Posted by Jay
Cliff Sakata was very supportive in helping my wife and I throughout the green card application process. From the start, he was honest and professional regarding our options and what to expect in every step of the way. We had a lot of questions, but he was quick to provide answers and always made himself available to meet in person. With Cliff’s guidance, my wife (who is from Japan) was fortunate enough to receive her green card within 5 months from the date we submitted the application.
One truly positive aspect of working with Cliff is his knowledge of Japan’s customs (which he gained from living and working in Japan), and the fact that he is fluent in the language. This not only helped in determining the documents that were required for the application, but it also helped my wife feel more comfortable throughout the process.
I highly recommend Cliff Sakata as an immigration attorney, especially for those with a Japanese background. Dealing with immigration issues can be quite stressful, but if you work with someone like Cliff, the process will seem much easier and surprisingly manageable.
Posted by Shelly
I highly recommend Cliff as an immigration attorney! He is very professional, friendly and down to the earth. Most importantly, he really cares about his clients. Due to my background and job description, it was little bit tricky to make a case for GC, but he thoroughly explained the process to me and paid full attention to my concerns, and suggested what we can do to make it happen. He is super responsive, efficient, and on time, and it really made this whole process easier for me. He was always on top of my case and made sure I have all the supporting documents in case of RFE, because he understood that some documents would take longer to be received.
I truly appreciate his work and would recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Boon
Mr. Sakata has a friendly and open personality which made the application process very pleasant. He is easy to work with. He helped us solve a bunch of application errors. If not because of him, our applications might get delayed. I highly recommend Mr. Sakata to anyone who has any immigration needs. I'm completely satisfied with his service. His rate is very reasonable. Thank you Mr. Sakata. God bless!
Posted by a client
I had the pleasure to work with Cliff Sakata for my citizenship application process. He was very professional, knowledgeable, kind, and extremely available. He followed my case very closely, was always available for clarifications, was very clear and exhaustive in his explanations of the process, including timing and costs (which are very affordable, btw). He was also always present and available for the various interviews along the process. On a personal level, Cliff Sakata is extremely kind, approachable, supportive and a pleasure to talk to. I definitely highly recommend Mr. Sakata for your immigration needs!
Posted by a Immigration client
I was actually working with other lawyers for my green card, but I needed additional assistance. My application was going very slow, and the delay of EAD/AP caused a big trouble on me for my employment and planned international travel. He helped me quite a bit by giving me a lot of advice always in a timely manner and I managed to expedite getting the EAD card. It was a very good experience.
Posted by Verónica
Before deciding to work with Cliff Sakata for the process of obtaining my green card, I browsed, emailed and even talked to a couple of different attorneys over the phone. None of them seemed to care about my concerns (they simply dismissed my questions). On the contrary, Cliff immediately responded my email, gave me some initial answers and offered to meet. After our first one on one, I was sold. He took his time to go over the process in detail and responded to all my questions without hesitation. Whenever he did not know a particular answer, he took the time to research it and get back to me as soon as possible. He was always attentive, responsive and available. Cliff was a delight to work with, he is charming, very professional and hard working. I have already and will continue to recommend his services to my friends and acquaintances.
Posted by Jimmy
I am from Ireland and after I finished my J-1 visa I had no idea where to start with my visa process and so I just searched for San Diego based immigration attorney firms. I called and met with five firms. The second I walked into Kazmi and Sakata they treated me as if I had been referred to them from a family member.
Cliff talked me through every step and question along the process. Any U.S. immigration application is not simple but Cliff made it very easy for me. My time was never wasted and every interaction was very efficient. The level of professional warmth was something that I really did not ever expect from a U.S. attorney.
My Visa application was completed and approved quicker than any of the time estimations given to me. Cliff made sure I received my right to work before it became an issue with my current job. My visa was granted way ahead of schedule and Cliff was very understanding of any and all personal issues/difficulties I had.
I have never written a Yelp review but have been moved into action as recognition of the incredible service I received.
I am still in contact with Cliff and he is still as nice as ever.
I could not recommend Kazmi and Sakata any higher.
Posted by Amy
Cliff Sakata is an exceptional attorney. My husband and I were so pleased with his services! Not only did he help my husband get his greencard within only 3 months, he also gave us plenty of personalized attention and patiently answered all of our questions. I was impressed with the fact that he remembered all the details of our case without having to review his notes. We truly felt that he cared about us and our situation. I especially appreciated the free consultation, and the fact that he was willing to meet with us in person whenever we had questions or concerns. While some law firms charge by the minute, Cliff probably spent hours talking with us about the case and preparing us for our immigration interview, without any additional charges! I highly recommend Cliff Sakata.
Posted by isabelle
We have been assisted by Cliff Sakata, for our citizenship, green card applications. I recommend their practice for their friendly, responsive and knowledgeable support.
Cliff has assisted us in the process, explaining our options when we had to make a decisions. He always responded in a very short time, and was very helpful during this long process. Last but not least, we had friendly and efficient meetings and mails.
Posted by Kyoko
I highly recommend Mr. Sakata as an immigration attorney. He assisted me in successfully obtaining my permanent US residence.
The first attorney I hired was unwilling or incapable of working my unique case. I was dealing with a job change and an impending deadline. She even told me that my case didn’t fit with standard practices and sent me on my way feeling very frustrated and scared. I was fortunate enough to find Mr. Sakata.
Mr. Sakata has the talent to work on unique cases from many different perspectives. He took the time to talk to me and thoroughly review my case. He then was able to provide me with several options to pursue. He always communicated with me in a timely and clear manner.
As a client, we all have a unique scenario and it is often difficult to solve by ourselves. We ask for a lawyer’s help and hope we also get their support and understanding. I believe that one of the most important skills an attorney can have is the ability to think outside of the box to find a solution for our unique issue. With this regard, Mr. Sakata is the perfect and best immigration attorney.
I will never forget the day I received my green card. It arrived only 10 days before my work expiration date. It was one of the best days of my life. I know this wouldn’t have happened without Mr. Sakata’s talents and sincere efforts on my behalf. I cannot thank Mr. Sakata enough for taking my unique case. I have no doubt that without him I wouldn’t be here in the US today.