Family immigration and removal defense issues are highly complex and options available can depend on many factors. Your individual criminal and immigration histories, processing times, family history, your geographic location and your individual priorities and more can play a major part in whether you or a loved one can stay in the US or are stuck abroad. It is vital to consult with a competent immigration lawyer who regularly handles your type of situation to determine the best tailored solution for you.
At SGG, our attorneys regularly work with intricate and complex waiver cases, asylum cases, and fight for our clients in their most desperate hour. Our attorneys have decades of experience in this specialized area of immigration law. We regularly mentor and teach other attorneys in our field how to handle such unique and complex matters. We are internationally published and recognized U. S. Immigration attorneys who work with clients no matter where they are – in detention, out of the country, in another state, you name it. We make it easy to work with us no matter where you are. We embrace technology and fly to you so you are not alone in some of the most stressful moments of your life (during immigration proceedings). We won’t leave you hanging.
At SGG, our family and removal team is comprised of some of the most nationally known U.S. Immigration attorneys in the field of family and removal defense.
Helen A. Sklar has practiced exclusively in the field of immigration and nationality law since 1985. She has worked in non-profit community agencies, immigration law clinics, and volunteer programs. She ran her own immigration practice from 1991 to 2009 during which she represented hundreds of non-citizens in deportation, removal, citizenship, ... Read More
Taiyyeba Safri Skomra is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the years 2010 – 2012, and 2015 – 2018. Ms. Skomra served as a team leader within the ... Read More
Amy Prokop Lenhert has expertise in a broad range immigration matters and is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. She has successfully litigated cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts of ... Read More
This summer, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a new policy increasing the scope of people who may receive a Notice to Appear (“NTA”) in removal proceedings, and also a new policy increasing an officer’s power to deny petitions or applications without issuing a Request for Evidence (“RFE”). Together, these ... Read More
In 2015, the California legislature changed the state criminal laws regarding punishment for misdemeanors. The state law previously said that misdemeanors were punishable by up to 365 days in county jail. Under new section 18.5 of the California Penal Code, misdemeanors are now punishable by up to 364 days. And ... Read More
A federal judge in Northern California has issued an order temporarily halting the government’s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Haiti, Sudan and Nicaragua. TPS for these countries was set to terminate on various dates in 2018 and 2019; the earliest being Sudan which was set to ... Read More