Our Services

Deportation defense and appeals

We defend immigrants facing deportation from the United States for unlawful presence, criminal convictions, or other reasons, at the administrative, trial and appellate levels. Our lawyers have a strong reputation for effective and compassionate deportation defense litigation. Both documented and undocumented immigrants can be charged with deportability from the...

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Adjustment of Status (Green Cards)

We have represented countless undocumented immigrants as they apply for lawful permanent residence based on their family relationships, both within the United States and abroad. U.S. immigration law is based upon the principle of family reunification and is generally a two-step process. First, a U.S. citizen or permanent resident files...

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The U Visa

Have you been a victim of a violent crime in the United States? An assault, domestic violence or sexual abuse? Have you ever reported to the police any violent crime committed against yourself or your child? If so, you might be eligible for a the new U Visa Nonimmigrant Status....

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Asylum

Immigrants who are at risk of serious harm if they return to their country may be eligible for asylum. Our firm frequently represents applicants for asylum before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Immigration Courts. In addition to representing applicants who fear harm due to political opinions, our...

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Cancellation of Removal

The law protects immigrants whose immediate family members have special needs or serious medical issues from deportation. While defending their case, they may be entitled to work authorization. If their case is approved, they are given lawful permanent resident status. Our firm has represented countless immigrants in applications for cancellation...

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Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses

Immigrants charged or convicted of criminal offenses may face the additional penalty of deportation. Our attorneys frequently work with criminal defense counsel as consultants, advising them of the immigration consequences of potential plea agreements, and we defend immigrant from deportation for their crime in the Immigration Court. Many green card...

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Release from DHS Custody

Immigrants who have been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement may often obtain a release from custody. Our firm has extensive experience representing detainees in custody determinations before ICE and in custody hearings before the Immigration Courts, allowing them to return to their loved ones while they defend against their...

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LGBT Immigration

The Law Office of Robert L. Lewis applauds the recent decisions of the Supreme Court that overruled the Defense of Marriage Act and restored marriage equality to California. The Department of Homeland Security and Department of State rapidly announced that they will treat same-sex spouses equally as opposite-sex spouses in...

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ("DACA") is the new program for young immigrants that provides work authorization, a social security number, and acess to a driver's license. The program is the Obama's administration's temporary solution while we await passage of the DREAM Act in Congress. Deferred Action is approved in...

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