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Posted by Katarina
Batya she provided great advice and wonderful service. From the time of our first consultation, she was very clear, knowledgable, and honest. I thought my case was straightforward, since I was marrying a US citizen. We even considered handling our case alone after consulting with another attorney (who seemed like a used car salesman). We were hesitant to make an appointment, but decided to try one more consultation after our friend highly recommended that we speak with Batya. I'm so glad that we hired her to handle our case. It turned out that I had a more complicated situation than I realized since I was on a J-1 visa, and needed a waiver (but I had no idea that I needed a waiver because there was a mistake on my visa). The other attorney did not even notice this issue. My case would have been denied if Batya had not detected this. She is extremely careful and knows the law. We got my J-1 waiver, and eventually I got my greencard. It was very stressful for me, but I felt safe because Batya explained everything to us along the way, was extremely organized, and replied to our emails (I had a lot of questions throughout the process!!!) at lightning fast speed. Batya was perfect and the entire process was smooth. Thank you!!!
Posted by Caitlin
Batya helped us to obtain a marriage based green card for my husband. The process was long and stressful, yet, we always felt at ease knowing Batya was handling our case. Not only was she knowledgeable, prepared, and up to date with all the most recent information, but she was easily accessible, and prompt in responding to any questions or concerns. I felt Batya was invested in the success of our case and she is a caring and concerned person as well as being a wonderful lawyer. I cannot recommend Batya more, if looking for an immigration lawyer, you can't do any better.
Posted by Merel
My husband and I hired Batya for a greencard procedure (application to register as a permanent resident through marriage). Batya has been of tremendous help. She's very meticulous, well-organized and she knows exactly what needs to be done (and when to do it).
I felt very comfortable about and throughout the whole process. Also, Batya always answered any questions that I had right away (often within an hour). She's very trustworthy.
I would definitely recommend Batya as immigration attorney.
Posted by Colleen
My husband and I used Batya for the process of switching his work-based visa to a marriage-based green card. We could not have been happier with her work.
Throughout the process she was incredibly efficient, responsive, and accurate. She took the time to explain every step of the process - we never felt rushed and she treated all of our questions or concerns, however minor, seriously and thoroughly. We knew that we could always email her and get a quick response. She was there to advise us through every step of the process, even with complications like when my husband changed jobs or when we left and re-entered the country during the application process.
We really felt like we lucked out finding Batya and would recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Jane
My husband and I worked with Batya to obtain a marriage-based green card. She was extremely thorough and patient throughout the entire process. Not only was I completely confident that we were in good hands at all times, she also helped to answer any and all questions we threw her way, taking the edge off what can be a pretty stressful situation for first-timers like us. I would highly recommend hiring Batya for an immigration case, and would work with her again in the future as the need arises.
Posted by Lia
Batya handled my Green Card application in the most professional, effective and human way possible. I was already under an L1 visa and with a job that required frequent travels. A situation that complicated my application process. But that didn't deterred Batya, as she was fully knowledgeable of the process applicable to every scenario that could apply to my case. She answered all my messages promptly, she was always available, and there were no complications on my case. She even joined us on the last interview. We spent 5 minutes at the Immigration officers' office as everything was in order by the time we reached this last step. All these with a very respectful and human approach to both my husband and myself. I would recommend Batya 100%, and I already have recommended her to people who have asked me for a good immigration lawyer. Thank you, Batya for all your hard work.
Posted by Jason
Batya helped me with my first h-1b first visa , and then helped me again when my employment situation changed and I needed to transfer to a new employer. I knew I had a difficult case. We received an RFE on the transfer (but not on the first one) which sometimes happens (Batya actually said that there was a high chance of it happening). Batya prepared me and my employer for this and was extremely careful when dealing with the response. My employer had never sponsored anyone before, so Batya had to explain everything to them. She is so knowledgeable, explains things very simply, takes her time to explain things, and never made me or my boss feel rushed or unimportant. She is careful about every detail, and really cares about her clients and her work. My case was approved. After working with her twice through the past few years, I can say that she is consistent and highly recommend her.
Posted by Sung
Batya really lives up to her excellent reputation. She is extremely through and very knowledgable about Immigration law and options. She was able to address my complicated immigration situation with clarity and explain exactly what needed to be done. She successfully was able to get my Visa approved even when other attorneys that I had dealt with could not. She kept me informed in every step . I think her communication skills, knowledge , and genuine concern for my situation were really top notch , the best! I would highly recommend Batya and her Schwartz Ehrens Immigration law firm without reservation.
Posted by anonymous
Batya helped me obtain my O1 Visa and she was a pleasure to work with. She was diligent and thorough and did a great job coordinating every facet of my application. I would work with Batya again in an instant. I cannot recommend her more highly.
Posted by Bajir
Before we contacted Batya, our post-interview Green Card application was inexplicably stalled in an opaque bureaucracy that wouldn’t provide us any answers. Our previous lawyer was doing little to investigate what was wrong, and only seemed to think of us when we’d contact him. With my wife’s advance parole and work permit about to expire, we followed a friend’s recommendation and contacted Batya.
From the very beginning we could tell that Batya was different from every other lawyer we’ve interacted with. During our first talk via phone, Batya suggested we call USCIS together. She waited with us on the line for a half an hour for the first available agent. She knew the right questions to ask and the right protocol to follow. She explained to us what we should expect, what our plan-B would be, and the likely time frames. We felt optimistic for the first time in months. In each of our following calls and emails, she demonstrated the same incredible knowledge and sympathy.
Within a few weeks, Batya had unjammed our case and facilitated it’s reassignment to a new agent who issued my wife’s green card within the week.
Batya is the rare lawyer who is supportive both professionally and personally. Too often, it felt like previous lawyers were merely keeping track of their 15-minute increments and having some assistant fill out paperwork we could’ve done ourselves. Batya was the opposite - she was generous with her time and support. We consider ourselves incredibly lucky to have her in our corner and would recommend her strongly.