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  • Excellent Immigration Attorney

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Harmony

    When my fiance and I decided to take the plunge and get married, we had no idea where to start with immigration matters. Let alone find an attorney that would truly understand us and what we were going through emotionally.
    The arduous task and worries of finding that attorney were quickly dismissed once we spoke with Irina Batrakova.
    We called Irina, and from minute one on the phone we knew we had found the right attorney to help us.
    She took so much time with us on the phone, answering all our questions, and even outlined what laid ahead for us.
    On our first face to face meeting, Irina put us at ease immediately with her friendly and professional demeanor.
    She took us through step by step what would happen, gave us a timeline to work with, gave us specifics on what paperwork to gather, and prepared us for all potential outcomes of our immigration case.
    Through this past year, Irina has responded to emails and calls very quickly, sometimes even on weekends and holidays! And I'm huge on prompt communication, on that matter Irina definitely gets and A++.
    Any questions we had, she answered us in a very straight forward manner, without using a lot of "lawyer speak", making it easy for my husband and I to understand.
    When we ran into a little snag with the immigration process, Irina handled the problem quickly and calmly. Which helped to keep me calm.
    What we appreciated most was that Irina knows what it's like on both sides of that desk. She not only fully understands the immigration process from an attoney's point of view, she knows what you are going through emotionally, she gets it.
    This has been a very stressful year changing my status. The anxiety and worry of whether I would be able to stay here with my husband was overwhelming to me at times. I just don't know how we would have made it through without Irina.
    She made what looked like a daunting task to my husband and I, a cakewalk.
    I just really can't say enough great things about her!
    If you want an attorney who knows the immigration process inside and out, hire Irina Batrakova.

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  • Best move we could have made

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    Posted by John

    My wife and I were getting nowhere fast with an immigration lawyer based out of Seattle. We kept giving him more and more money with nothing to show for it. We decided to drop him and started looking here in the Portland area. We went to two consultations in downtown Portland, before my wife made an appointment with Irina. We were impressed with the interview and hired Irina on the spot. Best move we could have made! Right from the beginning Irina told us what it would cost us and what was expected of us to get the process done. Irina walked us through the process step by step, she kept us updated all the way. We made appointments with her on a regular basis and were never made to feel like we were imposing, and it was all included in her original fee. In the end my wife got her wavier approved, her visa, her green card, and her social. We couldn't be happier! I can't stress enough how pleased we were to have made the decision to go with Irina. If you don't call her you are making a huge mistake. Irina got the job done.

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  • Amazing Immigration Lawyer.

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    Posted by Dane

    My family has been working with Irina on our immigration case for a number of years now. Before finding Irina we had almost lost hope in our status. It has been a pleasure working with a lawyer who will aggressively defend your case to the end. She is very well versed in her occupation and a delight to work with. I really appreciated her straightforward demeanor and how realistic she was with our family. Irina will thoroughly walk you through every step of the immigration process and make sure you understand every possible avenue and outcome. Irina is a lawyer who understands and addresses the unique issues that immigrants face and this makes her extremely personable. I personally look forward to working with her in the future regarding my immigration status and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a competent, hard working lawyer that you can trust will do her best on each and every case.

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  • Top-Notch Immigration Attorney

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    Posted by Giselle

    I had the pleasure of working with Irina Batrakova this summer on a B-2 visitor visa for my stepsister and her husband, who are nationals of Guatemala. Irina was a true professional, and during the initial immigration consultation described the upcoming Consular process in detail, provided the application processing timeline, went over the steps involved and the supporting documents to be provided. She was very responsive to all of my inquires, and responded to my emails within an hour, which I was so happy about. Her caring and responsive approach put my mind at ease, and allowed for a headache-free immigration process. My stepsister, despite having been denied the B-2 visa in the past, successfully secured a B-2 visa for herself and her husband, all thanks to Irina's outstanding immigration work! I am grateful to her office for her professional and caring assistance, that allowed my stepsister and her husband attend my wedding in Hawaii this Fall. I highly, without any hesitation, recommend Irina Batrakova and TBLO!

    - Giselle R.

