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Christian Y Alvarez

Immigration Attorney at New York, NY

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also known as Law Office of Christian Y. Alvarez


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Ms. Christian Y. Alvarez is licensed under the New Jersey and New York State Bar Associations and practices Immigration and Nationality Law nationwide. She received her Juris Doctor from New York Law School and is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), New York City Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, and the Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, North East Chapter.

Ms. Alvarez attended Baylor University where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Latin American Studies and Spanish, as well as her Master of Arts degree in Spanish. She has taught at various educational institutions such as Baylor University, McLennan Community College and Tomball High School. She has also written articles on diverse Latin American literary works. While attending law school, Ms. Alvarez worked full time with two reputable immigration law firms, volunteered as an interpreter for New York Law School’s Safe Passage immigration program and created a Blog where she discussed complex issues around immigration law as they were applied to actual cases.

Prior to launching her own firm, Ms. Alvarez provided visa guidance to individuals, investors, foreign, and startup companies and has successfully handled hundreds of cases ranging from employment to family based immigration, naturalizations and removal (deportation) defense. Some of her notable achievements include securing an H-1B visa for a CEO of a startup company; succeeding in an E-1 visa appeal with the Administrative Appeals Office; succeeding in every E-2 visa case handled, procuring cancellation of removal for various clients in deportation proceedings, including a U.S. military veteran (and later his naturalization); securing special travel permissions for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients; and preventing the enforcement of an Expedited Order of Removal for a child detained in an adult facility in South Texas and having him transferred to his family in New York.

As the daughter of Mexican immigrants, Ms. Alvarez understands the value of a competent, passionate, and available lawyer as she feels a personal connection to every client’s strife in navigating the sometimes complicated and frustrating U.S. immigration system. She is committed to clearly communicating to every client about his or her choices, and working to prevent possible bumps along the road. If she takes your case you can be assured that she will strongly advocate on your behalf and be readily available to answer any questions and guide you through the process.

Licensed for 8 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2015
Updated 11/17/2022
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Christian Y. Alvarez Law
1460 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036

