Bay Shore, New York Immigration Lawyers

Keshab Raj Seadie
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New York Immigration Law Attorney with 21 years experience

The University of Georgia School of LawNew York
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Hauppauge, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 64 years experience
898 Veterans Hwy
Hauppauge, NY 11788
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
Thomas Tona
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St. James, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(844) 866-2529 870 Middle Country Road
St. James, NY 11780
Free ConsultationImmigration, Collections and Personal Injury
Mr. Thomas Tona represents numerous clients in a wide variety of Personal Injury accident cases, in courts across New York State.

Additionally, the firm represents business litigation clients when they have a legal dispute with another party over monies owed.

Tona Law also prosecutes civil claims where healthcare providers seek reimbursement of denied healthcare claims, under the New York State No-Fault law.

Since its inception in 2001, Mr. Tona’s law firm, TonaLaw, has built a reputation as one of New York’s premier legal firms due to its’ expertise and integrity. TonaLaw’s consistent track record of uncompromising ethics instills confidence and trust....
Lee A. Koch
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Wantagh, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(844) 562-4529 3296 Waterbury Dr.
Wantagh, NY 11793
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
As a veteran of the United States Air Force, I hold the same core values of "Integrity first, Service before self, and Excellence in all we do" as I did when I served. My training and expertise were in handling highly sensitive matters, computer systems, and developing technology to complete my mission. My Clients First, Justice Always approach to handling cases means I will be there for you when you need me the most.
(844) 562-4529 535 5th Ave 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Al Hedayati
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Melville, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(631) 880-6440 445 Broad Hollow Road
Suite 400
Melville, NY 11747
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce and Family
Western State College
As the managing attorney at Hedayati Law Group P.C., Al Hedayati is a compassionate family law attorney serving Long Island, Manhattan, and the surrounding areas. Mr. Hedayati is able to provide counsel and support for clients facing a wide range of issues, including divorce, child custody, debt division, and more. He has an extensive legal background, bringing years of seasoned counsel and experience to the table. Mr. Hedayati also has experience handling immigration and bankruptcy matters, which commonly inter-relate with divorce and family law issues, further equipping him to take on tough cases. He is an active member of many...
Anand Ahuja
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Hicksville, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(516) 502-3262 76 North Broadway
Suite # 2000
Hicksville, NY 11801
Immigration, Business, Employment and Family
Mr. Ahuja is a U.S. citizen born in India. He is admitted in the states of New York, Connecticut, Virginia, U.S. Tax Court, Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. District Court; Southern District of NY, U.S. District Court; Eastern District of NY, and India. Mr. Ahuja received his education and experience both in India and the United States. Mr. Ahuja holds an LL.M. (International Business Law); an LL.M. in Labor Laws; LL.B. (JD); M.B.A. (Personnel Management & Labor Welfare); M.B.A. (Business Management); a Diploma in German language; a Postgraduate Diploma in Gandhian Philosophy, besides his M.A. (Major: International...
Melville, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(631) 247-0404 58 South Service Road
Melville, NY 11747
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
Hofstra University
Melville, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(631) 247-4626 58 S Service Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
School of Law
Melville, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(631) 247-4656 58 S Service Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
Syracuse University
Melville, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(631) 247-4657 58 S Service Rd
Melville, NY 11747
Immigration, Business, Employment and International
School of Law
Freeport, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(516) 620-3229 11 W Sunrise Hwy
Freeport, NY 11520
Immigration, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Eric Hause
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New York Immigration Law Lawyer

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Radu Vasilescu
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New York Immigration Law Lawyer

