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Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
My case was not an easy one and C. David's firm helped my family's American Dream become a reality. My parents' political asylum had been denied and they received several notices to leave the US through the years. This decision, we felt, was irrational since my parents had more than enough evidence that they had been victims of extortion in our native country.
We reached out to Cheryl David when my mother was detained (arrested) by immigration officers immediately after a scheduled appointment she had with the USCIS. My mother was then taken to different facilities throughout the northeast in a matter of 3-4 days with no explanation while, at the same time, Cheryl was building a strong appeal to have my mother released. My mother was released on day 7 after being detained and shortly after was given the chance to appear in another scheduled appointment to receive her green card. We still don't know how she made this possible; it's truly remarkable.
Cheryl David and her team do not take NO as an answer. Our appeals, especially on my father's case, were rejected many times with no logical explanation and this seemed to have bothered Cheryl. We appreciate every effort she made to insist with USCIS and the US Government to have our cases reopened. This made her seem as if she were part of our family and she exhibited true concern for all of us (This is the key to her success in my opinion). She was always available to answer questions--even at times we were frustrated or lost our temper.
My father's interview with an immigration agent took place three months before my wedding abroad. The goal was for him to receive his green card so he could travel to my wedding. Instead, they told him they needed to review his case further but that he would receive a decision in 60 days. When we reached the 60 days we were afraid he wouldn't make it to the wedding and, worse, that he would not receive his green card for some reason. This is where Cheryl and her team come into place. For the next few days they made calls, wrote letters, and investigated why this was happening. Long story short, I said good-bye to my father at JFK airport on Wednesday before the wedding because we didn't get an answer by then. On Thursday, Cheryl's team reached out to me while I was abroad to tell me they pulled off one of her miracles and my father would come to the wedding. That is the best gift I received.
In summary, ample knowledge, charisma, and persistence begin to describe Cheryl and her leadership skills.
Posted by BB, a Immigration client, Flag
Cheryl is extremely knowledgeable about immigration law. While my case was complex and downright toxic, Cheryl not only welcomed the challenge to take my case but she also walked us through the maze of sorting out the intricate web created over 10 years and by countless lawyers with multiple approaches, to figure out a path forward. Because of her the process was smooth (as smooth as immigration process can go) and the outcome was way more than we could have imagined. She is the BEST bottom line and I wholeheartedly recommend her.
Posted by Richard, a Immigration client, Flag
For the first time in his life, my husband (we are a same-sex couple) was arrested. At that time it was discovered that he had a final order of deportation issued some ten years prior. Although the arrest was due to a minor infraction this became a horrible nightmare because he was taken into detention by ICE. Our whole life was turned upside down, family and friends were devastated.
I am a US citizen and, up until this tragedy, was quite unaware and very unprepared to deal with immigration issues. But I explored many resources and thankfully discovered Cheryl David. She saw me the day after I called. She listened to my plight and immediately gave me a strategy that would lead to getting my loved one back where he belongs. I feel as if she and her associate Lindsay handled our case as they would had we been their own family members. I would feel remiss if I didn't mention that the firm's Michelle was also quite instrumental at driving the effort to gather the information needed to file the necessary motions.
Cheryl quoted a reasonable fee for the planned work and, I believe, went above and beyond in her efforts to resolve our mess. I know Lindsay put an extraordinary effort into preparing the motion to reopen my husband's old asylum case, leaving no doubt in my mind that we would be successful. All phone calls were taken or returned, all emails were answered. I never felt out of the loop. Their efforts led to the end of my husband's detention and the return to his family and work - much sooner than I expected. Green card next!
I realize all immigration issues are different. This was the most painful experience in my life and it was remedied thanks to Cheryl David's efforts. I am generally not a big lawyer advocate but this law firm is top notch.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
If you are facing a complex immigration issue or if you just want to guarantee that you will have a great lawyer that will do their best, then Cheryl David is your BEST option.
After I received my first green card, my wife and I struggled with our marriage and finally divorced after a year and half of marriage. My conditional green card was about to expire when things got worse and I was arrested. Being divorced and arrested made the odds of removing the conditions on my green card and staying in the US seem slim.
