Guilderland, New York Immigration Lawyers

Gerald Ray Wood
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(518) 741-8868 2022 Western Ave 2nd Fl
Albany, NY 12203
Free ConsultationImmigration
Immigration Law Firm: Marriage Green Cards, Fiance Visa, Naturalization, Green Card Renewal, Asylum, Remove Conditions on Permanent Residence.
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,...
Esra Gules-Guctas
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 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....
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...
Joseph Farid Jacob
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Albany, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(518) 445-2328 80 New Scotland Ave
Albany, NY 12208
Immigration, Appeals, Family and International
Seton Hall University School of Law
Rensselaer, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(518) 427-2651 677 Broadway
10th Floor
Rensselaer, NY 12144
Immigration, Antitrust, Employment and International
Harvard Law School
Albany, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 5 years experience
1 Commerce Plz
Albany, NY 12210
Immigration and Family
Georgetown University Law Center
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...
Paul Harald Roalsvig
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Long Lake, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(518) 624-2722 8581 Newcomb Road, Suite 1
P.O. Box 735
Long Lake, NY 12847
Immigration, Bankruptcy, Business and Criminal
State University of New York - Buffalo
Stephen D. Jeffries
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Cornell UniversityNew York
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Radu Vasilescu
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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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...
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.
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.
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.
Daniel Green
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Kingston, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(347) 245-7078 684 Aaron Court
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...
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...
Michele A Murphy Esq.
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Chester, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
1 Seely Road
Chester, NY 10918
Immigration
Massachusetts School of Law
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
Newburgh, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(845) 569-0787 26 Rte 17K
Newburgh, NY 12550
Immigration
Eric Hause
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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra UniversityNew York
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Dina M. Corigliano
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New York Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and St. John's University School of LawNew York
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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
Utica, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(315) 798-1055 258 Genesee St
Utica, NY 13502
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Poughkeepsie, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(845) 473-1370 695 Dutchess Turnpike
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Immigration
Peekskill, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(914) 930-1112 1015 Park St
Peekskill, NY 10566
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
Mr. Raymond Lahoud
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New York City, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Ralph Behr
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(800) 761-3446 260 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10016
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
Immigration, Domestic Violence, Securities and White Collar Crime
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Attorney Ralph Behr has been a prominent criminal trial attorney in Florida for over 30 years. His practice is 100% criminal trials, both Federal and State. Attorney Behr is the Chairman of the Criminal Law Committee of the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. Call if you have a criminal issue, have an immigration matter with criminal aspects, or want a consultation with Attorney Behr. Practicing in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and New York, most of my work is cases of complexity and challenge. Your freedom is mine to protect! I have over thirty...
Svetlana Prizant
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Forest Hills, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 8 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...
Batya Ehrens
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(347) 961-8472 3 Columbus Circle
15th Floor
New York, NY 10019
Immigration
American University
Batya Ehrens is a passionate advocate for immigrants, and for economic growth through the contributions and ingenuity of immigrants. She is widely published and lectures on topics including: the DREAM Act; visa options for start-ups, techies and other entrepreneurs; issues affecting physicians; E-Verify; I-9 compliance; naturalization; and grassroots advocacy. Batya Ehrens founded the Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law in New York City . The Firm is a full-service immigration law firm serves the mobility needs of individual and corporate clients around the world. We specialize in employment and family-based U.S. immigration (green cards and visas),...
Tudor Neagu
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 9 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...
Matthew Borowski Esq
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Buffalo, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(716) 330-1503 4343 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225
Immigration, Appeals and Criminal
Drexel University
The first-generation son of immigrants, Matthew Borowski is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He has been featured on news media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, and The Buffalo News for his asylum and refugee work. Matthew is licensed in both the U.S. and Canada. He is well-versed in immigration matters including deportation defense, family and business immigration including NAFTA/TN visas and rehabilitation/waivers, federal criminal defense, and post-conviction relief. He appears before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Borowski Law is located in downtown Buffalo,...
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...
Naresh Menghraj Gehi
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Queens, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 24 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...
Edit Stelczner
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(212) 859-5019 43 West 43rd St.
Ste. 132
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 4 years experience
Immigration and Business
Fordham University School of Law
We pride ourselves in being attentive, caring and successful in the fields of immigration and business formation.
Henry Lung
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Mineola, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 19 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...
Daniel R. Lasar
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 21 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
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.
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 35 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.
James Cai
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(609) 937-4866 43 W 43rd St
#36
New York, NY 10036
Free ConsultationImmigration, Business, IP and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
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.
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...
Lee A. Koch
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(844) 562-4529 535 FIfth 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.
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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.