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Richard T. Herman Esq
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Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(585) 263-1238 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration, Antitrust, Employment and International
Villanova University School of Law
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(585) 263-1043 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration, Antitrust, Employment and International
DePaul University College of Law
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(585) 263-1597 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration, Antitrust, Employment and International
University of Kansas School of Law
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(585) 263-1588 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration and Business
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1273 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration and Business
Syracuse Law Review Allegheny College
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney
(585) 263-1103 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration and Business
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1367 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration, Antitrust, Employment and International
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(585) 263-1023 1100 Clinton Square
Rochester, NY 14604
Immigration and Business
Albany Law School of Union University
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(585) 278-1882 16 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
Rochester, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(585) 278-1881 16 E Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Immigration, Business, Civil Rights and Employment
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...
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.
Janet Fashakin
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Richmond Hill, Queens, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 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...
Peter Briskin
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(212) 608-7778 225 Broadway
Suite 1012
New York, NY 10007
Free ConsultationNew York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Immigration, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Traffic Tickets
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
Law Office of Peter Briskin represents victims of accidents in New Jersey and New York City as well as New York State. Our practice is limited to people injured in car, motorcycle and truck accidents as well as people injured in slip and fall accidents, dog bites and medical malpractice.

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

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

We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to answer your questions!
Ms. Norka M. Schell
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 34 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 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...
Thomas Tona
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St. James, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 25 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....
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),...
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
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.
Mark I. Davies
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(877) 960-3285 375 Park Avenue
Suite 2607, 26th Floor
New York, NY 10152
Immigration
University of Pennsylvania
Dual qualified as a lawyer in the United States and the United Kingdom, Mark I. Davies is the Global Managing Partner and founder of Davies & Associates, LLC. Mark also Chairs the Global Business and Investor visa team and focuses his practice on EB5, L1, E2 and other business and investor visa solutions. A former General Counsel, Mark is relied on as primary counsel to major corporations, investors, non-profits and businesses of all sizes.

Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an...
Mercedes Cano
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Elmhurst, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 19 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...
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.
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...
Steven A. Goldstein
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer
(212) 201-9031 800 Third Ave
28th Floor
New York, NY 10022
Free ConsultationImmigration
Rutgers University - Camden
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, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, Florida.
Deron Edward Smallcomb
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(888) 902-9285 517 Brighton Beach Ave
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11235
Free ConsultationBrooklyn, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
Immigration
Santa Clara University, Oxford University, and Empire Law School
For the past 10 years, our practice has achieved over 10,000 approvals for our clients. Whether you are interested in marriage based immigration, asylum, a Green Card, or a business visa, we can help. We speak many languages, so call us today at (888) 902-9285 for a Free Consultation! We have offices in both California and New York, and we help clients in all 50 states and all over the world.
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...
Frank Xu
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New York, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(212) 488-2580 40 Wall Street
Suite 3301
New York, NY 10005
Immigration, Business, International and Real Estate
The George Washington University Law School, Columbia Law School and Peking University Law School
A graduate of Peking University Law School, PRC and Columbia University Law School, Frank Xu is a learned, successful and aggressive advocate. Frank Xu advises small/medium firms, companies and institutions on capital investment, financing contracts and cross-border acquisitions, and provides in-depth research on related U.S. laws, rules and regulations. Frank Xu drafts international trade contracts, commercial and financing agreements, and manages related litigation. Frank Xu is admitted to the New York Supreme Court, United States District Court, S.D.N.Y., United States Federal Circuit, 2d Circuit, and Court of International Trade.
Moses Apsan
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(877) 873-8510 122 East 42 Street
17 Fl
New York, 10168
Immigration
New York Law School
Moses Apsan, Esq. emigrated from Brazil in 1955. He is a past President of the Federal Bar Association, New Jersey Chapter (1997-2002), and was Coordinator of the Annual Immigration Seminar, and a member of The American Immigration Lawyers Association. He graduated New York Law School with a Juris Doctor, Cum Laude degree and was an editor and writer for the Law Review. He graduated from Long Island University in 1970 with a degree in Business Management. He is a 1966 graduate of The Bronx High School of Science. He writes for jornal.us and The Brasilian. He hosts a weekly...
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...
David Michael Gottfried
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NY, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(646) 218-7553 122 E 42nd St.
Suite 620
NY, NY 10168
Free ConsultationImmigration
State University of New York - Buffalo
Partner

