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Joseph Caraccio

Immigration Attorney at Brentwood, NY

5.0   11 reviews

also known as Joseph B. Caraccio, Joe Caraccio

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 8 years
    New York - NY 11 years
  • Licensed for 8 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2015
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2013
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    Removal / Deportation 601A Citizenship Waivers of Inadmissibility SIJS Family & Employment Visas Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Mandamus Employment Authorization (EAD) Federal Court Bond Bond Hearings U-Visa Green Card

    13 years, 500 cases

  2. Asylum

    13 years, 100 cases

Immigration Lawyer

I have been practicing immigration law since 2012. My legal practice is primarily focused on helping immigrants obtain legal status in the United States and defending those who face removal (deportation). 

Currently working Immigration Legal Services of Long Island, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, providing pro bono and low-cost legal services to assist the immigrant community of New York.

As part of my practice, I handle all immigration matters including: 

  • Deportation Defense
  • Asylum
  • Green Cards
  • Family-based Immigration Matters
  • Citizenship
  • Waivers of Inadmissibility
  • Visas
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • Bond Hearings and Bond Appeals
  • Employment Visas
  • Department of Labor (PERM)
  • Detained Removal Proceedings
  • Criminal Waivers
  • Tourist Visas
  • Marriage Visas
  • BIA Appeals


  • Special Findings Orders
  • Custody Determinations
  • Freedom of Information Act Appeals
  • Mandamus Actions
  • Habeas Petitions
  • Federal Appeals
  • Divorces Involving Parties Outside the US
  • Problems with State & Federal Government Agencies (unemployment benefits, social security claims, etc) 


For more information, news, and other resources relating to U.S. immigration law, visit: newyorkvisalawyer (see contact info)

Information about me, see contact info.






Immigration Legal Services of Long Island
820 Suffolk Avenue
Suite 204
Brentwood, NY, 11717

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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very informative response
We asked about the "form I-130 advised" noted on my husband's passport. Thanks for your answer! We will definitely hire you if we need representation immigration matters.
Response from Joseph Caraccio January 29, 2021
Thank you. I'm glad I was able to help.
Posted by Marina | February 1, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Forever greatfull
After having a mediocre experience with a criminal defense attorney (who did immigration law on the side) a few years ago, I was granted LPR status. Recently, I decided to apply for Citizenship, I retained Mr. Caraccio to help me go over my file before proceeding. This attorney had been referred to me through a lawyer friend who assured me he was the best. Mr. Caraccio found several errors in my initial immigration process, dating back from 2012. Luckily he caught these errors in time and helped prevent a potentially catastrophic outcome. In my opinion Joseph Caraccio is a hard at work, professional as well as a strong advocate for immigration rights. His bed side manners attention to detail and devotion to his work were some of the qualities that made me feel confident with my decision to hire him. I do not regret my choice and would highly recommend Mr. Caraccio for all immigration matters big or small as well as for a second opinion. Thank You!
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Posted by Daniele | April 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
I had a difficult immigration case and Joseph and his team guided me through the whole process from the beginning to end. Thanks to their diligence and hard work, my green card was approved on the spot!
Posted by Ken | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best there is
Joseph in my book is the best there is. Not only good at what he does also very patient and understanding. He explained every single detail and kept me updated through my case. Very easy to work with and affordable. His promise time lines are on point. He has great strategies and ideas. Chose Joseph he will get the job done!
Posted by German | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great guy and really lucky he was by my side
On the day of my interview the official that was assigning to us was really Rude and she was making excuses , saying that we didn't have the right paperwork , at that time mr Caraccio ask to speak with the person in charge and requested a new interview with a different official , which we got. Long story short they aproved my paperwork and grant me my green card the same day, and all thanks to the great lawyer that was by my side, thanks mr caraccio for everything that you did that day for me.
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Posted by Kara | June 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended!
Joseph Caraccio recently helped us with a landlord-tenant commercial lease situation. He was extremely knowledgeable, a quick thinker, and gave a great deal of personalized attention to our situation - which ultimately led to a positive solution and outcome. I highly recommend using him for legal advice and will continue to do so myself in the future.
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Posted by Lukasz | December 9, 2013
Amazing Immigration Lawyer
Joseph helped me through the naturalization process and helped me receive my citizenship. He was so helpful, knowledgeable, and trustworthy. He was a pleasure to work with and I would use him in the future and recommend him to anyone looking for a great lawyer! Thanks to him I get to stay in America with my beautiful wife and I could not thank him enough!
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Posted by Samantha | December 5, 2013
Highly recommended attorney!
Joseph Caraccio has offered me excellent legal advice. He is undoubtedly a very knowledgeable attorney. I highly recommend his services. He is a pleasure to work with- punctual, considerate, and truly professional.
Posted by Kathleen | October 20, 2013
An excellent lawyer!
After I was terminated from my job I met with Mr. Caraccio to discuss my options. He was professional, kind, and extremely knowledgable. He gave my case personal attention. He always made himself available to me when I had questions. During a very trying time in my life Mr. Caraccio helped me through the whole process. He was successful in helping me recover unpaid wages and other damages that resulted from my termination. I would highly recommend Mr. Caraccio. He is an amazing attorney!
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Posted by Lexi | August 10, 2013
Highly Recommend!
Having my own small business I needed to hire someone I could trust. Joseph is always there to help me with all my legal needs. He is quick to respond and help whenever I need him. If you need a professional, trustworthy, reliable lawyer I would highly recommend Joseph.
Posted by Van | August 7, 2013
Satisfied Client
Approximately one year ago while looking for a parking spot in a commercial parking garage, a massive eight foot, two-hundred pound drainage pipe came loose and fell from the ceiling, striking my vehicle causing major damage. As this was in no way my fault I stated to the owner of said garage that I did not want to go through my own car insurance. The owner promised to take care of all my damage through their own insurance company. Needless to say days went by with absolutely no indication that they were being responsive to my needs. I sent an e-mail in which they replied that I should at least report it to my insurance company. I did not feel that this was fair so I contacted Mr. Joseph Caraccio. Mr. Caraccio listened to my story, got the facts and acted quickly. He drafted an official letter which he promptly sent to the garage owner. Within 24 hours I was contacted by said owner who apologized and assured me that their insurance adjuster would contact me that very day, which they did. I was able to have my vehicle repaired and covered by the responsible party. I am sure that had it not been for Mr. Caraccio's expertise in knowing the proper language to use within the letter the Owner would not have been so accommodating. Mr. Caraccio saved me time, money, and the risk of possible increases to my car insurance premium had I been persuaded to use my own company.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Supervising Attorney
  • Immigration Legal Services of Long Island
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Joseph B. Caraccio
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wildes & Weinberg, PC
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Associate Attorney
  • Pollack, Pollack, Isaac, & DeCicco LLP
  • 2013 - 2018
  • Intern
  • Baum & Bailey P.C.
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Law Clerk
  • Sweeney, Gallo, Reich, & Bolz, LLP
  • 2008 - 2012
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  • New York Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • State University of New York,Fashion Institute of Technology
  • BFA
  • 2009
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • 2009


