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Atty. Brian Lerner

Atty. Brian Lerner Brian D. Lerner is a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization. He is admitted to the US Supreme Court and the 1st through 11th Circuit Courts of Appeal. He is also admitted to the California Supreme Court. This firm handles cases both nationally and worldwide. This firm does every aspect of immigration law including family and employment based petitions, deportation defense and criminal related immigration issues, asylum, naturalization, citizenship, appeals, non immigrant visas, immigrant visas, and all other areas of immigration law.


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Not from a treaty country? Try the L-1 and then the multinational visa petition

QUESTION: I wanted to start my own business in the U.S. and in fact, have sufficient money. However, I was told that I am not able to do so because I am not a citizen of a ‘treaty country.’ Is … Continue reading

December 10, 2017

I don’t have a sponsor? Try the Extraordinary Alien Petition

QUESTION: I have lots of years of experience and lots of publications and awards. However, I don’t have an employer to sponsor me. Is there any other option? Answer:  There might be. EB1-A or EB1-EA is a subgroup of first … Continue reading

December 02, 2017

Is the ‘S’ Visa available to you if you testify for the FBI?

QUESTION: I have been notified by the FBI that they want me to testify against some very bad people. Is there anything I can do for my lack of immigration status? Answer: It may be possible for you to get … Continue reading

November 26, 2017

Don’t let ICE agents bully you!

QUESTION: I have a friend that was ‘visited’ by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. They told him that he had no rights and that he was going to detention for 20 years unless he signed the voluntary deportation papers. … Continue reading

November 11, 2017

What do you do after you win asylum?

QUESTION: I have won asylum as of about two years ago. Is there anything I need to do? Answer:  If you have come to the U.S. as a refugee or been granted asylum in the U.S. — whether from the … Continue reading

October 21, 2017

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