630 Grand Teton Way
Santee, CA 92071
Immigration, Business and Employment
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.
Thomas J Dao
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El Cajon, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(619) 567-5066 1313 Granite Hills Dr
El Cajon, CA 92019
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
Experienced Attorney with a demonstrated history of working in the law practice industry. Skilled in Immigration Law, Family Law, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation, and Bankruptcy. Strong legal professional with a Doctor of Law (J.D.) practicing in Los Angeles, San Diego, Riverside and Orange counties. Alumni of University of San Diego School of Law.
John R Rodriguez
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(619) 296-6000 3517 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 404
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration and Criminal
John F. Kennedy University
John R. Rodriguez is a skilled trial lawyer with experience that will make a difference in your criminal or immigration case. His combined experience as a trial lawyer, former police officer, and as a private investigator has culminated into a successful legal career with a proven track record that his clients can rely on.
DANIELLE NELISSE
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SAN DIEGO, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(877) 884-6644 3111 Camino Del Rio North
SUITE 400
SAN DIEGO, CA 92108
Free ConsultationImmigration
Danielle Nelisse has successfully handled hundreds of immigration cases for individuals and companies to obtain work visas and marriage green cards (including same sex marriage green cards) for foreign nationals who living throughout America. Danielle Nelisse is an experienced immigration attorney who was admitted in the District of Columbia in 1999 and practices exclusively 100% immigration law in all 50 American states and abroad.
Scott Anthony McMillan
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La Mesa, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(619) 464-1500 4670 Nebo Dr
La Mesa, CA 91941
Immigration, Agricultural, Employment and International
Western Sierra School of Law
John Jianxiao Kang
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(858) 278-5480 7670 Opportunity Rd
San Diego, CA 92111
Immigration and Business
California Western School of Law
Johanna Mary Keamy
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Poway, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 268-3585 13200 Kirkham Way
Poway, CA 92064
Immigration, Business and International
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Matthew Khoury
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 528-2245 3111 Camino Del Rio N, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration
Ian M. Seruelo
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(858) 256-0227 7710 Balboa Avenue
Suite 325
San Diego, CA 92111
Immigration and Employment
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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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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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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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.
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...
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
Brian Kenneth Johnson
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(619) 961-4169 750 B Street #3300
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
University of Houston Law Center
A San Diego immigration lawyer is prepared to take on your case and support you! The team at this firm has dealt with all kinds of immigration issues, and they are well equipped to support you today. Attorney Brian Johnson attended Rutgers College, Rutgers University, before going on to receive his Juris Doctorate at the University of Houston Law Center. Attorney Johnson understands that immigration can be a challenging, tedious, and drawn-out process, and they want to help you through this crucial time as seamlessly and swiftly as possible. To get started down the pathway to success, pick up the...
Narciso Cruz
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 717-2233 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Our mission is simple: To provide you with the highest level of representation for all your immigration and criminal defense needs. Mr. Cruz built his practice primarily on word of mouth among clients and on trusted referrals within the legal profession. Deportation Defense Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Adjustment of Status (Family based Petitions) U-Visa and VAWA for Victims of Crime Investment Visas K1/K2 Fiance Visa Criminals Defense Representation (Avoid Immigration Consequences) INS Hold/bond Fingerprinting for FIOAS (Your file with Immigration) Attorney Cruz was born in Oaxaca, Mexico. His family...
Jonathan David Montag
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
PO Box 124801
San Diego, CA 92112
Immigration
Univ of San Diego School of Law
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...
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.

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Jason Feldman
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(619) 299-9600 2221 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration
University of San Diego School of Law
I am an immigration attorney in San Diego, CA at Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC. I am also a world and national champion contract bridge player.
Leon Jeffrey Snaid
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(858) 412-1309 5755 Oberlin Drive
ste 301
San Diego, CA 92121
Immigration
Witwatersrand Univ
Practicing Family, Business and Professional Immigration Law. Offering personal and caring attention in your case. Leon Snaid is certified as an Immigration Law Specialist by the Board of legal Specialization of the Stae Bar of California. He is rated as a "Pre-eminent" lawyer by Martindaqle Hubbell. His biography has been included in the Who's Who of American Law since 1986. H-1B, TN, L-1, E-1, E-2, R-1, Fiance Visas, Green cards through marriage and employment, and citizenship,
Donald R. Oder
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(888) 900-9002 600 West Broadway
#700
San Diego, CA 92101
Free ConsultationImmigration, Asbestos, Business and Estate Planning
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob J. Sapochnick
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 819-9204 1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
California Western School of Law and Manchester Metropolitan University
Jacob Sapochnick is recognized as one of the most innovative, up and coming Immigration Lawyers in the nation. He devotes 100% of his practice to Immigration Law, representing Corporations, Hotels, Restaurants, and other organizations, as well as, entrepreneurs, and individuals worldwide. He also provides legal support and representation in family sponsored immigration matters.
Lynne Rogers Feldman
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 299-9600 2221 Camino Del Rio South
Suite 201
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
I am an immigration lawyer at Feldman Feldman & Associates, PC in San Diego, CA.
Yingfei Zhou
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(619) 819-9204 1502 6th Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Attorney Yingfei Zhou is an active member of the California State Bar, the New York State Bar and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