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2022
  • Federalist Society
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Street Law
  • Mentor
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Federalist Society NYLS Chapter
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Federalist Society NYLS Chapter
  • Treasurer/Events Coordinator
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2023
  • Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyers
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star 2020
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Award: 2019
  • Super Lawyers®
  • 2019
  • Client Champion Silver 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2018
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyers® Rising Stars Award: 2017
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Freedom Award
  • The Heritage Foundation
  • 2017
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Immigration Lawyers 2016
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Clients' Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Public Interest Certificate
  • New York Law School
  • 2012
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Speaking Engagements

  • NYU International Immigration Law Moot Court Competition
  • Moot Court Judge 2019
  • 2019
  • ILC NYU Moot Court Board
  • Immigration Law Moot Court Judge
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (28)
Given (46)
Endorse Joseph
Immigration Attorney | Dec 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Caraccio is a top-notch immigration attorney. A zealous advocate for his clients and highly respected in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer. Strong reviews for the simple reason that he's great at what he does."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"This lawyers credentials speak for itself. What are you waiting for? Hire him!"
Immigration Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I refer many clients to Mr. Caraccio and each one of them returns to me and mentions what a tremendous asset he was in the evolution of their matter. I know that when I send clients to Mr. Caraccio, they are in good hands, and I can rest easy knowing Mr. Caraccio will be the voice they need during their time of trouble. In these troubled times, it is assuring there are still young attorneys like Mr. Caraccio around to lead the profession into the future."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Good and carrying young attorney already valued by clients and respected by peers. I will join my colleagues and endorse Joseph on these pages."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent immigration attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A brilliant attorney and a highly respected one in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 18
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I whole-heartedly endorse Joe Caraccio as an excellent Immigration attorney. He advises his clients very well. Mr. Caraccio will work with a client to help them fully understand their immigration problem and, more importantly, how to solve it."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I wholeheartedly endorse Joe Caraccio. Joe interned for my law firm while was a law student and did excellent work. Now that he is a practicing attorney, Joe and I have worked on several matters and I am impressed with his professionalism, work ethic, and work product. I routinely refer immigration matters to him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Very knowledgeable in the area of Immigration Law! Top notch! Would strongly recommend without reservation!"
Immigration Attorney | Dec 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Caraccio's reputation proceeds him in the legal community. His clients will be happy. I endorse this lawyer."
General practice Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Caraccio offers a much needed and valuable legal assistance in the most complex area of legal practice, immigration law, helping his clients to navigate various challenging issues of each immigration situation."
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