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Aljijakli, Kosseff & Prendergast, LLC represents domestic and international clients in immigration matters at U.S. Embassies and Consulates around the world and before relevant agencies within the United States including: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the U.S. Department of State (DOS), and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card)

  • Adjustment of Status in the U.S.
  • Immigrant Visa Consular Processing
  • Spouses of U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Children of U.S. Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents
  • Parents of U.S. Citizens
  • Siblings of U.S. Citizens
  • Fiancées of U.S. Citizens
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Petitions
  • I-751 Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residence

Immigration for Vulnerable Populations

  • Asylum & Refugee Status
  • Withholding of Removal
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Protection Under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Petitions

Defending Immigrants Facing Removal

  • Bond Hearings
  • Immigration Court
  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Check-Ins with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Stays of Removal
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Become a U.S. Citizen and/or Obtain Proof of U.S. Citizenship

  • Initial N-400 Application for Naturalization
  • N-336 Appeals of N-400 Denials
  • Federal Court Litigation
  • Certificates of Citizenship
  • Expedited Naturalization under 319(b) for Spouses of U.S. Citizens Stationed Abroad

Non-immigrant (Temporary) Work Visas

  • H-1B Professional Specialty Occupation Visas
    • H-1B visas allow professionals with at least bachelor’s degree or equivalent to work in the U.S. in a position that requires at least a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a specialized field.  H-4 visas are available for the spouse and children.
  • L-1 Intracompany Transfer Visas
    • L-1 visas allow individuals working for a multinational organization in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge position to transfer to the organization’s U.S. entity to work in an executive, managerial, or specialized knowledge position.  L-2 visas are available for the spouse and children.
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability or Achievement Visas
    • O-1 visas are available to individuals with sustained national or international acclaim and proven extraordinary ability and achievement in the arts, athletics, business, science, film, or television for temporary employment in the U.S.  O-2 visas are available for support personnel, and O-3 visas are available for the spouse and children of the O-1/O-2 visa holder.
  • TN Visa Classification Under NAFTA
    • TN visas are available for nationals of Canada and Mexico to engage in employment in a listed profession.
  • E-1/E-2/E-3 Treaty Visas
    • E-1/E-2/E-3 visas are available to citizens of specific countries that have treaties with the U.S.  E-1 visas are for treaty investors, E-2 visas are for treaty traders, and E-3 visas are available for Australians coming to work in professional specialty occupations in the U.S.

Lawful Permanent Residence (Green Card) Based on Employment

  • Labor Certification (PERM)
    • Labor certification (PERM) is the most common form of employment-based immigration and involves a test of the labor market. Following approval of the labor certification by the Department of Labor (DOL), the immigrant visa petition is filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • EB-1A Extraordinary Ability
    • EB-1A visas are available to individuals with sustained national or international acclaim and extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.  Qualified individuals may self-petition, as an offer of employment is not required. 
  • EB-1B Outstanding Professors and Researchers
    • EB-1B visas are available for outstanding professors and researchers with a minimum of three years of experience in teaching or research who are internationally recognized in an academic discipline. EB-1B requires an offer of employment in a permanent position.
  • EB-1C Multinational Managers and Executives
    • EB-1C visas allow individuals working for multinational organizations in an executive or managerial position to transfer to the organization’s U.S. entity to work in an executive or managerial position.
  • EB-2 National Interest Waiver (NIW)
    • EB-2 NIW visas are available for individuals holding advanced degrees or persons with exceptional ability in the arts, sciences, or business who will substantially benefit the national economy or culture.

Additional Visa Services

  • B-1/B-2 Visitor Visas
  • Extensions of Stay While in the U.S.
  • Consular Processing
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Waivers of Travel Ban under Presidential Proclamation
  • Waivers of the J-1 Two Year Foreign Residence Requirement
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Change of Nonimmigrant Status in the U.S.

NEWS


Ms. Aljijakli is an exceptional immigration attorney. Her highly specialized skills in this complex area of law are often called upon by colleagues when they need analysis beyond their expertise. In addition, Ms. Aljijakli is a compassionate attorney who truly cares about her clients.

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