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Bonnie Stern Wasser

About Bonnie Wasser

About me

As a Seattle immigration lawyer, formerly in Los Angeles, I have been bringing people together for more than 30 years by using successful legal immigration strategies to unite families and employers with much needed top foreign talent. I also help US citizens and would-be citizens with applications for naturalization or citizenship and passports, including working on military matters and complicated issues proving status. I am a member of the Washington State Bar since 2003 (and the California State Bar since 1984, inactive since 2011). At the start of my career, I had the honor to serve as a legacy INS Trial Attorney. My firm offers affordable legal services and advocacy for clients in a committed, persuasive, and passionate manner.  I provide straightforward, honest and candid analysis of your case, even if nothing can be done or the road will be difficult. You will receive personal service and direct communications from your attorney. I really enjoy being a tireless advocate for fair and just immigration reform legislation, and am actively involved in government liaison, as well as state and federal legislative advocacy. As a former Chair of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Washington Chapter for two years,  I had the honor and pleasure of managing and leading a terrific immigration specialty bar association. More recently, I currently serve on the national AILA-USCIS International Operations Liaison Committee and the Military Assistance Project Task Force. Previously, I served on the AILA national Business Committee. I am available to speak before your community, trade or professional group.


Services include:

-Work and investment visas and employment based greencards (We love to work on national interest waivers, cases involving persons with extraordinary ability, and with investors and entreprenerus in particular - Eb-1, EB-2, Eb-5, E-2/E-2, E-3, L-1, O-1, etc..)

-Family and marriage/fiance(e) based visas and greencards

-US citizenship and naturalization, including military matters such as Parole in Place, automatic and derived citzienship and passport issues

-Workplace compliance (I-9, E-Verify, H-1B, PERM audits)

-Asylum and refugee matters

-Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (would-be DREAM youth if we had a DREAM Act)

-Prosecutorial Discretion related issues

-Border matters

-Waivers, including I-601A provisional family unity waivers, J-1 waivers, and others

-US Consulate matters


We work with a number of other specialists as needed in the area of criminal, tax, labor, international, IP law and more.


Our Seattle Washington Immigration Law Firm is conveniently located in the Queen Anne neighborhood near the Space Needle. There is free parking.