Plainsboro, New Jersey Immigration Lawyers

Edward Shulman
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New Jersey Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience

Edward Shulman is the founder and principal of The Shulman Law Group, LLC in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Mr. Shulman's practice is limited to all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Shulman is the... Read More »
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C. Kierulff Lassen
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New Jersey Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Immigration Lawyer. Handling: Green Cards; Citizenship N-400; Citizenship Denial N-336; I-601 Fraud Waiver; I-601A Unlawful Presence Waiver; I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions; I-751 Denial; Deportation Defense /... Read More »
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Dennis Ortiguera
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Immigration Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced immigration lawyer. I am dedicated to vigorously representing clients in all types of immigration matters! Visit my website to see reviews or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Paris Lee
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New Jersey Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience

Mr. Lee practices Immigration and Nationality Law with a special emphasis on US Citizenship and Naturalization, Family Based Immigration, Deportation and Removal Defense, and Hardship Waivers. Mr. Lee was graduated from... Read More »
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Prashant Bhatia
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Princeton, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(609) 831-2889 475 Wall Street
Princeton, NJ 08540
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Trademarks
Seton Hall University
Mr. Raymond Lahoud
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Bridgewater, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 440-4872 400 Crossing Blvd.
8th Floor
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Free ConsultationImmigration
Georgetown University Law Center
Raymond G. Lahoud, a Partner at Norris McLaughlin & Marcus and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, focuses primarily on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and the surrounding region). His practice includes Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family...
Daniel R. Lasar
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Edison, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(732) 626-5152 1581 Route 27, Suite 202
Edison, NJ 08817
Immigration, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Member of four state bars (NJ, NY, GA, and NC). The firm has extensive experience in Personal Injury, wills, trusts, and estate planning; probate; green card petitions and naturalization applications (including immigration guidance in various issues); traffic ticket defense (throughout the state of New Jersey); business formations, and credit card debt defense.
Alla V. Londres Esq.
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Metuchen, NJ Immigration Law Attorney
(732) 548-1214 406 Main Street, Suite 11
Metuchen, NJ 08840
Immigration and Business
Touro College
Alla V. Londres Esq. is the founder of Law Offices of Alla V. Londres L.L.C. After graduating with honors from State T. G. Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine, Mrs. Londres received her Juris Doctor Magna Cum Laude from Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center, Central Islip, NY. Mrs. Londres is admitted to practice law in the courts of the States of New Jersey and New York. Mrs. Londres’ practice focuses in all areas of U.S. Immigration Law with emphasis in Business Immigration, Asylum and Removal Defense. All of the following experiences provided Mrs. Londres a strong understanding of the...
Filipe Pedroso
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Somerville, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(732) 200-2300 892 US-22, Fl. 2
Somerville, NJ 08876
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law
Over the years I have received many awards and recognitions for exceptional service, client satisfaction and highest ethical standards. The Legal Network has recognized me as “Top Lawyers in New Jersey” several years in a row. I have been invited to join elite Top 100 National Trial Lawyers due to strong qualifications as TOP civil/criminal defense trial lawyers. I was nominated as one of the "10 Best" attorneys in NJ by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys. Currently, I'm the managing attorney at two successful law firms: eLAWnj.com Pedroso Legal Services LLC and...
Leonard R. Boyer
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(973) 798-6131 197 State Route 18 South
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
New York Law School
Although my firm practices in several different fields of law, my expertise is primarily in Mortgage Foreclosure Defense,Divorce & Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Mortgage loan modification. In terms of divorce law, I have a unique prospective from both my personal and professional experience that few other attorneys can match. To me, each case is personal, each client is a person, never just a file number.
Charles D. Dawkins Jr.
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Piscataway, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(908) 962-9929 200 Centennial Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Immigration, Criminal, Juvenile and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Attorney Charles Dawkins Jr. practices Criminal Law, Immigration Law, and Federal and State Criminal Law appeals. The Attorney represent clients in all criminal law cases and the Attorney has obtained favorable results in state and federal courts. Moreover, the attorney has represented many clients in deportation hearing, BIA Appeals, Family based immigration, citizenship and many adjustment of status cases. The Attorney has appealed in State and Federal Courts and has appealed to the United States Supreme Court.
Asma Warsi
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New Brunswick, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(732) 937-6700 24 Kirkpatirck street
3rd floor
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Immigration, Family, Municipal and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Andres Yoav Mejer
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Freehold, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(732) 928-7989 19 West Main Street, Suite 200
Freehold, NJ 07728
Immigration, DWI, Family and Traffic Tickets
I was born in Santiago, Chile, as was my mother. My father is from Rosario, Argentina. I grew up in a Spanish speaking home. We first entered the United State as tourists and overstayed our visas in 1981. We were undocumented for until President Reagan passed a law allowing us to become legal residence. For nearly a decade we had no legal status. Meaning my parents could not legally work or get a driver's license. When the law changed, my parents went to someone they thought...
Kiomeiry Csepes Esquire
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Trenton, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(609) 241-7111 184 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Alan M. Lubiner
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Free Consultation! Experienced & Skilled Representation for Immigration Matters!

