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
The Board of Immigration Appeals overruled its prior decisions, and held that a conviction under California Penal Code §646.9(b) is not a ‘crime of stalking’ for purposes of INA §237(a)(2)(E)(i). Matter of Sanchez-Lopez, 27 I&N Dec. 256 (BIA 2018). Under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) “Any alien who at any ... Read More
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) imposes a requirement that asylum applications must be filed within one year of the asylum seeker’s entry into the United States. An asylum application filed more than one year after entry can be denied. The failure to file within one year can be overlooked ... Read More
Applying for asylum in the United States is a daunting process, especially for the many asylum seekers who do not have the benefit of an experienced attorney by their side. Asylum can be granted to a person who is unwilling or unable to return to her home country because of ... Read More