The Experience You Want. The Knowledge You Crave. The Results You Need
Located in New York City's Financial District, our excellent immigration attorneys offer more than 30 years of combined experience helping both non-citizens as well as businesses achieve their immigration goals. This Firm's immigration lawyers concentrate their practice on every aspect of U.S. Immigration Law including asylum and refugee protection law along with withholding and deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT) and derivative asylum applications; family immigration such as petitions filed on behalf of immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, preference category immigrants, fianceé visas, and petitions by physically or psychologically abused and/or battered spouses under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA); Stokes' interviews; naturalization and stalled naturalization proceedings; visas for victims of criminal activity (U visas) and human trafficking (T visas); investment-based immigration in EB-5 category through both Regional Center and private investment petitions; employment-based immigration including EB-1A (aliens possessing extraordinary ability), EB-1C (intracompany transferees), EB-2 (individuals holding at least Master's Degree), EB-3 (skilled workers), and EB-4 (special immigrants) preference categories; employment-based non-immigrant classification including H-1B (specialty occupation visas), H-3 (trainee visas), L-1A (managerial/executive transferees) and L-1B (individuals with specialized knowledge), E-1 (trade related work visas), E-2 (investment related work visas), E-3 (work visas for Australian nationals), O-1 (aliens possessing extraordinary ability), R-1 (religious workers), and TN (NAFTA professionals); deportation and removal defense; immigration detention defense; requests to join in motions to reopen with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); waivers of grounds of inadmissibility; and all levels of immigration appeals and federal court review including before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), administrative motions to reopen before Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and federal litigation before the U.S. Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts.
When it comes to immigration law, we are very mobile. Although based in NYC, our immigration lawyers have represented clients, including individuals in immigration detention, across the United States including New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, North and South Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, Missouri, Colorado, Texas, Nevada, Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Washington State and California. We also work with clients outside the United States in connection with investment, employment, and family-based immigration matters. Our NYC immigration lawyers also represent employers seeking to petition for skilled and talented foreign workers in a variety of immigrant and non-immigrant categories.
Our Reputation Is Built On Honesty, Quality And Success
Our steadfast dedication to our clients has resulted in freedoms and opportunities for thousands of immigrants throughout the United States as well as reliability and progress for many of our corporate clients. It is our clients' success that has contributed a great deal to our impeccable professional reputation. Grinberg & Segal has built its reputation on successfully working in the most difficult and complex cases in U.S. Immigration Law. We take pride in helping those who are truly in need — immigrants facing deportation, detainees in immigration detention centers, victims of criminal activity and human trafficking, victims of domestic violence (VAWA), and families seeking asylum and other refugee protection to avoid returning to their home countries. Our prices are always reasonable and fair. We strive to work with our clients to accommodate their financial abilities including providing generous discounts and installment plans as well as taking a limited number of pro bono cases each year. Our immigration attorneys treasure the ability to change people's lives, which is why we treat every case with the utmost urgency and care.
New York Immigration Attorneys — Experts You Can Trust
Every case undergoes a thorough analysis by our attorneys. We analyze every fact in great detail, and rely on our vast knowledge of federal statutes, regulations, policy memoranda, and case law to get you the best possible results. We encourage our clients to be completely honest about their situations during the initial consultations. By providing our immigration attorneys with accurate and detailed information, you enable them to develop an effective plan of action most suitable for achieving the results you desire. You can put your trust in our professionalism, knowledge, and experience. We will undertake everything in our power, within the boundaries of the law, to make sure your interests are protected, your needs are met, and your future is secured.
Appellate Work — BIA, AOO and Federal Court appeals. motions to reopen
We are enormously proud of the result of our appellate work. We have consistently and successfully represented clients seeking federal appeals before the U.S. Courts of Appeals. We have also been successful in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). In addition, we have obtained positive results for clients with motions to reopen and/or reconsider before Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Courts, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). Some of the most interesting cases we publish in the Success Stories rubric of this website.
