Garrett Park Immigration Lawyers

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Hugo Castro
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Strong Legal Representation On Your Side.

I am an experienced and dedicated Attorney at the Law Offices of Hugo Castro LLC. My practice is focused on Immigration, Criminal, DUI/DWI and Traffic Law matters. I advocate for clients with immigration needs across the... Read More »
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Afshin Pishevar
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Experienced & Skilled Legal Representation for Immigration Law Matters!

I am an immigration law attorney with extensive experience and success. I provide individual attention and creative, high quality representation. Visit my website for verdicts and settlements, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Anthony A. Fatemi
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Trusted and Knowledgeable Immigration Law Attorney! Aggressive Representation!

I am an experienced and skilled Maryland immigration law attorney. I will tirelessly advocate for your rights and interests in immigration matters! Visit my website for reviews and case results. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Miguel Palmeiro
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 363-2191 11821 Parklawn Dr, Suite 306
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationImmigration, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Mr. Miguel Palmeiro is a Plaintiffs Trial attorney in DC and Maryland. He has recently been selected as a Top Personal Injury Lawyer under 40. He manages a firm that takes pride in working closely with clients like you to help you get the personalized justice they deserve. The son of immigrants, Mr. Palmeiro grew up in the DC Metro area. In 2006, He entered law school as a Leadership Scholar and became involved in trial advocacy classes and civil litigation as a member of Maryland's National Trial Team. Upon graduation in 2009 Mr. Palmeiro began litigating personal...
Ignacio Alberto Donoso
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(301) 276-0653 7401 Wisconsin Ave.
Suite 400, 4th Floor
Bethesda, MD 20814
Free ConsultationImmigration
McGill Univ and The George Washington University Law School
Ignacio Donoso is nationally recognized as a leading immigration attorney, with expertise in visas for investors, professionals, researchers, start-ups and family immigration. Mr. Donoso is an award-winning attorney. He was recognized in 2015, 2016 and 2018 as one of the Top 25 EB-5 immigration attorneys in the U.S. by EB-5 Investors Magazine.

Donoso & Associates offers immigration services and visa processes for the U.S. as well as Canada, Mexico and India. Our team of attorneys and are fluent in English, Spanish, French and Hindi.

Prior to founding Donoso & Associates in 2013, Mr. Donoso served from 2007 to 2013...
Dawn Chere Sequeira
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(301) 529-1912 10411 Motor City Drive
Suite 750
Bethesda, MD 20817
Immigration
American University Washington College of Law
I became an immigration attorney to help preserve this country's legacy as a land of opportunity and freedom. With my hard work, perseverance, and a strong advocate by their side, my clients were able to achieve the American Dream.
Li Weng
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(301) 804-8356 10741 Gloxinia Dr
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationImmigration, Estate Planning and Family
University of Texas - Austin
Founding partner Li Weng works in Rockville Law Group LLC’s practice areas of estate planning, family law, and immigration. Li brings a background of over 6 years in estate planning, anticorruption, and trade matters, as well as transnational practice experience. Over several years, Li advised multinational companies undergoing internal and SEC investigations on potential violations by the companies’ subsidiaries of anti-bribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In addition, she represented companies during ITC investigations of antidumping and countervailing duty matters. Most recently, Li was employed with the Rockville, MD firm of Altman and Associates, where she helped the...
Afshin Pishevar
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(301) 279-8773 226 N Adams St
Rockville, MD 20850
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Employment and Family
Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
Sajjid M. Rauf
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(240) 321-9901 199 E Montgomery Avenue
Suite 100
Rockville, MD 20850
Immigration and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
I am the managing attorney at Actio Law, and am licensed to practice law in Maryland, and pending admission to the District of Columbia Bar. Throughout my career, I have focused on protecting the rights of consumers and ordinary people. Whether through the practice of immigration and consumer debt law, or helping to keep corporate financial giants in compliance with consumer protection regulations, my primary concern has always been protecting the rights of the individuals who need it most. I understand that as times are changing, so too are the needs of clients. You...
Howard Benjamin Hoffman
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(301) 251-3752 600 Jefferson Plaza
Ste. 204
Rockville, MD 20852
Immigration, Civil Rights and Employment
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Attorney Howard B. Hoffman is experienced in employment and employment immigration matters. On numerous occasions, he has served as a featured speaker at numerous legal seminars. He is an accomplished legal author, and an honors law graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law. Prior to opening his own legal practice in 2002, Mr. Hoffman worked for a prominent employment law boutique catering exclusively to management clientele.
Rachel Claire Zoghlin
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(240) 203-8763 4922 Fairmont Avenue
Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Immigration
American University Washington College of Law
Hugo Castro
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(301) 977-4433 200-A Monroe Street
Suite 305
Rockville, MD 20850
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Universidad de Lima
I am an experienced and dedicated Attorney at the Law Offices of Hugo Castro LLC. My practice is focused on Immigration, Criminal, DUI/DWI and Traffic Law matters. I advocate for clients with immigration needs across the United States as well as in U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world. As an immigrant myself, I bring unique insight and understanding to the immigration process. I also defend clients facing a vast array of criminal charges in Maryland and Virginia.

