Cayuga County, New York Immigration Lawyers

Cayuga County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(315) 253-0326 110 Genesee St
Auburn, NY 13021
Immigration and Real Estate
Franklin Pierce Law Cente
Diane Rae Chappell-Daly
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Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(315) 333-2323 120 E. Washington Street
Suite 415
Syracuse, NY 13202
Immigration
Syracuse University College of Law
Diane R. Chappell-Daly established her practice in immigration law in 1994. For over 22 years she has represented hundreds of clients seeking a variety of US immigration benefits, including family and employment visas, green cards, naturalization, and proof of US citizenship. Ms. Chappell-Daly has worked extensively with families and employers under various challenging circumstances including difficulties with consular processing, waiver applications, and overcoming denials. She has represented employers across a wide array of industries, including the healthcare, information technology, education, engineering, and environmental science. Ms. Chappell-Daly has also represented foreign nationals applying for national interest waivers, and...
(315) 472-0124 120 E Washington Street Street
Suite 415
Syracuse, NY 13202
Sandra Bruno
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 10 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.
Carolyn Lee
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Immigration
Cornell University
Ms. Lee is the Managing Partner of Miller Mayer’s EB-5 Group. Her practice focuses on EB-5 regional centers, developers, funds, and investors. She has been practicing immigration law at Miller Mayer for 14 years, developing her EB-5 practice for the past 10 years. Prior to joining Miller Mayer, Ms. Lee practiced corporate law in New York City. Ms. Lee is currently the Co-Chair of American Immigration Lawyers (AILA) EB-5 Committee and has previously served as Chair. She also serves on the Public Policy Committee of Invest in the USA (IIUSA), the leading EB-5 trade association....
Sharon Ames
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Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(315) 423-0282 247 West Fayette Street
Suite 300
Syracuse, NY 13202
Immigration
Syracuse University College of Law
Our practice is limited exclusively to Immigration Law. Sharon Ames has been a member of AILA (the American Immigration Lawyers Association) since 1999. Ms. Ames is fluent in Spanish.
Stephen Yale-Loehr
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(607) 254-4765 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...
(607) 273-4200 215 East State Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 6435
Ithaca, NY 14850
Hilary Todd Fraser
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 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.
Adam Rosenfield Schaye
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 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.
Xiayue (Summer) Yin
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 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...
Kristal Ozmun
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Tompkins County, 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.
Rosanne Mayer
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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 39 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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Tompkins County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 7 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,...
Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(315) 437-7600 5010 Campuswood Dr
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Immigration, Business and Education
Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(315) 472-1935 317 Montgomery St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Immigration and Education
Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(315) 488-5544 107 Montrose Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13219
Immigration, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and International
Onondaga County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(315) 233-8225 101 S Salina St
Syracuse, NY 13202
Immigration and International
Justin Michael Cordello
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Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(585) 857-9684 95 Allens Creek, Bldg. 2, Suite 215
Rochester, NY 14618
Free ConsultationImmigration, Employment and Personal Injury
New York Law School
I founded Cordello Law PLLC to focus entirely on labor and employment litigation on behalf of employees throughout the Rochester, New York area. Since that time, my law firm has been instrumental in obtaining significant financial recoveries for clients through the litigation and negotiation of employment disputes. While a firm’s success is generally measured from a financial standpoint, I am proud of the fact that my cases have also led to changes in illegal and abusive employment practices.
Tracy A. Powell
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Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(585) 424-5330 95 Allens Creek Rd.
Bldg. 1, Suite 107
Rochester, NY 14618
Immigration
Western New England University School of Law
Susan N. Burgess
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Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(585) 391-3441 13 Market Street
Brockport, NY 14420
Immigration and Education
Vanderbilt University Law School
Richard J. Link
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Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(585) 313-2267 6 Greig Street
Rochester, NY 14608
Immigration
University of California - Davis
Oneida County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(315) 798-1055 258 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(585) 278-1882 16 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Monroe County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(585) 278-1881 16 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Daniel R. Lasar
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New York County, 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
Janet Fashakin
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Queens County, 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...
Jeffery L. Greco
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Westchester County, 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
Edit Stelczner
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New York County, 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.
Mr. Raymond Lahoud
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New York County, 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
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York County, 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. Allan S. Lolly Esq.
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New York County, 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
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(718) 263-5999 118-21 Queens Blvd
Queens, NY 11375
Free ConsultationImmigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Family
The University of Georgia School of Law and New Law College
Naresh Gehi is too experienced Immigration attorney licences in the Eastern and Southern district of New York and Connecticut. Mr Naresh Gehi practiced in New York and Connecticut, the US Southern and Eastern District courts of New York. Attorney Gehi holds a master of laws from the University of Georgia, especially sophisticated in Immigration laws. Naresh Gehi successfully challenged many Immigration and deportation cases and helping the Immigrants to get out of the legal problems for the last 13 years in New York. Along with the other Immigration lawyers launched an Immigration law firm called Gehi & Associates. This...
Liberty Avenue,
Ozone Park, , NY 11417
Maurice Rene Dyson
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New York County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(855) 673-9766 830 Third Avenue
5th Floor
New York, NY 10022
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 Merrick, NY 11566
(855) 673-9766 4667 Ocean Blvd.
Suite 210
San Diego, CA 92109
(855) 673-9766 2155 Caminito Leonzio
Suite 20
Chula Vista, CA 91915
Dennis Charles Gaughan
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Erie County, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(716) 648-8000 6161 South Park Ave
Hamburg, NY 14075
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Family
New York Law School
We chose to remain a small law office to provide personal, dedicated and aggressive service to our clients. My office costs a few dollars more but excellent service takes time and strategy. Offsetting our higher fees we have payment plans. We have seven lawyers working together to get the best solutions. As a small firm we call upon all areas of the law to form a comprehensive strategy and plan. As in a game making the right move determines the outcome of the case. A divorce case is often helped by a bankruptcy or our tax law knowledge. We create...
Alena Shautsova
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Kings County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(917) 885-2261 2908A Emmons Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Immigration and Civil Rights
Alena Shautsova was admitted to practice law in the United States in 2008. She comes from Belarus where she graduated with honors from one of the most prestigious law schools in the former USSR. Following her graduation in Belarus, she entered the practice of business law while pursuing a second higher education degree in Economics and Management. Her native language is Russian. In 2005 the US Department of State awarded Ms. Shautsova with a highly competitive Eduard S. Muskie scholarship that allowed her to obtain Master's Degree in Law from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. After her graduation...
Svetlana Prizant
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Queens County, 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...
Kerry Bretz
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New York County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(212) 267-2555 305 Broadway
Suite 100
New York, NY 10007
Immigration
City University of New York - Lehman College
Kerry Bretz is a former INS trial attorney and partner at Bretz & Coven. His private practice is defined by his dedication to progressive, fair immigration laws that reflect the true value immigrants bring to the United States and the original promises of the United States as a place where people can pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Kerry Bretz has played a major role in challenging the retroactive application of new immigration laws and mandatory detention. He was instrumental in winning major deportation cases such as Henderson v INS and Calcano-Martinez v INS, which cases have changed the national...
Mercedes Cano
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Queens County, 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...
Peter Briskin
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New York County, 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
Tudor Neagu
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New York County, 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...
Lee A. Koch
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New York County, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 1 year experience
(844) 562-4529 535 5th Ave 25th Floor
New York, NY 10017
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 3296 Waterbury Dr.
Wantagh, NY 11793
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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.