Florida City, Florida Immigration Lawyers

Steven A. Goldstein
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Former U. S. Immigration Prosecutor
Pozo Goldstein, LLP

I’m an experienced Miami immigration lawyer. My practice includes all types of immigration cases, including visas, family-based immigration, asylum, deportation/removal, and citizenship and naturalization. Read More »
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Patricia C. Wall-Santiago
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Dedicated to protecting the rights of immigrants. Free consultation. Call now!

I'm an experienced Florida immigration lawyer. My practice is focused on U.S. family immigration and the legal issues that arise from it, including asylum, deportation / removal, visas, and citizenship & naturalization. Read More »
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Lorenzo Arca
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Florida Immigration Law Lawyer

Lorenzo Arca is an associate with Fleitas PLLC. Mr. Arca is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in Florida, and works in the Firm’s Immigration and Business Practice Areas. Mr. Arca represents clients in planning... Read More »
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Sheri A Benchetrit
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Free Consultation! Dedicated & Experienced Immigration Law Representation!

I provide experienced and skilled immigration law counsel and representation. My practice is exclusively devoted to immigration and nationality law matters! Visit my website for more information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Joseph Gurian
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(305) 521-8879 9415 SW 72 Street
Suite 256
Miami, FL 33173
Immigration, Criminal and Personal Injury
St. Thomas University School of Law
Joseph Gurian is principal of the Gurian Group, a law firm that specializes in immigration, criminal law, estate planning and probate. He is a proud alumnus of Florida International University; where he received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and then went on to receive his Doctorate of Law at St. Thomas University. Joseph was inspired to become an immigration attorney after visiting the Holocaust Museum in Miami Beach where he saw his great grandfather’s name, for whom he was named after, on the memorial wall. His family came to the US, fleeing persecution in Poland and a...
Jeffrey S. Weiner
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(305) 670-9919 9130 South Dadeland Boulevard
Two Datran Center, Suite 1910
Miami, FL 33156
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and International
Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
Alina Cruz Esq.
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(305) 445-1011 8501 SW 124 Avenue
Suite 204B
Miami, FL 33183
Immigration
Florida International University
Alina Cruz is an immigration attorney practicing in Miami, Florida. She has successfully defended clients in complex immigration matters before the immigration court, board of appeals and federal court including deportation defense, family and business petitons, asylum and naturalization issues, waivers and more. She has also assisted Dreamers with their petitions for deferred action and has been a guest speaker to diverse groups including churches and schools to talk about immigration. Born in Havana Cuba, Alina Cruz grew up in Miami Florida. She is a naturalized American Citizen. As an immigrant herself, she understands the negative effects immigration can have...
Linda M Kaplan
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(305) 670-7665 10691 N Kendall Drive
Suite 301
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration and Business
New York University School of Law and University of Florida
Linda graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of Florida and then entered the Management Training program at the First National Bank of Miami (Southeast Bank). She was elected an officer of the bank after three years. During her time at the bank, she took graduate courses in Finance from Florida International University. She returned to the University of Florida to earn a J.D. degree. After the J.D. program, she attended the postdoctoral LL.M. program at New York University where she earned an LL.M. in Taxation. This degree program is considered the top tax law program in...
Philip Bartlett
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(305) 998-7504 10651 North Kendall Drive
Suite 218
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Mr. Bartlett founded Bartlett Legal as a full-service law firm dedicated to representing individuals and businesses in a broad range of legal matters. The firm’s practice areas consists of bankruptcy, debt reorganization, foreclosure defense, civil rights, employment law, family law, criminal law, and personal injury law. Having previously worked at prominent civil litigation firms prior to the founding of his firm, Mr. Bartlett has gained extensive experience tackling complex litigation cases for businesses and individuals. He is ready to handle cases across civil and criminal courts at the state and federal levels.
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(305) 661-7000 9990 SW 77th Ave
Miami, FL 33156
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(305) 378-1414 12855 SW 132nd Ave
Miami, FL 33186
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Family
University of Miami School of Law
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(305) 273-3100 7700 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33156
Immigration
Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(305) 554-7724 10661 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(305) 670-0199 9700 S Dixie Hwy
Miami, FL 33156
Immigration, Business and Real Estate
Matthew J. Merrick
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Immigration Law Attorney with 18 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 member of the... Read More »
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(305) 271-8440 10691 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(305) 274-2922 9555 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration and Bankruptcy
The Florida State University College of Law
Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
10661 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration, Business, Divorce and Family
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(305) 595-0424 10691 N Kendall Dr
Miami, FL 33176
Immigration
Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(305) 960-8670 17101 SW 108th Ave
Miami, FL 33157
Immigration
Richard T. Herman Esq
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Coral Gables, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(800) 808-4013 201 Alhambra Circle
Suite 500
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Divorce and Employment
Case Western Reserve University
For all you immigration law needs, call Richard today at 1-800-808-4013. Richard and his team are happy to help! The Herman Legal Group is the "Law Firm for Immigrants." Founded by nationally-known immigration lawyer Richard Herman in 1995, the Herman Legal Group provides skilled and cost-effective immigration counsel to businesses, families and individuals. Along with attorneys Charmaine Rozario, Vania Stefanova, Frank Krajenke, Luis Villarroel, Erin James, Kamal Dari, and Of-Counsel lawyers Dinh Tran, Gil Manzano, Karmen Waters and Ronen Kurzfled. We speak over 12 languages. We are experienced in all aspects of immigration law, including...
Romy B. Jurado
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North Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(305) 921-0440 12955 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 328
North Miami, FL 33181
Immigration, Business, Employment and Estate Planning
Florida International University College of Law
I am a business lawyer, real estate lawyer and immigration attorney. I represent clients in title and real estate matters who are purchasing, selling or refinancing a home or business; negotiating a lease on commercial or residential property and litigating issues that arise from real estate transactions. I provide day-to-day legal and business counseling to both established and successful companies, as well as startups. I offer my clients unparalleled transactional expertise from business formation and preparation of business contracts, to business financing, mergers and acquisitions. U.S. immigration laws are very complex and the factors to be...
Evelyn Suero
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(305) 396-8772 1001 Brickell Bay Drive Suite 2700
Miami, FL 33131
Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney
Immigration, Business, Entertainment & Sports and Probate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Evelyn I. Suero is owner and principal attorney of Suero Law, PLLC, a transactional law firm for local & international business and contractual matters in Florida; focusing on the legal needs of startup companies, nonprofit organizations, global entrepreneurs & entertainment professionals. The firm provides legal advice and representation to local business owners as well as foreign investors to launch, protect, and expand their venture, obtain immigration visas, and protect their loved ones with solid estate planning.
Evelyn is fluent in English and Spanish and earned her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. In addition to her legal...
E.J. Hubbs
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South Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(305) 570-4802 5975 Sunset Dr #502
South Miami, FL 33143
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DUI
University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law
E.J. Hubbs of Hubbs Law, P.A. is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law by the Florida State Bar. He specializes in felony as well as misdemeanor criminal defense, including DUI defense and immigration law. As a former Assistant State Attorney and Assistant Public Defender, he is uniquely qualified to defend clients with difficult criminal cases in Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas of South Florida. Actual trial experience in the courtroom is the most important qualification for any criminal defense lawyer, and E.J. Hubbs has tried over 100 non-jury trials and more than 50 jury trials. He is...
Bruce Coane