David is a graduate of the State University of New York at Farmingdale and obtained his law degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. He studied immigration in law school and was a two time participant in the immigration clinic. He also worked for a summer at the largest immigration firm in the country. Before joining Gottfried & Gottfried, LLP, David worked for a small personal injury firm on Long Island as a trial attorney. He is admitted to practice in the State of New York.

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Rachel Einbund
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(212) 252-2125 118 East 28th Street, #1005
New York, NY 10016
Immigration
New York Law School
Rachel Einbund is in the business of changing people’s lives for the better. When New York passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, Rachel was inspired to open her own law practice, recognizing an opportunity to help the LGBT community in ways that had not yet been possible. Law Office of Rachel Einbund (LORE) specializes in green card applications based on marriage and family petitions. Rachel is a strong female business owner who does great humanitarian work. She mentors law students and holds free workshops and information sessions. A graduate of NYU and New York Law School, Rachel celebrates...
Jimmy Johnson
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Flushing, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(347) 426-8803 Law Offices of Jimmy Johnson PLLC
149-45 Northern Blvd, #1N
Flushing, NY 11354
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Landlord Tenant
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School and DeSales University
Attorney Jimmy Johnson is Juris Doctor (JD) graduate of Western Michigan University-Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Auburn Hills Campus, Michigan, USA. In fact, Jimmy Johnson, Esquire is a skilled US Immigration Attorney, Private and Public Criminal Defense Attorneys, and a General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Lawyer with great talents and proven experiences in legal immigration matters including Individual-Family-based and Business-based immigration issues for Jimed Johnson Immigration Services, LLC, Flushing, NY; Law Office of Osa Igunbor, Poughkeepsie, NY; Proskauer Rose, LLP; & Law Office of Adebukola Adetula, Irvington, NJ.

Besides having his Juris Doctor (JD) Law Degree with concentration on...
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...
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.
Charles Richard Conroy
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(646) 253-0511 65 Broadway, Suite 734
New York, NY 10006
Immigration
Vermont Law School
Mr. Conroy's area of practice is immigration and nationality law. Most of his work involves litigation. He represents detained and non-detained clients in a wide variety of situations before U.S. Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and Federal Appellate and District Courts. With respect to Immigration Courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals, for example, he represents non-citizens seeking asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers, adjustment of status, and (for detained clients) release on bond. In Federal Courts Mr. Conroy represents clients with regard to petitions for review, direct appeals from federal district court decisions, complaints for declaratory judgement and injunctive...
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...
Alena Shautsova
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Brooklyn, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 15 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...
David Gouiran
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Staten Island, NY Immigration Law Attorney with 21 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...
Lee A. Koch
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New York, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 2 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.
Craig Kevin Nichols
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Syracuse, NY Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(315) 445-8762 333 Butternut Drive
Suite 103
Syracuse, NY 13214
Free ConsultationImmigration and Personal Injury
Syracuse University College of Law
Our law office is a preeminent Personal Injury and Immigration law firm helping individuals for over 28 years with personalized attention and concrete, concise advice to achieve their Personal Injury and Immigration goals. With a dedicated practice concentration in Immigration and Personal Injury, we limit our case intake to ensure each client we choose to represent will receive the qualities this law office was founded upon 28 years ago-Integrity. Attention to Detail. Making a Difference. Feel free to call for a free consultation.
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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.