Wofford Heights, California Immigration Lawyers

Vivek Malik
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California Immigration Law Attorney with 13 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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Arleta, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(818) 780-2040 13615 W Wentworth St
Arleta, CA 91331
Immigration and Tax
Whittier Coll School of Law
Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(626) 286-6866 6433 Topanga Canyon Blvd
Woodland Hills, CA 91303
Immigration and Business
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Van Nuys, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(818) 654-0001 14427 Sylvan St
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Immigration, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Univ of West Los Angeles
Stevenson Rnh, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(213) 383-4110 25928 Clifton Pl
Stevenson Rnh, CA 91381
Immigration
Woodland Hills, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(818) 710-7722 21550 Oxnard St Ste 660
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Immigration and Business
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
Ventura, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(805) 658-9118 3319 Telegraph Rd #203
Ventura, CA 93003
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Ventura, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(805) 300-9003 674 County Square Dr Ste 305
Ventura, CA 93003
Immigration
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...
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...
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
Attorney Ashley Negrette is the founder and principal attorney of Negrette Law, P.C., in San Diego, California. A devoted legal advocate for the rights and interests of those she serves, Ms. Negrette represents a diverse range of clients throughout California and around the world.

As the first member of her family to go to college, Ms. Negrette has achieved notable success through her hard work and diligence, and she has earned a reputation as an attorney who cares about her clients' needs. She meticulously prepares each case, and calmly guides her clients through what is typically a very tumultuous and emotional...
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...
William S. Kroger
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(323) 655-5700 8888 W Olympic Blvd
#204
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationBeverly Hills, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
Immigration, Cannabis Law, Criminal and DUI
University of California - Los Angeles
Criminal defense attorney William S. Kroger has dedicated 100% of his career to helping men and women caught up in a criminal prosecution. He regularly defends clients in court throughout the Los Angeles area, including all Southern California Courts State and Federal.

Every day in court, I work to place checks on the power of the prosecution. I am honored to defend each one of my clients, no matter what crime they are accused of or where they come from.

Sometimes the best results in a criminal case can come from meeting with the prosecutor and convincing them that the charges...
Nikki Mehrpoo Jacobson
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Los Angeles, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(888) 207-9600 510 West 6th Street
Suite 330
Los Angeles, CA 90014
Immigration and Workers' Comp
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Attorney at Law | Professor of Law | Certified Specialist
Expert Witness | Legal Analyst | Author

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(888) 207-9600 (310) 277-2266
(818) 276-9866 (213) 275-3012


For over 20 years, Attorney Nikki Jacobson has been a dedicated advocate for California injured workers and immigrants from all over the world. She has focused her practice of law exclusively on workers’ compensation and immigration law. Los...
Sergio H. Benavides
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Hayward, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 867-5181 24301 Southland Drive
Suite 212 B
Hayward, CA 94545
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
University of San Francisco School of Law
I am a top rated Criminal Defense Lawyer and Certified Criminal Law Specialist- by State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Out of hundreds of Criminal Defense Lawyers in San Francisco--there are only 10 Certified Specialists. I am one of the top performers. I have 10 years of experience, having helped thousands of clients with every type of criminal charge, from petty theft, to drug possession, to attempted murder and sexual assault. I've handled DUIs, Domestic violence. I have taken over 30 cases to trial, and achieved excellent results. I am fluent...
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...
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...
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...
Nazanin Ghazi
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Sherman Oaks, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(888) 747-0973 15250 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 401
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business and Family
University of La Verne
We handle many US immigration cases on behalf of clients throughout the United States and from around the world.

Our mission is to provide you with individual attention and professional service at every step on the path toward achieving your immigration goals. U.S. immigration law is extremely complex and the assistance of a professional guiding you throughout the process is absolutely essential! Whether you choose to retain our firm to assist you with your immigration needs, we highly recommend that you speak with an immigration attorney.
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.
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...
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.

Contact us now for a FREE consultation.
Stanley Dale Radtke
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San Leandro, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 863-8058 2450 Washington Ave.
Ste. 170
San Leandro, CA 94577
Immigration, Appeals, Criminal and Social Security Disability
University of San Francisco School of Law
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...
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...
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.
Maryam Kia
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Sacramento, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(888) 684-3399 1101 Fulton Ave
Sacramento, CA 95825
Free ConsultationImmigration
Whittier Law School
The Law Office of Maryam Kia focuses on family immigration needs. I represent clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Department of State, and U.S Embassies and Consulates throughout the world. I will guide you through the web of immigration processes and hold your hand the whole step of the way. Practice Focuses on: - Immigration reform - Permanent Residency (Green Card) based on family (Spousal Visas, Fiance Visas, Immediate Relatives, Brothers and Sisters, etc) - Naturalization - I-601 Waivers and I-601A Provisional Waivers -...
Lisa Danella Ramirez
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(714) 494-4545 1913 E 17th Street Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Ms. Ramirez was born and raised in the United States; however she traces her roots and cultural identity to Ecuador and Italy from where her family immigrated. A daughter of an immigrant mother, she was always intrigued with people from other countries and cultures. Ms. Ramirez has traveled extensively throughout Latin America and Europe having spent summers in Italy and Venezuela where she worked in the legal department of Petroleos de Venezuela (PDVSA). As an attorney, Ms. Ramirez has always practiced exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. She believes it is a privilege to help...
Christopher J. Stender Esq.
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San Diego, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(619) 238-8080 945 4th Ave
Suite 304
San Diego, CA 92101
Immigration and Appeals
Syracuse University College of Law
I am a trusted and well respected immigration attorney, dedicated to helping those immigrating to the United States. I have experience in assisting clients with immigration visas, deportation defense, immigration appeals, bond hearings, asylum and USCIS applications.

I am a proud member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Let me fight for your rights! Call today!
Colin Thomas Greene
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Pasadena, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(626) 559-0808 301 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 520
Pasadena, CA 91101
Immigration and Family
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Colin T. Greene is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California Board of Legal Specialization with 25+ years of experience, and has significant experience is other areas of law, including immigration and estate planning, as well as civil ligation in the California state courts and the federal courts.
Jeff Jung
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Lakewood, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(213) 373-4872 4909 Lakewood Blvd., Ste 302
Lakewood, CA 90712
Immigration
Northwestern California University
Attorney Jeff Jung has successfully defended his clients from deportation and assisted others to gain lawful status in the U.S. He is also an educator with a Ph.D. from UCLA, which is why he places special emphasis on ensuring that clients fully understand their options and the law that affects their rights. We understand that just as important as winning your case is the confidence and peace-of-mind needed to get through the fear and uncertainty that the immigration process can produce.
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...
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...
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...
Bobby Cheng-Yu Chung
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San Gabriel, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(626) 642-8066 123 S. Mission Drive, Suite D
San Gabriel, CA 91776
Free ConsultationImmigration
Golden Gate University
Bobby C. Chung practices exclusively U.S. immigration law with emphasis in employment, investor, and family based immigration and citizenship cases. Before entering private practice, Mr. Chung served as an Attorney Advisor with the U.S. Department of Justice, Executive Office for Immigration Review. Mr. Chung represents clients in all 50 states and before U.S. Consulates worldwide. Mr. Chung is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, and the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Chung graduated from the University of Southern California and obtained his Juris Doctor from Golden Gate...
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.
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.
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...
Carolina Martin Ramos
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Vista, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 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:...
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.
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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.