Andes, New York Immigration Lawyers

Daniel Green
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KINGSTON, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(845) 853-7302 KINGSTON, NY 12402
Immigration and Criminal
Hello. My name is Daniel Green. I am the sole attorney at this office and I oversee every step of my clients' cases personally, from doing the legal research and preparing legal briefs and memoranda to reviewing incoming and outgoing mail and preparing application forms. I communicate with clients face to face, via email, via chat, via phone, and via skype, and have repersented overseas clients in Europe, Africa, and Central and South America. My office is located in Kingston, New York, a 5 minute drive from the New York State Thruway and a 7 minute walk...
Billie Gray
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Wallkill, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(845) 895-5758 56 Bona Ventura Avenue
P.O. Box 814
Wallkill, NY 12589
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Criminal and Family
Kingston, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(845) 331-8350 736 Broadway
Kingston, NY 12401
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
New England School Of Law
Jeffery L. Greco
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(914) 898-8800 75 S. Broadway
4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationWhite Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 14 years experience
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
South Texas College of Law
I am a trial lawyer by trade. People do not hire me to plead them guilty. They hire me to fight for them and that is what I do. I cut my teeth as an assistant district attorney in the third largest city in the U.S., handling narcotics cases and major felony cases. I rose to the level of Chief Prosecutor and then I left and took that trial experience with me. I switched sides to become a defense lawyer to protect my clients' constitutional rights that get trampled everyday. Based out of New York, I run the New York...
Mr. Manuel Portela
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(212) 927-7363 177 WADSWORTH AVE
New York, NY 10033
Immigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
American University Washington College of Law
Manuel Portela Manuel@portelalaw.com Law School: The Washington College of Law at American University, Degree: JD 1990 Undergraduate School: Fordham University, 1986 Foreign Language: Spanish Manuel Portela Esq. is the founding partner of The Portela Law Firm, P.C. He specializes in Criminal Defense, Immigration, Family Law and Personal Injury. After graduating from Fordham University and American University Washington College of Law, Mr. Portela accepted an appointment as an Assistant District Attorney at the Kings County District Attorney‘s Office in New York. During his tenure as an Assistant District Attorney, he received extensive training and instruction in the Criminal Court...
Jesus A. Cachaya Jr.
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Personal Injury
Capital University Law School
Leonard John D'Arrigo
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(518) 701-2770 677 Broadway, Suite 1101
Albany, NY 12207
Immigration
Albany Law School
Leonard J. D’Arrigo (“L. J.”) is Partner and Co-Leader of the Immigration Practice at Harris Beach, PLLC where he specializes in corporate and professional immigration involving the full suite of employment-based immigrant (NIW, Outstanding Researcher, Extraordinary Ability, Multi-National Manager, PERM) and non-immigrant petitions (H-1B, H-2, O-1, L-1, E, TN, J-1), as well as all family-based immigration processes.
L.J. assists a diverse group of U.S. and foreign employers, such as multi-national corporations, healthcare organizations and large hospital systems, religious institutions, and universities to obtain temporary and permanent visas for skilled or professional foreign national employees, including international executives and managers, engineers, researchers,...
Susan Beth Henner
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(914) 358-5200 34 South Broadway, Suite 218
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationImmigration
New York Law School
Susan Henner has been practicing immigration law for over 20 years. A 1994 graduate of New York Law School, Susan is the co-chair of the Westchester County Bar Association, Immigration Committee and an Adjunct Professor at New York Law School. Susan assists employers to obtain green cards and visas for clients, and also practices in the areas of removal & deportation. Her areas of practice include: PERM, H-1B visas, O-1, EB-1s, political asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers, and deportation defense. Conveniently located in White Plains, Susan Henner offers free consultations and speaks Spanish.
Nelson Antonio Madrid
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Peekskill, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(800) 223-2814 906 South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
NELSON A. MADRID is a senior attorney with the law firm of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP. Mr. Madrid has extensive experience representing clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Courts), the Board of Immigration Appeals, and the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Mr. Madrid is admitted and a member of: the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division in the First Department (2008); United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York (2008); United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (2008); United States Court of Appeals for...
Conrad Evan Pollack
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Peekskill, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(800) 223-2814 906 South Street
Peekskill, NY 10566
Immigration, Employment, Family and Personal Injury
Brooklyn Law School
CONRAD E. POLLACK is the Managing Partner of Pollack, Pollack, Isaac & DeCicco, LLP. He heads the firm’s immigration department. He graduated from New York University in 1981 and from Brooklyn Law School in 1984 with great honors. He was admitted in New York in 1985. Over the course of his career, Mr. Pollack has acquired experience in all aspects of immigration law, including deportation & removal matters, work, trainee and seasonal visas, family-based visas, political asylum and citizenship matters. He is a member of the New York Court Lawyers Association, ILW.com, American Bar Association...
Janet E Moon
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Syracuse, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(315) 701-6462 110 West Fayette St.
Ste. 1000
Syracuse, NY 13202
Immigration
Syracuse University College of Law
Janet has proven herself to be a trusted advisor to her clients, helping businesses, families and students navigate the immigration system. Janet can help your family come together through the green card or visa process, including fiancé visas, immigrant visas, adjustment, and citizenship processes. She helps international students transition from studying to working in the US. She also helps businesses build new locations in the US and retain talented people from around the world. Janet has experience preparing clients for interviews and hearings, handling denials, notices of intent to deny, requests for evidence and other problems that can arise...
Christopher Paul Dowley
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NY, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(646) 561-9886 GOLDSTEIN & GUILLIAMS PLLC
