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 Practice dedicated exclusively to Immigration and Nationality matters since 1987.  We have successfully represented clients in proceedings before the  Agencies responsible for the administration of U.S. Immigration law including,  DIstrict and Field Offices throughout the United States, the Administrative Appeals Office, The Board of Immigration Appeals, the Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals,U.S. Embassies and Consulates among others, and in several Federal District and Apppellate Courts. 



Languages spoken: French, Portuguese, Spanish

Contact info

Caprara & Basso

2043 Locust St
Caprara & Basso
Philadelphia, PA, 19103-5662

Alfonso Caprara Attorney

911 State Street.
Lancaster, PA, 17603


Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    36 years, 10 thousand cases



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

32 total 

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  • Brent R. Hardy

    I endorse Alfonso without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and has the skills of a superb litigator.


    Brent Hardy Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Francis E. Younes

    I endorse this lawyer. Lots experience in the immigration practice area.


    Francis Younes Workers compensation Attorney
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We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
Distinguished Service -Chapter ChairmanAILA- Philadelphia Chapter2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner Immigration AttorneyCaprara and Basso2005 - Present
Immigration AttorneyLaw Offices of Alfonso Caprara1987 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationCommittee on Immigration Law2014 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Philadelphia Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Immigration Lawyers Association (Philadelphia chapter)Board of Governors2000 - 2001
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Sciglitano v. Holmes, 2000 WL 675696, *3 (E.D.Pa.2000Writ of Habeas Corpus granted. Issuance and service of an Orderto Show Cause makes deportation case constructively pending for purposes of eligibility for relief
Almonte-Vargas v. Elwood, Civil Action No. 02-CV-2666 (E.D. Pa. 6/28/2002) (E.D. Pa., 2002)Habeas Corpus granted. Court concluded that continued indefinite detention during the pendency of the removal proceedings was unconstitutional and violated due process
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Publication nameTitleDate
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)Ethics - Have You Considered ?2002
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Villanova University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
Saint Joseph's UniversityN/AA.B.1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Internships and Coop Programs for Foreign StudentsWorking Visas for International Students2015
7º Encontro dos Profissionais Brasileiros na PhiladelphiaVarious Immigration Topics of Interest to Brazilian Profesionals2015
Vllanova Univ. School of Business: Options for U.S. Employment/Visa processOptions for international students to be able to work in the U.S.2014