Do you want to apply for a visa or green card? From my past employment as an attorney advisor at both the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Justice, Board of Immigration Appeals in Washington, D.C., I have reviewed and interpreted the law in nonimmigrant and immigration visa and green card cases.
Employment- and family-based immigration issues involving visas and green cards can affect you and your family for generations to follow. Let me help you navigate through the federal laws to make sure you apply for the status that fits your circumstances and offers you the greatest opportunity.
Do you want to be a U.S. citizen? There are several paths to U.S. citizenship under current immigration law. Some require going through the naturalization application process and some are automatic. If you have a U.S. citizen parent or are a lawful permanent resident, you may already be a U.S. citizen and may not be aware of it.
My past employment as a U.S. citizenship attorney at the U.S. Department of State and my 30 years of using that experience to analyze U.S. citizenship cases means that I can help you quickly determine whether you have derived U.S. citizenship through a parent or whether you are qualified to apply for it in the future.
Are you currently in detention and facing removal? As the former Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at the Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin, Georgia, I led a staff of ICE lawyers handling thousands of removal cases each year. I understand the protections available to potential immigrants under the law and can help you defend against removal if you are eligible.
Do you need to appeal an immigration judge's decision? I spent two decades as an attorney advisor for the Board of Immigration Appeals, where I researched and drafted decisions on complex immigration issues. I know what the decision-makers are looking for in adjudicating an appeal and how the process works. I can use that experience to help you appeal an adverse Immigration Judge's decision.