680 Fort Washington Ave #1H
NY, NY 10040
Immigration, Business and Entertainment & Sports
Fordham University School of Law
Having earned his Bachelor of Civil Law degree at Ireland's prestigious University College Dublin, Chris earned an LL.M (cum laude) in International Business & Trade from Fordham University Law School in Manhattan, New York City. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association, The New York City Bar Association, and the Irish American Bar Association of New York. Prior to joining GG Arts Law as an Associate Attorney specializing in O-1 visas, investor visas, business and family immigration, Chris worked as an Associate Attorney for the Law Offices of M. Arda Beskardes Esq. in New...
Shauky Michael Musa-Obregon
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(914) 721-0865 199 Main St
Ste 301
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DWI and Domestic Violence
University of Pennsylvania Law School
S. Michael Musa-Obregon is the founder of New York City firm, Musa-Obregon & Associates, which focuses on helping those facing criminal charges, dealing with personal injury litigation, immigration issues, employment law, divorce, and intellectual property. He fully understands what is on the line for many of his clients and he strives to do everything on his end to help each individual secure the best possible outcome. Working tirelessly to investigate every aspect of your case and create a strong case strategy, you can feel secure placing your future in the hands of the team at Musa-Obregon & Associates. For more...
Dena Ghobashy
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Poughkeepsie, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(845) 432-5707 3 Neptune Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Free ConsultationImmigration and Bankruptcy
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Diligent and trustworthy attorney specializing in the areas of bankruptcy and immigration law. Bankruptcy practice includes individual (personal) and business chapter 7 and chapter 13 bankruptcy petitions serving the counties of Bronx, Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Dutchess and Sullivan. Immigration practice includes green cards for spouses, siblings, parents, children; citizenship / naturalization applications; cancellation of removal and handling of removal proceedings; temporary protected status applications; asylum cases; asylum appeals; fiancé visas; and waiver for inadmissibility.
John Alexander Bates
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(914) 290-4100 707 Westchester Avenue
Suite 411
White Plains, NY 10604
Immigration, Employment and Securities
Seattle University School of Law
J. Alexander Bates is the founder and managing partner of The Bates Law Firm. He is a resident of Fairfield, Connecticut with over 10 years of experience working in large firms and corporations in New York and Connecticut. His practice involves representing clients in immigration, securities and employment law matters. He is currently licensed in New York. Originally from Millburn, NJ, he attended Deerfield Academy, Colorodo College and Seattle University School of Law before settling in Connecticut. He is a member of local national organizations including, American Immigration Lawyers Association, The Connecticut Sons...
Osvaldo J. Gonzalez Esq.
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(914) 202-2744 445 Hamilton Avenue STE 1102
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationImmigration
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
Charter Member: New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers New York State Bar Association Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Elisa Claro
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(877) 631-3539 199 Main St
4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Immigration, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
Pace Law School
I migrated to New York after high school where I graduated from business school and law school with high Latin honors. While attending law school, I gained hands on training and experience as a student attorney; during which I was exposed to civil and criminal procedure law and regulatory and administrative law. This now gives me an edge when dealing with my client’s legal issues. Since attending law school, I have had the privilege to train under, work with, and learn from the best attorneys in the field. I have worked on a multitude of difficult and challenging matters...
Martha L. Osorio
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(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Family
Adam Rosenfield Schaye
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration, Business and IP
Cornell University
Mr. Schaye’s practice exclusively focuses on EB-5 regional center, developer and investor representation. Mr. Schaye has also represented companies and individuals in a broad range of litigation matters, including extensive trial and appellate experience. In 2012, Mr. Schaye successfully defended an international executive against a foreign governmental agency’s attempt to enforce a multi-million dollar foreign default judgment in the United States. The judgment was held to be void in the U.S. for failure to meet U.S. standards of due process.
Steve Ndubuisi Okasi
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Bronx, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(718) 822-6800 1106 White Plains Rd
Bronx, NY 10472
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Okasi & Okasi PC is a law firm serving New York City and Hudson Valley areas of New York with personal and business legal services. We offer extensive support in the areas of Immigration Services, Personal Injuries, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Family Law. We are proud of the attorneys we have assembled with extensive experience to respond to every aspect of your legal needs. We are here to help! Call us today. 718-822-6800.
Brenda Okasi
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Newburgh, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(845) 391-8776 17 N. Plank Road, Suite 4
Newburgh, NY 12550
Immigration, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
C U N Y School Of Law Flushin
Okasi & Okasi PC is a law firm serving New York City and Hudson Valley areas of New York with personal and business legal services. We offer extensive support in the areas of Immigration Services, Personal Injuries, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Family Law. We are proud of the attorneys we have assembled with extensive experience to respond to every aspect of your legal needs. We are here to help! Call us today. 718-822-6800.
Mr. Nicklaus J. Misiti Esq.
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Poughkeepsie, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(845) 926-1177 42 Catharine St
Poughkeepsie, NY 12564
Free ConsultationImmigration
State University of New York - Buffalo
Nicklaus Misiti is chief attorney of the firm Law offices of Nicklaus Misiti. Mr. Misiti has practiced immigration law since he interned for an immigration judge during law school. In that time he has successfully resolved immigration issues for several clients. His firm handles all types of immigration matters, including but not limited to:
-naturalization applications;
-marriage and family based immigration;
-business and investor based immigration;
-removal defense and criminal immigration issues;
-BIA appeals and federal litigation;
-asylum and VAWA petitions.

