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Many established legal professionals can be desensitized to the needs of migrant individuals. Having both immigrated to the United States, our partners understand the process from both sides. JC Law believes in supporting people through transparency and integrity, prioritizing humanity in their legal services, and maintaining sensitivity to each client’s unique situation.

JC Law Firm specializes in:

Removal Proceedings due to Criminal Conviction

Lawful permanent residents and non-citizens who have been placed in removal proceedings due to a criminal conviction can depend on the extensive experience held by the partners at the law firm. The partners have successfully represented numerous individuals who have been placed in deportation proceedings due to a criminal conviction. The partners are highly qualified in representing individuals in immigration court and obtaining waivers to allow non-citizens who have committed an offense the opportunity to remain in the United States with their families. .

Removal Proceedings due to Undocumented/No Status

Individuals who are present in the United States without status may be placed in removal proceedings where they will have to present any applications to a judge that will allow them to remain in the United States. The partners at Javier & Chandiramani have extensive experience representing undocumented individuals in immigration court and successfully assisting them in obtaining permanent legal residency and the opportunity to remain in the United States with their families.

Family Based Immigration Abroad

U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents are able to petition for their family members who live abroad. Our firm can help you navigate the detailed and lengthy process that involves both immigration services in the United States and the U.S. embassy/consulate abroad.

Family Based Immigration Within the United States

U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents may be able to petition for family members who reside in the United States. Our partners have extensive experience representing individuals with their immigration process before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is important to obtain proper counsel before submitting any application to ensure that you are not exposing your family member to risk.

Citizenship & Naturalization

Becoming an American citizen comes with many advantages and is usually an exciting and proud moment for our clients. Citizenship is obtained through a process called Naturalization. Naturalization is the process through which an immigrant to the United States can become a U.S. citizen. Only certain immigrants are eligible; those who either have been green card holders (lawful permanent residents) for 3 or 5 years (depending on other requirements) or meet various military service requirements. The attorneys at JC Law Firm are experienced in all types of citizenship filings, including those who may have acquired citizenship at birth abroad or derived citizenship through their parents. Let us help you navigate through your pathway to U.S. citizenship!


Applying for asylum is an option for those who have either been persecuted in their home countries or have reason to believe that they will be. Asylum is a type of status that gives protection to those persecuted because of their:

  • Race
  • Gender
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion or party membership
  • Membership in a Social Group

Asylum applications typically must be filed within one year, but we always recommend that you speak to a qualified immigration lawyer to see if you qualify for any exceptions. If you or a loved one are applying for asylum, the attorneys at JC Law Firm can help you prepare your case to clearly demonstrate any past persecution or fear of future persecution to get you to asylee status. Our immigration professionals remain sensitive to your stories and are dedicated to providing you with the advice and resources you need to make you feel your most comfortable at the asylum interview or in front of an Immigration Judge. Trust our professionals to guide you in the best way possible.

Appeals of Decisions Made by USCIS

If your case was denied by USCIS, you also have the right to appeal the Immigration Service Officer’s decision. Depending on the type of application, you have 30 days or longer to submit an appeal. Typically, these are sent to the Administrative Appeals Office or “AAO”. Sometimes, USCIS makes decisions in error, and a straight appeal may not be necessary and may be resolved by a simple letter or motion. Consult with an experienced Immigration lawyer at JC Law Firm to see what route best suits you so that you can get the right results!

Appeals with the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”)

Did an Immigration Judge deny your case in court? JC Law attorneys are here to help you navigate your right to appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals- a court that reviews decisions made by Immigration Judges. By law, a person has 30 days from the date of judgment to appeal to the BIA. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to challenge the judge’s decision and speak to one of our attorneys about the process.

Petitions For Review or “PFR”

In the immigration context, a petition for review is filed to obtain federal court review of a removal, deportation or exclusion decision issued by the BIA.  These petitions must be filed within 30 days of the BIA decision.  These petitions are often complex and require legal challenges to the BIA decisions.  

Writ of Mandamus in Federal Court

Our attorneys have over ten years of experience in filing lawsuits knows as a “writ of mandamus”– a request to the Federal Court to mandate or “force” an Immigration agency, like USCIS or the Consulate to make a decision on your case. This does not mean your case will be approved, since approval is only contingent on your original application; but rather, the Writ compels USCIS or other immigration agency to decide cases that are well past the time given to the government to issue decisions.

Writ of Habeus Corpus

Are you or your family member detained or being held in Federal custody? Are they being moved around from one detention center to the next without reason? Then this person may be eligible to file a Writ of Habeus Corpus. In the context of Immigration, Habeus Corpus is typically a remedy when someone is being unlawfully detained in a government detention center. This can be filed to challenge their detention or challenge the legality of their removal order. Our attorneys will carefully review you or your family members’ case to see that they qualify for a habeus petition so that you and your loved ones can be reunited.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

If you or someone close to you has been a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking or anything that may have caused harm to that person, then that person may qualify for status under the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”). Although this law was created to benefit women, it applies to both women, men, and both parents and children who are victims of abuse.  The person applying does not need a sponsor and can “self petition” without relying on anyone else.  Our attorneys are specialized in VAWA applications  and also provide support for resources should you need shelter, counseling, or other services.

U Nonimmigrant Visas

This is a special type of visa that assists victims of crimes who suffered substantial mental or physical abuse and are willing to help law enforcement and government officials in the investigation or prosecution of that activity.  The attorneys at JC Law Firm have had nearly fifteen years of experience filing U visa’s for victims of criminal activity.  If eligible, the U visa oftentimes provides a seamless pathway to residency and eventually, your citizenship.


Often a precursor of the SIJS program, it can be daunting to submit complicated and lengthy paperwork.  Our attorneys have experience in all NY State Courts to help you obtain an order for guardianship or custody in Family Court.

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

The Special Immigrant Juvenile Status or (“SIJS”) program is under control of the control of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and is designed to help foreign-born children who are unable to be reunited with a parent due to abuse, neglect or abandonment by one or both of their parents. These children can eventually or simultaneously apply for a green card.  Once the child has a green card, they obtain Lawful Permanent Residence. (LPR).  Children who get a green card through the SIJ program are able to live in the United States, go to school in the United States and are able to work in the U.S.  This program is often a pathway towards citizenship.  The SIJ program is a great option for children who fit this criteria and although it is a Federal program, it requires State Court action.  The experienced attorneys at JC Law Firm will help you navigate the path toward SIJS status through both Family Court and the Immigration process.

Uncontested Divorce

The attorneys at JC Law can also help with uncontested divorce. This is often when the parties do not have any major assets or debts or any custody issues with the children. As long as both parties are in agreement, this process can be smooth and done quickly.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

DACA is a United States immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action or temporary status.  DACA allows a person to work lawfully and travel abroad under a grant of advance parole.  Speak to our attorneys to see if you qualify.

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