Lawyer Svetlana Schreiber interviewing a
couple at Palomares Social Justice Center.
We are a law firm with expertise in all areas of immigration law, ranging from business and family based immigration to asylum and deportation.
Immigration Attorneys at Svetlana Schreiber and Associates - help immigrants and employers across the world obtain work visas (H-1B, H-2B, B-1, H-1C, H-3, L-1), visitor visas (B-2, J-1), family visa (H-4, F-2, J-2), student visas (F-1, M-1, J-1), healthcare visa (H1B, H1C, O-1, or TN).
We also prepare green card applications including PERM labor certifications, I-130, I-140, I-360, I-485, and handle U.S. citizenship applications, Asylum/Refugee, BCIS Representation and Consular Practice.
We also have offices in Cleveland Ohio, New York , Toronto Canada, Bucharest Romania, Tel Aviv Israel.
We have Arabic, Romanian, Spanish, German, French, Hungarian, Czech, Slovak, Russian, Hindi, Urdu, Maithili, Bangla, Macedonian, Serbo Croatian, Albanian and Hebrew speaking staff.
Clients' Choice Award for 2012
Immigration Judge granted asylum to female from Egypt based on her sexual orientation. The Immigration Judge argued that to send someone back to such a religiously conservative country with such strong animosity towards homosexuals would be tantamount to torture. The Court also granted the client's mother withholding of removal arguing that her alleged compliance with her daughters sexual orientation would put her at risk
Client from Tanzania granted asylum based on the murder of her parents for allegedly practicing witchcraft. We were able to demonstrate to the court that the alleged practice of witchcraft in sub-Saharan Africa is still widespread and alleged witches / traditional healers are often persecuted for any and all maladies which befall the community. In the present case, the client was in the United States when both parents were killed at the hands of a angry mob. We demonstrated that despite the client's own religious convictions, she would be perceived as a witch herself.
Approval of K2 visa after client mother and husband had divorce. Mother and son came to the United States from the Ukraine. Mother was granted her greencard, her son, initially was not. We convinced the Service that based on the abuse both the mother and son had endured at that hands of her USC husband, the USC petitioner's affidavit of support for the issuance of the visa was ultimately not necessary.
Motion to reopen granted in proceedings after we convinced the Court that the previous attorney erred in withdrawing the Petitioner's asylum case as being time barred. The Petitioner, who was a minor at the time, erroneously had her Asylum application withdrawn by her previous attorney who failed to realize that an asylum application filed by a minor cannot be time barred under 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(ii), 1208.4 (a)(5)(ii). The case is currently pending before the EOIR Court.
IJ granted cancellation of removal to LPR placed in proceedings because of a firearms conviction. Client is the spouse of a USC and father of five USC children. The IJ grant means that the client will keep his LPR status and be able to remain with his family. Client was convicted for having his gun stored in the wrong place in his car. This conviction subjected the client to both removal from the United States and mandatory detention by immigration until his case was heard by the IJ. While you do not have to be a citizen to own a gun, it is not a good idea to have one. Immigration law holds that any and all gun related offenses are a deportable offenses. This is why our client was in jail facing deportation for having his gun stored improperly. Luckily, the client met the basic criteria for cancellation of removal, which include 5 years as a permanent resident and 7 years of physical presence in the United States, and was able to show that the positive factors outweighed the negative factors in his case.
IJ granted permanent resident status to disabled client with approved VAWA petition.
IJ grants Motion to Reopen In Absentia Order for client, who arrived late to court because of road construction and street closings. Client was coming from Columbus to Cleveland for court. He left Columbus more than 4 hours before his hearing to account for traffic issues. Unfortunately, as he approached Cleveland, major road construction kept him from reaching the city in time. Then, once in the city, a major event that had a number of city streets closed also kept the client from reaching the court. In the end, the client showed up 5 to 10 minutes after the IJ had already issued the order. Fortunately, the IJ recognized that these issues were outside the client's control and the IJ reopened the case.