My first phone consultation with Cheryl was a breath of fresh air. She managed to take away all my anxiety. She knew exactly what the law said regarding my particular case, and how immigration law would work in accordance to that. Cheryl and her team assisted in putting together a great package and within 6 months, my cases was approved without an interview.
Thank God I found this law firm and I highly recommend that anyone who wants to sleep at night during their complex immigration process, to hire Cheryl David.
Posted by Golam, a Immigration client, Flag
I would not be writing this today if it was not for Cheryl who represented me regarding my immigration case. I could have been somewhere else. Her ability to understand the complexity of any legal challenge is outstanding. Her work ethics, personality and understanding the client's needs in a professional and respectable manner are among the best qualities that I have ever found. Her law firm is comprised of dedicated individuals who are friendly and are prompt with client's needs especially Michelle. I may sound like little selfish in this regard but I have to be honest.
After more than a decade of trying with SIX different law firms and was a failed out come. I gave up the possibility to have any future in this country as far as my legal status concern. When I was thinking of departing from U.S. leaving my wife behind alone and not knowing what future holds for us, that's when I found out about the Law Firm Of Cheryl David. In my case, to find her law firm was a gift or pure luck. After that everything that happened to our immigration case was Cheryl's unique ability to work with law. She has extraordinary capability to understand the complexity and critical part of any case. As a result of my visit to her office, over a decade later I am finally, legally able to stay here in the U.S. That is the reason I called my story "HOPE". My appreciation to Cheryl is far too greater than my word can describe. I wish her all the success and healthy life for many years to come.
Posted by Nicole, a Immigration client, Flag
I must give credit where credit is due. Cheryl David and her team are fantastic. For the first part of my case, they managed to rectify an issue that had been ongoing for over 10 years. The second part of my case was to get me citizenship. This in itself seemed like an impossible task because several other attorneys told me that citizenship was out of the question, my green card would never be renewed and I should just "lay low". Well, I've just been granted citizenship and am attending my Oath Ceremony next week. There is no doubt in my mind that this would NOT have happened without the expertise of Cheryl and her outstanding team - Lindsey, Stephanie, Michelle, and Yolanda. I highly recommend her services. I would trust no one else with immigration issues.
Posted by Jaiver, a Immigration client, Flag
I had not very good odds to get my citizenship, however Cheryl and her team were able to put together a great character reference package and finally i received my oath ceremony letter today. I highly recommend Cheryl.
Thank You Again
Posted by Romel, a Immigration client, Flag
extensive knowledge of the immigration laws. explained the process and is well prepared . Will certainly recommend.
Posted by Salman, a Immigration client, Flag
During July of 2010, our family ran into one of the toughest challenges in our lives. We faced deportation from the United States. Having grown up in the U.S. for more than 20 years, this was difficult to face.
Our first priority was to search for the most competent, trustworthy, and professional lawyer. I found Cheryl's firm online and felt that her experience and knowledge dealing with immigration and deportation cases were perfectly suited for our unique case. Soon after, we went for a consultation. She was extremely professional and listened to our unique case and what our concerns were—all while giving us ample information on what she would do to resolve our case and keep us here in the United States permanently. We knew then and there that Cheryl would be the best lawyer for our case.
In only a few months, our family was able to to reside in the United States temporarily because of her. However, the goal was to receive permanent residency. Her expertise in dealing with a variety of immigration and deportation cases allowed her to hone in on exactly what type of documents and statements we needed in order to reside in the United States. She knew what keys unlocked the door, so to say.
Within one year, our previous deportation case was closed and our new case was processing. We then met with another judge several months later, who then notified us that our final decision would be mailed to us.
Our lives were changed when we received our approval letter for Permanent Residency in the United States. We could not be happier that we chose Cheryl as our lawyer. Since then, I have recommended Cheryl to numerous friends and family. She is truly an expert in her profession and understands the difficulties that many immigrants and non-documented aliens face in this country.
It is with great confidence that I recommend Cheryl for any immigration case—especially deportation cases and unique cases dealing with undocumented immigrants. If you are deciding which lawyer to go with for your complicated and unique immigration case—the search is over. Choose Cheryl, you will be glad you did once you see the results.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Ms. Cheryl David changed our lives. When my husband and I first met Cheryl, we knew immediately (having been through a long line of costly immigration lawyers interested only in our money) that not only was she a gifted professional, but that we could fully trust her to tell us the truth about our situation. She never shugar-coated our very complicated position (facing deportation and seperation from one another) like previous attorneys had done.
