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Oscar J. Barbosa

Immigration Attorney at Lancaster, PA

5.0   36 reviews

also known as Diaspora Law, Inmigracion OK

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
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Licensed Federally to Practice Immigration Law in all 50 States. Helping immigrats around the world.  Dedicated practice to Immigration Law, Admitted in NJ.

Mr. Barbosa founded Diaspora Law aiming at connecting community oriented attorneys in order to provide comprehensive immigration services.  Mr. Barbosa sees immigration as a human rights oriented practice. He previously worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a Legal Assistant and with the Service Employees International Union, as an organizer.

His previous academic and work experiences have taken him for extended periods to Japan, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom and Chile. He speaks Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mr. Barbosa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Rotary International, the Pennsylvania State Alumni Association, and Sierra Club.   Mr. Barbosa was awarded the Certificate on Exemplary Commitment to Pro-Bono and Public Service. His pledge to client attention makes him a reachable attorney with the skills and experience to advocate for his clients.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey, and before the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey as well as Immigration Courts nationwide.

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Posted by Keisha | March 2, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Great immigration legal advice
I contacted Diaspora Law based on the referral from Metlife Legal and spoke with Mr. Barbosa. I had very specific questions on my husband and (step)sons permanent residency applications, which were stuck and the National Visa Center for months. Thanks to Mr. Barbosa's advice, we were able to get documentarily qualified, our case was expedited at the Embassy, and my husband and kids are now permanent residents! I highly recommend Mr. Barbosa and Diaspora Law's services.
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Posted by Siddharth | January 30, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Knowledgeable
He helped me answer all my questions and was very knowledgeable about all the processeses.
Posted by Amit | November 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Precise, Timely & Thorough
Oscar helped me with my mother in law's extension RFE. It was pretty detailed RFE with lots of asks so initially I was little worried as we didn't have much time. Oscar was able to quickly go through the RFE and came back with a plan, and needed documentation list. Oscar followed up multiple times on the documentation and was guiding along the way. Any day would work with Oscar again!!
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Posted by Saul | August 3, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Very professional and kind
I am not going to lie, I was a little nervous to meet with an attorney since I thought they were all very serious and cold. To my surprise, Oscar was very kind and personable and most importantly he was knowledgeable about my immigration process. He seemed like he was very passionate about his job and he was very determined to help me. I will be recommending Oscar to anyone who needs immigration help.
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Posted by Patricia | July 19, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
¡Muchas Gracias Oscar!
Dr. Oscar Barbosa y a su excelente equipo de trabajo GRACIAS. Gracias por haber logrado con éxito mi residencia permanente por 10 años, después de haber demostrado la verdad sobre mi estatus migratorio y haber logrado el perdón por el error involuntario y de escritura cuando solicité la primera visa. Le deseo muchos éxitos y que siga apoyando y ayudando a más gente en casos de inmigración. Feliz de haber confiado en usted
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Posted by Lydia | October 14, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr.Barbosa is a great lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and interested in helping his client. He went above and beyond to make sure that I had everything needed in my application. He was always very prompt to answer all my questions at anytime. He is very patient and always reassuring for his clients. I had a great experience. I would definitely use his services again.
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Posted by Marisol Gomez | July 21, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
My Experience
I used the service of Diaspora Law to obtain my citizenship, the process was very smooth, and they answered all my questions in a timely manner, they were very helpful and I recommend their services.
Posted by Carlos | September 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very knowledgeable and willing to help!
Oscar provided answers to all the questions I had. He's very knowledgeable and showed interested in helping me understand the options I had to address my situation. Needless to say, that gave me gave me peace of mind, and helped me make an informed decision.
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excelente y muy claro
Muchas gracias Oscar, tu colaboración ha sido muy valiosa para nosotros, excelente
Posted by Joan | April 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good work
I liked the way you do your work. And great thanks to Attorney Anne Grunner she really did more than we expected.
Posted by Amparo | April 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente servicio del abogado!
Excelente servicio. Todo mi proceso fue rápido, eficaz, y todas las personas que trabajan con el abogado Barbosa son muy eficientes.