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Northport, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(631) 261-0960 168 Laurel Ave
Northport, NY 11768
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Smithtown, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(516) 360-8788 329 Middle Country Rd
Smithtown, NY 11787
Immigration
Copiague, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(631) 225-5300 100 Montauk Hwy
Copiague, NY 11726
Immigration, DWI and Real Estate
Farmingdale, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(631) 752-2996 16 Walnut Ave
Farmingdale, NY 11735
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Family
Copiague, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(631) 264-1200 825 Merrick Rd
Copiague, NY 11726
Immigration and Real Estate
East Meadow, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(516) 794-6630 2115 Hempstead Turnpike
East Meadow, NY 11554
Immigration and Real Estate
Daniel R. Lasar
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(646) 494-2116 276 Fifth Avenue
Suite 704
New York, NY 10001
Immigration, Estate Planning, Personal Injury and Probate
Emory University School of Law
Active member of four state bars (NJ, NY, GA, and NC).
(732) 626-5152 1581 Route 27, Suite 202
Edison, NJ 08817
(770) 744-3928 3060 Pharr Court North
Suite 31
Atlanta, GA 30305
(910) 763-8185 102 N. Front Street
Wilmington , NC 28403
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(212) 258-0713 17 State Street
Suite 4000
New York, NY 10004
Immigration, Business, Criminal and International
Golden Gate University School of Law and FACULDADE DO VALE RIO DOCE
Norka M. Schell is a passionate advocate for her clients. Ms. Schell represents U.S. companies, foreign companies and individuals in protecting their legal rights - emigration and immigration, trades, commercial, dispute resolution, import and export - though both preventive measures and, when necessary, litigation. With an J.D. and L.L.M. in International Legal Studies, Ms. Schell speaks the language of global business and has a first- hand understanding of the issues facing her clients.
Mr. Raymond Lahoud
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New York City, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(888) 440-4872 875 3rd Avenue
8th Floor
New York City, NY 10022
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...
(888) 440-4872 515 Hamilton Street
Suite 502
Allentown, PA 18101
(888) 440-4872 400 Crossing Blvd.
8th Floor
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Maurice Rene Dyson
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Merrick, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(855) 673-9766 Merrick, NY 11566
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment, Family and Medical Malpractice
Columbia Law School
Maurice Dyson, Esq. has successfully handled over $166 billion dollars of business transactions and class action litigation worth over $14 billion dollars and was inducted as a member of the highest court, the Bar of the U.S.Supreme Court. With nearly 20 years of experience, we are also nationally recognized leaders in civil rights, education law, immigration, business and personal injury matters. With top rated client reviews, our attorneys work on matters large and small because your success is our success. Why not have the best? You don't know what you don't know and you need experienced, determined, attentive...
(855) 673-9766 830 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
(855) 673-9766 4667 Ocean Blvd.
Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92109
(855) 673-9766 2155 Caminito Leonzio
Suite 20
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Dina M. Corigliano
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New York Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and St. John's University School of LawNew York
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Lucy Magardichian
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New York Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience

State University of New York - Binghamton and New York Law SchoolNew York
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Tudor Neagu
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(215) 356-9917 The DuMont Building
515 Madison Avenue, 6th floor
New York, NY 10022
Immigration
Villanova University School of Law
I have practiced immigration and nationality law throughout the United States, but primarily in New York. I specialize in immigration litigation for EOIR matters such as asylum, cancellation of removal, adjustment, habeas corpus, deferred action, waivers and appellate work. I have obtained numerous grants both in immigration court and at the asylum office for clients from China, Haiti, South America, Africa, and Eastern Europe. I currently have the privilege of working at Wildes & Weinberg, PC, one of the most well-respected immigration firms in the United States, founded in 1960 and serving a distinguished clientèle.

