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Posted by a client
Our initial lawyer "expected" extension of 245i at the end of 2001 and told us that it doesn't matter how we've entered and if we run out of legal status; it would all be solved by labor certification and petition for adjustment of status. Labor certification got approved, I-485, I-130, filed concurrently and we got work authorizations, SS#'s. When case was reviewed by USCIS they had required prove for our legal status after our I-94 expired, prove of filling 245i before April 30th 2001, which we could not provide since we arrived in October 2001 and were advised that it's ok to have the status expire. Even worst, our B2 visas were not validated at our entry in 2001, but instead we were admitted on C1 - crewman visa which we also possessed. The I-485 case was appealed after denial, but we failed to support any evidence to our appeal because there was none, so in the end it was closed.
The visit with Mr. Kolken:
The appointment was without doubt the most in depth review of our case that we have witnessed through the years. No approach to solving our complicated case was left unaccounted. All scenarios were fast forwarded to their most likely outcomes, while describing obstacles, steps in the process, and most probable time-frames. Describing his personalized effort and sincerity in presenting the outcomes and the options we have in front us as going above and beyond the role of a lawyer is an understatement.
When we left the office of Mr. Kolken we had clear picture of where we stand and where are we heading with our life in US.
Thank You Mr. Kolken
Posted by a client
Mathew Kolken was recommended by another law firm after examining my complicated case of removal from the US and I'm glad with the outcome and of course with my decision of going with them. From the very first conversation with Mathew Kolken I could judge him to be very knowledgeable, straight-forward, honest and thorough with all complexities and technicalities of US immigration. He showed immense confidence with a positive outcome of my case where a few other lawyers were hesitant in taking up or even understanding my tricky situation at the border. He is also supported by a very knowledgeable and professional staff which were a pleasure dealing with. I do not have much experience in dealing with lawyers but I would definitely recommend this law firm as very highly rated and respected in the field of US immigration. We have successfully lifted the 5 Year ban on my entry to the US as a Canadian citizen and if guided well, I look forward to working with him for future US immigration matters as well.
We as human beings, inadvertently land up in situations unintentionally due to sheer ignorance or lack of awareness, and to my belief such critical incidents of life should be handled by professionals, who are knowledgeable, confident and know what they are doing - and you will get that feeling with Kolken & Kolken.
Posted by Elizabeth
Have to admit it was very difficult deciding who to hire and trust to represent 2 people who a like our own children to us. Both have been allowed to come home with us. I am sure we will have many obstacles during both of the court cases. After almost a month of not knowing whether we made the right decision I am now very confident that this attorney will do his best to help us with both of these wonderful young Men. Thank you so much.
Posted by Margarita
Mathew Kolken services for the Deportation removal of my husband was outstanding. Mr. Kolken was very honest, reliable, kept me informed at all times and didnt hesitate to answer any of my questions. Mr.Kolken was very affordable and had no hidden fees. I would recommend him for any immigration services. I had already hired another lawyer before Mr. Kolken and can't be compared to the services recieved from Mr.Kolken. Mr. Kolken fought like a trooper and won my husbands case. The best Christmas present for my kids and I. Can't say enough kind words. Thanks a Million Mr.Kolken
Posted by Rachel
I hired the services of Matthew Kolken and his team to assist me with obtaining an E-2 visa to come and work in the US. They were highly knowledgeable, professional and always replied to me within 24 hours of any contact. I would definitely recommend Matthew he made what felt to me like a daunting complex application process feel very easy and talked me through the process from start to finish. Thanks for all your legal help. You guys are great.
Posted by a client
My unfortunate predicament with immigration officials occurred due to an inexperienced lawyer who failed to advise me that I was forbidden to leave the US prior to completion of my landed immigrant application process. After several unsuccessful attempts at resolving the issue, that lawyer finally realized his/her shortcomings, and referred me to Mr. Matthew Kolken. I retained Mr. Kolken's legal services, and I never met him until the day he 'delivered'.
My first impression (prior to meeting him) was mixed. I eventually realized he would only reach out if he needed additional information, etc. Mr. Kolken does not 'hold hands'. If he says to calm down, you should heed his orders! He is very thorough in his research and presentation. Therefore you should trust him! Unlike other lawyers, he is also very realistic about the outcomes - that there may be unintended outcomes over which he has no control, and as such he prepares you for that. At the same time, he is also thinking of possible strategies in case one fails.
My only regret was that had I known of Mr. Kolken's services sooner, I would not have wasted valuable time on fruitless efforts.
Posted by Geevarghese
I had an issue with a prior H-1B because of which I was rejected entry into the US. I settled down in Canada for many years. A year back with a new Canadian employment I had to apply for my TN-1 visa. The decade old H-1B visa which I did not know was incorrectly processed came back to haunt me. I was rejected entry into the US 212(a) (6)(C)(i) and deported with 235(b)(1)
I spent a month trying to find the right lawyer and not making the same mistake I did earlier which caused the rejection in the first place. I found Kolken & Kolken was the easiest to deal with and had the best understanding of the immigration laws and the inner workings of the immigration offices. They provided me with constant updates and did not ignore any of my calls or emails.
I was granted re-entry into the US and my case was approved.
I can assure that my experience will benefit you from a tested relationship with the Kolken team.
Posted by a client
Many thanks to Mr. Kolken and his experienced legal team for assisting me through the process of getting my permanent residency. My previous immigration attorney completely ruined my case causing for a lengthy process. I was on the search and desperately needed a better attorney this is where I came across Matthew Kolken. His tag line “Your search is over” is 100% evident. Once I met with him, I could defiantly tell that he was well versed in immigration law. He dealt with my case in a professional manner and provided me with best guidance. I'm extremely happy and impressed with the service provided by Kolken & Kolken Law office. The staff is very friendly, helpful and approachable. I would refer Mr. Kolken to anyone who wants to fulfill their American dream!
Posted by Very Happy Client
I want to write this review to recognize and salute Mr. Mathew Kolken and also Mr. Robert Kolken, both of whom worked very hard to win my case. This law firm is the BEST. My family has hired the law firm over and over again for over 15 years and each time they have been successful. Mr. Matthew Kolken is very intelligent immigration attorney. He is also a very nice and polite person. He has always taken my concerns seriously and replied back to me very quickly. The law firm puts so much time and effort to prepare your case, you will be amazed. They really know what they are doing. They will dig deep in your case and find information that you never thought possible to help prepare and win your case. My family has so much trust in this law firm and results we have seen over the past decade prove our trust. Thank you so much Mr. Matthew Kolken and Mr. Robert Kolken.
Posted by a Immigration client
Matthew is experienced, competent and a connoisseur in his field. I was facing removal proceedings along with my two sons and was told by other lawyers that there is no hope in this case. I sought Mr. Matthew's services and we won the case because of his expertise.
I would recommend that anyone who is facing deportation should seek help from Mr. Matthew Kolken.