Yorba Linda, California Immigration Lawyers

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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Ashkan Yekrangi
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California Immigration Law Attorney

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... Read More »
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Andres James Ortiz
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(714) 288-9455 500 N State College Blvd
Suite 1100
Orange, CA 92868
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...
Mona Parsa
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Orange County, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 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.
Jewels Juhee Jin
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Fullerton, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(714) 264-5413 440 E. Commonwealth Avenue
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment, Family and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Named top 10% of Lawyers in California - Lawyers of Distinction 2017
Client's Choice Award - Avvo.com 2014
Lisa Danella Ramirez
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 543-5185 1913 E 17th Street Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Immigration
Loyola Law School
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...
Mario Zapata
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Anaheim, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 441-2800 1100 E. Orangethorpe Avenue, Suite 200C
Anaheim, CA 92801
Free ConsultationImmigration and Criminal
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Mario Zapata has gathered over 9 years of experience in effectively representing and working with clients achieve their goals under U.S. immigration law. He has represented a wide variety of clients, including large and small companies, undocumented immigrants, and individuals threatened of deportation. Mr. Zapata handles a wide variety of immigration matters, including family-based and employment-based petitions, adjustment of status, naturalization, citizenship and waiver applications, and consular processing. He appears extensively at USCIS interviews and before Immigration Courts throughout the U.S. Mr. Zapata has successfully argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, the...
Mike Singh Sethi
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(714) 921-5226 625 N Main Street
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Family and Personal Injury
American COL
The U.S. Law Center is a nationwide, full-service immigration law firm that provides large corporations, small businesses and individuals with a full range of immigration processing and placement services. Attorney Mike Sethi earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from California State University Dominguez Hills in 1995. He received his law degree from the American College of Law, where he graduated in the top three percent of his class and was awarded seven AM-JUR Bancroft-Whitney Awards. These awards are presented to those students attaining the highest grades in particular subjects. He is a member of the Bar for the state of...
Chandani Patel Rijal
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Corona, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(951) 667-1919 4740 Green River Road, Suite 303
Corona, CA 92880
Immigration and Estate Planning
We have one motto: “A warm hearted team for simplified legal solutions” Think about this: If what we are doing is not adding value to your life, business and above all, if our work is not simplifying your problems then why do it at all? We have hearts here at Rijal Law Firm, and yes, pun was intended. Every day, in every way, we strive to be the very best team of professionals, dedicated to providing peace of mind for you. We are committed to building and maintaining a lifetime relationship with each and every client based upon integrity,...
Monica Elizabeth Lukoschek
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(949) 480-9345 1913 E. 17th Street, Suite 204
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Immigration
UC Hastings COL
Ms. Lukoschek is a first generation American. Her father is an immigrant from Germany; and her mother was born in Cuba to Spanish parents. Ms. Lukoschek is proud to be the product of her family’s American Dreams. After more than a decade working in the immigration law departments of two major law firms, Ms. Lukoschek helped found a boutique immigration law firm in Irvine and helped to grow the firm from 13 to 40 employees in less than one and a half years. In December 2001, Ms. Lukoschek started a solo practice representing mid- to small-sized businesses, as well as...
Szu-Yu Chang
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Rowland Heights, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(626) 688-0625 1709 South Nogales Street, Suite 203
Rowland Heights, CA 91748
Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Saurab Rijal
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Corona, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(951) 667-1919 4740 Green River Rd Ste 303 Corona CA 92880
Corona, CA 92880
Free ConsultationImmigration, Estate Planning and Probate
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
Raymond Perez Jr
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
P.O. Box 1725
Orange, CA 92856
Immigration, Business, Construction and DUI
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
The Law Offices of Raymond Perez focuses primarily on matters involving personal injury, immigration, criminal/DUI defense, real estate and construction services issues.
