The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal are often considered among the best immigration lawyers in the USA

Perhaps the most common reason why applicants are unsuccessful when seeking immigration to the USA is because of improper filing of their application(s). The application process is both daunting and time-consuming. This is why we recommend that any and all seeking Immigration to the USA hire an experienced U.S. immigration lawyer.

The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal employs U.S. immigration lawyers familiar with all immigration matters

In order to ensure that the applicant proceed with the most effective application that he or she is eligible for, the immigration lawyers should be familiar with as many immigration matters as possible. This is why the Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal consistently research changes in U.S. immigration law. We ensure that if there are any recent developments in U.S. immigration law that you may be eligible for, we are aware of it.

Considering Immigration to the USA? The Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal can help

There are quite a number of immigration benefits in the USA. Many applicants are eligible for more than one benefit as well. This is why it is important to have an immigration lawyer with a reputation for success in several immigration matters. Immigration benefits can be achieved in the following forms:

A U.S. immigration lawyer is your best option when seeking immigration to/in the United States

In addition to making sure that your application for immigration benefits is filled out completely and accurately, an immigration lawyer also helps if there are any requests for evidence. These requests are most common among applicants that apply without the use of an immigration lawyer U.S. and are often the reasons why applications get denied altogether. Therefore, make sure you do your research in seeking the best immigration lawyers in USA to represent you.

The immigration lawyers at Grinberg and Segal will assist you throughout the entire process

From the very first step in applying for a U.S. visa all the way to interview attendance, the Law Offices of Grinberg & Segal will guide you through every step. This is important because all applications for immigration benefits require proof of eligibility. Determining what to submit and where to obtain evidence is also tricky. The immigration lawyers at Grinberg & Segal provide a simple easy to understand explanation of what to expect at every stage of the application process.

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Topic Indexes

This section contains our collections of articles on single subjects involving immigration law. The purpose of these articles is to make it easier for you to find information here at Each article in this section contains an introduction to the topic followed by a list of full articles that we have published in different areas of the site on the issue.

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Family Immigration

Immigration law is a complex and convoluted body of statutory and regulatory provisions combined with a multitude of administrative memoranda and manuals. In other words, it is a labyrinth, which is difficult to navigate even for legal professionals who are not experienced in the field, let alone the general public. In this regard, the component of the immigration law that relates to family immigration is no different or easier. It is especially so in light of the fact that the complexity of immigration law increases as the law continues to evolve and change due to political pressures, administrative changes and resource availability.

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Victims of Violence Immigration

While domestic violence has always been present in the society, over the last two decades it has become rampant. U.S Federal law defines domestic violence as a pattern of behavior when one intimate partner or spouse threatens or abuses the other partner. Such abuse often includes not only physical harm or forced sexual relations but also emotional manipulation, including isolation or intimidation. Such intimidation may manifest itself in economic domination or deprivation or both as well as subjugation of the abused partner’s will by the abuser.

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Employment Immigration

U.S. Immigration law provides several avenues for immigration including immigration path for individuals employed in the USA by private employers in certain occupations. Eligibility for employment based immigration categories practically always, with some very few exceptions discussed on these pages, predicated on an employer’s desire to petition for immigration of the worker and ability to demonstrate the need for the worker including that there are no U.S. workers available to fill the particular job opportunity.

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Investment Immigration

Immigrant petitions of foreign investors, also known as the EB-5 immigrant visas, have successfully helped many immigrants and their families move to America permanently while contributing to creation of new jobs and assisting the industrial development in their new communities. EB5 investor visa became extremely popular due to the benefits (green card) it offers. Applicants for the EB-5 visas require no sponsor, have no language or minimum education requirement, and lack the long waiting periods that plague other visa programs.

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Asylum & Refugee Protection

Under U.S. law, asylum may be granted to aliens who can establish they have well-founded fear of persecution if they were forced to return to country of citizenship or last habitual residence. The persecution must be on account of political opinion, race, religion, nationality, or membership in a particular social group. We have successfully helped our clients from various countries obtain asylum in the U.S. Our Firm is dedicated to helping people escape persecution in their home countries by securing them a safe haven in the U.S.

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Adjustment of Immigration Status

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) permits the change of an individual's immigration status while in the United States from nonimmigrant or parolee (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if the individual was inspected and admitted or paroled into the United States and is able to meet all required qualifications for a green card (permanent residence) in a particular category. The common term for a change to permanent status is “adjustment of status.”

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Removal of Conditions

In certain circumstances, an alien who obtains permanent resident status will have conditions placed on his or her status for a two-year period. These circumstances are (1) if the alien obtains permanent residency as a result of a marriage to a U.S. citizen or a marriage to a lawful permanent resident; or (2) if the alien obtains permanent residency as the result of an approved EB5 petition as an immigrant entrepreneur. A derivative who obtained status from their relationship to the principle conditional resident will also have conditions on his or her permanent resident status.

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Immigration waivers are available for various grounds of inadmissibility and ineligibility for nonimmigrant and immigrant visas. Immigration waivers are available for immigration fraud or misrepresentation of a material fact to obtain immigration benefits (212(i)), inadmissibility for criminal and related grounds (212(h)), and certain health-related grounds (212(g)). Section 212(d) provides immigration waivers for numerous grounds of inadmissibility and ineligibility, including document fraud.

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Special Immigrant Juvenile

Certain aliens under the age of 21 who are declared to be court dependents may be eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile status (SIJS). Being declared to be a Special Immigrant Juvenile allows the alien to petition for permanent resident status as a special immigrant in the EB4 category.

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International Adoption

The U.S. immigration laws provide for three methods for passing status to a child adopted from overseas. The first two methods of international adoption apply only to U.S. citizens over the age of 25.

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Consular Processing

Consular processing is an alternate process for an individual outside the United States (or who is in the United States but is ineligible to adjust status) to obtain a visa abroad and enter the United States as a permanent resident.

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A foreigner, arriving to perform either skilled or unskilled labor in the USA, is inadmissible, which means he or she shall not be allowed to enter the United State as either immigrant or nonimmigrant or adjust status inside the United States to that of the Legal Permanent Resident, without having been first issued a labor certification by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). In it, the DOL must certify in no ambiguous terms that hiring a foreign worker would not take away the job opportunity from the workforce in the United States.

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Signed into law in 2000, the American Competitiveness in the 21st Century Act (AC21) modernized immigration laws pertaining to foreign workers in the United States. AC21 makes greatly H-1B visa and Form I-140 portability, allowing foreign workers in certain situations the flexibility to change employers. AC21 also has provisions for extensions of status for H-1B visa-holders who are applying for adjustment of status to certain employment-based immigrant visa preference categories, and are only unable to adjust status due to annual caps on available employment-based immigrant visas or slow processing times.