Practice Areas

Immigration And Naturalization Law Practice Areas

I concentrate exclusively in immigration and naturalization law, including family based immigration, naturalization and citizenship, deportation and removal defense, consular processing, waivers, VAWA cases, appeals, motions, immigration court representation, and more! With over 20 years of experience exclusively in immigration law, I can assist you competently with your immigration matters.

My boutique immigration law firm can be retained for representation for any of the following areas of immigration law:

Family-Based Immigration

  • Adjustment of Status based on marriage or other family relationship
  • Removal of Conditions on residency
  • Marriage fraud interview preparation
  • Green cards through US citizen or lawful permanent resident family member
  • Green card with criminal conviction(s), foreign or domestic
  • Fiance(e) visas
  • Motions to reopen or reconsider denial of green card or adjustment of status by USCIS
  • Adjustment of Status with waiver(s) of inadmissibility

Appeals and Motions

  • Motions to reopen old deportation or removal order cases (including in absentia order or voluntary departure overstays)
  • Motions to reopen with USCIS, immigration courts, or Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Motions to reconsider with USCIS, immigration courts, or Board of Immigration Appeals
  • Proposed Joint motions to reopen with USICE (if you are subject to a final deportation or removal order, you must seek the consent of the government to reopen your case)
  • Appeals to USCIS or the Board of Immigration Appeals

Immigration Waivers

  • 3 and 10 year bar waivers (I-601 waivers)
  • Inadmissibility waivers (I-601 and/or I-212 waivers)
  • Criminal conviction waivers
  • Fraud or misrepresentation waivers
  • Expedited removal order waivers
  • I-601A provisional waiver of unlawful presence
  • Appeals of denial of inadmissibility waivers (I-601 or I-212 waivers)

Naturalization and Citizenship

  • Applying for US citizenship (with or without any criminal history)
  • Derivation of citizenship through parents
  • Acquisition of citizenship at birth
  • Naturalization denial appeals
  • Criminal issues relating to naturalization and/or loss of green card

Deportation and Removal Defense

  • Immigration court representation (with or without criminal issues)
  • Adjustment of Status through immigration court
  • Cancellation of removal for permanent residents
  • Cancellation of removal for non-permanent residents
  • Inadmissibility and removability waivers (under INA §§ 212(c), INA § 212(h), INA § 212(i) and others)
  • Any other criminal conviction you may have that may render you deportable or inadmissible
  • Appeals and Motions

Consular Processing

  • Bringing a spouse or other family members to USA from abroad
  • Waivers of inadmissibility (I-601 and/or I-212) after a consular visa refusal
  • Representation at National Visa Center and U.S. Department of State for Immigrant Visa processing and Affidavit of Support

VAWA Cases (Violence Against Women Act)

  • Battered or abused spouse petition(s)
  • Adjustment of Status and Green card through VAWA
  • Special Rule Cancellation of Removal for battered spouse


  • Deferred Action (to be filed with the District Director in rare circumstances)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Parole requests for detained foreign nationals
  • Asylum
  • Federal court litigation

If you do not see a specific area related to your case mentioned, or if you wish to consult with me to see if I can help you or your family member with any of the above, please contact me to discuss how I may be able to assist you!