Posted by David | April 4, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excelente trabajo.
Estoy bien agradecido por la ayuda que me han dado y el excelente trabajo que han hecho conmigo. Estoy más que complacido muchas gracias..
Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Good job And excelente person
He answered all my questions. He know all relative to immigration. Thank you
Posted by Serafin | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy with help
This may will have been a year since we brought our case to attorney Barbosa and he has always treated us with respect. We are very happy our friend recommended him to us. Our case is pending for now but so far we are very happy with the help we've received. Thank you!
Posted by Daniel | March 20, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would go back for help
I hired attorney Barbosa for one of my immigration cases last year and everything has gone smoothly. He has been courteous and I can tell he is smart. I only met and sat down with him once, at our initial appointment. I would have liked to have more contact with him. Though his assistant has always been helpful and followed up with any questions I had. I will likely reach out to him again in a few months when its time for me to apply for citizenship
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Posted by anonymous | March 15, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Ms K
Mr. Barbosa was of great help in helping me with requirements and guidance for what We needed .
Posted by Fermin | March 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Would recommend again
Attorney Barbosa helped me with my immigration case - I'd rather not go into specifics. I was always treated nicely when I contacted his office. I wasn't sure if my case was going to end well but it did in the end. I can tell he knew what he was doing. I recommend him to friends and family for the time and effort he put on my case.
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Posted by Cesar | February 1, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Top professional
We initially acquired the services of attorney Barbosa in 2016 for our family's immigration process. Just recently our case was approved and we hope to continue the next step of the process with attorney Barbosa. My spouse and I are very satisfied with the treatment and services we received from him and his firm. He is a top of the line professional and knows what he is talking about. He was initially recommended to us through a local community organization and we are happy to say that after his handling of our case, we would gladly recommend him to others.
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Posted by Lissy | February 1, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Bien explicado
¡Gracias! Todo estubo interesante bien explicado y de mucha ayuda Dios les bendiga ..
Posted by anonymous | January 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr. Barbosa's courtesy and manner with clients is beyond excellent
I had consulted Mr. Barbosa's on an immigration matter. His staff were very courteous and respectful. They attended to me promptly. He himself was very attentive and listened to me patiently without interrupting. He then gave me sound immigration advice. I marvelled that one so young could be so composed and sure of himself. I had gone to attorney Dennis Ortiguera also, who treated me most shabbily.
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AVVO RATING 8.3 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Diaspora Law (dba Inmigracion OK)
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Leschak & Barbosa
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Political Organizer
  • SEIU
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Organizer (OIT)
  • SEIU
  • 2011 - 2011
  • Policy Advocate
  • D.C. Language Access Coalition
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Volunteer Language Access Project
  • Legal Aid Society of DC
  • 2010 - 2010
  • International Trade and Integration, Intern
  • ECLAC
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Volunteer, Law Students in Action
  • Legal Assistance of Western New York
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Summer Legal Intern
  • The AIRE Centre
  • 2008 - 2008
  • International Protection Assistant
  • UNHCR
  • 2006 - 2006
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Education

  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
  • MA - Masters
  • 2009
  • Tsinghua Daxue
  • International Studies
  • 2009
  • Syracuse University
  • JD/MA
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park (main campus)
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005
  • Kansai Gaikokugo Daigaku
  • Japanese Studies
  • 2005
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Legal Cases

  • Adjustments with Waivers
  • Green Cards Approved

Associations

  • Pennsylvania State Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Rotary International
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Sierra Club
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Portuguese
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • A+ Ratign & Accreditation
  • Better Business Bureau
  • 2019
  • Lo Mejor De Lo Mejor
  • Latino Connections
  • 2018
  • Influential Latino Leaders as Trail Blazers & Influencers
  • Latino Connections
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono and Public Service Award
  • Syracuse University
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Motivos magazine
  • Temporary Protected Status and Its Future/ El estatus de protección temporal y su situación a futuro
  • 2018
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Speaking Engagements

