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Afia Yunus

Immigration Attorney at Melville, NY

4.8   50 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State IL
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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About Afia

Learn Afia’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Immigration
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    Providing sound legal advice and representation in all areas of Immigration Law, including family based green card applications and petitions, employment based applications, and deportation/removal proceedings.

    13 years

Ms. Yunus is the Principal Attorney and Owner at Yunus Law. Her practice focuses exclusively on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Afia assists employers and employees with accomplishing employment-based immigration goals. These include business and professional visas, student visas, PERM and temporary labor certifications, investor visas, and consular representation. Afia also represents individuals in family–based immigration matters, including Green Card applications, family based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, consular processing assistance, and citizenship matters. Afiamaintains an active deportation and removal defense practice, including representation in EOIR individual and master calendar hearings and in filing various applications for relief from deportation.

Afia received her B.A. degrees in Criminal Justice and Political Science at the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2007. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received Dean’s Honors List distinction every semester.  She earned her J.D. degree, Cum Laude, from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2010 with a Certificate in Public Interest Law. At Chicago-Kent, she was awarded the CALI award, Dean’s Certificate of Service Award, and was on the Dean’s Honor List. She is admitted to practice law in Illinois and before the Northern District of Illinois Federal District Court.

Afia is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA). 

Mrs. Yunus speaks fluent Urdu and understands Punjabi.

PRACTICE LIMITED TO IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW. Admitted only in the State of Illinois