Belen T Gomez
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Fullerton, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(714) 449-1581 305 N Harbor Blvd
Ste 320
Fullerton, CA 92832
Immigration
Southwestern Law School
Carlo Franco L. Borja
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Diamond Bar, CA Immigration Law Lawyer
(909) 378-0318 20955 Pathfinder Rd. Ste. 100
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
Free ConsultationImmigration
Christian DeOlivas
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Placentia, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 646-3314 200 N Bradford Ave
Ste L
Placentia, CA 92870
Immigration, Consumer and Criminal
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Nassim Arzani
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Anaheim, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 485-8779 2400 East Katella Avenue Suite 800
Anaheim, CA 92806
Immigration
Trinity International University
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 11 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...
Arturo Angel Burga
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Pomona, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 6 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 22 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...
Kelly Shane O'Reilly
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(714) 919-8880 333 City Boulevard West
suite 1918
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationImmigration
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...
Julia Thome
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 4 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...
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...
Leonard Manalo
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Orange, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(714) 288-9455 333 City Blvd. West
Suite 1750
Orange, CA 92868
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...
Eugene Mayonte Palacios
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West Covina, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(626) 331-8188 1050 Lakes Drive, Suite 231
West Covina, CA 91790
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Attorney Eugene M. Palacios is an immigrant from the Philippines and the founder and principal attorney of the Law Offices of Eugene M. Palacios. He is licensed as an attorney in California since 2001 and in the Philippines since 1997. He is admitted to practice before U.S. Immigration Courts, the U.S. Central District Court, and California State Courts.
Marc Aaron Goldbach
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Whittier, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(562) 696-0582 6528 Greenleaf Ave Ste 210
Whittier, CA 90601
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Employment and Family
Southwestern University School of Law
For more then 2 decades, Mr. Marc Aaron Goldbach has worked tirelessly to develop a successful bankruptcy and civil law practice for clients located throughout Los Angeles County. Whether his clients are facing insurmountable debt, foreclosure, serious felony charges, immigration or other legal issues such as personal injuries, workplace harassment, family and medical leave act violations, whistle blowing and retaliation, consumer law, criminal defense they can be rest assured that Marc Aaron Goldbach will take all steps necessary to fight for their legal rights to protect their interests. Marc Goldbach has represented many legal cases with 100% success...
Parvin Wiliani
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Costa Mesa, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(714) 432-1333 3525 Hyland Ave
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Free ConsultationImmigration, Family and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Parvin Wiliani-Malek is an experienced attorney known for her devotion to her clients and devotion to immigration and nationality law. She has extensive knowledge of all types of immigration law, including deportation, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, marriage-based green cards, extreme hardship waivers, naturalization, citizenship, mandamus litigation for unreasonable naturalization delays, consular interviews, consular appeals, fiancé visas, and many other areas of immigration law. Parvin attended the University of Texas-Arlington for her undergraduate degree in biochemistry, but decided to switch her focus to law. Ever since she was young she had a strong passion in advocating for others. In 1994...
Amber Hardy
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(323) 577-5002 200 N. Tustin Ave.
Ste. 110
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
California Western School of Law
I have been an attorney about 6 years. I have practiced Criminal and Immigration Law in the private sector and for a few years as a Public Defender. I have had valuable training and handled misdemeanor case up to serious felonies and murder cases. I have also handled removal proceedings/deportation, family petitions and green card/citizenship applications. I love what I do. I handle each case personally so the attorney you meet with is the same one in court with you. I believe it is important you have consistent, caring and zealous representation no matter the case.
Omar Alfredo Zambrano
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Baldwin Park , CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(800) 562-0004 12738 East Ramona Blvd.
Baldwin Park , CA 91706
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
USC Law School
About Law Offices Of Omar Zambrano I have practiced law in the State of California since 2003. Over the course of my career, I have represented thousands of clients in a variety of areas of law such as immigration, bankruptcy, real estate, civil litigation of many kinds, estate planning, probate, business law, contracts, personal injury, and guardianship. Competence: I graduated from one of the top law schools in the country, the University of Southern California (USC). I graduated with high honors from USC and I excel in all social and political debates. Friendly, relaxed office atmosphere: I...
