FREE CONSULTATION 424-835-9247 424-835-9247
Home / Practice Areas / Immigration

Santa Monica Immigration Lawyer You Can Trust

Helping you with your immigration issues

Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are an undocumented worker, a high-powered executive, or a citizen adopting internationally or marrying your foreign fiancé, Law Office of Edward S. Reisman has the experience to help you. I assist clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • Asylum and refugee status
  • TPS and humanitarian visas
  • International adoptions
  • Travel documents
  • Green card renewal
  • Representation at USCIS interviews

Understanding the immigration bureaucracy

The U.S. immigration system is comprised of a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. My job is to guide the client through the red tape to produce the best possible outcomes when dealing with:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Border Patrol (CBP)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
  • Immigration court
  • Federal courts

Applying for a visa

Applying for a visa is more complicated than just sending forms to USCIS. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and possibly a denial of the visa. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which must precisely match your qualifications. I discuss your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. I thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. I pride myself on anticipating problems or complications before they occur.

Constantly-changing immigration laws

Immigration policy is under constant debate and the laws are frequently modified. In addition, the various government agencies that administer immigration regulations regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines. I stay current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline.  In my role as counsel, I consider not only the laws as they exist but the possibility of beneficial — as well as harmful — reforms.

Call me at 424-835-9247 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.