The Law Offices of

           ARLENE L. BOAS

     330 Eagle Ave.,   West Hempstead, NY 11552

                                                                 (516)481-3339

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Immigration and Naturalization

Consult directly with an expert Immigration Lawyer for visas, green cards, business and family cases, investors, motions and appeals.  Arlene L. Boas will protect your interests, listen to your individual needs and help you with your business and family immigration goals.

Arlene Boas' over 25 years' experience in a diversity of immigration areas and her familiarity with the ever-changing laws and regulations in the area allow her to meet the needs of almost anyone. 

Located on the ground floor, our offices are Handicap Accessible.  We have ample on- and off-street parking and are opposite the Lakeview station of the Long Island Railroad and two blocks from Exit 18 of the Southern State Parkway.

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:

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Green Cards/Lawful Permanent Residence through employment, marriage, relative petition, asylum, NACARA, and for widows and widowers, investors, and dependents in the USA and abroad

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Work Visas including those for professionals, investors, temporary workers, inter-company  transferees, treaty traders and treaty investors, abused spouses,  victims of certain crimes, etc.

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Spouse cases, including abused spouses of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, and widows and widowers of U.S. citizens; and special provisions for spouses and certain family members of Military Service Members

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Temporary Protected Status "TPS" for those from applicable  countries, including late-filed applications and renewals. Currently available for Haiti, El Salvador, Honduras, Somalia, Guinea, Liberia, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, South Sudan, Syria and Nicaragua and Yemen.

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International Adoptions.  The rules have changed since the US became a party to the Hague Convention on Adoptions.  Do not begin on this path without first consulting with us.

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FiancÚ Visas for U.S. citizens contemplating marriage to persons abroad

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Petitions for Relatives: Parents, spouses, children, step-children, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters

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Visa Extensions  Especially visitors, B, H, and L visas.   Take advantage of special consideration for those from certain countries such as Haiti.

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Motions to Reopen Denied Cases and deportation orders

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Appeals, whether to Immigration, Department of Labor, Boards of Immigration (BIA) and Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA)

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Employment Authorization and extensions

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) for "Dreamers"

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President Obama's programs announced on November 14, 2014, including DAPA for parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, enhanced DACA, proposed changes to improve waiver opportunities for spouses of U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents (call for status of litigation on new programs) THE DAPA PROGRAM IS CURRENTLY BEING HELD IN ABEYANCE BY A COURT-ISSUED RESTRAINING NOTICE PENDING THE OUTCOME OF A LAWSUIT FILED BY THE STATE OF TEXAS. The DACA program is still available.

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Waivers of grounds of exclusion, such as the "three-year bar" the "ten-year bar" and unlawful presence, prior deportations, certain criminal convictions, the two-year foreign residence requirement for certain J-visa holders