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I represent clients from all over the U.S. and overseas on matters relating to U.S. Immigration. I assist a broad range of businesses from small start up enterprises to large multinational corporations, educational institutions, hospitals and non-profit entities including religious institutions in the temporary employment of foreign personnel as well as in permanent residence sponsorship.  I provide advice and guidance to employers on developing and implementing procedures and policies to ensure adherence to governmental regulations and avoid agency sanctions and guide employers in transitioning foreign personnel during corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisitions.

I assist individuals with a variety of visas for employment such as H-1B temporary workers, persons of extraordinary ability, multinational executives, specialized knowledge individuals, religious workers; waivers and temporary work visas for J-1 physicians; permanent resident visas for individuals whose work benefited the national interest of the U.S; and outstanding researchers/professors.

I also represent individuals seeking visas based on family relationships; battered spouses, Special Immigrant Juveniles, victims of crimes.  My practice has also includes representing individuals seeking asylum and deportation defense. 


Languages spoken: English, Tamil

Practice areas


  1. Immigration: 100%
    20 years



Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Elliot M.S. Yi

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    Elliot Yi Immigration Attorney
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  • Suzanne Benvenuto Simpson

    Katie gave some very thoughtful advise to one of my clients concerning an immigration matter. She is articulate, smart and caring. I would be delighted to refer an immigration matter to her.


    Suzanne Simpson Estate planning Attorney
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Contact info

Tampoe Sanders Law Office

401 N Washington St Ste 500
Rockville, MD, 208521789


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Outstanding Committee Chair (2010-2011)American Immigration Lawyers Association (Washington DC Chapter)2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Supervising AttorneyMurthy Law Firm2014 - Present
PrincipalTampoe Sanders Law Office2009 - Present
Sr. AttorneyShulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy & Ecker, P.A2007 - 2008
Supervising AttorneyMurthy Law Firm2007 - 2007
Sr. AttorneyO'toole Rothwell Nassau and Steinbach1996 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Immigration Lawyers AssociationMember2001 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
A Global Agenda, Issues Before the 51st United Nations General AssemblyRefugees and Internally Displaced Persons1996
Sri Lanka: State of Human RightsMinority Rights1995
Sri Lanka: State of Human RightsMinority Rights and the Ethnic Conflict1994
Sri Lanka: State of Human RightsLegal Developments," "Minority Rights," and "The North East War1993
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawInternational Law or OrganizationsOther - Masters1993
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
AUW Annual MeetingCurrent Issues in U.S. Immigration2008
Current Issues in U.S. ImmigrationCurrent Issues in U.S. Immigration2007
International Law and Human Rights of Refugees, Asylees and Internally DisplacedInternational Law and the Internally Displaced2006