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  • dont hire

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I was a client of attorney for one year and my case got denied twice for not enough evidence and I totally wasted my time and more then $10000 with her. Poor quality not enough Expirence doing hardship cases. She didn't refund nothing

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    Irina S Batrakova’s response: “Thank you for your feedback. As I always tell each and every one of my new clients during my initial consultation, I cannot guarantee the results of the USCIS adjudication, but will do everything that I can to zealously represent your interests before USCIS. I do not control the decision that USCIS ultimately reaches on a I-601A provisional waiver, or any other case. I also cannot control the supporting documents that my clients are able to provide. Based on the documents that you were able to provide, USCIS felt that your personal circumstances did not rise to the level of extreme hardship to your U.S. citizen spouse or child. I always give my clients an opportunity to re-file their case, if the personal circumstances happen to change, or appeal the USCIS decision. To further note, I believe you are misquoting my legal fees, and that I find very unfortunate, as well as the fact that, given that immigration attorneys cannot guarantee a specific result as the final decision rests with USCIS, the time that we spend working on your case is not refundable, as it was clearly spelled out in the engagement agreement that you signed with my office. For the past 10 years, I have worked with clients from over 70 countries around the world, and have been successful in bringing families together, securing immigration status in asylum and difficult waiver cases. With that being said, USCIS is responsible for making a determination in an applicant's case, and unfortunately, with the documents that you were able to provide, they felt your case did not rise to the level of extreme hardship. And it appears, that you have not been able to secure an approval even with the refiling. Some cases unfortunately are not as strong as some others. I wish you the best of luck in finding the right immigration counsel that better fits your personal needs.”
  • You are making a mistake if you do not hire this woman.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Richard

    From the very beginning, Irina projected an image of one who was deeply familiar with the immigration process, confident about how to negotiate through it, and able to clearly explain the process in common language. Unlike too many professionals, Irina backed this image up with performance. She has been responsive, flexible, and has done a good job of keeping us informed while showing us how to inform ourselves. Though not necessary to be successful, working with her has been a pleasant experience. You are making a serious mistake if you have an immigration issue and do not hire this woman!

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  • Spc. Alan R. Mildon U.S. Army, Ret.

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    Posted by Alan Mildon

    It is a pleasure to both commend, and offer my support to Irina Batrakova. As an Army veteran I have traveled halfway around this world, been involved with many situations where I can watch the reactions of people from all walks of life. From my initial contact with Irina I was impressed with competent and professional manner she displayed. With superb guidance and support offered by Irina, and her clerk Kelly; can only be described as outstanding.
    If I where asked "Did i get my moneys worth from this lawyer?" Without any reservation I can answer "YES!"
    Spec. Alan R. Mildon.

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  • Competent, thorough, knows her game

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Minu Oh

    We went to Irina hoping to find a competent lawyer who knew her stuff and could get us out of a bit of a rot we were in with our immigration case. In Irina we found not only a competent immigration lawyer, but extremely well-organized, communicative and invested partner who helped us all the way through our case - which was approved in a heartbeat. The whole family loves her to pieces and we're looking forward to working with her again in the future!

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  • imigration matter

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    Posted by JERRY

    I WAS DENIED A I-129 VISA IN 2008, AND DECIDED THAT I NEEDED THE HELP FROM AND IMIGRATION ATTORNEY. I RETAINED IRINA BATRAKOVA, TO ASSIST IN THIS MATTER. I FOUND IRINA TO BE A VERY STRAIGHT FORWARD, EASY TO TALK TO, PERSON. SHE WILL TELL YOU "EXACTLY" WHAT SHE NEEDS FROM YOU, AND WHAT YOU SHOULD EXPECT FROM HER. I NEVER LEFT HER OFFICE "WONDERING" ABOUT ANYTHING REGARDING THIS CASE. IRINA AND HER STAFF KEPT ME UP TO SPEED AT ALL TIMES. IRINA GAVE ME A GENERAL TIME FRAME TO RESOLVE THIS MATTER, AND IT WAS RESOLVED WITHIN THAT TIME FRAME. IRINA QUOTED ME A COST TO PROVIDE HER SERVICES, AND "REFRESHINGLY" THERE WERE NO HIDDEN COSTS. IRINA MAY NOT HAVE BEEN AND ATTORNEY FOR 20 YEARS, BUT SHE IS VERY SHARP, WITH GREAT PEOPLE SKILLS. HOW OFTEN DO YOU LEAVE AND ATTORNEY'S OFFICE FEELING COMPLETELY SATISFIED YOU'VE HIRED THE CORRECT PERSON? I LEFT HER OFFICE... "FEELING SATISFIED"..."EVERYTIME".

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