Farmers Branch, Texas Immigration Lawyers

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Claire Seifi
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(972) 591-7115 5068 W. Plano Pkwy
Suite 300
Plano, TX 75093
Immigration
Concord Law School of Kaplan University
SEIFI LAW FIRM, PC is a DFW immigration law firm. We are dedicated to providing our client with competent and affordable legal representation and making their immigration experience less stressful and overwhelming. We are located in Plano, Texas and offer services in English, Persian, French and Spanish. We welcome the opportunity to discuss your immigration case with you.
Lakshmi Nayar
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Irving, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(972) 445-4114 800 W. Airport Freeway
Suite 1100
Irving, TX 75062
Immigration
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and Murdoch University, Australia
Lakshmi Nayar was born in 1975 in Kerala, India. At the age of 6, her family migrated to Perth, Western Australia, where she resided until moving to Dallas in 1998. Lakshmi graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Politics and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) with Honors. In 1999, Lakshmi earned her Master of Laws (LL.M) from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Lakshmi’s interest in U.S. immigration law originated from her own experiences as an immigrant to the United States. After studying U.S. immigration law at the University of Michigan,...
Robert Wallace Armstrong Jr.
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(469) 844-0020 Ste 240
Dallas, TX 75243
Immigration
University of Chicago
Robert Armstrong is a co-founding member of Armstrong & Munoz, PLLC. His practice is focused exclusively on immigration law.

Robert’s interest in working with immigrants is rooted in his history as a long-time resident of the El Paso-Juarez borderplex and his own experience as a Panamanian American. Robert is a native Spanish speaker and is also fluent in Brazilian Portuguese.

