What can Immigration Attorneys help you with?

If you are a noncitizen or a business with an immigration issue, our excellent immigration attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the results you need. The following is a non-exhaustive list of the immigration issues that we have helped countless clients with:

  • Asylum and refugee law (including derivative asylum applications)
  • Withholding of and deferral of removal under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)
  • Family immigration petitions
  • Petitions 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 the EB-5 category through both regional center and private based investment petitions
  • Employment-based immigration categories including EB-1A (aliens possessing extraordinary ability), EB-1C (intracompany transferees), EB-2 (individuals holding at least a master's degree), EB-3 (skilled workers), EB-4 (special immigrants) preference categories
  • Employment based non-immigrant categories including H-1B (specialty occupation visas), H-3 (trainee visas), L-1A (managerial/executive transferees), L-1B (individuals with specialized knowledge), E-1 (trade-related work), E-2 (investment-related work visas), E-3 (work visas for Australian nationals), O-1 (aliens possessing extraordinary ability), R-1 (religious workers), TN (NAFTA professionals)
  • Deportation and removal defense
  • Requests to join in motions to reopen with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility
  • All levels of immigration and federal court review including before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), administrative motions to reopen before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and federal litigation before U.S. District Courts and U.S. Courts of Appeals

We would like to highlight the tremendous work that our incredible immigration attorneys do in a few of these areas, but remember that our experienced immigration attorneys can help you with just about any immigration-related issue you may have.

Appellate WORK — Board Of Immigration Appeals (Bia), Administrative Appeals Office (Aao), And Federal Court Appeals

Our immigration attorneys are very proud of their appellate work. We consistently obtain the best possible results in federal appeals filed before federal appellate courts, appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and appeals before the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO). In addition, our immigration attorneys consistently obtain the best possible results for clients with motions to reopen and/or reconsider before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration Courts, the BIA, and the AAO. If you would like to learn more about the superlative appellate work done by our excellent immigration attorneys, we have posted some of our favorite success stories for you to browse.

Immigration Consequences Of Criminal Convictions

Consequences of criminal convictions for aliens are often harsh: they may be deported, rendered permanently ineligible for immigration benefits, and face separation from their loved ones. When the stakes are that high, it is easy to see why an alien who is facing the consequences of a criminal conviction will need an experienced immigration attorney to obtain the best possible outcome in his or her case.

If you are an alien in this situation, we strongly encourage you to consider involving our experienced immigration attorneys in your case as soon as possible after arrest, since some negative outcomes may be irreversible. Engaging our immigration attorneys early in the criminal defense process will allow us to determine the possible immigration consequences of a criminal conviction, and guide clients in negotiating a plea bargain to avoid the worst-case immigration scenarios.

We can also help you post-conviction. Depending on the specific case, we can help clients resolve deportation/removal issues, apply for a waiver of inadmissibility, seek cancellation of removal, and apply for other forms of relief from deportation/removal. Furthermore, we also help clients in immigration detention after criminal convictions. Seeking release from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention is a complicated process that requires immense expertise, impeccable attention to detail, and a thorough analysis of the specific facts of a case. If you are facing ICE detention, you cannot do better than retaining our immigration attorneys in helping you avoid a prolonged detention.

Investment-Based Immigration Path

Investment-based immigration is one of the fastest growing areas of immigration in today's difficult immigration environment. The U.S. immigration system offers many temporary and permanent immigration solutions for individuals seeking to invest in the American economy. Whether you are looking for a temporary solution (e.g., E and L visas) or a permanent solution (investment-based green card), our immigration attorneys have extensive experience assisting clients just like you, and with consistently successful results to show for it. You should know that some investment-based immigration options do not require investments in excess of $100,000, with eligibility depending more on the effect of the investment on a community than the size of the investment itself. The best way to explore your investment-based immigration options and select the path that is most likely to yield the results that you are looking for is by consulting one of our terrific immigration attorneys located in the heart of New York City's financial district.

Employment-Based Immigration Path

Our immigration attorneys take great pride in helping companies and private individuals seeking the benefits of employment-based immigration to achieve the results they are seeking. Our immigration attorneys have extensive experience helping both businesses and private individuals negotiate the employment-based immigration path.

Our immigration attorneys have helped American employers advance their business objectives by obtaining authorization to bring over skilled foreign employees to fill temporary and permanent positions. We have helped American employers secure nonimmigrant employment-based visas E-1, E-2, E-3, H-1B (including the additional quota for beneficiaries holding master's degrees from American colleges and universities, and for 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 nonimmigrant visas for foreign workers. We have also helped American employers negotiate the PERM (Permanent Labor Certification) and immigrant visa (Form I-140, Immigrant Petition for an Alien Worker) processes in order that their clients may offer permanent employment to multinational managers or executives (EB-1C), outstanding professors and researchers, skilled workers (EB-3), and foreign workers with advanced degrees or exceptional ability (EB-2).

We also provide counsel directly to foreign individuals seeking lawful permanent resident status based upon extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics (EB-1A), and those who qualify for a national interest waiver for possessing extraordinary ability and whose employment in the U.S. is deemed to be a in the national interest (EB-2).

Suffice to say, regardless of your employment-based immigration-needs, you cannot do better than to call upon the best immigration attorneys in New York to guide you through the process.

Pro Bono Representation Of Immigration Clients

Led by renowned New York immigration attorney Alexander J. Segal, we here at Grinberg & Segal understand the difficulties that potential refugees and asylum seekers face when fleeing persecution in their home countries. We sympathize with the trying circumstances that cause these people to seek asylum or refugee status in the United States. For these reasons, we take immense pride in doing pro bono work in a limited number of asylum and refugee cases each year to help individuals in dire need of experienced immigration counsel, but without the resources to afford it. When we decide to undertake pro bono work, our attorneys either donate their time for free, or provide legal services at a substantially reduced fee.

In determining whether to take a case on a pro bono basis, we consider the specific circumstances of the case, the financial situation of the applicant, the applicant's ties to the United States, and other relevant factors to make sure that the individuals who most need our pro bono work are the ones who are afforded it.