Please feel free to contact Mr. Misiti so he can determine if he can help you with your immigration issue.
Kristal Ozmun
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
Suffolk University Law School
Ms. Ozmun focuses her practice on employment-based immigration with a unique specialization in the EB-5 preference category. Ms. Ozmun represents EB-5 regional centers in matters related to both immigration law and corporate and securities law, including designation, compliance, and governance. She also advises EB-5 investors in navigating the immigration process and represents a variety of individual clients seeking non-immigrant and immigrant status.
Brian Wang
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(518) 282-4323 125 Wolf Road
Suite 217
Albany, NY 12205
Immigration
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Brian M. Wang is the founding member of the Law Office of Brian Wang, PLLC. Brian began his legal career as an immigration attorney at Nationalities Service Center (NSC) in Philadelphia, where he completed an Independence Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship. During his time at NSC, Brian provided immigration representation to Philadelphia's Chinese immigrant community. Following the conclusion of his fellowship, Brian was employed as a Senior Attorney at the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York (LASNNY) as a member of the Upstate New York Immigration Law Project. While at LASNNY Brian provided advice and representation to immigrant...
Sofia Dee
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Mount Kisco, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(914) 241-7963 401 Crow Hill Road
Mount Kisco, NY 10549
Free ConsultationImmigration
New York Law School
Joseph Farid Jacob
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(518) 472-0230 125 Wolf Rd, Ste 309
Albany, NY 12205
Immigration, Business, Health Care and International
St. Johs Law School
Joseph is admitted to practice law in the state courts of New York and New Jersey. He counsels clients locally and globally with issues related to the United States federal laws including Commercial and Business Transactions, International Trade and Investments, and Immigration and Naturalization services.

He counsels clients locally and globally with issues related to the United States federal laws including Commercial and Business Transactions, International Trade and Investments, and Immigration and Naturalization services.

He is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA), the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).

He served as Vice Chair...
Joanna Makarczyk Schaffer
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Immigration
New York University School of Law and Warsaw University School of Law - University of Warsaw
Rosanne Mayer
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
New York University
Ms. Mayer’s practice focuses primarily on EB-5 investors and business-based immigration matters. Her EB-5 clients include investors investing in both Regional Center projects and in qualifying individual EB-5 investments. Ms. Mayer’s business immigration clients include both large and small companies and individuals in the high-tech, academic and medical fields. She represents clients pursuing both employer-sponsored immigrant and non-immigrant visas, as well as self-petitioning clients, especially individuals filing National Interest Waiver petitions. She also represents a number of health care providers and physicians pursuing J-1 waivers and work authorization. Ms. Mayer also represents individuals in family-based immigration matters and...
David J. Wilks
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
David J. Wilks is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Mr. Wilks’ practice focuses primarily on employment-based immigration. He has represented a wide range of clients, including universities, multinational corporations, health care institutions, small businesses and entrepreneurs in seeking immigrant and nonimmigrant status for individuals in diverse fields and specialties. Mr. Wilks has also provided immigration expertise relating to large corporate acquisitions, as well as assisted clients with I-9 compliance and family-based petitions for permanent residence. Mr. Wilks currently serves on national leadership committees with the American Immigration Lawyers Association. In addition,...
Sandra Bruno
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
Tulane University School of Law
Ms. Bruno practices exclusively immigration law, with a focus on employment-based immigration. She assists employers in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant status for their employees. She has extensive experience working with post-doctoral researchers, professors, engineers, scientists, scholars, and individuals of extraordinary ability. Ms. Bruno also represents individuals on a variety of family-based immigration and naturalization matters. Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Bruno worked as an associate attorney at an immigration firm in the Chicago area. She is fluent in Spanish.
Richard Olver
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Croton on Hudson, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(914) 840-5973 109 Grand Street, 2nd Floor
Croton on Hudson, NY 10520
Free ConsultationImmigration
Harvard Law School
Richard Olver is a partner at Anderson Olver where he focuses on complex family and employment-based issues faced by clients and their dependents and extended families, both in the United States and around the world. Richard’s practice includes diplomatic and expatriate cases; as well as applications for both non-immigrant visas and permanent residence. Richard also assists clients in citizenship matters.