I work to identify all of my clients' legal options and strongly advocate for their rights and interests. I am dedicated to...
Mr. Serge Bauer
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CHEVY CHASE, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(301) 951-0700 4500 NORTH PARK AVENUE, STE 806
CHEVY CHASE, MD 20815
Immigration, International and Real Estate
Lynn Garfinkel
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(202) 640-4420 7939 Norfolk Avenue
Suite 290
Bethesda, MD 20814
Immigration and International
Immigration Lawyer, Lynn Garfinkel, Esq., has been helping clients prevent and solve problems for eight years. She recently launched Garfinkel Immigration Law, LLC to better serve client needs.Lynn Garfinkel represents clients seeking green cards, temporary and permanent visas, family and work petitions, deportation defense, naturalization, and religious, political, and gender based asylum, and benefits under the Violence Against Women Act. Ms. Garfinkel has experience with a variety of employment based petitions, including intracompany transferees, specialty occupations, professionals, researchers, and more.Finally, Ms. Garfinkel successfully represents clients at consulates around the world. Ms. Garfinkel is currently Chair of the Asylum...
Maribel LaFontaine
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(301) 424-6339 600 Jefferson Plaza, Suite 304
Rockville, MD 20852
Free ConsultationImmigration and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Dinesh C. Verma
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(240) 456-0000 4550 Montgomery Avenue
Suite 775N
Bethesda, MD 20814
Immigration, Business, IP and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School
Dinesh C. Verma concentrates his practice in commercial litigation and immigration matters. He routinely litigates matters involving restrictive covenants, trade secrets, real estate, construction and other commercial matters. Prior to the firm's establishment in 2000, Mr. Verma served as law clerk to the Hon. Laura D. Millman, Special Master, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and worked for a Washington, DC firm where he handled complex commercial, airline, and banking cases.
Kirk Rankin IV
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Wheaton, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 933-4648 11002 Viers Mill Rd, Suite 600
Suite 210
Wheaton, MD 20902
Immigration, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
The George Washington University Law School
Kirk Rankin was born in Washington DC and graduated with Honors from The George Washington University Law School in 1993. He studied finance and economics at The American University where he graduated in 1987. Mr. Rankin founded the Law Offices of Kirk Rankin and Associates nearly 20 years ago after practicing law for 5 years with another attorney.

Mr. Rankin was admitted to the Bars of Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for Maryland, Virginia, as well as the USCIS and all Immigration Courts.

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Lonny Bramzon
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Silver Spring, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(301) 699-7699 8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 1002
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Bramzon is truly a counselor at law. Upon the gravest of circumstances, individuals have been seeking the counsel, help, and defense of Lonny Bramzon for years. He is a master of negotiations. He has a remarkable ability to communicate and connect with clients and adversaries alike. His understanding of the psychology of government agents and attorneys is bar none. He has been able to save the lives and liberty of countless individuals when the circumstances appeared hopeless. Despair does not exist in Lonny’s vocabulary. His ability to speak to a jury and eloquently present his legal issues to...
Aldo Terrazas
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SILVER SPRING, MD Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 373-8743 2445 LYTTONSVILLE RD.
SUITE 505
SILVER SPRING, MD 20910
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Minnesota Law School
Aldo J. Terrazas is an experienced litigator and negotiator with over 25 years of experience. He takes over the worry and eases the anxiety of clients with effective and aggressive representation that inspire confidence. He has argued cases before state and federal courts and he has negotiated the resolution of hundreds of disputes. When only the tenacity of true advocate will do, Mr. Terrazas is the lawyer to call.
Shikha Parikh
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
104 S. Washington Street
Rockville, MD 20850
Immigration, Business, Consumer and Foreclosure Defense
Shikha Parikh is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland and the Commonwealth of Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, with a Bachelor of Science in Financial Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science. Mrs. Parikh received her Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law. After graduating from law school, Mrs. Parikh clerked for the Honorable Marjorie L. Clagett of the Circuit Court for Calvert County, Maryland. She subsequently worked in general practice, and opened her own firm with the goal of...
Robert Katz
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(301) 470-7201 6701 Democracy Blvd
Suite 300
Bethesda, MD 20817
Free ConsultationImmigration, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Robert Katz is one of the leading personal injury attorneys in the nation. For three decades, he has built one of the most successful personal injury practices. His practice employs six attorneys with approximately one hundred years combined experience as well as ten paralegals. He has obtained in excess of two hundred million dollars in compensation for his clients. He enjoys the highest peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Katz prides himself in having developed the loyalty of many immigrant groups including the Asian, Spanish, African, Middle-Eastern, and many other populations that reside in the Mid-Atlantic region. Mr. Katz is currently a...
Juan Carlos Washington
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Silver Spring, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(301) 949-5001 11510 Georgia Avenue
Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Immigration
University of Baltimore School of Law
Melanie Andrea Acuna
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(301) 363-2191 11821 Parklawn Drive
Suite 250
Rockville, MD 20852
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Ali Herischi
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(301) 363-4540 7201 Wisconsin Ave
Suite 450
Bethesda, MD 20814
Offers Video ChatImmigration, Civil Rights, Employment and International
Ali Herischi is the principal at the law firm of Herischi & Associates. He practices in areas of human rights litigation, which includes FSIA, ATCA, TVPA, and ATA. His practice also includes labor and employment, Iran's sanctions, immigration, and technology business startups.