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Location

Yunus Law
1 Huntington Quadrangle
Suite 2N12
Melville, NY, 11747

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  50 customer reviews
Posted by karlene | December 1, 2020
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Great Lawyer
I hired Ms. Afia Yunus for my Naturalization process. She's very fair, knowledgeable and diligent
Posted by shaz | September 12, 2020
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10 year GC renewal and n400
my 10 year GC process was dragging out to get approved and my 3 year GC was expiring. Afia suggessted filing the n400 to help speed up the process and within a few weeks my GC was approved and arrived. I am now awaiting my n400 review and interview for citizenship
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2020
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Knowledgeable and professional
Afia worked with me previously on an immigration matter that was resolved successfully and I had a great experience working with her. Therefore, I worked with her again on filling for the green card. She is very knowledgeable and worked with my husband and I with an extreme sense of urgency. She would answer all of our questions and would respond quickly to our emails. She even traveled to our state to attend the interview with us to ensure that everything goes smoothly. Thanks to Afia, my green card application was approved on the same day. I would definitely hire Afia for any immigration matter I face in the future and I would recommend you to do the same.
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Posted by ARSHAD | February 24, 2020
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ARSHAD IQBAL
I am so glad I picked the right person to process my niece’s case. Her case was stuck in embassy 11 months and we were not getting any response from them. Miss Afia had great knowledge to help me and today, my niece has her immigrant visa approved and will be joining her husband next week. I am very grateful and highly recommend her services to anyone who is in this situation.
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Posted by Iram | January 13, 2020
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Best advice and consultation for your money
My sister approached Afia for her USA visa process consultation. Afia guided her extremely diligently with 0 percent of false hopes or nonsense paper work burden. She was straight forward, worked hard and put the facts and numbers up for my sister in order to understand what her best route for success should be. And I am glad to say, it worked!! My sister and our families are grateful to Afia. Thank you.God bless!
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Posted by Kimberly | September 23, 2019
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A true advocate
I had a consultation with Afia. She listened, she made sure I understood what she was talking about, and she patiently allowed me to ask many questions. At no time did I feel rushed and I loved how she had a game plan. Anyone working with Afia Yunus is in good hands.
Posted by anonymous | July 24, 2019
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Great advice
She was very professional and helpful in her advice. She helped me brake down the case and come up with a solution.
Posted by Alexsa | June 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Afia is Amazing
Afia help saved my family. Without her dedication and complete professionalism the entire time, I might not have my husband home. She went above and beyond with reliable honest open communication. She broke everything down so that I didn’t feel confused with my complete lack of knowledge within the crazy situation and made me feel at ease with her knowledge of the immigration system and laws. These things made building a relationship of trust easy. In the end,! she became a new member of the Foster family forever. I would recommend her to anyone needing immigration service. You can tell she has a passion for her work and a commitment to her people.
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Posted by Sonja | June 14, 2019
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So grateful to have used...
My husband was in a removal proceedings, and his case was very complex. We almost lost hope. With some research, we found Afia Yunus. Afia is very through in her expectations and clear in her communication. All paperwork is filled immediately. No time is wasted, ever. Afia is always available to talk, text, or email. She truly cares about the needs of her clients, and their family. She won my husbands case in individual hearing! Sonja I.
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Posted by Samuel | April 30, 2019
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Outstanding
I met Afia after two previous attorney had disappointed me. My case was very complex but when I reached up to her, she gave me hope. Afia is very knowledgeable and very understanding. She took my case very personal. She always made me feel very comfortable. Best of it is her communication level!
Posted by Youness & Erica | April 30, 2019
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Best lawyer
We hired Afia to overcome one of the most complex immigration cases. Ever since the consultation, she was direct, knowledgeable and professional. She is a true fighter you want in your corner when dealing with a buracratic immigration system. I was faced with a 10 year bar but Afia was livid over this injustice and fought it all the way. Thanks a lot
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Posted by Zubair | March 14, 2019
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Genius lawyer MA SHAA ALLAH
Thanks aloooooooooooooot for helping us great work you are very responsible for work and humble polite behavior with us thank you soo much for visas Alhumdulillah great effort i always appreciate you and aslo your work
Posted by Kalonov | February 1, 2019
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Very glad for hiring ms. Afia
I m very glad for hiring ms. Afia, very very professional, responsible, honest and quick response to all my questions and emails, with her I feel very confident than my previous lawyer! thank you! Kalonov F.
Posted by Mahmoud | January 4, 2019
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Most knowledgeable, professional, responsive, and compassionate Immigration Lawyer
Afia and I started our consultation a few years before filing my NIW case. She not only answered all my questions, but also walked me through every possible scenario and how to prepare for it. My case was by far one of the most complex as I work in a highly specialized scientific field. When it comes to knowledge about immigration matters, one would expect the immigration attorney to know the subject and all the intricacies really well. Afia has all that and much more. She truly impressed me with her knowledge, experience, and expertise with the toughest immigration cases, but she didn’t stop there. Afia went the extra 100 miles and spent a significant amount of time learning about my incredibly complex scientific areas of research in order to truly understand what it is that I do and break it down to someone who doesn’t have the technical background in order to easily demonstrate the impact and usefulness of the work. If this doesn’t show how much she cares about her clients, I don’t know what does. I am positive that no other attorney would be able or willing to invest this much time and effort to improve the chances of success. Afia deeply cares about her clients and understands what they are going through. This reflects on her professional and responsive yet truly compassionate communication throughout the entire process. She was able to remain calm, collected, and full of hope through the toughest and most frustrating moments of RFEs and interviews. Even after the I-140 was accepted, Afia insisted on preparing additional documents and evidence to provide during the I-485 interview in case something unusual comes up and accompanied me to the interview without asking for anything, which ended up being immensely helpful. Afia will gladly go above and beyond for her clients and I highly recommend her to anyone seeking immigration advice. I truly cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for me and all her clients. An EXCEPTIONAL lawyer and all-around wonderful individual. God bless...
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Response from Afia Yunus January 14, 2019
Thank you so very much for your kind and thoughtful words. I look forward to working together in the future again!
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2018
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Bilal
I consulted with Afia about some information I needed urgently to apply for dual citizenship . From the initial consultation to the conclusion of the case, she was very professional, knowledgeable, cordial, and always reachable. I was very happy and comfortable with her, and intend to seek her help in the future regarding an immigration petition for my mother. I have full confidence in recommending Afia Yunus.
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Posted by anonymous | November 7, 2018
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Filed for a relative
She was very professional, great and helpful. She was always in contact with me throughout my processes till my relative was granted his visa. She’s great at what she does!
Posted by anonymous | September 13, 2018
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Wonderful experience
Afia Yunus is a wonderful immigration lawyer. She gave our family the peace of mind knowing that she understood our case and had the expertise and experience to ensure we were taking the correct steps for my father’s immigration application. She was always responsive when questions or concerns came up and took the time to explain possible outcomes and what options we had. If you are unsure about any of the immigration process, don’t hesitate to consult with/hire Afia. You will not regret having her on your team.
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Posted by Yazid | June 11, 2018
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Great help in difficult time
She helped me gathered all pertinent documents for my I-751 form and the RFEs then filed them to USCIS in timely manner. She and her team answered my questions promptly and patiently in times when I even a bit frustrated with the process. She was ready on the phone when I had a problem re-entering the US with my I-551 stamp in the airport. I finally get the approval and received my permanent GC. Thank you Ms. Yunus. I greatly appreciate you and your team assistance.
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Posted by Wasim | March 21, 2018
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Great immigration lawyer
Afia did a great job in how she handled our case in such a professional manner. Her team always quickly replied to any questions or concerns we had. She also did a great job prepping us in everything. Afia spent time listening to my situation and then freely gave advice about the best solution. Her advice worked out well and I am most grateful for the direction that she pointed me in. Pleasant to talk with and a credit to the attorney profession. I would highly recommend attorney Afia and the entire Yunus Law firm. great lawyer, fantastic human being!
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Posted by anonymous | March 8, 2018
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N400 case
Had a question and Afia responded in timely manner. We also spoke and she clarified my concern
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner and Principal Attorney
  • Yunus Law
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Madrid Crost Law Group
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Attorney
  • Lumen Legal
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • Daniel Law Office
  • 2010 - 2011
  • PILI Intern
  • American Civil Liberties Union
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Licensed Legal Intern
  • Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
  • 2009 - 2009
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Education

  • Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Illinois at Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Cancellation of Removal
  • Approved, Removal was Cancelled
  • EB-2 with National Interest Waiver
  • Approved, Green Card received in under 5 months

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (National Day of Action Committee)
  • Chair
  • 2018 - 2020
  • American Immigration Lawyers' Association - Diversity Committee
  • Member
  • 2018 - 2019
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2016
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Punjabi
  • French
  • Spanish
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Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Certificate of Service Award
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2010
  • CALI Excellence for the Future
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law
  • 2008
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Speaking Engagements

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Immigration
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (2)
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Immigration Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Yunus is an experienced and respected attorney, and is a member of the american Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)."
Immigration Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Afia is a very knowledgeable immigration attorney. Afia is professional and patient. She listens closely to her clients' situations and needs. Afia explains options, benefits and drawbacks and in a manner that is clear and easy to understand. She also responds quickly to inquires by email or phone."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Yunus. She is a well respected member of the bar. Attorney Yunus is tough, talented and thorough. I am honored to recommend to anyone in need of an excellent attorney."
General practice Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. She well-versed in many more areas of the law and has a solid grasp on the balance between legal and practical decision-making. I have personally seen her work in the areas of zoning and land use, civil litigation, civil rights, religious rights, and immigration."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked very closely with Afia on a number of cases and as a fellow attorney, I must admit I was extremely impressed by her work. Not only is she exhaustively thorough, her extensive knowledge of the law and remarkable analytic skills put her in a league of her own. The best quality about Afia as an attorney is her ability to be transparent and forthright in a manner most beneficial to her clients. She will not waste your time. What you see is what you get - an extremely intelligent, hardworking and efficient attorney who is passionate about what she does and takes great pride in her work. You are in excellent hands with Afia."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. She is experienced, professional and provides a high level of service to her clients."
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