Richard received his J.D. in 1974 from Harvard Law School. He is admitted to the bar in New York and Kentucky, and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the New York Bar Association, the Kentucky...
Esra Gules-Guctas
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(518) 591-4644 90 State Street,
Suite 700
Albany, NY 12207
Immigration
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Istanbul University School of Law
Mrs. Gules-Guctas's primary practice area is immigration law involving employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions, labor certification, waivers, family-based immigration and asylum. Prior to starting her own practice she was employed as an Associate for the New York City firm of Akin & Smith, LLC and, before that as an Associate Attorney for the Sanli Karabiyik Law Offices. She has received her L.L.B from Istanbul University School of Law in 1999 and her Masters degree in political science from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York in 2005. She received her Master of Laws degree from Benjamin N....
Matthew J. DeFazio Esq.
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(800) 318-9750 203 E Post Rd
1st Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and DWI
Pace Law School
Xiayue (Summer) Yin
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
KoGuan Law School, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Xiayue (Summer) Yin is an Associate in Miller Mayer’s Immigration practice group. Ms. Yin concentrates her practice on employment-based immigration law focusing on the EB-5 preference category. She advises on individual EB-5 source of funds and business documentation for investors primarily from China, utilizing her experience as a Chinese corporate attorney. Ms. Yin’s fluency in Mandarin and commercial experience facilitates communication with Miller Mayer’s numerous Chinese clients and representatives. Ms. Yin also assists Miller Mayer’s regional center and developer clients and individual clients in seeking various immigrant or non-immigrant statuses. Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Yin worked...
Hilary Todd Fraser
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
Cornell University
Ms. Fraser represents EB-5 families, physicians, engineers, teachers, and other highly trained professionals, as well as hospitals, colleges, IT companies, and religious organizations in pursuit of work authorizations and other immigration benefits. Ms. Fraser has presented at national conferences on immigration office staffing and U.S. immigration agency practice. Prior to law school, Ms. Fraser lived in China and New York City, where she worked as a teacher and writer.
Stephen Yale-Loehr
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Ithaca, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(607) 255-0348 Cornell Law School
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
Cornell University
Steve Yale-Loehr is an Attorney Of Counsel in Miller Mayer Immigration practice group. He brings 30 years of immigration law experience to bear in advising corporate and individual clients on a broad array of family- and employment-based immigration matters. In addition to his work at Miller Mayer, Mr. Yale-Loehr is an active and internationally renowned member of the immigration law community. He teaches immigration and asylum law at Cornell Law School as a Professor of Immigration Practice. He also founded and was the original executive director of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), a trade association of EB-5 immigrant investor regional...
Ann Christine Barcher
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Poughkeepsie, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(845) 462-1881 31 Old Farms Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Immigration, Appeals and International
New York University School of Law and New York University School of Law
My dedication to immigration practice began many years ago when my mother and I adopted a Chinese refugee family from Vietnam. Then newly admitted to the New York Bar, I learned immigration law in order to assist all of "my family" to become U.S. citizens and then to sponsor other family members through the maze of the legal immigration process. They have flourished and I have developed a passion for assisting others to achieve legal status in the U.S.
For over twenty-five years I have practiced primarily immigration law...
Srdjan Milenkovic
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Yonkers, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(914) 202-0610 73 Market St. Suite 376
Yonkers, NY 10710
Free ConsultationImmigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
SUNY Buffalo Law School
Milenkovic Law Group PLLC strives to provide our clients with cost-effective and personalized solutions.

We know that it’s a good day when you need to get in touch with the good lawyer that can help you achieve your goals through a legal process so we aim to make it as comfortable for you as we possibly can. We believe in offering transparency to our clients and grant them complete access to our lawyers during closings, settlements & trials.

When you hire us as your legal representatives, we consider you as part of the team! We’ll work closely with you to devise customized...
Joseph Degiuseppe
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(914) 949-2700 1 N. Lexington Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Immigration and Employment
Fordham University School of Law
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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.