Valley Village, California Immigration Lawyers

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.
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Romben Aquino
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Guiding immigrant families towards achieving their American dreams.

I bring immigrant families together and defend against families being torn apart. Although based in Southern California, I am able to assist clients nationwide. I have also successfully litigated numerous appeals.
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Jeffrey C. Pettys
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California Immigration Law Lawyer

Capital University Law SchoolOhio
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(213) 219-2805 11117 Hartsook St
Los Angeles, CA 91601
Immigration and Entertainment & Sports
Univ of California-Hastings
Alex Sarajian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(877) 861-8601 222 S. Reno Street #101
Los Angeles, CA 90057
Free ConsultationImmigration, DUI, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
After graduating with honors from USC, Alex Sarajian received his J.D. from Loyola Law School. Prior to forming LA Injury Attorneys, Mr. Sarajian worked at the nationally recognized firm of Geragos & Geragos where he practiced in the areas of civil litigation, products liability, and insurance bad faith. Mr. Sarajian has over 20 years experience in handling personal injury cases of various complexity. As a former insurance adjuster and fraud investigator for Farmers Insurance Exchange, Mr. Sarajian gained invaluable insights as to the claims handling process and procedures which allows him great latitude and experience in securing high dollar settlements...
Leonard Manalo
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Van Nuys, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(818) 904-5900 14500 Roscoe Blvd
Suite 415
Van Nuys, CA 91402
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Leonard (“Leo”) Manalo is a Los Angeles-based attorney who defends clients accused of California and federal crimes. His practice covers everything from asset forfeiture, to DUI and drug crimes.