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MIAMI BEACH, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(305) 538-6800 350 LINCOLN RD
2nd Floor
MIAMI BEACH, FL 33139-3027
Immigration and Employment
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
Mr. Coane received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Honors from Penn State University in 1979. He received a Juris Doctor Degree in Law from the University of Houston in 1981, and is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is licensed by the Supreme Court of Texas and has been admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United State Court of Appeals in Chicago, New Orleans, Philadelphia, Atlanta and San Francisco. He is also admitted to practice by the U.S. District Court for the Northern...
Isadora Velazquez
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Coral Gables, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(305) 631-2528 815 Ponce de Leon Blvd
3rd Floor
Coral Gables, FL 33138
Immigration
Dickinson School of Law
Ms. Velázquez received her Juris Doctorate from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law where she received several merit scholarships. She was inducted into The Order of Barristers for her performance in the Thomas Tang Moot Court competition where she represented her school and the Northeastern Region. In addition, she became a Martin Luther King Jr. Intern due to her dedication to Public Service prior to becoming a Public Interest Advocate for the Miller Center for Public Interest Advocacy. She worked at Hershey Entertainment and Resorts focusing on Worker’s Compensation Injuries along with Patent and Copyright law in...
Ms Grace I Gardiner
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Plantation, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(954) 320-0319 300 S Pine Island Road
Suite 244A
Plantation, FL 33324
Free ConsultationImmigration
William Mitchell College of Law
The founding lawyer at Gardiner Immigration P.A., Attorney Grace Gardiner proudly serves clients throughout South Florida, including Tampa, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale. She is an immigrant herself and understands the potential challenges that many of her clients face. Because of this knowledge and experience, Grace is able to handle a number of complex legal matters, helping clients live and work in the United States. He focus is to always provide compassionate legal care, especially in the face of emotionally trying matters, such as deportation and family visas. To learn more about Attorney Gardiner’s practice and how she may be able...
Steven A. Goldstein
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer
(305) 856-0400 2000 S Dixie Highway
Suite 101
Miami, FL 33133
Free ConsultationImmigration
Rutgers University - Camden
Mr. Goldstein is a former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor who handles all immigration matters. The firm, Pozo Goldstein, LLP serves clients in removal proceedings, family and business visa cases, employment visas, investment visas, appeals, motions and any other complex immigration related matters. Our offices are located in Miami, New York, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Joseph Gerard Cella
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(877) 583-7080 18851 NE 29th Ave., Ste. 700
Aventura, FL 33180
Aventura, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Immigration
New York Law School
Joseph G. Cella, Esq., has been professionally involved in Immigration Law since 1989, practicing as an Immigration Attorney since 1993. His Immigration Cases have been the subject of articles in many publications including The Herald News, and he has been published in the New Jersey Law Journal. Mr. Cella has given numerous lectures on various topics within the area of Immigration Law, and has taught various political and legal courses at New Jersey’s William Paterson University, including a Masters Degree Course in Political Asylum and International Human Rights Law. Mr. Cella is the founder of Cella & Associates, LLC, US...
Robert G. Whittel Esq.
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(866) 608-5529 119 NE 39th St
Miami, FL 33137
Free ConsultationMiami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
Immigration, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
University of Cambridge and University of Florida Levin College of Law
An experienced trial attorney, Robert Whittel provides his clients with strong, disciplined, results-oriented representation. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he served as a Lieutenant Commander in the US Navy. Robert graduated from both law school and the United States Merchant Marine Academy with honors, and served on the esteemed Florida Law Review. Before co-founding Whittel & Melton, a full-service law firm, Robert gained valuable experience in the court room both serving as a former prosecutor and representing large corporations in complex litigation and transactional matters. Robert is devoted to fighting for his clients’ rights. He handles all types of criminal...
Michelangelo Croce
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Miami Lakes, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(786) 200-3088 CROCE & ASSOCIATES
7900 Oak Lane Suite 405
Miami Lakes, FL 33016
Immigration
University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Montreal
I am a first generation immigrant of Italian and Swiss parents. Having immigrated to the U.S. at an early age I have come to appreciate the freedoms and liberties we have in America. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Criminal Justice and I have worked in federal law enforcement ( U.S. Customs) and security for 15 years before becoming a lawyer. This experience gave me valuable insight as to the inner workings of the U.S. government and its law enforcement mechanisms and procedures which allows me to provide real life practical advice to my clients as...
Elvira Martha Gonzalez
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Hollywood, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(954) 922-2836 6067 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, FL 33024
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Nova Southeastern University
I am honored to announce my recent association with AV-rated Sukkar & Associates in Hollywood, Florida. At S&A, I will continue to serve clients with all types of immigration matters including business and investor visas and residencies, family-based matters, asylum, naturalization, waivers, and deportation. Our firm also handles estate planning matters (preparation of last will and testament). We represent individuals with uncontested divorces.
Antonio G. Revilla III
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(305) 858-2323 2250 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite 501
Miami, FL 33129
Free ConsultationImmigration
University of Miami School of Law
MIAMI IMMIGRATION LAWYER FORMER U.S. IMMIGRATION PROSECUTOR With over 20 years of litigation experience, Miami Immigration Lawyer Antonio Revilla has the knowledge and experience to aggressively represent clients in all aspects of Immigration Law, concentrating in the area of Deportation Defense. Mr. Revilla is a former U.S. Immigration Prosecutor with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). His unique background makes him a Miami Immigration Attorney known for handling complex immigration issues. Mr. Revilla is the Founder and President of Revilla Law Firm, a full-service Miami Immigration practice known for zealously...
Charles Raether
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Hollywood, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(305) 509-6400 3505 S Ocean Dr #CU-1
Hollywood, FL 33019
Immigration, Business and International
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Raether focuses his practice on business and investment-related immigration work with entrepreneurs and high net-worth individuals from around the work. A substantial amount of his time is devoted to EB-5 visa matters, both in representing individual investors as well as developers and organizers of regional centers in their EB-5 capital-raising activities. Mr. Raether also handles L-1 and EB-1 petitions as well as related corporate and business advisory work for his clients. He is fluent in Russian and studied at Moscow State University, allowing him to develop a strong interest on the Russian and CIS markets.
Francis M. Boyer
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Miami Beach, FL Immigration Law Attorney
(305) 921-9665 1000 5th Street
Suite 200
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Immigration, Business, Collections and International
Florida Coastal School of Law
Hello. My name is Francis M. Boyer, Esq., and I would like to take a quick second to thank you for visiting my profile. My main office is located in Jacksonville, Florida, but our firm has two other offices located in Orlando and Miami. I regularly travel to these offices in order to better serve our clients who reside there. I am licensed to practice law throughout the entire state of Florida, as well as in the District of Columbia. My practice areas include business law, immigration, real estate, debt collection, civil litigation, and international law. I invite you to contact me...
James Gagel
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(305) 444-7775 150 Alhambra Cir
Suite 1270
Miami, FL 33134
Immigration, Business and International
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Oxford University, Oxford, England
Larry R. Fleurantin Esq.
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North Miami Beach , FL Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(305) 944-7220 2040 NE 163 Street
Suite 102
North Miami Beach , FL 33162
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Family and Personal Injury
University of Florida
Melissa Dominguez
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MIAMI, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(305) 741-4214 P.O. BOX 45-2208
MIAMI, FL 33145
Immigration
St. Thomas University School of Law
Ms. Melissa Dominguez, Esq. is the founder of Dominguez Law Firm, PLLC. As the daughter of Cuban Immigrant parents, she was born and raised in South Florida. Her upbringing in Miami’s diverse community as well as her own immigrant household influenced her dedication to helping immigrants achieve their dream of obtaining lawful status in the United States.