IJ granted 237(a)(1)(H) waiver for client, who mistakenly believed he could marry after he received his immigrant visa at the consulate, but before entering the United States. Client's father had petitioned for him as an unmarried son. Client did not understand that the process was not complete until he actually arrived in the United States and that, by marrying, his immigrant visa was no longer valid.
IJ terminated proceedings for mother and two children after we succeeded in obtaining U classification for family.
We succeeded in closing a book with immigration for a client, who after 20 years, finally obtained citizenship. The client had been through it all. He had taken voluntary departure at one time. He came back on an Immigrant Visa. He ended up back in proceedings based on a conviction a number of years later. He was ordered deported by an Immigration Judge. His case was successfully reopened. He, then, filed for several forms of relief and, after a long battle, he was found eligible and was granted Cancellation of Removal. After his grant of cancellation, he waited several years to make sure he met the requirements for citizenship and, this year, he was sworn in as a citizen.
Won appeal from denial of naturalization for a client and client was sworn in as a citizen after a nearly two year struggle with Immigration because of ex-spouse's fraud.
DHS's Deferred Action
On June 15, 2012, President Obama announced a new policy requiring USCIS and ICE to grant deferred action to young people who are in the United States illegally but meet certain criteria. This is a brief summary of the Deferred Action policy:
- Age. Eligible individuals must prove they came to the United States before reaching the age of 16. Applications for deferred action can be made by individuals who were under the age of 31 on June 15, 2012.
- Residence in the United States. Applicants must show that they have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007. Further, applicants must show they were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012.
- Education. Eligible individuals must show that they have either graduated high-school, have a GED diploma, or that they are enrolled in school (e.g., high-school, GED program) on the date the application for deferred action is submitted.
- Departure. Departure from the United States after June 15th, 2012 (and before an individual receives deferred action and advance parole) results in an individual being automatically ineligible.
- Criminal Record. An individual is eligible if he/she was not convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor, three or more other misdemeanors, and does not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety. Expunged or juvenile convictions. Expunged and juvenile convictions will not necessarily disqualify applicants for deferred action. Traffic offenses. Minor traffic offenses such as driving without a license, will not count toward the two misdemeanor limit. Driving under the influence however will disqualify an applicant.
- Work Authorization. Eligible applicants will receive deferred action for 2 years, with possibility to renew it, as well as work authorization. This means that applicants will be able to work, get a social security number, and a state-issued ID
- Travel. Individuals with deferred action will be able to travel outside the country for humanitarian, education, or employment reasons as long as they apply and receive advance parole.
We are happy to answer your questions and to help you prepare your application. Contact us today !
U.S. Immigration lawyers deal with issues relating to foreign nationals who come to this country either temporarily or permanently, including the associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United States. Immigration attorneys also deal with the application processes and procedures involved with naturalization of foreign nationals who wish to become U.S. citizens, as well as deal with legal issues relating to people who are refugees or asylees. [see more]
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How can our Immigration Attorneys help you?
U.S. Immigration lawyers deal with issues relating to foreign nationals who come to this country either temporarily or permanently, including the associated legal rights, duties, and obligations of aliens in the United States. Immigration attorneys also deal with the application processes and procedures involved with naturalization of foreign nationals who wish to become U.S. citizens, as well as deal with legal issues relating to people who are refugees or asylees.
Our attorneys routinely support clients in the matters of non immigrant visas especially for workers coming to the United States to perform temporary service or labor. We assist clients on several other visa matters like, students and trainee visas, visitors for business, visitors for pleasure, exchange visitors, and trainee visas. We routinely communicate with various agencies specially State Workforce Agencies, J agencies, Department of Labor, USCIS, Department of State etc.
Also our lawyers deal with VAWA matters and Religious Workers visas and also assist clients in adjustment of status applications, asylum applications, removal defenses, 10 year and 3 year cancellation applications and other related matters.
If you or a family member is interested in living in the United States, you may need someone who can help you understand U.S. immigration laws and who can help you to apply for legal status .
We can help you !
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Toll-free: 866-553-4643 OR 216-621-7292
Immigration attorneys Svetlana Schreiber, Esq., Michele Norton and Tom Gilbert are all members of
The Ohio State Bar Association.
Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our Immigration Attorneys.