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

Mr. Manalo began his career with the San Diego County public defender's office, where he helped investigate a wide variety of crimes. While there, he discovered that even innocent people aren't always treated fairly...
David Michael Kramer
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(818) 907-9688 14011 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 402
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Free ConsultationImmigration
Southwestern Law School
Joann Robin Deutch
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 35 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...
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 839-6644 15233 Ventrua Blvd.
Suite 1170
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Family
University of La Verne
Michael H. Moghtader
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Tarzana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 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...
Tamar Poladian
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Toluca Lake, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 242-8100 4110 Cahuenga
PERRON LAW GROUP
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Opening the LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN in Glendale, California as solo practitioner in 1999, Tamar Poladian Perron Esq. quickly became well renowned for her wisdom plus her passionate and intelligent representation of both plaintiff and defense cases. With a primary emphasis in Family Law/Domestic Violence, and a group of associated attorneys conducting Business and Personal Injury tort litigation plus Real Estate, Immigration and Bankruptcy this is your legal team! LAW OFFICES OF TAMAR POLADIAN accomplishes your goals through an effective team approach with the highest level of integrity and ethics! Presiding as Judge Pro Tempore for...
Natalya Vartapetova
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(818) 232-3190 3940 Laurel Canyon Blvd
Ste 1038
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Social Security Disability
Univ of West Los Angeles
Edgardo Quintanilla
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(866) 986-1295 15315 Magnolia Blvd., Suite 416
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Immigration
Whittier Coll School of Law
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.
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Jeffery L. Greco
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 13 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... Read More »
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Fakhrudeen Hussain
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 997-3700 6316 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Immigration and Workers' Comp
Abraham Lincoln Univ
Geoffrey George Melkonian
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(818) 784-6084 15260 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1740
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Construction
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Victor Segura
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Panorama City, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(818) 714-2060 14500 Roscoe Blvd. Suite 400
Panorama City, CA 91402
Immigration, Business, Construction and Family
Hamid Safavi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(818) 900-4529 15165 Ventura Blvd., Suite 245
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
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
Andres James Ortiz
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 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...
John Khosravi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 8 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...
Simon Stepanyan
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 3 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...
Shan Dimitris Potts
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 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...
Pamela Hartman
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 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...
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.
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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.
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Jeffrey C. Pettys
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 515-3529 10940 Wilshire Blvd
#1600
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Free ConsultationImmigration
Capital University Law School
Leon Ben Hazany
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(323) 692-1446 5670 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1730
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Immigration and Civil Rights
USC Law School
Leon the founding attorney of the Law Firm of Leon Hazany and Associates, provides expert legal representation in all immigration cases and post conviction relief matters. He is Certified as a Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California Bar Association's Board of Legal Specialization. Leon handles all types of immigration cases, but has come to be best known for providing solutions for complex cases. He has successfully represented thousands of immigrants, their families, their employers and their businesses throughout the U.S. He is regularly contacted by immigration attorneys to provide them with expert guidance on complex immigration cases, waivers, post-conviction...
R. David DiJulio
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 34 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,...
James Geoffrey Beirne
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Encino, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 25 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.
Nicolette Glazer
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 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
Thomas Davis
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(424) 241-0840 3600 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 1128
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Collections and Employment
University of Connecticut School of Law
Thomas Davis litigates cases in several areas of civil and criminal law, including probate, landlord tenant, personal injury, business law, DUI, and immigration. Attorney Davis has had over 15 years of California litigation experience. Attorney Davis has litigated cases in federal courts, state courts and administrative forums in both Southern and Northern California.
Belet Lazar
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(310) 361-8584 11620 Wilshire Blvd.
Ste 900
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Immigration and Business
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Ronald Jeffrey Tasoff
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(818) 788-8900 16255 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Immigration and Business
Loyola Law School
Ronald J. Tasoff is a senior partner in Tasoff & Tasoff, one of the oldest “AV” rated (highest Martindale-Hubbell rating) law firms in Los Angeles specializing in immigration law. Ron’s father, Lloyd A. Tasoff, who was a former Immigration Judge, founded the firm in 1948. Ron, a Certified Specialist in Immigration & Nationality Law (State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization) since 1988, specializes in assisting “high tech” and health care professionals, entertainers, and highly-skilled individuals obtain temporary working visas and permanent resident status (“green card” status). Clients include U.S. and multinational companies in the technology, banking, medical and...
W. Andrew Harrell
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 362-4646 9350 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 203
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
Free ConsultationImmigration and International
Northwestern California University School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
I have practiced immigration law for almost 25 years, particularly in the areas of business immigration, investor-trader visas, visas for professionals, scientists, academics, artists and musicians, entertainers, athletes, and religious workers. I can obtained both family-related and employer-related permanent residence visas ("Green Cards"), as well as U.S. citizenship by naturalization or through descent. I can advise you on dual-citizenship issues, including multi-national taxation and estate planning. I have a specialty in NAFTA-related immigration. I have published scholarly articles on NAFTA immigration.
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)... Read More »
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Maurice Rene Dyson
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Maurice Dyson, Esq. has successfully handled over $166 billion dollars of business deals and class action litigation worth over $15 billion. He was inducted to the Bar of the U.S.Supreme Court, NY Supreme... Read More »
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Darrick Vallar Tan
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(323) 639-0277 3580 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 900
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Business, Family and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Martin Yeranosyan
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(213) 389-6800 3600 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 1818
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration
Univ of LaVerne
Martin Yeranosyan, Esq., is an immigration attorney with vast amount of experience in family and employment based immigration as well as in removal and deportation defense cases. Our office represents employers throughout the United States who would like to petition for foreign professionals to work for their companies or corporations in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis. We have proudly represented many clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. immigration courts. Mr. Yeranosyan is also experienced in handling different types of nonimmigrant visas, waivers, motions, and appeals before the Board of...
Jack Chammas
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 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...
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...
John Stephen Rubenstein
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(323) 988-5571 3435 Wilshire Blvd Ste 2700
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy and Business
Georgetown University Law Center
Robert Yousefian
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Glendale, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(818) 848-5297 1927 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
Glendale, CA 91201
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
The Law Offices of Robert Yousefian was found in 1993 by Glendale criminal defense attorney Robert Yousefian. An excellent track record and aggressive representation has made Robert Yousefian one the most prominent criminal defense lawyers in Glendale, CA. On top of Criminal Defense, the Law Offices of Robert Yousefian provides various legal services and represent clients in personal injury, civil litigation, immigration law, and DUI cases. Lead by Glendale personal injury attorney Arsineh Aghakhani, our law firm provides professional and expert care with every case.
Ken K Behzadi
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Vivek Tandon
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Beverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(213) 394-5527 8383 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 800
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Immigration
Vivek Tandon is the Founder and CEO of EB5 BRICS – the go to source for everything related to EB-5 U.S. Immigrant Investor Visa (Green Card) Program. A lawyer and an investment banker, Vivek’s primary focus is on educating investors in India, Mexico, Brazil and the Middle East about EB-5 Visa Program and EB-5 regional center projects and EB-5 direct investments. Vivek holds Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) securities licenses. EB5BRICS is associated with a registered broker-dealer NMS Capital Advisors, LLC – a Beverly Hills, California based global, privately held, independent, diversified financial...
Jay Tanenbaum
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Encino , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(818) 907-6600 15760 Ventura Blvd. 16 Floor
Encino , CA 91436
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
Southwestern Law School
Amy Maitrayee Ghosh
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(213) 365-2370 3435 Wilshire Blvd
Ste 2270
Los Angeles, CA 90010
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Family
University of La Verne College of Law
Mark I. Davies
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California Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience

University of PennsylvaniaCalifornia, New York and Georgia
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Matthew J. Merrick
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Immigration Law Attorney with 17 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... 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.