immigration consequences of criminal convictions
Consequences of criminal activity can be harsh. Families can be separated, admission applicants prevented from entering the U.S., noncitizens placed in deportation/removal proceedings, and aliens often rendered permanently ineligible for immigration benefits. For these reasons, having an experienced immigration attorney on board can make a difference in the outcome of the case. It is best to involve an experienced immigration lawyer as soon as possible after an alien is arrested as some negative outcomes may prove to be irreversible. Engagement of an immigration attorney early on in the criminal defense can assist in determining potential immigration consequences of criminal convictions and facilitate plea bargain terms in an attempt to avoid immigration consequences that would eventually result in deportation/removal and/or inadmissibility including permanent bars to immigration or future admission to the United States. After conviction, an experienced immigration attorney can be a valuable asset in resolving deportation/removal issues, applying for a waiver of inadmissibility, seeking cancelation of removal, and applying for other forms of relief from deportation/removal. It is also a known fact that immigration detention can be lengthy. Depending upon the jurisdiction, seeking release from ICE detention is typically a tedious and complex process requiring expertise, attention to detail, and thorough analysis of the facts and procedural history of the case. In these circumstances, engaging an experienced immigration attorney will be a wise choice as it can help avoiding prolonged immigration detention.
Investment-Based Immigration path
One of the fastest developing areas in today's difficult immigration environment is investment-based immigration. In a country deeply divided over the issue of immigration reform, individuals seeking to invest in the American economy are highly desired. The U.S. immigration system offers a number of temporary and permanent immigration solutions for individuals seeking to invest in the American economy. Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience, backed up by solid successful results, to assist individuals seeking investment-based lawful permanent residence (investment-based green card) as well as temporary solutions including E and L visas. The amount of investment required varies depending upon the type of visa involved and as such, may not be as substantial as you might believe; in some circumstances, the amount of investment can be under $100,000.00 and has more to do with the affect of the investment on the community than the amount itself. A consultation with an experienced immigration attorney is the best way to explore your potential eligibility for investment-based immigrant and non-immigrant benefits.
Employment-Based Immigration path
We take pride in our success accommodating the immigration goals of many companies as well as private individuals. We use our experience, knowledge, and professionalism to help American employers advance their business objectives by bringing talented and skilled foreign employees to fill temporary and permanent positions. Our office has helped U.S. employers secure E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B (including additional quota for beneficiaries holding Master's Degrees from American universities and colleges and CAP exempt employers/beneficiaries), H-2A, H-2B, H-3, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, P-1, P-2, P-3, R-1, and TN non-immigrant classification for foreign workers. We have also assisted American employers with the PERM (Permanent Labor Certification) and immigrant visa (Form I-140, Petition for Alien Worker) process so they can offer permanent employment to multinational managers or executives (EB-1C), outstanding professors and researchers (EB-1B), skilled workers (EB-3) or foreign workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability (EB-2). We also provide services directly to foreign individuals seeking lawful permanent residence based upon extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics (EB-1A) as well as those who qualify for a national interest waiver as they possess exceptional ability and whose employment in the U.S. would significantly benefit the country (EB-2).
Pro Bono Representation of immigration clients
At Grinberg & Segal, we understand the difficulties potential refugees and asylum seekers may face when fleeing persecution. We also sympathize with the fear and distress caused by the circumstances that led the individual to seek asylum / refugee status in the United States. For these reasons, we are proud to provide pro bono representation in a limited number of cases per year to help individuals in dire need of legal assistance without the financial resources to afford it. When an immigration matter is accepted on a pro bono basis by this Firm, our attorneys either donate their time for free or provide legal services at a substantially reduced fee. In making a determination as to whether to accept an immigration matter on a pro bono basis, we consider a number of factors including the specific circumstances of the case, financial ability of the applicant, applicant's ties to the United States including family members and friends, and other relevant factors to make sure individuals who need this service the most are afforded the opportunity.
Contact the Best Immigration Attorneys In New York Today
You can ask our immigration attorneys a question for free using our “Ask A Question” feature. You can also schedule a consultation with one of our immigration lawyers using the “Online Consultation” feature. We offer a free 15-minute consultation for individuals seeking asylum and other refugee protections as well as genuine candidates to pro bono representation. In all other immigration matters we charge a modest consultation fee of $150.00 for 45 minutes. We conduct consultations in person or by Skype/phone. Call us toll-free today at (866) 456-8654 or at our New York City number (212) 202-0342 to schedule a consultation.