Practice Leadership

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

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

Taiyyeba Safri Skomra is a partner at Stone Grzegorek & Gonzalez LLP. Ms. Skomra has been certified as a specialist in immigration and nationality law through the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization since 2015. She was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers for the years ... Read More

Amy Lenhert

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

Latest Info

8 February 2019

SGG in the News

On February 1, 2019, Nora Phillips, a lawyer at the forefront of providing legal services to asylum seekers and deportees in Tijuana, was detained and deported by Mexican authorities for reasons that the Mexican government has yet to specify.  At 11:30AM, when the call went out to immigration attorneys in ... Read More

24 January 2019

Ninth Circuit Rejects Collateral Attack on Removal Orders

The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently published a decision upholding convictions for illegal reentry after removal despite the fact that the defendants were no longer removable as charged in their administrative proceedings. USA v. Martinez-Hernandez involves two men, Jose and Oscar, who entered the United States without authorization ... Read More

14 December 2018

USCIS Intensifies Focus on Denaturalization

Many people think that once they obtain U.S. citizenship through naturalization, their status as a U.S. citizen can never be lost.  It will come as a surprise to some to learn that U.S. citizenship can in fact be taken away or revoked by the government under certain circumstances. And the ... Read More

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