Ms. Dominguez has over six years of experience practicing exclusively in the area of Immigration and Nationality Law. She previously practiced in the area of Bankruptcy Law helping those going through one of the most difficult times move forward. Through her work she...
Mr. Michael A. Harris
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(305) 792-8677 100 SE 2nd Street
Suite 3400
Miami, FL 33131
Immigration
Nova Southeastern University
Based in Miami, Florida, Mr. Harris is an AV Preeminent Peer Rated by Martindale-Hubbell attorney and owner of HarrisLaw, P.A. As an attorney practicing federal immigration law, he is permitted to represent immigration clients around the world. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Nova Southeastern University Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in 2007. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and English from the University of Florida in 1999. As well, Mr. Harris studied Political Science for two years in the nation’s capital at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. ...
Robert Christopher Arnold
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MIAMI, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(305) 515-5599 80 SW 8th Street, Suite 2000
MIAMI, FL 33130
Immigration, Business and Real Estate
Harvard University
I graduated from Harvard Law School in 1993. Prior to law school, I graduated summa cum laude from the Pierre Laclede Honors College at the University of Missouri, and am a distinguished veteran of the U.S. Army. My areas of expertise are Business Transactions, Contracts and Contract Disputes, Bankruptcy, and all areas of Real Estate. In the area of Business Law, I bring in-house and real-world, business-related experience to the table when assisting clients with a variety of transactions, whether they be domestic or international. In doing so, for example, I provide a unique perspective when it comes to assisting...
William Gaston McLean III
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(305) 434-0731 932 SW 82nd St.
Miami, FL 33144
Immigration, Criminal and Family
Florida Coastal School of Law
I am a Chicago and Miami lawyer practicing family- and employment-based immigration law, and removal and deportation defense and appeals. I also work with criminal and family law issues as they arise in the context of immigration cases.
Leslie I. Snyder
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Coral Gables, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(305) 859-9580 4000 Ponce De Leon Blvd,
#470
Coral Gables, FL 33146
Immigration
California Western School of Law
Board Certified Immigration Lawyer, AV Rated, Top Rated Lawyers as Noted in the Miami Herald, Speaks Spanish
Matthew Weber
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Miami, FL, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(305) 409-9312 66 W Flagler St
#500
Miami, FL, FL 33130
Free ConsultationImmigration and Appeals
University of Washington School of Law and University of Washington School of Law
Mr. Weber practices exclusively in the area of immigration law and related litigation and appeals.