  • East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church
  • Immigration
  • 2018
  • Presentation at Literacy Center
  • Coatesville, Presentation
  • 2017
  • Presentation Christina Seix Academy
  • Trenton, Presentation
  • 2017
  • First Memorial Presbyterian Church Presentation
  • Dover, Presentation
  • 2017
  • 2017 Immigration Conference
  • Newark, Conference
  • 2017
  • Presentation Evergreen School
  • Plainfield, Presentation
  • 2017
  • CONOZCA SUS DERECHOS Conference
  • Elizabeth, Conference
  • 2017
  • Immigration Presentation
  • Elizabethtown, Presentation
  • 2017
  • Church Presentation with Jean-Gardy
  • Lancaster, Presentation
  • 2017
  • Know Your Rights Event
  • Union City, Event
  • 2017
  • Migrant Ed. Event
  • Reading, Event
  • 2017
  • Tec Centro Debate - LOWV
  • Lancaster, Debate
  • 2017
  • CWS Annual Community Appreciation Breakfast
  • Lancaster, Community Foundation
  • 2017
  • NAACP Lancaster Theological Seminary Hafer Center
  • Lancaster, Seminary
  • 2017
  • 2017 Annual Meeting and Convention
  • Atlantic City, Annual Meeting
  • 2017
  • Immigrant Support Founders - Board Meeting
  • Princeton, Board Meeting
  • 2017
  • Statewide Parent Meeting
  • Grantville, Presentation
  • 2017
  • Refugees charity, square dancing.
  • Lancaster, Community Foundation
  • 2017
  • American flag raising
  • East Orange, Event
  • 2017
  • New Brunswick Presentation
  • New Brunswick, Presentation
  • 2017
  • Warren County Forum on Immigrant and Refugee Families
  • Phillipsburg, Forum
  • 2016
  • Know Your Rights Presentation
  • Newark, Presentation
  • 2016
  • Hispanic Conference
  • Hanover , Conference
  • 2016
  • Latest news on immigration.
  • Elizabeth, Immigration Conference
  • 2016
  • MLK Weekend SU Reunion
  • Key West, Reunion
  • 2016
  • Presenting . Rotary Meeting.
  • Lancaster, Presentation.
  • 2016
  • Young Professional Summit Committee Meeting
  • Harrisburg, Meeting
  • 2016
  • Networking Event
  • Lancaster, Event.
  • 2016
  • Housing Project Meeting (Rotary)
  • Lancaster, Meeting
  • 2016
  • LCDC Spring Banquet & Silent Auction
  • Leola Village, Forum
  • 2016
  • Latino Empowerment Project
  • Lancaster, Project
  • 2016
  • Housing Project Meeting
  • Lancaster, Meeting
  • 2016
  • Taller sobre Immigracion en York
  • York, workshop
  • 2016
  • The African American/Latino Roundtable
  • Harrisburg, Conference
  • 2016
  • Immigration Forum, St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • Hanover, Immigration Forum
  • 2015
  • New Brunswick Presentation
  • New Brunswick, Presentation
  • 2015
  • NORWESCAP Immigration forum
  • Phillipsburg, Immigration forum
  • 2015
  • Immigrants rights community forum
  • Elizabeth, Community forum
  • 2015
  • Presentation at McCaskey High School
  • Lancaster, Presentation
  • 2015
  • Presentation at Iglesia Nuestra Señora de Mount Carmel.
  • Orange, Presentation
  • 2015
  • Messiah College Presentation
  • Mechanicsburg, Guest speaker
  • 2015
  • All Star- Community Project
  • Lancaster, Community Project
  • 2015
  • Reflections on Leadership Symposium
  • Camp Hill, Symposium
  • 2015
  • HOPE - Church - Breakfast Presentation
  • Lancaster, Presentation
  • 2015
  • Harrisburg Rottary- ABC Appalachian Brewery
  • Harrisburg, Rottary
  • 2015
  • Immigration Issues in Plainfield
  • Plainfield, Immigration Issues
  • 2015
  • Small Business and Community Expo
  • Lancaster, Community Expo
  • 2015
  • YWCA Diversity Forum
  • Harrisburg, Forum
  • 2015
  • Etown Meet up
  • Elizabethtown, Meet up
  • 2014
  • Dominican event
  • York, Event
  • 2014
  • Conference Immigration
  • Lancaster, Conference
  • 2014
  • Latinos Unidos Workshop
  • Harrisburg, Workshop
