Carl Michael Shusterman

Carl Michael Shusterman

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On March 30, 2000, four immigration attorneys from California met with Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) to discuss processing delays and what Congress could do to help shorten INS processing times. 

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In 2001, as part of AILA Lobby Day, Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) met with a delegation of attorneys from the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The senator stated, "the country grows on immigration".

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Marine Sergeant Danny Lightfoot and his attorney Carl Shusterman address a press conference immediately after an Immigration Judge granted permanent residence to Sgt. Lightfoot. 

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On May 22, 2001, Carl Shusterman testified before the Senate Subcommittee on Immigration concerning "Rural and Urban Health Care Needs".

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The number one immigration service issue is the tremendous delay in processing all types of immigration petitions and applications. In 2000,  Mr. Shusterman discussed the issue with Senator Spencer Abraham (R-MI). 

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IMMIGRANT SOLDIER GAINS CITIZENSHIP

Immigration Attorneys Donald Freiberg and Carl Shusterman joined forces to save Dennis Sarsozo from deportation. He later enlisted in U.S. army and became a naturalized citizen. 

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Physicians: Non-Employment Based Immigration 

While employment is one way to obtain status, Mr. Shusterman explains how physicians can obtain permanent residence without being sponsored through employment. 

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Physicians: Employment Based Immigration

Immigration Attorney Shusterman explains how physicians can obtain permanent residence through employment, either through PERM or National Interest Waivers (NIWs). 

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Physicians: Federal Interest Government Agency (IGA) Waivers 

Mr. Shusterman explains how  a foreign-born physician can obtain a J waiver through the sponsorship of a Federal Interest Government Agency. 

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Conrad 30 Waivers for Physicians

In this video, Immigration Lawyer Carl Shusterman explains how foreign-born physicians can obtain J waivers under the Conrad 30 program. 

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J Status for IMGs- The Consequences 

Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman explains the consequences of a foreign-born physician using a J visa to complete a medical residency or fellowship in the U.S. 

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Physicians: Hardship and Persecution Waivers 

Mr. Shusterman explains how physicians can obtain J waivers if they risk persecution or can demonstrate exceptional hardship to family if forced to leave. 

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Physicians: J Waiver Requirements and O-1 Visas 

Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman discusses the requirements for physicians who have received J waivers. Also discussed in the video are O-1 visas. 

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Physician Immigration: A Step-by-Step Guide

Immigration Lawyer/Attorney Carl Shusterman (Former INS Attorney 1976-82) discusses how foreign-born physicians may immigrate to the United States. 

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How to Survive an I-9 Audit (Part II) 

Periodically, the USCIS sends Notices of Inspection to employers to audit their I-9 forms. Mr. Shusterman continues his discussion on the matter. 

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How to Survive an I-9 Audit (Part I) 

Employers are required to complete an I-9 form for every employee.  This video provides advice to employers seeking to minimize their liability under the law. 

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How to Become a U.S. Citizen (Part 2) 

Are you eligible to become a U.S. citizen? In this video, Mr. Shusterman continues his discussion of the naturalization process. 

See http://www.shusterman.com/ytusc2.html.
How to Become a U.S. Citizen (Part 1) 

Obtaining U.S. citizenship is a major milestone for most immigrants to the United States. In this video, Carl Shusterman explains the basics of the process. 

See http://www.shusterman.com/ytusc1.html.
Section 245(i)

Section 245(i) allows certain persons who have overstayed their visas or entered the United States without papers to adjust their status to permanent resident.  Do you qualify for benefits?

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Asylum: Winning Your Case 

A person who has a "well-founded fear" of persecution if he/she returns to their home country may apply for asylum.  In this video, Attorney Shusterman explains the process.

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Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent Residents 

"Cancellation of Removal" for a non-permanent resident is legal jargon for obtaining permanent residence. This video explains the basics of the process. 

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Winning Your Case in Immigration Court 

Attorney Shusterman,  whose law firm has assisted hundreds of persons across the U.S. in winning their deportation cases, explains your rights in removal proceedings.

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Green Cards for Family Members

Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman answers questions about family-based immigrant visa petitions, adjustment of status and consular processing of green cards. 

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Atty. Amy Prokop, Jocelyn Cabrera, Mr. & Mrs. Cabrera, Attorney Carl Shusterman, Atty. Elif Keles and Diana Cabrera  celebrate after an Immigration Judge granted the Cabreras permanent resident status in the U.S.