I hold...
Jeffery L. Greco
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(914) 898-8800 75 S. Broadway
4th Floor
White Plains, NY 10601
Free ConsultationImmigration, 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...
(212) 951-1300 535 5th Ave
25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
(323) 583-1200 7136 Pacific Blvd.
Suite 230
Huntington Park, CA 90255
Peter Briskin
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(212) 608-7778 225 Broadway
Suite 1012
New York, NY 10007
Free ConsultationImmigration, 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!
(908) 279-7979 22-01 Broadway
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
(908) 279-7979 972 Broad Street Suite 602
Newark, NJ 07102
Henry Lung
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Mineola, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(516) 248-8253 92 Willis Ave
Mineola, NY 11501
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
St. John's University School of Law
I am a proud graduate of St. John’s University School of Law (1999). I am currently on the Alumni Board of Directors at the law school I used to attend. Prior to attending law school, I attended New York University and I was a double major in Political Science and Spanish language studies. I graduated from NYU in 1994. In addition to practicing law, I am also enrolled at Bethel Seminary of the East and someday (meaning before I get sent to an old-folks’ home), I hope to obtain a Master’s Degree in Divinity Studies. I...
Edit Stelczner
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(212) 859-5019 43 West 43rd St.
Ste. 132
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationImmigration and Business
Fordham University School of Law
We pride ourselves in being attentive, caring and successful in the fields of immigration and business formation.
Ekaterina Mouratova
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(212) 203-2460 222 Broadway, 19 floor
New York, NY 10038
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, IP and Real Estate
Pace Law School
I am a founder of The Law Firm of Ekaterina Mouratova, PLLC. The legal practice of my firm focuses on business and corporate law, immigration, securities regulations, intellectual property, and real estate transactions. I believe that qualified legal representation involves not only expertise in the subject matter and outstanding performance, but also creativity and determination to find the most beneficial procedures for my clients. Whether advising multinational companies on cross-border transactions and joint ventures, or assisting individual entrepreneurs, artists, and immigrants, I do my job in an efficient, result-oriented, expeditious and personable manner.
Susan Beth Henner
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White Plains, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 23 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.
David Gouiran
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Staten Island, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(718) 761-1462 14 Bradley Avenue, 2nd Floor
Staten Island, NY 10314
Immigration, Business, Elder and Estate Planning
New York Law School
I want to help people, using my training and skills, to protect themselves and their loved ones, legally and to accomplish their financial goals.

I am passionate about business and financial matters (and math!). I find too many people who could have used the assistance of a business attorney and counselor, do not avail themselves of one, and then something unexpected happens, and they find themselves in an avoidable, unwanted situation. I will do my best to help you avoid such circumstances. My practice is limited in scope and much of what I can help you with is located on my...
Leonard R. Boyer
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(718) 286-9132 3145 Coney Island Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Brooklyn, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
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.
(973) 798-6131 1000 Clifton Ave
Suite 200
Clifton, NJ 07013
4400 U.S. Route 9 South
Suite 1000
Freehold, NJ 07728
(973) 798-6131 197 State Route 18 South
Suite 3000
East Brunswick, NJ 08816
Svetlana Prizant
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Forest Hills, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(718) 407-0871 118-21 Queens Blvd.
Suite 507
Forest Hills, NY 11375
Free ConsultationImmigration
St. John's University School of Law
Svetlana Prizant is the President and Managing Attorney of Prizant Law, a practice concentrating exclusively on the areas of US Immigration and Nationality law. Using legal experience combined with an understanding of the immigrant communities she represents, she has repeatedly obtained extraordinary results for her clients. Mrs. Prizant began her practice with the sole intent of providing one-to-one service to all of her clients. Her interest in immigration law stems from her personal background as well as her belief in the essential role immigrants play and the positive contributions they make to American society. Having immigrated to the United...
Stephen D. Jeffries
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New York Immigration Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