  • 2014
  • Community Forum
  • Hanover, Forum
  • 2014
  • Diversity Networking Forum
  • Harrisburg, Forum
  • 2014
  • Community Expo
  • Lancaster, Community Expo
  • 2014
  • Forum Morris County Family Center
  • Dover, Forum
  • 2014
  • Saint Joseph church, presentations
  • Elizabeth, Presentation
  • 2014
  • Annual FBA NJ Immigration Conference
  • Newark, Immigration Conference
  • 2014
  • Lancaster County Community Foundation
  • Lancaster, Community Foundation
  • 2014
  • Sin Barreras Community Help Fair
  • Charlottesville,Community Help Fair
  • 2014
  • HGSK South Side Branch Library Presentation
  • Bethlehem, Presentation
  • 2014
  • AILA Annual Conference on Immigration Law
  • Boston, Conference
  • 2014
  • Community Workshop with HGSK
  • Lancaster, Community Workshop
  • 2014
  • 1st presentation at St. Francis
  • Harrisburg, presentation
  • 2014
  • SACA immigration seminar
  • Lancaster, Seminar
  • 2014
  • HOPE Community Services, GALA
  • Lancaster, Community Services
  • 2014
  • YORK Presentation
  • York, Presentation
  • 2014
  • Presentation, Iglesia Puerta de Paz
  • Lancaster, Presentation
  • 2014
  • READING Presentation
  • Penn Street Reading, Presentation
  • 2014
  • Workshop / Immigration
  • York, Workshop
  • 2014
  • 8th Annual Community Service Celebration
  • Lancaster, Community Service
  • 2014
  • Activity Toys for Tots - Programa migrante
  • Lancaster, Programa migrante
  • 2014
  • United Passaic Organization- Immigration Conference
  • Passaic, Immigration Conference
  • 2014
  • Asbury Park presentation
  • Asbury Park, presentation
  • 2014
  • A Forum on Immigration in Lancaster, PA
  • Lancaster, Immigration Forum
  • 2014
  • Rally for Immigrant Rights
  • Washington, Regional Rally
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Rally
  • Harrisonburg, Rally
  • 2013
  • Immigration presentation
  • Charlotsville, Presentation
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Door Knocking
  • Enterprise Street Sterling, Door Knocking
  • 2013
  • North Plainfield Forum. Ecuatorians / Centro Hispano
  • Saint Joseph's Church/Centro Hispano, Forum
  • 2013
  • Immigration event
  • Morristown, event
  • 2013
  • Forum - Jersey City
  • Jersey City, Forum
  • 2013
  • Human Rights Viol. in Guatemala
  • New York, Forum
  • 2013
  • Reception Honoring Pickering & Rangel Fellows
  • Washington, Reception
  • 2013
  • Forum - Paterson
  • Paterson, Forum
  • 2013
  • Harrisburg, Forum
  • Harrisburg, Forum
  • 2013
  • Petersburg Mentoring Event
  • Petersburg, Event
  • 2013
  • VA First Referrals Meeting
  • Arlington, Meeting
  • 2013
  • Sin Barreras Forum
  • Waynesboro, Forum
  • 2013
  • Broadway, Long Branch, Forum
  • Long Branch, Foro
  • 2013
  • Bradley Beach Forum
  • Bradley Beach, Forum
  • 2013
  • Flemington, Foro
  • Flemington, Foro
  • 2013
  • Lutheran Youth Immigration Presentation
  • Jersey Ave, Immigration Presentation
  • 2013
  • Refer Clients, Plan Presentations and Network
  • Fairfax, Presentation
  • 2013
  • Latino Lunch Connection - VACOLAO
  • Columbia Pike, Latino Lunch Connection
  • 2013
  • Virginia Immigrant Advocates Summit
  • Columbia Pike,Advocates Summit
  • 2013
  • VALHEN 2013 Encuentro Conference
  • J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Conference
  • 2013
  • Annual Sangria Social and Immigration Law Panel
  • Newark, Immigration Law Panel
  • 2013
  • NJHCC Event
  • Jersey City, Event
  • 2013
  • Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey
  • Arsbury Park, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Iglesia Cristiana Amor Constante
  • Dover, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Paterson Family Success Center
