Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer
Helping individuals, families, businesses and foreign workers for over 40 years
The U.S. immigration system is immense, complex and confusing, and it seems that more and more the laws and rules are written to discourage rather than encourage legal immigration. America has a great deal to offer its residents, and foreigners have a great deal to offer America as well. The Philadelphia immigration lawyers at Ellenberg Law Group work to facilitate the immigration process for individuals, families and businesses. Based in Philadelphia, America’s historic “City of Brotherly Love,” our immigration lawyers practice immigration law throughout the country. Learn more about our services below, and call 215-790-1682 or contact us online to schedule a free, initial consultation over the phone with an experienced and successful U.S. immigration attorney.
- Artist & Athlete P Visa
- Business Immigration
- Deportation Defense
- Extraordinary Ability O Visa
- Family Immigration
- F-1 Student Visa
- Foreign Media/Press/Radio I Visa
- H-2B Temporary Worker Visa
- H-3 Trainee Visa
- J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
- K-1 Fiancé Visa
- K-3 Spouse Visa
- L1A/L1B Intracompany Transferee Visa
- M-1 Vocational Student Visa
- Non-Immigrant Visa
- Religious Worker R Visa
- Student & Exchange Visa
- Temporary Protection Status
- U Visa
- VAWA Immigration
- Visitor & Tourist Visa
- Work Visa
Family-Based Immigration Services to Build or Reunite a Family in America
Family immigration services include bringing over a prospective spouse on a fiancé(e) visa for the purpose of marriage, as well as bringing over a current spouse, child, parent or sibling on an alien relative petition. This petition can be used for step-children, half-siblings, and even adult children, whether married or unmarried. The immigration rules establish different preference categories for different types of family members, so it is important to act quickly when preparing and filing a petition to avoid agonizing delays in bringing over a relative.
Our family-based immigration law practice also includes preparing petitions for U visas, which can be used to bring in crime victims from other countries for their safety and well-being. The U visa is a nonimmigrant visa, so benefits are only available for a temporary period. If you qualify, we can begin proceedings for an adjustment of status to help you obtain a Green Card and stay on as a lawful permanent resident.
Business-Based Immigration to Start or Grow and Flourish in American Business
Our business-based immigration practice helps employers as well as prospective workers seeking employment in the U.S. We’ll help you through the process of applying for H-1B or EB visas for skilled workers, unskilled workers, and workers of exceptional ability to fill your open positions with qualified individuals eager to work. We also help investors immigrate to the United States for the purpose of investing in or starting a domestic enterprise.
As a small or mid-sized business, your livelihood may depend on being able to find the right workers to fill your needs. We’ll help you obtain PERM labor certification and also advise you on the steps you need to take to maintain compliance with U.S. immigration laws for your business, such as I-9 employment eligibility verification.
Strong, Insightful and Effective Deportation Defense
U.S. immigration policy is currently experiencing a very strong element of zero tolerance for violations of U.S. immigration laws. If you’ve been arrested at the border for illegal entry/entry without inspection, or if you’ve been detained following an arrest and release from custody for any number of deportable offenses, you may find yourself locked up in ICE detention with no explanation about your rights while deportation proceedings are underway. The fact is that you do have rights, including the right to legal counsel and representation in bond hearings and deportation and removal proceedings. We’ll fight hard to defend your rights and help you get the best outcome possible given your circumstances. If you have a loved one in detention, or if you are facing removal, call our office for immediate assistance.
Experienced Legal Help with all U.S. Immigration Legal Needs
Philadelphia immigration attorney Stanley J. Ellenberg has over 40 years of experience in U.S. immigration matters. Our team serves clients throughout the country and is ready to hear from you. For advice and assistance with family-based immigration, business-based immigration, or deportation defense, call Ellenberg Law Group at 215-790-1682 for a free, initial telephone consultation regarding your needs and how our immigration lawyers can help. Hablamos Español.