He focuses his practice on deportation and removal defense, immigration litigation, immigration appeals, and other complex immigration cases. He has won numerous appeals at all levels and currently has 10 published decisions in the federal courts from appeals of decisions from the Board of Immigration Appeals, 8 of which were victories. He handles appeals from cases anywhere in the country and from all circuits including the Supreme Court.

He is a frequent speaker at immigration law conferences for the American Immigration Lawyers Association...
David S. Seltzer Esq.
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Miami, FL Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(305) 444-1565 12550 Biscayne Boulevard
Suite 901
Miami, FL 33181
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Miami School of Law
Seltzer Mayberg, LLC is a Criminal Defense Law Firm, focusing on all areas of Criminal Defense, including but not limited to DUI, Burglary, Theft, Drugs, White Collar Crime, Cyber Crime (Hacking, Unauthorized Access, Online Solicitation, Possession of Child Pornography...), Tax Evasion, and more. As a Criminal Defense Attorney, David Seltzer represents clients both in State and Federal Courts throughout the United States. As a former Miami Dade State Attorney, David Seltzer, now a Miami Criminal Defense Lawyer, is dedicated to protecting the rights and freedoms of those accused by the Government. Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney offers...
Ms. Andrea Montavon-McKillip
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Plantation, FL Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(877) 507-7070 300 S. Pine Island Rd., Suite 218
Plantation, FL 33324
Immigration
James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona
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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.