Joined the firm in 2012, Ms. Zhou practiced primarily on employment-based and investment-based immigration law. Ms. Zhou has experience in various aspects of business immigration, including employment-based permanent residence and nonimmigrant visas, as well as marriage-based immigration and citizenship matters. Specifically, she has provided counsel to clients in relation to employment in specialty occupation, nonimmigrant NAFTA professional visa, individuals with extraordinary ability and achievements, nonimmigrant trainee or special education exchange visitor visa, religious worker visa, E-2 treaty...
Carlos A. Batara
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San Diego , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(619) 595-7813 1706 Fifth Avenue, Suite 104
San Diego , CA 92101
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
Tristan L Younghaus
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(619) 786-6563 12526 High Bluff Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
J. Michael Ivancie
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 929-0451 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 205
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationImmigration, Administrative, Criminal and Employment
University of Arizona
Ginger Elaine Jacobs
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(619) 900-6778 1620 Fifth Avenue
Suite 750
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration
Harvard Law School
Since its foundation in 2004, Jacobs & Schlesinger has remained a reliable full-service immigration and appellate firm dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses overcome their legal struggles and seek favorable resolutions to their immigration matters. With decades of combined experience, the attorneys at Jacobs & Schlesinger are ready to take on any kind of immigration case you are facing. With results-driven representation, their team keeps your future in mind every step of the way. The Jacobs & Schlesinger attorneys are also extremely involved in the local community, performing pro bono work frequently and raising awareness of present-day immigration issues....
Serena Salinas
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 717-2233 3200 4th Avenue
Suite 203
San Diego, CA 92103
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of California - Davis
Our mission is simple: To provide you with the highest level of representation for all your immigration and criminal defense needs. Our law office is built primarily on word of mouth among clients and on trusted referrals within the legal profession. Removal & Deportation Defense Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Adjustment of Status (Family based Petitions) U-Visa and VAWA for Victims of Crime Investment Visas K1/K2 Fiance Visa Criminals Defense Representation (Avoid Immigration Consequences) INS Hold/bond Fingerprinting for FIOAS (Your file with Immigration) Prior to being admitted to California’s State...
Craig M. Quon
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(619) 822-2263 2667 Camino Del Rio S., Suite 100E
San Diego, CA 92108-3771
Free ConsultationImmigration and Business
University of San Diego School of Law
Eiman Rejali
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(619) 816-1001 8880 Rio San Diego Drive, Suite 800
San Diego, CA 92108
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Family
Attorney Eiman Rejali comes from a very diverse business background and has held numerous executive and management positions here in the United States and overseas. Mr. Rejali has negotiated various international business ventures in the areas of manufacturing, distribution and import/export. After his very successful role in the business industry Mr. Rejali decided to fulfill his life long goal of becoming an attorney and helping others navigate through the complexities of our legal system. His prior experience has played a pivotal role in the complex legal field. After graduating from law school and passing the California BAR on his first...
Jasmine Kiai
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(858) 431-9667 16870 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92127
Immigration
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
The Law Office of Jasmine Kiai is exclusively dedicated to immigration and nationality law. We handle various immigration matters with a focus on self-petition and employment-based immigration. We specialize in Green Cards through the EB1A (extraordinary ability), EB1B (outstanding researcher or professor), and NIW (national interest waiver) categories. We also specialize in O1 extraordinary ability visas.

We have helped thousands of individuals throughout the United States and around the world. We strive to offer our clients with high-quality legal services and personalized representation, while also offering reasonable rates. With our experience and dedication, we have a proven track record of...
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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.