Additionally, he represents clients in business negotiation and mediation settings. Mr. Herischi is a licensed mediator and conducts mediation sessions for business, family and individual conflicts.

Mr. Herischi also provides strategic consulting with technology startups, and work as in-house counsel. He is is a member of board of directors of few startup and not-for-profit companies.

Mr. Herischi is a...
Kris Iliev Keegan
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(301) 204-6818 6525 Greentree Rd
Bethesda, MD 20817
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Rachel Ullman
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Silver Spring, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(301) 949-5001 11510 Georgia Avenue
Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Immigration
Sandra A Grossman
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ROckville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(240) 403-0913 200-A Monroe St., Suite 305
ROckville, MD 20036
Immigration
Paolo Gnocchi Esq
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(240) 403-9000 20 Courthouse Square
Suite 210
Rockville, MD 20850
Immigration, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
Hugo Alfaro
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Silver Spring , MD Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(240) 608-6800 12020 Georgia Avenue
Suite A
Silver Spring , MD 20902
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Paolo Alessandro Gnocchi
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Rockville, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(301) 520-0654 200-A Monroe Street
Suite 305
Rockville, MD 20850
Immigration, Business and International
Juan C. Washington
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Silver Spring, MD Immigration Law Lawyer
11510 Georgia Avenue
Suite 150
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Immigration
Jennifer Marie Jurney
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney
(240) 403-0913 4922 Fairmont Avenue, Suite 200
Bethesda, MD 20814
Immigration
Kevin Michael Reilly
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Bethesda, MD Immigration Law Attorney
(301) 654-5512 8009 Newdale Road
Bethesda, MD 20814
Immigration
Rada A Machin
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(301) 731-2000 1 Research Ct
Ste 450
Rockville, MD 20850
Offers Video ChatRockville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 3 years experience
Immigration, Business, DUI and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
Rada A. Machin is a Principal of The Machin Law Firm, LLC.

Rada has successfully negotiated and settled large lawsuits brought against her clients both businesses and individuals, represented individuals in contentious divorce and custody battles, successfully defended her clients in DUI trials and MVA hearings, and has served as a Court Appointed Attorney for the State of Maryland, representing arrested individuals for initial appearances/bond hearings. Rada has a very high success rate representing Immigrants applying for Green Cards, Citizenship, Adjustment of Status, and I-601A waivers.

Rada is a savvy business law attorney and aids many corporations through contract negotiations and...
Ranga Sourirajan
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Potomac, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(301) 503-3361 13522 Broadfield Drive
Potomac, MD 20854
Free ConsultationOffers Video ChatImmigration, Business and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Eshigo P. Okasili
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Burtonsville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(301) 760-2066 15324 Spencerville Court, Suite 201
Burtonsville, MD 20866
Immigration, Divorce, Domestic Violence and Family
William Mitchell College of Law
In the first half of my legal education, I worked full-time, attended law school part-time and volunteered with African American Family Services and Legal Aid (both in Minneapolis, MN). In the second half of my legal education, I attended law school full-time, worked part- time and volunteered as a student attorney (under the supervision of licensed attorneys). I had my first two children while a law student and graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, MN in January 2003. After my graduation, I devoted my time to raising my young children and assisting my husband with his...
Daryl Wesley Price
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Gaithersburg, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(240) 780-3003 26 N Summit Ave
Ste 202
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Immigration, DUI, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Baltimore School of Law
My clients come mostly from the Spanish-speaking community here in the Olde Towne Gaithersburg area. We handle a wide variety of legal matters and meet clients outside standard business hours in the event of emergencies. We speak Spanish. Se habla espanol.

