This Week in Immigration

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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Want an E-2 visa? Look at these issues

QUESTION: I want to open up my own company. Can you let me know some specifics? For example, I have a friend from Iran. Can he get an E-1 or E-2?  A: As for E-2s, Iranians can apply for that … Continue reading

August 20, 2017

‘My husband beat me’

Now it is possible  to apply for asylum QUESTION: My husband beat me and I was afraid for my life, so I escaped to the United States. Can I apply for something so I do not have to go back … Continue reading

August 12, 2017

Opening up a new office? Get an L-1 

QUESTION:  Can I use an office based in my home and/or garage for the L-1? Answer: No. You must have an ‘actual office’. The reality might be that you can run your business from a computer or your garage. However, … Continue reading

August 05, 2017

Are you an athlete?

Q: I AM a body builder and just won a big amateur contest. Can I come and work in the U.S. on some type of visa? A: Yes, there is what is known as the P Visa. The P-1A is … Continue reading

July 29, 2017

What is the ‘reasonable probability’ test regarding criminal convictions?

QUESTION: I was convicted of an assault charge and have been told that there is a possibility that I can show that it was not a crime of moral turpitude, and therefore, that I would not be deportable. Is this … Continue reading

July 01, 2017

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