Immigration is not just a profession, it is part of my daily personal life, as I grew up as an immigrant and went through the immigration process.
At the age of one my family immigrated to the U.S. from Cape Town, South Africa. My family's immigration history begins with my great grandparents. They were extremely courageous as most immigrants are, as they traveled by boat from India to South Africa to make a better life for themselves. They worked hard to survive, as they did not know anyone in South Africa, did not have a job waiting for them, but they did have their work ethic and integrity. My grandparents managed to make a living by mending shoes. Eventually my grandfather turned that cobbler profession into a successful business by creating a shoe factory. Despite my grandfather's success in South Africa in creating a successful business, my grandfather wanted to escape the oppression of apartheid and make a better life for himself and his family. Therefore, he immigrated to the U.S. Then my father brought our family to the U.S. and attended Chiropractic school.
My wife was born and raised in Bombay (Mumbai), India and we met in the U.S. while she was teaching special needs children in Santa Clara, California. I travel to India often and stay with my wife's family in Bombay, which is one of the highlights of my year because I get the best Indian food and get to spend time with family! I understand on a very personal level why people are willing to leave their family, friends, and all that they know to start a new life in the U.S.
Thus it was only a natural evolution and personal calling for me to practice immigration law.
I consider it an honor and privilege to help make your life better. This is not a profession for me, this is my life; and thank you for the possibility of entrusting me with your future.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Valedictorian of Major||University of Southern California||1995|
|Magna Cum Laude||University of Southern California||1995|
|Phi Betta Kappa||Phi Betta Kappa||1995|
|Mortar Board Honor Society||Mortar Board Honor Society||1995|
|USC Trojan Hall of Fame - Wall of Scholars||University of Southern California||1995|
|Emery E. Olsen Outstanding Community Service and Leadership||USC Public Administration||1995|
|Owner||Ranchod Law Group||2001 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Foreign Medical Graduate Task Force||N/A||2011 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2001 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|American Immigration Law Foundation||Delegation member for San Francisco||2008 - 2009|
|South Asian Bar Association.||Board of Directors||2002 - 2003|
|South Asian division||Executive Committee||N/A|
|Confidential - Case was administered in Immigration Court||Retained Lawful Permanent Residence in US|
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|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Article: Role of Medical Hardship in Obtaining Approval of Form I-601A Application for Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver||2014|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Adjustment Under INA 245(i) for Spouses and Children: Distinction Between Those “Grandfathered” and Derivatives||2014|
|American Immigration, LLC (ILW.com)||Article: Parole of Spouses, Children and Parents of Active Duty and Former Members of the U.S. Armed Forces and the Selected Reserve of the Ready||2014|
|Lulu||Book: Foreign Medical Graduate Hiring Made Easy: What Every Health Care Facility Needs to Know When Hiring FMG Doctors||2013|
|Sacramento Press||Monthly Columnist||2012|
|EzineArticles||Attending School in the US on an F1 Visa and Contacting Your Professor||2010|
|EzineArticles||Qualifications For an O-1 Visa Article||2010|
|EzineArticles||2010 H-1B Applications and the H-1B Cap Article||2010|
|EzineArticles||Immigration Lawyer's Notebook - The Startup Visa Act of 2010 Article||2010|
|Buzzle||How to Hire Foreign Nationals Employees Without Violating Immigration Laws||2008|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|University of Southern California||Public Administration||Bachelor of Science in Public Administration||1995|
|I601 Provisional Hardship Waivers||The New Immigration Rule that Helps Undocumented Immigrants Married to U.S. Citizens||2013|
|HR Star||Hot Topics in Immigration Law||2009|
|HR Star||How to Overcome the H-1B Visa Quota and Protect Your Organization from Immigration Audits||2008|
|Employment Law and Compliance - American Strategic Management Institute||Employment Compliance and Verification: Protecting Your Organization in the New Era of Strict Enforcement||2008|