I provide exceptional representation for individuals and companies in all types of immigration matters. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Michael L Detzky Esq.
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Freehold, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(732) 780-3090 Detzky & Hunter, LLC
45 Court Street
Freehold, NJ 07728-1709
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Foreclosure Defense
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Michael L. Detzky has been representing individuals and business in bankruptcy for over thirty years. He served as a member of the private panel of Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustees in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey in Trenton for over 15 years and lectures extensively on bankruptcy issues for the New Jersey Institute for Continuing legal education and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Detzky brings a unique element to bankruptcy law practice. As a highly respected member of the New Jersey Bankruptcy Bar, he will enable clients with both New Jersey and New York connections to seamlessly accomplish...
Mr. Valery Milgrom
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Dunellen, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(908) 576-0700 730 Bound Brook Rd.
Dunellen, NJ 08812
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and International
Franklin Pierce Law Center and Franklin Pierce Law Center
Jason Charles Matey
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Lambertville, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
20 S Main St
#3a
Lambertville, NJ 08530
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Criminal and Family
Rutgers University - Newark
At the Law Offices of Jason Charles Matey, I provide my clients with sound legal council and advocate for my clients rights. I provide personalized and experienced representation for clients dealing with criminal defense, personal injury, bankruptcy, divorce and child custody issues.
Jo Ann Posluszny
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Piscataway, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(732) 968-0080 463 S. Washington Avenue
Piscataway, NJ 08854
Immigration, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
In business since 1994, we have helped many people achieve their goals and change their lives. Come in and see if we can assist you.
Aleksandra Gontaryuk
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New Brunswick, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer
(908) 336-7550 711 Jersey Avenue
Suite 202
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Immigration, Family, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Raymond Scott Santiago
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Freehold, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(732) 294-7149 2 Market Yard
Suite 200
Freehold, NJ 07728
Free ConsultationImmigration, DWI, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
City University of New York - Queens College
Yan Rudikh
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East Brunswick, NJ Immigration Law Attorney
(732) 993-3634 223 Highway 18
Suite 108
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
Yuexin Li
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BRIDGEWATER, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(908) 203-8168 1031 US 22 West
Suite 205
BRIDGEWATER, NJ 08807
Immigration, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Sunita Krosuri
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Allentown, NJ Immigration Law Attorney
(609) 731-3529 28 Ridgeview Way
Allentown, NJ 08501
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Rutgers School of Law-Camden
Hightstown, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(609) 443-9005 685 Avon Dr W
Hightstown, NJ 08520
Immigration, Municipal and Real Estate
Princeton, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(609) 921-8181 310 Wall St
Princeton, NJ 08540
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Jamesburg, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(732) 605-0609 12 Parkside Dr
Jamesburg, NJ 08831
Immigration, Business and Real Estate
Matawan, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(732) 862-5250 90 Matawan Rd 4th Fl
Matawan, NJ 07747
Immigration and Employment
California Western School of Law
Edison, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(732) 287-0080 27 Thomas A. Edison Blvd
Edison, NJ 08817
Immigration and Business
East Brunswick, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(732) 745-9400 18 Highway 677
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Immigration and Bankruptcy
East Brunswick, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(732) 418-8865 197 Rte 18
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Immigration
Peter Briskin
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(908) 279-7979 972 Broad Street Suite 602
Newark, NJ 07102
Free Consultation Newark, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Immigration, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Law Office of Peter Briskin represents victims of accidents in New Jersey and New York City as well as New York State. Our practice is limited to people injured in car, motorcycle and truck accidents as well as people injured in slip and fall accidents, dog bites and medical malpractice.