In 2011, he served as a child advocate at the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights. After law school, he accepted a Public Service Initiative fellowship and moved to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. While there, he worked at...
Fatima Hassan-Salam
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Richardson, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(972) 437-1900 100 N Central Expy, Bldg 2
Richardson, TX 75080
Free ConsultationImmigration and Personal Injury
Southern Methodist University
Fatima Hassan Salam is a Texas attorney with over 23 years of experience in personal injury cases. Ms. Salam graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with degrees in Sociology, Journalism, and Criminal Justice. Her interest in the law combined with her determination to increase access to legal assistance for underrepresented communities motivated her to become an attorney. Ms. Salam obtained her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University in 1991 and after two years as a criminal defense attorney in Michigan, she moved permanently back to Texas in order to practice personal injury law. Ms. Salam...
Coleman Lewis Jackson
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(214) 599-0431 6060 N Central Expy
Ste 620
Dallas, TX 75206
Immigration, Estate Planning and Tax
Southern Methodist University Law School and SMU Dedman School of Law
Coleman Jackson is managing shareholder of the law firm Coleman Jackson, P.C., a regional law firm in Dallas, Texas representing clients from around the world. Attorney Jackson provides caring, thorough and professional representation for people who need help with federal & state tax matters, contracts litigation issues, and immigration concerns.
Martin Valko
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(214) 251-8011 10830 N Central Expy
Suite 400
Dallas, TX 75231
Immigration, Business, Employment and Family
Attorney Martin Valko of Dallas immigration law firm of Chavez & Valko, LLP, represents individuals and families from around the world, private and publicly traded companies in employment-based immigration, international Olympic and professional athletes, car racers, artists, and musicians in various non-immigrant and immigrant matters, and visas to foreign countries. Martin Valko has a first hand knowledge about the U.S. immigration laws as he has been through the entire process – from being a high-school exchange student, college student to an H-1B worker to his permanent residency and dual citizenship. Martin's clients greatly appreciate his in-depth understanding of the complex...
Donald Scott Mackenzie
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(469) 619-2298 9535 Forest Lane
Suite 117
Dallas, TX 75243
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
My firm provides comprehensive legal services and sound, reasoned advice. My wide range of experience, in state and federal courts, lets me deliver efficient and effective representation with your best interest always the primary goal. Litigation is about balancing risk; the art of law is balancing risk and cost to obtain the best possible result for the client. Common sense, excellent education and practical experience are combined with my personal desire to help each of my clients. You are important to me.
Grant St Julian III
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(214) 528-6220 3500 Oak Lawn Ave, Suite 205
Dallas, TX 75219
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Traffic Tickets
Born in Austin, Texas. Lives in Dallas,Texas, and licensed to practice law by the State Bar of Texas since 1982. Undergraduate degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Married with 2 children & 5 grandchildren. Areas of practice include Criminal Defense, DWI, Speeding & Traffic Tickets, Expungements and Non-Disclosures, License Suspension Hearings and Immigration. Bilingual staff (English & Spanish).
Maria McIntyre
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Irving, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(972) 445-4114 800 W. Airport Freeway
Suite 1100
Irving, TX 75062
Immigration
Ms. Maria McIntyre was born near Columbus, Ohio in 1975. Her mother is of Vietnamese descent and immigrated to the United States in the late 1960s. Ms. McIntyre has resided in the Dallas- Fort Worth area since childhood. She graduated with honors from Texas Christian University in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Political Science. In 2002, Ms. McIntyre earned her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. Ms. McIntyre realized her passion for U.S. immigration law at an early age. Ms. McIntyre observed the challenges her mother faced as her mother began immigrating her siblings...
Maria Ahmed
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Addison, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(972) 322-3844 15851 Dallas Parkway
#600
Addison, TX 75001
Immigration, Estate Planning, Family and Personal Injury
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
Andrea F. Chavarria
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(972) 827-8359 8828 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 200
Dallas, TX 75247
Immigration
Western Michigan University Cooley Law School
The Chavarria Law Firm is a full service immigration law firm that represents clients from all over the world. Our firm handles a variety of cases including immigrant visas, nonimmigrant visas, citizenship, lawful permanent residency, VAWA, deferred action, TPS, and asylum. We represent clients before federal immigration courts, USCIS, BIA, and the US Department of State.
William Stacy Webb
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(214) 999-9999 2777 N Stemmons Fwy Suite 1300
Dallas, TX 75207
Immigration, Criminal and Personal Injury
Roy Petty
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(888) 888-0088 8700 N Stemmons Fwy
Suite 101
Dallas, TX 75247
Immigration