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Posted by Luz Nelly | November 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Agradecimiento
La Dra estuvo trabajando en mi caso por varios años,gracias a Dios y a su ayuda pude cumplir mi sueño,de ser residente legal,y eso me ha hecho intensamente feliz,su entrega es absoluta,solo pido q el Señor la siga iluminando,p ayudar a quien necesite sus servicios....
Posted by Horace | May 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration
I hired Christian to do my wife immigration case and I was extremely impressed with her work. She prepared all our document without error. She communicate consistently with us, making sure we’re aware of any updates etc. her staff are very professional and welcoming. I’m happy to say my wife got her green within six months. I recommend using Christian for all your immigration needs, I did and I’m truly satisfied.
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Posted by Jacqueline duran | June 19, 2017
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Exelente muy buena abagada
Muy buena les doy mis mejores referencias logro ganar mi caso, mi caso ninguno de los abogados q consulte quisieron agarrarlo y eya me lo agarro y a hecho un buen trabajo el dia de hoy 6/15/17 resivi una de las mejores noticias q he resivido en mi vida para mi es bastante porque con mi permiso porlomenos tengo un anparo tenporal migracion aceptaron mi perdon I-601 para poder seguir renovando mi tps gracias ala abogada christian y alvarez q logro ganar mi caso se lo agradesco mucho por haverme ayudado y se la recomiendo a cualquiera q tenga un caso con migracion. Muchas gracias abogada christian y alvarez :)
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Posted by Katelyn | December 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Expert Lawyer and Caring Person!
I cannot say enough nice things about Christian! I am helping a friend apply for naturalization, and Christian has helped us through the process. She was very thorough in reviewing and explaining what steps we needed to take with the paperwork. She was patient, provided follow-up explanations if we did not quite understand something, and was always quick to respond to us. No matter how many questions we had, she never made us feel like a hassle, and she did her very best to answer them completely and thoroughly. She made the intimidating process of government paperwork so much easier and stress free because we could trust her expert knowledge and caring attitude. She is so evidently passionate about her profession because she deeply believes in protecting the rights of all people. She will use her knowledge and compassion and give her total time, energy and attention to helping those who need it. Should I ever be in the situation to help another person with immigration questions, I will not hesitate to contact Christian Alvarez. Thank you, Christian!
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Posted by Yury | June 6, 2016
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La mejor de todos los abogados.
Mi familia y yo, recordaremos a la abogada Christian Y. Alvarez por siempre con mucho carino. Excelente como profesional y como ser humano. Con su basto conocimiento en temas de inmigracion, encontro la mejor manera para resolver el caso de mi tio, en el menor tiempo posible. Una persona super amable, con la que en todo momento puedes dialogar directamente, sin intermediarios. Resumiendo, una abogada que realmente se preocupa y lucha por tu caso como si fueras parte de su familia.
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Response from Christian Alvarez June 7, 2016
Muchisimas Gracias, Yury! Usted ya sabe, aqui estamos para servirle a usted y a su tio de la mejor manera posible!
Posted by Madeleine | March 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant work.
I can't reccomend Christian's work enough. She is extremely thorough, personable and patient. She was able to turn my case around in under a week, and always had time for whatever questions, queries or conundrums I threw at her. She always put my mind at ease. I would absolutely reccomend her to anyone looking for immigration help.
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Response from Christian Alvarez March 21, 2016
Thank you, Maddy! It was a pleasure working on your E-3. Feel free to reach out to us in the future if you need anything else.
Posted by Patricia | January 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great Customer Service!
Christian Alvarez is great! She provides amazing customer service and fast turn around. She looked at my mother's case and cleared up all our questions. She is thorough, patient, and very caring. My parents had consulted with other lawyers in the past but none took the time that Christian did to help us understand our options. Furthermore, I appreciate that Christian was able to clearly explain things to my mother in Spanish. We highly recommend her.
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Response from Christian Alvarez June 7, 2016
Thank you, Patricia! If you need anything else, let me know!
Posted by Diana | December 11, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
This lawyer really knows immigration!
It seems that there is not a question that Christian cannot answer! She is very knowledgeable in immigration law; I trust her advice completely. On top of her knowledge, skill and smarts, she is a passionate advocate and will stand by you, doing everything in her power to get you the results you want! I very strongly recommend Christian.
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Posted by Daniel | September 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Remarkable Experience
Contacting Lawyer Alvarez was extremely easy as she answered her phone personally. Making the appointment for a consultation was hassle free. Her knowledge related to Immigration law is superior and she clarified all my questions without delay. I highly recommend her services.
Posted by Martha | September 16, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Attorney Alvarez was very sweet and honest with me about my husband's waiver case. We liked the fact that she was not pushing us to do anything and was very detailed in all the steps without feeling rushed. After our first appointment which was more than an hour long I knew she would take her time with our case. I was glad we trusted her as we just got a notice that his waiver was approved and are looking forward to calling her again for the citizenship in the future.
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Posted by Martha | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer!
Attorney Alvarez was very sweet and honest with me about my husband's waiver case. We liked the fact that she was not pushing us to do anything and was very detailed in all the steps without feeling rushed. After our first appointment which was more than an hour long I knew she would take her time with our case. I was glad we trusted her as we just got a notice that his waiver was approved and are looking forward to calling her again for the citizenship in the future.
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Posted by Homero | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Quiero Ser Ciudadano!!!
La abogada fue referida a mi por parte de un amigo que tambiin trabajo con ella. Estuve muy satisfecho con su trabajo ya que siempre me comunique directamente con ella y nadie mas. Me ayudo hacerme ciudadano y ahora estoy pidiendo a mis padres.
Posted by Engin | September 15, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Thankful New Citizen
Christian was recommended to me by a friend, and I'm glad I took his advice and went to see her for a consultation. Aside from having a wonderful personality, she knows what she's doing, and will prepare you for anything that may come up. My citizenship case went flawlessly thanks to her preparation of me, and being there whenever I had questions or concerns. I can't recommend her highly enough.
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Christian Y. Alvarez Law LLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Ogmen Law PLLC
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Legal Secretary
  • Law Office of Jan H. Brown PC
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Admissions Associate
  • ASA College
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Adjunct Professor
  • McClennan Community College
  • 2010 - 2010
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Baylor University
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Teacher
  • Tomball High School
  • 2007 - 2008
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Education

  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • Baylor University
  • MA - Masters
  • 2010
  • Baylor University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Stateside Waiver Cases
  • Approved
  • H-1B for a CEO of Startup Company
  • Approved

Associations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • 2013 - Present
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • New York County Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys in New York City
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Dean's List
  • New York Law School
  • 2013
  • 50+ Hours Community Service
  • Alpha Phi Omega
  • 2006
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • Scholarship Giveaway
  • Immigration Talk
  • 2016
  • Becarios de Hidalguenses de NY
  • Scholarship Awards Luncheon
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (6)
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Immigration Attorney | Feb 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very well respected in the legal community and highly praised by her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Alvarez is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As a fellow classmate in law school, I witnessed Christian diligently master her areas of law, as well as actively involved with her community. I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Any client would be lucky to have Christian as their lawyer. She is a compassionate and a stellar attorney who is dedicated to her client's best interests."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is a fantastic attorney. She is very knowledgable in the area of immigration law and runs a fantastic practice."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christian is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys I know in the area of immigration law. She has worked very hard, carefully studying the law, from both an academic perspective as well as an experiential one where she has worked for years one on one seeing clients through the process. Anyone who uses her services is in good hands. Dante A. Nicolello"
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I like Christian Alvarez's answers on AVVO. She demonstrates that she knows immigration law and that she wants to help people. Many people have benefited from her excellent and caring advice. I endorse her without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Friend
"I have known Christian for several years and have witnessed her strong work ethic and commitment to advocating for immigrants' rights. I would recommend her to any client for diligent and zealous representation whether it comes to an investor visa, a family petition, or removal defense before the immigration courts!"
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