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Canadian orphan Guy Taylor, Attorney Carl Shusterman and Guy's grandmother are all smiles after President Clinton signed a private bill granting Guy permanent residence in the U.S.

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The Romeros and their attorney, Carl Shusterman, are jubilant after Private  Romero (U.S. Army) passed his citizenship examination after having spent 50 years living in the U.S. without papers.

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The Promsiri family and their attorney, Carl Shusterman, are all smiles after the USCIS agreed to cancel removal proceedings against  them and allow them to become U.S. citizens.  

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Orphan Gets Green Card

Attorney Carl Shusterman shares a story about Guy Taylor, an orphan who received his green card in a most unusual way.  President Clinton signed a private bill on his behalf in 2000.

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Honor Student Beats Deportation

See how orphan, honor student Miguel Perez was able to beat deportation, and become a permanent resident of the U.S.  His attorney, Carl Shusterman, narrates the story.

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Immigration Reform in 2009?

Will there be comprehensive immigration reform in 2009?  

You will be intrigued by the story of a family who Rep. Napolitano has introduced a private bill for in Congress.

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Adjustment of Status

This is legal jargon for obtaining a green card without leaving the U.S.  Do you qualify?  What are the hidden dangers?  Attorney Carl Shusterman provides you with some very useful advice.

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Green Cards Through Employment

Do you qualify for a green card through your job?  Immigration Attorney Carl Shusterman walks you through the various employment-based preference categories.

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Green Cards Through Marriage

Although obtaining a green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen may be the "fast lane" to permanent residence, it is fraught with many hidden dangers.

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Candidate Barack Obama and Attorney Carl Shusterman discuss immigration issues at a fundraiser for immigration champion, Congressman Howard Berman, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in 2008.  

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How to Choose an Immigration Attorney

Immigration Lawyer Carl Shusterman shares his "Ten Rules for Selecting an Immigration Attorney".

For more information, see http://www.shusterman.com/ytimmatty.html

About Me 

Widely recognized as one of the most prestigious firms in the U.S., the Law Offices of Carl Shusterman, established in 1982 by former INS Trial Attorney Carl Shusterman, specializes exclusively in immigration law. Our seven attorneys, most of whom are immigrants themselves, have a combined total of well over 100 years of immigration law experience.

We represent both individual and corporate clients in all 50 states and in dozens of countries around the world. We assist clients in obtaining temporary work visas, permanent residence and U.S. citizenship. We defend individuals in removal hearings and litigate immigration cases in the Federal Courts. We also assist our corporate clients in complying with I-9 and E-Verify laws and conduct internal audits to insure compliance with documentary and anti-discrimination statutes.

I am a 1973 graduate of the UCLA School of Law. I served as an attorney for the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) until 1982 when I entered the private practice of law.  I am authorized to practice before the Supreme Court of California, the Federal District Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits and the Supreme Court of the United States.

I have testified as an expert witness before the Senate Immigration Subcommittee in Washington, D.C.

I am a former chairman of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Southern California Chapter and have served as a member of AILA's national Board of Governors (1988-97).  I have chaired numerous AILA Committees, spoken at dozens of AILA Conferences and contributed a number of scholarly articles to AILA's publications.

I am a Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of California.  I have served as a member of the Immigration and Nationality Law Advisory Commission for the State Bar. Each year since 2002, I have been voted as a Super Lawyer in Southern California by my colleagues in the bar. I am listed in the Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition.

For more than 10 years, I have been voted as one of the Best Lawyers in America.  I am listed in The International Who's Who of Corporate Immigration Lawyers .

I am a frequent writer and lecturer on immigration law. My articles, letters to the editor and quotes have appeared in such prestigious publications as the New York Times, Washington Post, Canada's Globe and Mail, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, California Lawyer, Los Angeles Lawyer, Journal of the American Medical Association, Christian Science Monitor, Atlantic Monthly, Computer World, Information Week, Issues in Science and Technology, Variety, and numerous other publications.  I have written for, and been quoted extensively in, leading periodicals specializing in immigration law including Interpreter Releases, Immigration Law and Procedure, Immigration Briefings, Inside Immigration, Immigration Journal and U.S. Immigrant Magazine. In addition, I have appeared on various television programs including NBC's Today Show, CNN's Headline News, the Nightly News with Peter Jennings and on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio shows.

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