Attorney Roy Petty has practiced law over 23 years in Texas, Florida, and Arizona. Roy is Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Roy has developed creative solutions to get his clients their immigration benefits. He successfully has litigated cases against the United States government in various District Courts and Courts of Appeals. His lawsuits have pushed the government to grant benefits to his clients, changed bureaucratic policies, and reduced delays in the processing of his clients' cases. Roy is in his fifteenth year of hosting "La Hora Legal" (Legal Hour),...
David Swaim Jr
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(972) 385-7900 12770 Coit Rd.
Suite 700
Dallas, TX 75251
Immigration
SMU Dedman School of Law
David Swaim, the firm’s Managing Partner, is an AV®-rated attorney and Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Mr. Swaim has been the Managing Partner of Tidwell, Swaim & Associates since 1991. He began work with the firm as a Law Clerk in 1985 and became an Associate Attorney in 1986. Mr. Swaim has successfully represented over 15,000 clients in immigration proceedings, in all areas of immigration law. His primary practice is employment, business and investment cases. He developed many of the most innovative techniques for H-1 and labor certification cases...
Mr Tony F Fam
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Richardson, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(214) 872-6406 811 S. Central Expressway
Richardson, TX 75080
Immigration, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Arkansas - Little Rock
Keon Arjmandi
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Irving, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(800) 209-2912 320 Decker Drive
Suite 100
Irving, TX 75062
Immigration
South Texas College of Law
Houston Texas Based Immigration Attorney specializing in Green Cards, Naturalization, Employment and Investment Based Visas, and Family Based Petitions.
Raney LaSusa
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(214) 584-6505 10300 N. Central Expressway
Suite 544
Dallas, TX 75231
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Probate
Southern Methodist University
After graduating with a B.A. (summa cum laude) in Foreign Languages from Southern Methodist University, Raney obtained her law degree from SMU in 2001. She worked for three years in Paris, France before returning to the U.S. to work for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she advised clients on the intricacies of complex federal lending regulations. Raney currently represents criminal defense clients, with an emphasis on how criminal law relates to federal immigration law. She also handles a wide range of immigration issues including employment-based and family-based matters. Raney has also represented a several clients in...
Mr. Morrie Pour Nourian
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(972) 720-0088 12720 Hillcrest Road
Suite 1030
Dallas, TX 75230
Immigration
Alex Walker Presti
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(214) 342-8900 9241 LBJ Freeway
Suite 211
Dallas, TX 75243
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal, DWI and Personal Injury
Texas Tech University School of Law
Mr. Presti focuses his practice on litigation, primarily in the areas of personal injury, immigration, and civil disputes. Mr. Presti has represented clients all over the great state of Texas. Mr. Presti has tried over 20 cases to jury verdict in counties such as Dallas, Collin, Tarrant, Denton, Harris, Hood, Lamar, and Titus. Mr. Presti is a champion for the underrepresented and underserved parts of the community. He has a track record of winning substantial recoveries for his clients and has successfully negotiated and resolved hundreds of cases for his clients.
Asma Din
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Irving, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(972) 252-0886 2505 Texas Dr.
Suite 112
Irving, TX 75062
Immigration
Asma Din is the lead Immigration Attorney at D&N Law Group. Asma is a result driven attorney who fights hard for her clients and their loved ones. Asma was born in California and moved to Austin, Texas in 2003. Asma graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Asma graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with highest honors. Asma earned her law degree in 2010 from South Texas College of Law and became licensed in 2012. Before heading the immigration practice at D&N Law Group, Asma gained invaluable experience...
Edwardo Meza
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney
(972) 277-1529 8500 N Stemmons Frwy
Suite 3022
Dallas, TX 75247
Immigration, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
Isaul Verdin
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(214) 741-1700 Verdin Law Firm
900 Jackson St., Ste. 535
Dallas, TX 75202
Immigration
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Board Certified,Immigration & Nationality lawyer by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization with over 20 years of trial experience. Practice focus areas include: deportation litigation; investor visas; complex waivers; and consular processing. Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Rising Stars Edition 2012. Named Dallas Best Lawyer 2017 & 2015, Immigration Law by D Magazine. Has testified in U.S. federal district courts as expert witness in immigration law. Mr. Verdin is fluent in English and Spanish. World traveler and enjoys dealing with clients from around the globe.
Sonali Patnaik
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(214) 887-8507 3131 McKinney Ave, #600
Dallas, TX 75204
Immigration
The University of Texas School of Law
Full-service Immigration Law Firm, handling employment and family based immigration matters, deportation defense, consular processing and nonimmigrant visas.
Emmanuel Albarado
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(940) 315-7128 8105 Rasor Boulevard
#104
Plano, TX 75024
Immigration, Criminal, DWI and Family
Regent University School of Law
The Albarado Law Firm, P.C., serves clients in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex & North Texas areas with criminal defense, family law, immigration law, & personal injury matters. Founding lawyer & former prosecutor Emmanuel Albarado believes that we all have a story to tell, his story is one of redemption & perseverance.