She never fed us with false hope. She was never self-boasting. She was honest about the challenges we faced from the very start. She struck us with her top intelligence, her professionalism, her compassion, her work ethic and her drive to do everything in her power to help us. At the end, she did come through for us, and afer years of struggle to stay in this country, after years of battle without a proper legal defense, Ms. Cheryl David succeeded in helping us stay together and begin our life without the burden of fear and hiding.
Ms. David is well-known and well-respected in the immigration circle. Because of her work and dedication, I was able to travel and visit my family in my homeland after being seperated from them. I was also able to freely return to my new home and family in the United States. I thank her from the bottom of my heart, and I highly recommend her to anyone searching for a lawyer. Be sure, that even though there are no guarantees in life, Ms. David will do her best to win your case, and one thing is guaranteed with her: the fact that she will always tell you the truth.
Posted by Audley, a Immigration client, Flag
As one may or may not know, immigration to the USA today is not a trivial task and is a complex and time consuming process and if not done correctly can add lengthy delays to the process. And when there is any question of the applicant requesting immigration the process can grind to a halt and that was the situation I found myself in with my wife in Jamaica, WI and need the best legal team to help with the process to completion.
That's why, in December 2011 when I was referred to the Law Offices of Cheryl David by two other attorneys and their statement, "...if anyone can help you with your immigration issue, Cheryl David is the person"; I felt a huge weight lifted off my shoulders.
When I explained the situation to Cheryl, she was very attentive and took meticulous detail in the issue and the law around the issue and in the end provided a well prepared application and waiver that led to issuance of a visa for my wife after years of unsuccessful attempts.
My sincere thanks gos out to Cheryl, Michael and their team for a job well done and I can definitivley say that I would reccommed Cheryl David to anyone trying to immigrate to the USA or help a loved one from abroad immigrate to the USA.
Posted by Rajitha, a Immigration client, Flag
Since I did not get to talk to you properly after receiving my green-card, I thought of writing you an e-mail to thank you for the amazing job that you did on my behalf. When I first started the application process with your help, I full well knew we had a very slim chance if any to succeed. Through out the process your encouragement and dedication towards the task at hand gave me the encouragement I needed to proceed.
It is this dedication, that ultimately resulted in what seemed almost impossible at the beginning becoming reality. And after so many months of interviews and numerous other proceedings now I can finally live a proper life in the US with my wife, and all of it thanks to you. For this I will forever be in your debt!
Hope you are keeping well!!
Posted by Eric, a Immigration client, Flag
This Lawyer is knowledgeable, does not prey on customers` ignorance to charge them exorbitant fees. I am very satisfied and wish I had met her much earlier when I started the process of immigration for my family. That will have saved me tens of thousand of dollars which I was charged from sharks of Lawyers.
Posted by asif & Bibi, a Immigration client, Flag
Ms.David and her firm are honest hard working people that if it wasn't for them my family would be seperated. My hysband had a lawyer before Ms.David and if I kept him I would have lost my husband and he would have been deported. Thanks to ms.david and her amazing staff who put in alot to my husband's case he was released from ICE custody and within 5 months he is now a resident of the united states thanks again to ms.david.
Posted by Nicole, a Immigration client, Flag
I was recommended to Ms. Cheryl David by another attorney who was familiar with Cheryl's outstanding reputation in the immigration court circuit. I was told "if anyone can help you, it's Cheryl". That in itself speaks volumes. I had been through several attorneys with no results on an issue that began 11 years ago. Cheryl and her team were clear and concise on what to expect and held my hand through the entire process. All of my emails and phone calls were attended to and I never doubted that Cheryl and her team were doing their very best in handling my case. The positive outcome of my case solidified my trust in her and her associate, Lindsey Gauzza, who is wonderful as well, and I have just hired her to handle another case for a family member.
