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Reuben S. Seguritan

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

4.9   8 reviews
  • Licensed for 48 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1975
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Reuben S. Seguritan has been a member of the New York Bar since 1975. Prior to that, he was accepted to the LL.M. program of Harvard Law School but opted instead to work for two large New York firms – Townley Updike Carter & Rodgers, a corporate litigation firm, and later, Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman which specializes in labor law. He was admitted to practice before the federal district courts in New York in 1976 and the United States Supreme Court in 1978.

He has written numerous articles published in law journals and in immigrant newspapers in the US and in the Philippines dealing with discrimination and immigration issues.  He was formerly editor of the Common Law Lawyer, and has published a book on immigrant experiences, We Didn’t Pass Through the Golden Door.

He has served as general counsel of many national and local associations, including the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, the Association of Philippine Physicians in America, the Philippine Nurses Association of America, the Philippine Medical Association in America and the Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc.

He was counsel of the National Alliance for Fair Licensure – Foreign Nurse Graduate which in the late seventies obtained deferred departure status for hundreds of nurses who were being deported. He has also attended a meeting at the White House to discuss immigration issues, including amnesty for undocumented aliens. He has been written up in several newspapers and magazines.

He has been interviewed on radio and television, including ABC Eyewitness News and has participated in radio discussions of immigration issues.

He has served as officer of many Filipino American and Asian American associations. He was also a member of the Immigration Advisory Board of the International Common Law Exchange Society. He has also spoken in student forums in universities such as Columbia University and before prestigious groups such as the Commission of Ecumenical Mission and Relations.

Sought for his firm grasp of immigration issues and deep understanding of the plight of immigrants in the US, he has spoken in regional, national and international conferences and seminars before associations of nurses, doctors, physical therapists, teachers, domestic workers and other immigrant groups. He was the resource speaker on legal matters in the monthly orientation seminars conducted by the Philippine Consulate General of New York.

He has received several distinguished professional awards such as the Distinguished Professional Alumni Award in Law (1989); the Exemplary Achievement Award in Immigration Law (1979); the Outstanding Professional Award (2002), and the Who’s Who in American Law (1982). He has also received over 50 awards for his community and advocacy work, including two presidential awards from Philippine President Fidel Ramos.

Seguritan was a student leader and an editor of his school’s law review (Philippine Law Journal) and also its newsletter (Philippine Law Register). He was an entrance and college scholar and a member of the law honor society. Before coming to the US, he taught business law and international politics in a state university, edited law books and was the chief counsel of a major labor federation.

Seguritan has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since 1975.

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Reuben S Seguritan
7 Pennsylvania Plaza, Suite 222
New York, NY, 10001

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Posted by Sophia | October 19, 2017
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Top notch and thorough!
My case was handled successfully and expeditiously. Consultation alone was so reassuring that it took a load off my hysterically confused mind... I am easily panicked by fancy legalese and Atty Seguritan is definitely the lawyer I needed to explain, fix and conclude all that confusion for me.
Posted by Dianne D | May 2, 2017
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Helped expedited nurse visas
I was recruiting nurses from the Philippines and you helped me bring those nurses to the US. You were amazing at getting their visas expedited.
Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
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Great work on many immigration cases. Always available for direct consultation. Looking for to working with him again.
Posted by Edith | January 25, 2017
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Verry good lawyer
You can trust atty. Ruben seguritan, he's a very good lawyer, never promise you but he'll do his best to your case., I got my greencard because of him. Thank you so much atty. For all the help you provided.
Posted by Noel | January 19, 2017
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EB3 immigrant Visa Petition
During the whole process of my immigrant visa petition, i was completely satisfied with the legal advise of our immigration lawyer. He was very efficient in all aspects of the process of the application until the time it was approved. All documents were clearly checked and well prepared and represented. The communication with all parties were well coordinated for smooth implementation and compliance of all the guidelines given.
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Posted by Lea | January 13, 2017
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Immigration-reinstatement petition based on humanitarian grounds.
Atty Seguritan is very positive and supportive from the very start. He is very calm, knowledgeable and knows exactly what we need to do. I was impressed that my father's petition was reinstated based on humanitarian grounds. It was approved. Right now we are working on my sponsorship for my sisters and their family to come here in the U.S.
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Posted by Amelia | January 5, 2017
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Immigrant application
Atty. Reuben Seguritan was very supportive and did an impressive job from the qhole process of my immigrant visa application processing. He explained everything to me concisely during my DS260 online application. He was also a great adviser. He is highly recommendable to other clients.
Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2017
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Lawyer's rate
Atty Seguritan is a good Lawyer. He helped me process our immigrant papers. He answered all my questions thru e- mails.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Reuben Seguritan
  • 1975 - Present


  • University of the Philippines College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • University of the Philippines
  • 1966


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)
  • Member
  • 1975 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Filipino
  • Tagalog
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Professional Award
  • Philippine Professional Regulations Commission
  • 2002
  • Pamana ng Pilipino Award
  • Fidel V. Ramos, President of the Philippines
  • 1993
  • Distinguished Professional Alumni Award in Law
  • University of the Philippines Alumni Association, USA
  • 1989
  • Exemplary Achievement Award for Immigration Law
  • Association of Philippine Lawyers, USA
  • 1979
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  • Institute for Filipino American Research
  • We Didn't Pass Through the Golden Door
  • 1997

Speaking Engagements

  • Seminar on Immigration Clinic
  • Immigration Law
  • 2016
  • 10th Philippine Nursing Association International Nursing Conference
  • Immigration Updates
  • 2016
  • Empowerment for the Future: Leadership and Management Seminar for Fil-Am Community
  • Immigration Updates
  • 2013
  • Nursing Immigration Updates
  • Nursing Immigration Updates
  • 2009
  • 10th Eastern Regional Conference of Philippine Nurses Association of America
  • Immigration Laws on Employment of Foreign Educated Nurses
  • 2007
  • NaFFAA Convention
  • Immigration Updates
  • 2005
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New York Immigration Lawyer Reuben S. Seguritan
Reuben S. Seguritan
Immigration Attorney
New York, NY
Licensed for 48 years