Ashkan Yekrangi
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Attorney
(949) 478-4963 1 Park Plaza, Suite 660
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationImmigration 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...
Sholeh Iravantchi
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 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.
Joseph Peter Smith
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(714) 542-9455 1605 E 4th St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
George Washington Univ LS
During his 30 plus years experience as an Attorney in California, Mr. Smith has handled nearly every kind of criminal case and is widely recognized by the Courts, Prosecutors and his peers as one of the area’s top Criminal Defense Attorneys. The overwhelming majority of Criminal Cases resolve through negotiation and plea bargaining. In fact, less than 3% of all criminal cases actually go on to Jury Trial, usually when the settlement offer from the prosecutor or the Court does not match the specific circumstance of the case. If you must go to trial, put Mr. Smith’s courtroom skills...
David Dene Murray
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Newport Beach, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 833-8021 1300 Bristol St N
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, Employment and International
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
With offices located in Orange County, California, just south of Los Angeles, the Law Offices of David D. Murray has been concentrating in the areas of U.S. Immigration Law, U.S. & International Business Transactions, Contracts, Formation of Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Business Buyouts, and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, since 1978. The Law Offices of David D. Murray is rated A/V by Martindale Hubbell for adherence to the highests standards of professional conduct. skills, ethics, expertise, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Our firm finds solutions to litigation, business transactional problems, and...
Annaluisa Padilla
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La Habra, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(562) 691-6000 481 E. Whittier Blvd. Suite E
La Habra, CA 90631
Immigration and Family
Whittier Coll School of Law
We are a "Boutique Law Firm" dedicated to providing our clients with personalized, affordable quality legal representation to meet their expectations and legal needs. Our Principal attorney brings valuable experience representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, formerly (INS), the Executive Office of Immigration Review, as well as appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Our clients come from a variety of backgrounds who need to understand the immigration system and their options. We assess our clients' situation and provide legal representation focused in obtaining...
Diana Vargas
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Montclair, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(909) 554-3578 4795 Holt Blvd., Suite 110
Montclair, CA 91763
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston University School of Law and University of La Verne College of Law
Caroline R. Hahn
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Santa Ana, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(714) 530-3104 1651 E 4th St
#229
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Todd Eric Gallinger
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 862-0010 20 Truman St.
Suite 109
Irvine, CA 92620
Immigration, Business and Estate Planning
The George Washington University Law School
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and all Federal District Courts in California. Mr. Gallinger’s practice focuses on the needs of small businesses and their owners, as well as non-profit law. For his education, Mr. Gallinger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Religious Studies, and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude. Mr. Gallinger writes frequently on numerous legal and political topics, including acting as a regular...
Oksana Van Rooy
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Newport Beach , CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 744-4955 1101 Dove St Ste 245
Newport Beach , CA 92660
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of San Diego School of Law
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John Roger Alcorn
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Irvine, CA Immigration Law Attorney with 38 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.
Theodore Huang
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Rancho Cucamonga, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(626) 771-1078 8291 Utica Ave. #103
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014 and 2013 Avvo Clients' Choice Award. 62 recommendations on Avvo.com, 43 5/5 stars on Yelp, 18 LinkedIn recommendations. Practicing US Immigration only: family, crimes and naturalization, marriage-fraud, waivers, business, green cards and visas K1, H1B, L1A, O and E visas. Our law office is open 6 days a week. Emergency consultations are available in the event of arrest and detention. Attorney Huang is licensed in Maryland and has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1997. Situated in the growing Inland Empire of Southern California, Attorney Huang's law office...
Carlos A. Batara
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Riverside, CA Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(951) 929-0782 4199 Flat Rock Drive, Suite 123
Riverside, CA 92505
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Harvard Law School
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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.