Posted by Yoel, a Immigration client, Flag
After ten years in New York City and six or seven lawyers, I finally found the most honest, hard-working, and knowledgeable immigration attorney around. Not even once did I ever feel that Ms. David tried to take advantage or me or the precarious situation that I was in (where several other attorneys with whom I worked did). I have already recommended her services to several of my friends and they feel the same way that I do. I recommend Ms. David in the most sincere and heartfelt way possible.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Cheryl was highly recommended to us by my husband's colleague at his law firm. Our family member received a Notice to Appear after consulting with a previous incompetent lawyer who misguided her. We all thought her future was over and deportation was around the corner. We consulted with Cheryl and immediately was comforted not only by her sincerity but also by her in-depth knowledge of the complex immigration law, extensive experience, and involvement with the pro-immigration community.
Cheryl was honest with us. My family member's options were limited, but Cheryl worked hard to get her the best situation she could have considering the political landscape and current immigration law. She was hopeful yet not misleading. My entire family found comfort with Cheryl. Personally, I value that she is involved with Schumer's office and has a network that keeps her abreast of policy changes with ICE and DHS.
I highly recommend Cheryl to anyone who is in any type of immigration situation. Her entire staff is welcoming and helpful as well. Learning from our experience, it is extremely important to consult with an experienced immigration lawyer with good intentions who is focused on the success of your case. Cheryl is clearly that type of immigration lawyer and we are very thankful for her expertise.
Our journey is not completely over yet, so we will definitely reach out to Cheryl whenever we tackle the next step.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
No one understands the system better than Cheryl. She's smart, resourceful and makes things happen. She was proactive and did extensive research to prepare me for my case. Even through some unexpected developments, I always felt she had my best interest and skillfully argued my case to its successful conclusion. I trust her implicitly.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
Before we met with Cheryl David, our family has gone through a nightmare of dealing with 3 other attorneys that we hired prior to her in New York city. The case was a matter of life for us (literally). We were ready to fight for it and pay as much as needed. Every time we met with one of the previous attorneys, we stressed how important the case was to us and that we would pay as much as needed, but needed to make sure the case was handled diligently and needed a lot of attention. Everybody promised to us what asked for before we paid the retainers. Every time the process started, we were realizing quickly that either attorneys were not quailified enough (despite we were very careful hiring them) or they just wanted our money. It sounds quite cliche, but if you ever been in our position (sincerely hope not though), you would understand exactly what I mean. God only knows how much tears, pain, disappointment, time and money all of it cost us....
Our case was very complicated and required quite a lot of attention to detail, patience, a great amount of understanding of the situation and a substantial number of documents involved. Communication was extremely critical for all parties involved. Cheryl exceeded all of our expectations and helped us win our case. Anybody who deals with her professionally, personally or any other capacity are surely proud to know such a reputable and highly professional attorney, great person the way she is and have no doubts great friend to her friends. My wife and I are thanking our destiny that our pathes crossed with her!
This message probably cannot express everything we can about Cheryl, please connect with us through the e-mail and we will be happy to recommend her over the phone or in person if needed.
Posted by Andrienne, a Immigration client, Flag
My husband was in need of an immigration attorney. I consulted with 3 other immigration attorneys prior to discovering Cheryl David. I found her through a not for profit organization and she came highly recommended. From the moment I first spoke to her, I knew she was the one. She is extremely knowledgeable in her area of expertise. I explained the situation, and she knew immediately that he had relief. She is very down to earth. She treated us with respect. We were very comfortable when dealing with her. Her fees were reasonable. Her staff was also great. Cheryl answers the phone and returns calls. Great customer service. If you are in need of an immigration attorney, look no further. Cheryl David is the one.
Posted by Chen Mishael, a Immigration client, Flag
Cheryl is the best. she has a great stuff who are also knowledgeable.
i felt very comfortable with her approach and her service. her fee is reasonable. there was nothing i asked that was not done. responsive always.
Posted by Camille, a Immigration client, Flag
Having Ms. David as my lawyer was the best decision we as a family have made in our lives. I can't imagine a more equip, hard working, invested, and caring person to represent my family in ANY court. She took my family's case, which was not by any means an open and shut case. We were absolutely about to be deported, we basically had no case and Ms. David managed to find a way for us to be granted our Green Cards and we are currently on our way to citizenship. Her and her team are awesomely caring, and hard working people. I would not recommend any other. There are no words to truly express my gratitude for all that Ms. Cheryl David and her team have done for my family and I.