  • Paterson, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Mi Casa es Puebla
  • Passaic, Comuunity Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Organizacion Azteca / LLANJ - Immigration Committee
  • Atlantic City, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • LLANJ - Immigration Committee
  • Lakewood, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Alexander F. Jankowsi Community Center
  • Perth Amboy, Community Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • Immigration Detention Seminar, Hanover Law
  • Washington, Immigration Seminar
  • 2013
  • Conference to Support Immigrants
  • United Way - Conference
  • 2013
  • Immigration Representation Conference
  • Newark, Immigration Conference
  • 2013
  • Immigration Coalition
  • New Brunswick, Immigration Coalition
  • 2013
  • CBP Tour and GOES Enrollment and NJ Chapter Meeting
  • Elizabeth, Enrollment and Chapter Meeting
  • 2013
  • Lazos, meeting Brunswick Presentation
  • New Brunswick, Presentation
  • 2013
  • Welcome to "our team" reception
  • Lancaster, reception
  • 2013
  • Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
  • Edison, Forum
  • 2013
  • Comunity Forum
  • Perth Amboy, Forum
  • 2013
  • Immigration Forum
  • Hempstead, Forum
  • 2013
  • Forum, Phi Iota Alpfa,
  • Newark, Forum
  • 2013
  • Centro de Exito Familiar de Phillipsburg
  • Phillipsburg, Presentation
  • 2013
  • 5th Special meeting Lakewood Immigration Reform
  • Lakewood, Special meeting
  • 2013
  • Overview of Labor Law and Tenant Rights
  • Paterson, Presentation
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Meeting with Rep. Wittman
  • Fredericksburg, Meeting
  • 2013
  • Immigration presentation NCC-Adult Learning Center
  • Newark, Presentation
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Community Forum
  • Enterprise Street Sterling, Community Forum
  • 2013
  • Immigration Forum with Stepahanie Takushi
  • Columbia, Immigration Forum
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Community Forum
  • Enterprise Street Sterling, Community Forum
  • 2013
  • Immigration Presentation
  • Elizabeth, Presentation
  • 2013
  • VACOLAO Lobby District Rally
  • Albemarle County, Rally
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (12)
Endorse Oscar
Immigration Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have the pleasure of collaborating with Mr. Barbosa and his Immigration Law Firm, Diaspora Law, on special immigration matters. Diaspora Law has the values, principles, and expertise to get the job done well. You can always trust Mr. Barbosa with your immigration law needs."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Oscar is a knowledgable and compassionate attorney. He puts clients at ease and the Court on notice."
Immigration Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Barbosa is a highly capable attorney committed to providing clients experienced, knowledgeable and aggressive representation. I endorse him without reservation."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Barbosa is a passionate, aggressive and thorough advocate in immigration law, an area in which he concentrates. I have known and worked with him on several endeavors over the years and have always been impressed with his devotion and creativity. His background lends him to be a sensitive counselor for people with complex concerns and from diverse cultures."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very well-rounded and knowledgeable in Immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an excellent attorney who is highly knowledgeable in the area of immigration law."
Immigration Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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