We provide free consultations whether your accident was catastrophic or minor, providing the same level of service regardless of severity.

Our office is completely electronic and utilizes the latest technology from communication to investigation and preparation.

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to answer your questions!
Joseph Gerard Cella
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(877) 583-7080 1187 Main Avenue, Suite 3F
Clifton, NJ 07011
Clifton, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 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...
Franklin S. Montero
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PASSAIC, NJ Immigration Law Attorney
(973) 777-8718 245 LEXINGTON AVE
PASSAIC, NJ 07055
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, DWI and Estate Planning
Franklin Montero has represented clients all throughout New Jersey and New York. A majority of the cases that he handles are in municipal court, and range from Title 39, Title 2C and municipal ordinance violations. He has extensive experience in negotiating plea agreements for my clients with the prosecutors. Franklin has effectively tried matters that could not be resolved with a plea bargain. As such, he has experience with trial preparation, which includes properly assessing the relevant statute, applicable case law and preparation of expert and lay direct and cross-examination questions.

The Law Offices of Franklin S. Montero provides New...
Edward Shulman
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Elmwood Park , NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(201) 773-0100 619 River Drive
Second Floor, Suite 220
Elmwood Park , NJ 07407
Immigration
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Edward Shulman is the founder and principal of The Shulman Law Group, LLC in Elmwood Park, New Jersey. Mr. Shulman's practice is limited to all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Shulman is the former Chairman for the New Jersey Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and the New Jersey Bar Immigration Law Section. He has been named as Best Lawyers in America for Immigration Law and was cited in New York Magazine as Best Lawyers in the New York Area in the field of Immigration Law. He has also been...
Franz Cobos
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(973) 264-1096 17 Academy Street
Suite 312
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationNewark, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Family
Seton Hall University School of Law and Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Franz Cobos is the owner and managing partner of the Cobos Law Firm in New Jersey. Mr. Cobos was awarded a Juris Doctorate in 2004 from Seton Hall University, School of Law, and has dedicated his practice to representing clients in the core areas of Family Law, Immigration Law and Business Law.