Posted by Rishi, a Immigration client, Flag
Faced with a deportation hearing hanging over my head due to the incompetence of a previous attorney, I was desperately in search of a lawyer to assist me with the process of filing the necessary petitions to maintain my stay here in the US. After searching for reputable attorneys, I made an appointment for a consultation; I was introduced to Cheryl, who at the time worked for another practice in NYC.
Cherylâ€™s professionalism, knowledge of immigration law and integrity allowed me to finally trust an attorney with such a delicate situation. As an immigrant, who has spent thousands of dollars on attorneys in the past, who only provided empty promises and false hope, Cheryl restored my confidence and assured me that there was indeed hope with my case.
She has been there when I thought of giving up and has always been encouraging, explaining every step of my procedure. Ensuring that documents are filed in a timely manner, showing up to INS appointments on time, returning my phone calls and providing me with a sense of confidence that I will be able to make it past this immigration process that I was going through.
I am very confident to say that I would recommend Cherylâ€™s services to anyone that is seeking legal representation with an immigration issue. There are a lot attorneys out there that lack the qualifications and abilities that Cheryl possesses. After this life changing situation, where time and money was wasted, I am a firm believer of you get what you pay for. So if anyone you are in search of quality representation at a fair price I would strongly suggest that you consult with Cherylâ€™s firm.
Posted by Pierre, a Immigration client, Flag
I was apprehended at my job by ICE and taken into custody. My wife found Cheryl David by the grace of God. Cheryl acted immediately after the reasonable down payment. Cheryl contacted me and fought for an immediate court date and it given within six days and I was released from jail. My overall case took nine months and I was faced with deportation. During my master court date my case was terminated thanks to God working through Cheryl David. I would highly recommend her because she genuinely cares and she is a strong believer in justice. She is knowledgeable of the new law that got me out of the situation that would have changed my life in a negative way. Cherylâ€™s staff was very comforting and supportive during those tough times. I would highly recommend the law office of Cheryl David.
Posted by Carla, a Immigration client, Flag
My case was very sensitive and Cheryl, after reviewing all the documents pertaining to my arrest and subsequent charges, found a specific issue with which to defend my immigration status.
Then, after reviewing my entire personal and professional history since the original charge in 1985, she was able not only to have the homeland security prosecuting lawyer and judge dismiss the issue, but she also provided evidence and impeccable testimonials on my behalf that definitively proved the many contributions I have made since 1985.
In short, my permanent residency - 51 years living and working in the US - was restored and green card returned.
While all the court procedures were taking place, it was very stressful and difficult for me to understand the way the immigration legal system works with all of its uncertainties and fuzzy areas. However, Cheryl and her office were always kind, helpful and understanding --they held my hand, explained and guided me through every step of the way.
I am forever in her debt and bless myself for having chosen Cheryl David as my legal counsel. Her knowledge, insights plus experience ann keeping track of all the ups and downs of US Immigration Law - Homeland Security and other agencies involved, is invaluable. She is on top of it all.
Moreover, as a student, she specifically chose Immigration Law since her vocation was and is to have a profession with which she can help and assist those of us who come from other countries and are in need of representation when facing the myriad legality of what's right and what's wrong with US Immigration. That alone I find highly commendable.
I would recommend Cheryl and have already done so, to anyone and no matter how complex and what sort of criminal or other charges the US Immigration Dept has filed against you, go seek her advice, simply by going in and speak to her in person. You don't need to be intelligent to figure out that she is the one to choose as your lawyer. It just takes talking and listening to her legal interpretation of your case, to become her client and get your matter resolved. Plus you will have the advantage of working with an efficient and always very human friendly conduct of Cheryl David Law Offices environment.
Posted by a Immigration client, Flag
I cant believe Cheryl has a perfect rating on avvo.com.
I found her to be impatient, inflexible and perhaps knowledgeable about common immigration routes, but was completely incapable and unhelpful with my visa situation.
After I paid the consultation fee and had a very short consultation in which Cheryl told me I shouldnt even bother trying, I emailed Cheryl with follow-up questions about my situation pertaining to visas which we had not talked about, which she has yet to answer. Perhaps because I need to pay her another $150 to answer these questions? In defiance of her opinion, I have sought a second immigration lawyer who is FAR more helpful and is actually on my side, questioning how I can best attain work status, as opposed to Cheryl who immediately dismissed me as a case that was too hard.
