5.0 stars 33 totalReview Irene Vaisman
Posted by Ryan Taylor
My wife recently received her two year conditional green card after she and I retained Irene's legal services starting in February of 2016. We both assumed that we would be able to navigate the complexities of filling out the necessary paper work and were quickly convinced otherwise. I contacted multiple lawyers around the city but I decided to hire Irene because she is affordable and was honest about how she felt about the chances of success of our case based on my initial description.
Irene was invaluable throughout every stage of the process. She sent us a list of everything we needed to gather. She filled out all of our forms herself so we never had any fears that we might be accidentally omitting an essential piece of information. While we were waiting for our USCIS interview appointment to come in the mail, my wife and I moved our permanent residence. If we did not have Irene, we would not have even gotten the interview notice because they sent it to our old address. Everything we worked for would have been ruined because we would not have known when to meet with the immigration officer. However, they also sent the interview notice to Irene so she was able to notify us of the date and time. Applying for a green card is a tedious, stressful, and time consuming process. I would not suggest that anyone should do it without the help of a lawyer.
Posted by Faith
My husband and I submitted a marriage-based green card application ourselves, but got an NOID for I-130 after we went through a bumpy interview. To say bumpy is an understatement, because at one point, the interview officer literally tossed my husband (the USC) out of the office and started bombarding me with all kinds of accusations.
The troubled interview was certainly in part due to lack of preparation, both in application material and interview skills; but we couldn't help wondering there was an unnecessary racial and language prejudice imposed on us. At the end of it, we were more furious at the mistreatment by the officer, who used a lot of threatening and coercive words, than worrying about possible decline of the case.
We started looking for an immigration attorney online, and came across a "Super Lawyer" from our Asian community. 10 minutes talk and $100 dollars poorer later, he dismissed us with a standard answer we could have googled in 10 seconds.
Then we found Irene. Before we met or paid her in person, we corresponded through emails, long long emails, and she took the time to read and reply each one of them. After we retained her, she quickly sent out instructions for us to collect evidence and affidavits. It was a very stressful period of time with tons of work and many people involved, but we nailed it in 20 days with Irene’s help.
Irene also proof-read my husband's 10-page affidavit word by word, correcting grammars and adjusting format and writing tones, to make it more professional and convincing.
And most importantly, she threw in an excellent legal argument in the rebuttal package, and we got our approval letter in a little after 6 months.
A quick side note, because we always got prompt reply from her in 10 minutes no matter the time was 7am or 9pm, I wondered and asked how she managed her time. She admitted that such assurance for clients ate into her personal time a lot! Ever since that, we tried not to contact her during non-office hours, because she helped so many families and we want to respect her own family time as well.
All in all, we highly recommend Irene to all families undergoing immigration matters. We only regret not having hired her in the beginning of the application process to avoid all the fiascos.
Posted by U and L
It was great and smooth journey to get out green card
Thank you for your professionalism
We recommend anyone who needs right choise , go with her
Posted by Virginia
Mrs. Vaisman is very knowledgeable in her line of work and professional. She did a very wonderful job and my husband and I have no regrets hiring her. Her interview coaching was top notch and helped me to put my nervousness aside at my green card interview. She is one of the best and I highly recommend her to anyone in regards to immigration work. Thanks Irene for a job well done.
Posted by Fidan Karimli
Irene took my case after my asylum application had been filed with another attorney. After she reviewed my already filed application, I realized that my previous attorney did a very poor job on my case. Yet, Irene was able to make my case a winner. She re-did my entire application from the scratch one week before my interview. I was granted asylum this year. Thank you, Irene!
Posted by Jasper
I can not begin to explain how grateful I am to have finally obtained my permanent U.S. Status and GreenCard!. This is the fourth time my wife petitioned for me since 2004..I went to Mrs Vaisman in 2010 but didn't start the process until 2015, she was very knowledgeable of the hardship I was facing, and attentive to all of our doubts, fears, concerns and questions. Totally honest, straightforth character with so much integrity. Also hardworking, fair, patient, and most of all compassionate as she treated us as human beings vs $ signs.. Our lives are forever changed, our children don't have to fear me being taken away...Thank you Ms. VAISEMAN!!
Posted by Simone
i highly recommend Irene Vaisman. I found her to be very honest and trustworthy. She keep me informed of the process and never lead me to believe anything that was not true. Irene is professional and very knowledgeable. I was very comfortable leaving my case in her hands. She lets you know what information is needed and walks you through the process Even though it was a personally stressful process, I knew I was in good hands. In less than a year everything was finalized and I am now proud to say that I am officially a green card holder. This would absolutely not be possible without Irene's assistance. I put my trust in Irene and have no hesitation to refer Irene to anyone that needs immigration help. Thank you Irene I can't express in words how grateful I am.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Vaisman was very informative about the process of our I-90 applications, very flexible with the payment of the fees charged, we have recommended her to all our friends and family that needs assistance with immigration proceedings.
Posted by miki
I called Irene for help with an immigration case. She returned my call extremely fast. Out of more than five lawyers I consulted, she is the only one who actually gave advice with value in it!
Now I know who to contact if I need a lawyer. So happy to find one I can fully trust.
Posted by Okolo
The first guy that filed for me messed up my application in everywhere but she assured me everything will be alright and she delivered. She conducted a test interview about a week before my main interview and everything went smooth. Thanks again