Areas of Practice

Asylum

If you have suffered past persecution or fear future persecution in your home country, you may be eligible for asylum in the United States. The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher are nationally-recognized experts in asylum law. We have successfully represented asylum seekers from dozens of countries. Our clients include people seeking asylum for many different reasons, and who face persecution on account of:

We have represented hundreds of people who face harm in their homeland, including well-known diplomats, journalists, human rights workers, and political activists.


Citizenship

For lawful permanent residents living in the United States, there are many advantages to obtaining citizenship: You become a full member of American society, you can vote, you can more easily sponsor your family members to come to the United States, you can obtain a U.S. passport, and you can never be deported or refused entry into the United States. Also, there are more employment and education opportunities available to U.S. citizens.

There can be pitfalls to obtaining citizenship. People who have been arrested or convicted of certain crimes, and people who have spent long period outside the United States must be particularly cautious.

If you would like assistance in applying for citizenship, the attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher can help. We can handle the most complex and difficult citizenship applications, and we have helped hundreds of clients obtain their citizenship.


Deportation / Removal Defense

Removal/deportation proceedings may be among the most difficult and frightening events for non-citizens living in the United States. Removal from the U.S. can mean separation from loved ones and loss of property, job opportunities, and access to good education and health care. It might also mean returning to a country where you face persecution or other serious harm.

The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher are experts at removal defense. If there is a way to keep our clients in the United States, we will find it. Our attorneys regularly practice in the immigration courts and are well respected by Immigration Judges, government attorneys, and court staff. Our expertise and our good relations with the government allow us to maximize the chances for our clients to remain lawfully in the United States.


Family Immigration

United States citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs – people who have a green card) can petition for their relatives to immigrate to the United States. A U.S. citizen can petition for his or her spouse, parent, child (including adult children and married children) or sibling. An LPR can petition for his or her spouse, unmarried adult child or minor child.

The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher can assist with family-based immigration. Whether your relative is in the U.S. and will “adjust status” to obtain a green card, or whether your relative will process the case at a U.S. Embassy or Consulate overseas, we can help ensure that the case moves as quickly and smoothly as possible.

Also, if your relative is barred from returning to the United States due to a criminal conviction or an immigration violation, we can prepare a waiver to help your relative come to the U.S. more quickly.


Waivers of Inadmissibility

Some applicants for immigration benefits may be considered "inadmissible" to the U.S. because of immigration or criminal violations, fraud or misrepresentation, or prior removal/deportation orders. Based on a finding of inadmissibility, U.S. immigration authorities may deny applications for visas or adjustment of status.

In certain cases, a waiver of inadmissibility may be available, depending on the charges against the applicant and the type of visa for which he or she has applied. The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher have very high success rates in obtaining waiver approvals for their clients. They are experts in preparing supporting legal briefs and evidence for submission to the adjudicating authorities.


EB-1 (Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 (National Interest Waiver)

For scientists, artists, athletes, and others who have attained recognition in their field, it may be possible to obtain lawful permanent residency in the United States based on extraordinary ability. For other professionals with an advanced degree whose work benefits the national interest of the United States, it may be possible to become a lawful permanent resident based on the National Interest Waiver.

The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC have helped many immigrants obtain their residency in the U.S. based on extraordinary ability and national interest waivers. Such applications are complicated and require substantial evidence, and we have helped our clients avoid the pitfalls and obtain residency in the United States. We can help you prepare the best possible application in order to maximize the likelihood of obtaining your residency.


Detention and Bond

On any given day, the U.S. government detains tens of thousands of immigrants. For the detained person, and his or her friends and loved ones, this can be a difficult time. The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC can help. We have successfully represented many detained immigrants. We help them secure their release and win their cases. Because we regularly practice before the Immigration Courts, we can communicate effectively with Judges and government attorneys. Also, we understand the various types of relief that might be available to a detained immigrant and we can help chart a course to maximize the chance for a successful outcome.


Immigration Appeals

The attorneys at Dzubow & Pilcher, PLLC specialize in immigration appeals. We have successfully represented many immigrants before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office, and various federal circuit courts. The legal and fact-based arguments on appeal can be complex, and an experienced attorney can make a difference. If you need help with an appeal, please contact us to discuss your case.