Mr. Cobos has practiced in New York and New Jersey for over a decade. Among several other organizations, he is a member and active participant of the New Jersey State Bar Association, Essex County Bar Association, American Immigration Lawyers' Association, Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Essex,...
Joseph Anthony Connell Sr
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Mt. Laurel, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(856) 778-0590 1288 Route 73 South
Suite 301
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Immigration
The City University of New York School of Law
Joseph A. Connell Sr., is a first generation american (native New Yorker) of West Indian descent. He graduated from the City University School of Law with a Juris Doctor degree. He also earned a Ph.D. in counseling psychology. He is a member of the American Bar Association, The American Immigration Lawyers Association, The New Jersey State Bar Association, He is a member and chairman of the Ocean County bar's immigration law committee, the Burlington County Bar and the Christian Legal Society. As an Adjunct College Professor teaching at the graduate level, Mr. Connell has conducted...
Alan M. Lubiner
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Cranford, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(844) 288-7978 123 N Union Ave
#305
Cranford, NJ 07016
Free ConsultationImmigration and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
For over 5 years, Alan Lubiner has worked as an Immigration Officer and Attorney for the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Not only that, but he once served individuals and companies as a Special Assistant U.S. Attorney in special prosecutions and contributed to the drafting of immigration legislation for the Select Commission on Immigration in Washington, D.C. Alan Lubiner takes on cases in all types of immigration law. These areas include change of status, priority workers and extraordinary ability aliens, non-immigrant and immigrant visas, citizenship, and deportation cases.
Garrick A Farria
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Hackensack, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(201) 870-0171 426 Hudson Street
First Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Immigration, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Texas A&M University School of Law
The Farria Law Group offers skilled legal representation in all areas of corporate law matters and from all levels of complexity, including labor and employment law issues, immigration, sports and entertainment law, and corporate law.
Rupal Parikh Aristimuno
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Montclair, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(973) 577-6564 33 Park Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
Immigration and Divorce
Temple University Beasley School of Law and Southern University Law Center
As an immigrant myself, I understand the needs, worries, and concerns that people face when coming to America. I know the immigration system can sometimes be confusing and frightening. This is why I am dedicated to the client - from beginning to end. I help my clients evaluate their options, understand the steps along the way, and choose the best path towards legal residence, employment, and citizenship. I have helped people from all over the world find solutions for all their immigration needs. I also business owners who employ foreign nationals as well...
Craig David Becker
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Mount Laurel, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(856) 273-0200 1288 Route 73 South
Suite 301
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Immigration, Criminal, Education and Juvenile
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Special Education and Criminal Defense Attorney - representing students who have been denied an appropriate and effective education Craig David Becker, Esq. received his law degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was the recipient of a James Wilson Merit Scholarship. Mr. Becker began representing individuals while still attending law school and won his first not guilty verdict and suppression motion prior to graduation. He is a former Assistant Public Defender for Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he represented defendants in high profile felony cases and other serious offenses. Mr. Becker also worked in the...
David H.  Nachman Esq.
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Ridgewood , NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(866) 599-3625 VISASERVE PLAZA
487 Goffle Road
Ridgewood , NJ 07450
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
David H. Nachman Esq. Immigration Law Offices located in Ridgewood, New Jersey, New York City, Canada. Phone (201) 670-0006 (x100) Fax (201) 670-0009 E-mail david_nachman@visaserve.com David H. Nachman was born in New York and is a lifetime resident of New Jersey. Following his admission to practice, Mr. Nachman was employed for three years with one of New Jersey's largest law firms in Newark, New Jersey, in Corporate and Business Law Department. Here, Mr. Nachman engaged in the business immigration law practice and he assisted with general corporate compliance and commercial litigation. Mr. Nachman, along with other firm attorneys, worked on such cases as Berger vs....
Paris Lee
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Edison, NJ Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(732) 516-1717 190 Route 27
Edison, NJ 08820
Immigration
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Mr. Lee practices Immigration and Nationality Law with a special emphasis on US Citizenship and Naturalization, Family Based Immigration, Deportation and Removal Defense, and Hardship Waivers. Mr. Lee was graduated from Yale University with a degree in English and received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Newark. He is the founding partner of Lee and Garasia, LLC, based in Edison, New Jersey and a Former Chair of the New Jersey State Bar Association Immigration Section.
Jimmy Johnson
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Newark, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(347) 426-8803 1 Gateway Center
Suite 2600
Newark, NJ 07102
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and DeSales University
Attorney Jimmy Johnson is Juris Doctor (JD) graduate of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus, Michigan, USA. In fact, Jimmy Johnson, Esquire is a skilled US Immigration Attorney, Private and Public Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Lawyer with great talents and proven experiences in legal immigration matters including Individual-Family-based and Business-based immigration issues for Jimed Johnson Immigration Services, LLC, Flushing, NY; Law Office of Osa Igunbor, Poughkeepsie, NY; Proskauer Rose, LLP; & Law Office of Adebukola Adetula, Irvington, NJ.

Besides having his Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree with concentration on...
Mustafa Cetin
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Fair Lawn, NJ Immigration Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(201) 957-0909 18-01 River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
Immigration
University of Florida
I’m a Turkish Attorney currently practicing in Greater New York City Area.

I have extensive experience practicing in Turkey: civil and criminal litigation, ensuring compliance, drafting and advising in financial transactions and general corporate practice. My practice in U.S. so far is mostly focused on immigration especially asylum and removal defense.

I represented clients in various settings: in a small practice, mid-size practice, as an in-house counsel and as a solo practitioner. I successfully defended clients as a public defender by challenging human rights violations. I negotiated and drafted agreements as an in-house counsel of a bank protecting its interests in financial...
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Need immigration help?

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.