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Ms. Batya Schwartz Ehrens is a licensed attorney practicing exclusively in the field of immigration law.  She is recognized as a passionate advocate for immigrants, and is widely published and lectures on topics including: the DREAM Act; visa options for start-ups, techies and other entrepreneurs; issues affecting physicians; E-Verify; I-9 compliance; naturalization; and grassroots advocacy.  She co-edited "The Immigration Compliance Book," a comprehensive reference book on worksite compliance and E-Verify.  More recently, she co-edited "Forming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators."

Ms. Schwartz Ehrens is involved in the immigration community as an adjunct professor of Business Immigration Law at the City University of New York (CUNY) and as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) where she active on the Advocacy and Comprehensive Immigration Reform committees.


In her spare time, she loves yoga, gardening, and dancing.


Languages spoken: Spanish, Hebrew, Japanese

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Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    10 years



Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

Schwartz Ehrens Immigration Law

L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, Esq.
3 Columbus Circle, 15th Floor
New York, NY, 10019


NYCurrently registered 200703/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono GuardianAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2014
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2013
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2012
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2011
Pro Bono BenefactorAmerican Immigration Lawyers Association2010
ChangemakerInside the Activist Studio2009
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSchwartz Ehrens Immigration Law2013 - Present
Adjunct ProfessorCUNY School of Professional Studies2011 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration CouncilNew York Chapter Ambassador2010 - Present
American Immigration Lawyers Association (New York City Area chapter)Advocacy and Corporate Practice Committees2006 - Present
New York City Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Co-edited with Angelo A. Paparelli, ILW New YorkForming and Operating an EB-5 Regional Center: A Guide for Developers and Business Innovators Editors2014
LawLogix, the I-9 and E-Verify BlogI-9 and E-Verify Practice Tips from the Experts for 20122012
LawLogix, the I-9 and E-Verify BlogHow One New York Village Tackled the E-Verify Issue2012
LexisNexis Immigration Law Communitymmigration Debate Does an About-Face2012
The I-9 and E-Verify BlogWhat Employers Should Be Doing While Waiting for Mandatory E-Verify2012
Editors: Angelo A. Paparelli, L. Batya Schwartz Ehrens, and Dan Siciliano, 2009-2010 ed. New York: ILW.The Immigration Compliance Book2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawInternational BusinessJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA2004
Emory University School of LawInternational RelationsBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AILA NY Chapter Immigration Law SymposiumMarketing and Management:2013