Cornell UniversityNew York
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Jonathan Robert Nelson
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(212) 382-4300 5 Bryant Park
27th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Immigration, Appeals, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
Northwestern University
I am a trial lawyer and litigator. I also provide corporate advice and representation to religious institutions and represent foreign nationals in applications for religious asylum. I have actively practiced as a lawyer since graduating from law school in 1983. After eight years of training in big firms in Chicago and New York, I established my own law office in New York City. In summer, 2016, I joined with two other experienced lawyers to form Nelson Madden Black LLP. Our firm focuses on the representation of churches, synagogues, temples, mosques and other religious institutions, and individuals who have legal...
Joseph Caraccio
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(212) 233-8100 225 Broadway
Suite 307
New York, NY 10007
Immigration and Landlord Tenant
New York Law School
I am an associate attorney at Pollack, Pollack Isaac & DeCicco, where I have been practicing in the immigration department since 2012. My legal practice is focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and defending those who face removal (deportation). Most of my current caseload involves the representation of individuals in removal/deportation proceedings. I represent many clients that have been living in the United States for the majority of their life but have been convicted of, or are currently facing, criminal charges. My clients find themselves in immigration court for criminal charges ranging from...
Mercedes Cano
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Elmhurst, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(718) 505-8506 40-26 82nd St
Elmhurst, NY 11373
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
The City University of New York School of Law
Mercedes S. Cano is the sole proprietor of the Law Office of Mercedes S. Cano. She has extensive experience in the area of immigration law, and more specifically in matters that involve deportation, political asylum and family petitions. She has represented and obtained green cards for immigrants who have been allegedly abused by United States citizens or permanent legal residents. Ms. Cano has successfully represented immigrants in immigration courts in and out of New York State, and has filed appeals for the Board of Immigration Appeals for those in deportation proceedings. Ms. Cano is also an experienced criminal defense...
Stuart Reich
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(212) 430-6582 11 Broadway, Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Immigration
Cleveland State University
Mr. Reich (a 10.0 out of 10 "Superb" rated attorney on Avvo.com and New York SuperLawyer 2011-Present) founded The Law Offices of Stuart J. Reich in 2003. His goal was and is to serve the needs of the professional foreign national community and of small and medium-size U.S. employers who require highly qualified foreign national talent to remain competitive and innovative. We understand the mission-critical nature of the immigration process as well as the confusion caused by it's complexity - so our philosophy is to get the work done quickly and competently while making sure our clients have the...
Varvara Mariana Gokea
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(212) 937-8420 575 Madison Ave
Suite 1006
New York, NY 10022
Immigration, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Widener University Delaware School of Law and New York Law School
I became an Attorney and Counselor at Law to guide families just like mine in the intimidating and some time convoluted judicial process. My ambition is to provide value and shape the culture in our communities for women just like me.
Irene Vaisman
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(646) 253-0516 11 Broadway
Suite 615
New York, NY 10004
Free ConsultationImmigration
New York Law School
Irene Vaisman graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2001 with a degree in Political Science. She received her Juris Doctor degree in 2004 from New York Law School. Throughout her education, Irene participated in various internships and legal programs gaining experience in both criminal and civil immigration matters as well as learning how immigration law intersects other practice areas. Her first pro bono cases sought to help undocumented children with various illnesses and those feelings of compassion have guided her throughout her practice. After graduating law school, Irene spent seven years practicing...
Steven A. Goldstein
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(212) 201-9031 830 Third Ave
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationImmigration and Appeals
Rutgers School of Law-Newark
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, Atlanta, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
(305) 856-0400 2000 S Dixie Highway
Suite 101
Miami, FL 33133
(404) 806-0718 3490 Piedmont Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30305
Mr. Allan S. Lolly Esq.
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 483-0311 260 Madison Avenue, Suite 8000A
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationImmigration
Santa Clara University
With more than 20 years attorney experience, my entire law practice is devoted to family immigration, including fiance visas, marriage visas, green cards, U.S. citizenship, and bar waivers based on unlawful presence, misrepresentation, and criminal offenses. I also handle Adam Walsh Act bar waivers. I've obtained more than 11,000 visas and green cards for family members. If interested in working together, I do not charge for initial consultations. You are welcome to email me at attorneys@asl-lawfirm.com or call me at 1-888-483-0311. Please be sure to review our firm website, blog, and FaceBook postings.
(888) 483-0311 4655 Cass St., Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92109
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(718) 805-2522 105-22 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, Queens, NY 11418
Free ConsultationImmigration, Divorce, Family and Real Estate
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Janet Fashakin is a seasoned attorney of over two decades, a journey that started in Africa in 2000 church. She received her bachelors in law from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria, She proceeded to receive her Masters in Law from Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law in New York. She embarked on her doctorate studies at Walden University in Baltimore, USA, where her dissertation focuses on the "Challenges faced by the African American Women upon their release after serving their terms."
Bar Admissions: The Supreme Court of Nigeria;
The Supreme Court of New York State 2nd...
Ms. Ruchi Thaker
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(212) 513-1713 100 Church Street, Suite 800
8th Fl
New York, NY 10007
Immigration
Syracuse University College of Law
NYC immigration lawyer specializing in family-based immigration, appeals, motions and waivers, deportation defense, consular processing, naturalization and more!
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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.