Mr. Bretz is a former INS trial attorney and partner at Bretz Coven. His private... more
Mr. Bretz is a former INS trial attorney and partner at Bretz Coven. His private practice is defined by his dedication to progressive, fair immigration laws that reflect the true value immigrants bring to the United States and the original promises of the United States as a place where people can pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Mr. Bretz has played a major role in challenging the r... view profile
My grandfather, Joseph Zwaik, was 16 years old when he walked off the steamship... more
My grandfather, Joseph Zwaik, was 16 years old when he walked off the steamship plank onto Ellis Island. It was 1911 and he was traveling alone, carrying everything he owned in a small suitcase. He came to a country that needed his labor and he faced an immigration bureaucracy that was more concerned with trachoma than with terrorists. Physicians checked for trachoma, a contagious eye infection... view profile
Immigration attorneys (sometimes called “green card lawyers”) represent people who want to come to the United States, whether it be for schooling, work, or just a visit. Immigration lawyers can also help “illegal” immigrants found living in the U.S. without permission. Immigration laws govern who can enter the U.S., how long they can stay, what they can do while they are here, and how they can become American citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen and want to apply for a green card or other visa, or if you are already in the U.S. and have been threatened with deportation, an immigration lawyer can help you.