My professional goal is to empower YOU as a client by helping you navigate through a very complicated and time-consuming personal injury process. I will listen to your story in detail, conduct interviews, gather documentation, take photographs, present claims for benefits, and aggressively fight for a positive resolution in your case.
My significant experience with techniques and strategies will...
Christina Wilkes
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Takoma Park, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(301) 576-0491 7050 Carroll Avenue
Suite 202
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Immigration
The George Washington University Law School
Ms. Wilkes is the founder of Wilkes Legal, LLC, a cutting edge, client-centered immigration law firm.

Ms. Wilkes has dedicated her career to supporting immigrants through work in the non-profit, private, and academic sectors. She has a long record of success handling family and humanitarian based immigration cases before the US Immigration Service and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, as well as deportation defense matters before the Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals. She also appears regularly before the Superior Court for the District of Columbia and Maryland Circuit Courts on behalf of immigrant children. Ms. Wilkes has successfully...
Maria Glinsmann
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Gaithersburg, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(301) 987-0030 12 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Immigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Maria has worked for over 15 years in helping businesses manage the challenge that immigration compliance presents to human resources management and helping individuals navigate the complex and lengthy immigration process. Maria considers her proactive approach to client matters to be her distinctive trademark. Maria handles - Work permits and visas for executives, professionals, and their family members i.e. H1B, L1, J1, Labor Certification - U.S. employment-based, business, trainee, and investor nonimmigrant visas and immigrant employment-based residency cases - Complex U.S. Citizenship
Brian C. Williams
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Hyattsville, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(301) 891-8485 6475 New Hampshire Ave
#205
Hyattsville, MD 20783
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Collections
Howard University School of Law
I am an experienced Maryland and District of Columbia Attorney. My practice areas include Bankruptcy, Foreclosure, Immigration, Personal Injury, Car Accidents, and Debtor/Creditor Law. I take great pride in providing personalized and effective representation. I am dedicated to meeting the legal needs and goals of my clients.

In 1995, I received my B.S. in Marine & Environmental Science from Hampton University. I earned my J.D. from Howard University School of Law in 1998. I am admitted to practice in Maryland, District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court District of Maryland, and the U.S. District Court District of Columbia.
Heidi Boas
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Takoma Park, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(301) 576-0491 7050 Carroll Avenue
Suite 202
Takoma Park, MD 20912
Immigration
University of California - Berkeley
Heidi Boas has dedicated her legal career to assisting asylum-seekers, refugees, and other immigrants through her work with the U.S. Government, United Nations, and non-profit organizations.

Ms. Boas joined Wilkes Legal in 2018 after four years of government service with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Department of State. From 2014-2017, Ms. Boas worked at the Arlington Asylum Office, where she adjudicated the asylum claims of applicants from around the world. As a Senior Asylum Officer, Ms. Boas handled complex applications for asylum, including long-pending cases involving national security and terrorism-related issues. Ms. Boas also managed a team of...
Matthew Glinsmann Esq.
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Gaithersburg, MD Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(301) 987-0030 12 Russell Avenue
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Immigration
University of Maryland - Baltimore
Matthew Glinsmann leads the employment-based residency – PERM Labor Certification team at Glinsmann Immigration. His practice includes representation of large and small corporations, families, and extraordinary ability individuals. Leading technology and service companies select Matthew as a trusted immigration partner because of his immigration experience and reputation. His deep understanding of business practices allows him to design immigration solutions that result in the highest return on investment and allow CEO’s, General Counsel and HR Directors to remain focused on their core mission. His uniquely personal approach makes Matthew a clear choice for individuals seeking help with family...
Michael L. Kabik
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Potomac, MD Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(301) 231-0937 12505 Park Potomac Avenue
Potomac, MD 20854
Immigration and International
Temple University
Michael L. Kabik is a widely recognized leader in the Immigration Bar and legal community. A mentor to younger practitioners in the field, Mr. Kabik regularly directs and teaches Immigration Law Continuing Legal Education courses to other lawyers. Mr. Kabik concentrates his practice exclusively on Immigration Law and is Chairman of the Shulman Rogers' Immigration, Nationality, and Consular Practice Group. He provides clients with a broad full-service employment-based, family-based, naturalization, and litigation immigration practice. Clients include large, medium, and small businesses engaged in the domestic and international transfer of foreign personnel, including executives, managers, and other highly skilled professionals,...
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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.

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