If you have an easy case, Cheryl can do it, but if you have an obscure case, or a difficult case, she wont bother picking up the gloves, or even tell you that you have a chance when you do.
She is not on your side, she is simply a machine executing immigration law, finding the easiest clients and fulfilling their needs at a premium and dispensing with all other clients, something she can get away with probably because of her high rating on avvo.com .
I almost gave up my dreams and aspirations because of this snot. I went home after meeting with her and cried my heart out thinking I had to give up. It took me months before I tried again, and low and behold, it's all going to work out in the end. Cheryl did nothing but hinder my immigration.
Posted by surprisingned, a Immigration client, Flag
i went to complain about my previous lawyer in immigration office and told them what i was goin through thanks to them they sent me to cheryl david.now i have peace of mind.i love usa and with out cheryl david my dream was becoming nightmare.now i have a dream:) god bless cheryl r david and her staff.when i stepped in her office i knew this person was real and her staff is so friendly i felt like there are ppl in new york who are willing to help immigrants to get legal status.president obama should contact cheryl david i believe :).i knew if there is some one who can help me to stay in this country it is her.don't hesitate hiring her as your lawyer.i spent more then three months looking for good lawyer and finally got the best.i believe in karma in long run i will get it back so i recommend this lawyer to anyone who has immigration problem.god bless america.god bless cheryl r david..
Posted by Lucky, a Immigration client, Flag
My attorney referred me to Cheryl David when he felt that my case was impossible. My situation was not an easy one. Cheryl was very upfront and honest with us about the process and possible outcomes. She worked diligently to ensure that I had the best possible chance of overcoming my immigration nightmare. I am forever grateful to her for her amazing representation, the humane and totally honest interaction she had with me and my family. I am still in awe at the outcome, my case was resolved in my favor.
Posted by ERZEN, a Immigration client, Flag
A few years ago I was caught in an immigration nightmare. I had been burned by two other attorney's that left me me broke and in a mess. I had another attorney take my money and tell me that my case was hopeless and could not help me. I called the immigration defense fund and explained my situation to them. They recommended I get in touch with Cheryl David. When I meet Ms. David she did not make any promises but she did give me hope at a time when there was no light at the end of the tunnel for me. My case ended up lasting about four years. Through those four years I had a lot of ups and downs personally and with my case. Ms.David throughout that time was there for me at all times and made me feel like I was not alone in my case. She was extremely responsive and all ways kept me informed. There were times when the case made me flip out. Ms.David always put me at ease and always had a positive outlook even in the darkest hours. There were times in my case where I felt another lawyer would have given up on my case and me. Ms.David never did that and never implied that my case was not winnable. I've had very few people ,if any, fight for me. In court when the prosecutor went after me Ms.David fought for me like a boxer in a title fight. There were times in court when I was just speechless after witnessing Ms.David stand up for me. In the end my case ended up going in my favor. Ms.David made the impossible possible for me. In life there are no guarantees. But there is one guarantee I know Chery David will give you. That is that she will fight for you and give you every opportunity to win your case. From my experience with her she will probably do the same for you. No matter what your immigration situation might be Ms. Chery David is the best attorney you could possibly hope for to get you the best possible outcome.
Posted by Diane, a Immigration client, Flag
MS David worked tirelessly and successfully to correct mistakes of our other lawyers and successfully process immigration papers for us. She reopened a case and fought for justice until she got it. If you have found this site and her, consider yourself more than lucky! You found a blessing!
Posted by David January 21,1958, a Immigration client, Flag
i have known Ms. David for several years, i consider myself to be very bless to have her assign to my case back in 1995 when she work for another well known attorney Kerry Bretz. during the time of my representation i grow to love and respect Ms. David she is a very caring person who takes a personal interest in her clients and they family well being. she is not cheep but worth every penny. it's because of Ms. David hard work and dedication i was allow stay in the u.s and resume a normal life with my family. I TRULY LOVE HER. she is a great attorney and a wonderful person to know. by the way,i am black and she have no idea i am writing this. she is just a great person. as a matter of fact i was one of the people who would always encourage her to open her own law practice, over the years i have recommend people to her and will continue to do so.