The son of a world champion boxer, Emmanuel was born with a fighting spirit. He now brings this fighting spirit to your case & is ready to work diligently to provide you with the legal representation you deserve.

After graduating from law school, Emmanuel served as an assistant county attorney in...
Lisa Ann McBee
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Southlake, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(817) 917-8121 540 Silicon Dr
Ste 100
Southlake, TX 76092
Immigration, Business, Estate Planning and Family
University of Missouri - Kansas City School of Law
Lisa McBee, who has practiced in the field of immigration law for over 13 years, is a compassionate attorney who treasures social justice, fairness, and integrity. Lisa considers cultivating such characteristics of “reliability, efficiency, responsiveness and consistency,” as of paramount importance in her representation of clients.

Lisa has recently been fortunate to have experienced excellent opportunities for growth and her practice of law has expanded into several new areas, including family law, estate planning, and business entity formation — although her passion remains focused on serving clients in the field of immigration law, including both employment-based and family-based.

Admitted to the...
Karen-Lee Pollak
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(214) 969-5454 1201 Elm St
Suite 4800
Dallas, TX 75270
Immigration
University of Witwatersrand
Karen-Lee Pollak leads the Immigration Practice Group. Her education has taken place literally worldwide and from coast to coast. She obtained her law degree in South Africa and is licensed by the State Bar of California and State Bar of Texas. As an immigrant herself and the former chair of the immigration practice of the Dallas office of a large international law firm, Ms. Pollak understands what a critical and life-changing decision it is moving family or employees to the United States. Karen-Lee focuses on both family and corporate based immigration representing athletes, spouses, authors, individuals and Fortune 500 corporations...
Jason Zendeh Del
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(888) 493-6529 7600 San Jacinto Place
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
Immigration, Criminal, Personal Injury and Social Security Disability
South Texas College of Law
Jason Zendeh Del is one of the founding members of The Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC. His practice primarily focuses on protecting the rights of individuals and corporations who need aggressive and creative representation.
Jae Min Lee
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(972) 905-2170 6860 Dallas Parkway
Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
Free ConsultationImmigration
Texas Wesleyan University School of Law - Texas Wesleyan University
My firm provides immigration services focused on achieving client's goals and providing a positive client experience. At my firm, you will always receive one-on-one guidance during every stage of your case. Unlike large law firms with an extensive staff, you will always work directly with me. Whether you wish to call, text or email, I will always remain accessible. My goal is to offer a superior level of attention to each individual I represent — simply because that’s what I would want.
Brian John Willett
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Arlington, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(682) 276-6101 219 S Collins St.
Arlington, TX 76010
Immigration, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
Maria Tsao Tu
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(972) 964-8366 6200 Chase Oak Blvd., SUITE 102- A
Plano, TX 75023
Immigration, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Washington School of Law and Seattle University School of Law
I call myself the "Common People" lawyer. I was raised to be self sufficient ever since I was old enough to babysit and deliver newspaper. I worked to put myself through college, law school and master degree. During the first phase of my law practice, My objective was to become a "rich and famous" lawyer. When I clawed my way there to the top, I couldn't figure out why I was so unhappy...So, I walked away from everything --my high paying salary, my condo by the lake, my personal shopper, my rich clients with limos...
Richard Clark Harrist
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(214) 358-5140 436 W. Davis Street
Dallas, TX 75208
Free ConsultationImmigration, Appeals and Personal Injury
University of Oklahoma College of Law
Mr. Harrist offers affordable, effective assistance for appeals, litigation, personal injury, and immigration matters.
Andrew D. Solis
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(214) 358-5140 436 W Davis Street
Dallas, TX 75226
Free ConsultationImmigration, Criminal and Family
Southern Illinois University - Carbondale
Elaine Martin
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(214) 329-4148 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane
Suite 147-910
Dallas, TX 75214
Immigration
University College Dublin, Ireland
Elaine Martin has specialized in immigration law since 1997. She worked with the world’s largest corporate immigration law firms for more than eight years, advising businesses of all sizes, ranging from multinational Fortune 500 corporations to start-up ventures and sole proprietorships. In addition, she was responsible for all individual client casework, providing services in family-based immigration petitions. Elaine has spoken at a number of immigration seminars around the United States and has been quoted by reporters in journal articles about immigration. She also provides valuable immigration training to groups at her corporate clients’ sites. Elaine received her law degree from...
John Gregory Haugen
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Lewisville, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(972) 436-8750 101 West Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
Immigration, Business, Criminal and Family
Attorney John Haugen has been serving the needs of his community and nation for his entire life. He graduated from West Point and then went on to spend five years as an U.S. Army Captain. After he was honorably discharged, he continued his higher education at USC, then received his Juris Doctor as Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Currently, he is a member of the Dallas County Bar Association, Denton County Bar Association, and the Tarrant County Bar Association. He is licensed to practice in all Texas courts, and advocates for clients who are facing family law matters, criminal defense...
Matthew Mark Hanley
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Arlington, TX Immigration Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(817) 861-7002 212 S. Mesquite Street
Suite 2F
Arlington, TX 76010
Immigration
Creighton University
Elsa Torres Gonzales
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Dallas, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(214) 688-1920 700 N Pearl St Suite 520
Plaza of Americas
Dallas, TX 75201
Immigration
University of Texas - Austin
I am a native of New Braunfels, Texas. After completing Bachelors of Arts in Political Science at the University of Texas Arlington, I joined the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) while completing a Masters of Arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Public Administration. I obtained Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Texas at Austin in 1984. I have been a member of the State Bar of Texas since 1985. I joined the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) in 1986. I hold prior memberships in the College of the State Bar, American Bar Association, Dallas Bar Association,...
Sandy Liu
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Allen, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(972) 322-6576 825 Market St., Bldg. M, Suite 250
Allen, TX 75013
Immigration and Family
St. Mary's University School of Law
Sandy M. Liu concentrates her practice in the areas of family law and immigration law. With roots in Taiwan, China, and France, Ms. Liu's background and experience have given her a unique understanding of the goals and struggles of the immigrant family. Ms. Liu received her bachelor's degree in Molecular Cell Biology from the University of Texas at Dallas and her Juris Doctorate from St. Mary's University School of Law in 2003. A member of Phi Delta Phi, Ms. Liu became licensed by the State Bar of Texas in 2003 and began her legal career at Legal Aid of NorthWest...
Martha Holt James
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Plano, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(214) 427-8400 1255 W 15th Street
Ste 400
Plano, TX 75075
Immigration
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
With over 20 years experience, I practice exclusively immigration law. I have successfully represented companies of all sizes including Fortune 100 companies in obtaining H-1B, L1, TN, O1, and B1 visas for their employees. I have obtained labor certifications, permanent residence and naturalization for hundreds of employees. Physicians and physician groups call on me to obtain J1 waivers, H-1B visas, and permanent residence. I also assist individuals to obtain family-based immigration benefits for themselves and family members from around the world. I regularly consults with companies regarding I-9 compliance issues, including establishing and...
Rob Ghio
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Arlington, TX Immigration Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(817) 543-2557 318 W Main St
Ste. 100
Arlington, TX 76010
Immigration, Employment and Family
Matt Furness
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Dallas , TX Immigration Law Lawyer
(800) 978-9808 3131 McKinney Ave
Suite 600
Dallas , TX 75204
Immigration and International
University of New Hampshire School of Law and Temple University Beasley School of Law
Furness Law is a full-service Global Immigration Law Firm. We practice all aspects of immigration law, from representing the refugee seeking asylum from civil unrest to the high net worth foreign national seeking EB-5 investments visas or even the employer looking to mobilize employees abroad or recruit foreign nationals to staff vacant positions domestically.   At Furness Law we realize that “TIME MATTERS” to our clients.  But we also know that “DILIGENCE MATTER" in each case.  This is why we work hard every day to provide fast, efficient, diligent immigration solutions to each client we serve.  Contact Furness Law today...
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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.