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Feiner & Lavy P.C. is a US Immigration Law Firm with offices in NYC and Phoenix, AZ that provides US immigration services to individuals, employers and corporations from around the world who are looking to obtain US Work Visas, Green Cards, US citizenship, Asylum, Waivers and Defense from Deportation and Removal Proceedings in Immigration Court.  Our roots began when Michael Feiner, one of the best NYC immigration lawyers and a former Chairman of the NY AILA Chapter founded this NYC immigration law firm over 50 years ago, in turn, helping thousands of clients obtain immigration status in the United States.  Feiner & Lavy P.C. with Yaniv Lavy, Esq. a US Immigration Lawyer and the principal attorney, continues the tradition and reputation we have earned. Our NYC based immigration law firm continues to focus on various complex US immigration matters, including Investment Visas, US permanent residency, Naturalization, Waivers, Appeals to the Board of Immigration and to the Federal Circuit Courts.

We are vastly educated in the area of US immigration law and continue to take on some of the most challenging cases to find resolutions for our immigration clients.  To us, each immigration case is a chance to help an immigrant, a non-immigrant, a permanent resident or a US citizen who is looking to live and work in the US, unite with their family members, seeking a greater opportunity, is hoping to avoid being removed and deported from the United States or is seeking Admission or Return to the US After Deportation and Removal.  Our US immigration law firm is doing the best they can in order to find life-changing solutions for immigrants from all over the world. 

We provide personalized legal immigration service and persistence that gain results.  

Why is the US immigration law is very complex?   The US immigration laws has been described as a “labyrinth almost as impenetrable as the Internal Revenue Code.” See Escobar-Grijalva v. I.N.S., 206 F.3d 1331, 1334 (9th Cir.2000).

In addition, in Lok v. INS, where the 2nd Circuit noted that “Immigration laws bear a “striking resemblance …[to] King Minos’s labyrinth in ancient Crete. The Tax Laws and the Immigration and Nationality Acts are examples we have cited of Congress’s ingenuity in passing statutes certain to accelerate the aging process of judges.” E. Hull, Without Justice For All 107 (1985) – “With only a small degree of hyperbole, the immigration laws have been termed ‘second only to the Internal Revenue Code in complexity.’ A lawyer is often the only person who could thread the labyrinth.”.

In the case of Castro-O’Ryan v. INS, the 9th Circuit Court stated – “Immigration law is very complex.”

In 2003, the Second Circuit Court of Appeal, in Drax v. Reno noted that ”This case vividly illustrates the labyrinthine character of modern immigration law-a maze of hyper-technical statutes and regulations that engender waste, delay, and confusion for the Government and petitioners alike. The inscrutability of the current immigration law system, and the interplay of the numerous amendments and alterations to that system by Congress during the pendency of this case, have spawned years of litigation, generated two separate opinions by the District Court, and consumed significant resources of this Court. With regret and astonishment, we determine, as explained more fully below, that this case still cannot be decided definitively but must be remanded to the District Court, and then to the Board of Immigration Appeals (“BIA”), for further proceedings.”

Many courts have held that access to counsel and the right to seek a remedy when counsel does not provide effective assistance are critical elements of a fair hearing:  “[Noncitizens] in immigration proceedings . . . ‘have a due-process right to a fair hearing.’ . . . This is true even though a [noncitizen] may not have a protected liberty interest in discretionary relief.”) (quoting Solis-Chavez v. Holder, 662 F.3d 462, 466 (7th Cir. 2011)) 

In Solis-Chavez v. Holder, 662 F.3d 462, 466 (7th Cir. 2011) (noting that noncitizens “have a due-process right to a fair hearing” and that “[t]he BIA has a body of caselaw holding that a[ noncitizen]’s due-process rights can be violated by his attorney’s ineffective assistance in removal proceedings”). 

So whether you want to get into the United States, are already here and want to remain in this country permanently, work legally in the United States, become a US citizen, bring your family to the United States, or seek any other US immigration benefits, the first thing you need to keep in mind is that immigration laws in the country are complex and change constantly. Though there maybe a few straightforward US immigration forms which you can try to complete and get an immigration benefit on your own, most cases can be confusing.   Therefore, to be able to go through the US immigration process without any stress and to save time and money, you need the services of a US immigration lawyer. 

Other reasons on why should I hire a US Immigration Lawyer?

  • A US immigration lawyer is an authorized immigration service provider, he has professional responsibility and license he must protect and can help you avoid immigration scams.  If you get wrong immigration advise from a notario, disciplined immigration attorneys or a USCIS officer the US government will rarely take responsibility or refund your USCIS filing fee.  It is therefore in your best interest to seek the services of an authorized immigration lawyer and save time, money and have peace of mind.
  • A USA immigration attorney knows the laws and regulations and is receives immediate and constant updates from the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
  • A US immigration lawyer will be able to help you determine if you are eligible for an immigration benefit, such as visa to USA, green card, citizenship and naturalization process, waivers deportation and removal proceedings.
  • A US immigration lawyer knows what immigration forms you need to complete, and s/he is always aware of the administrative immigration processes.
  • An experienced immigration lawyer is very likely to avoid common errors made by non-immigration lawyers and can prevent delays in USCIS processing times.  
  • An immigration lawyer can not only help you with completing and filing error free applications, they can also help you with tracking your case and addressing any request for evidence by the USCIS.
  • If you are requesting a USCIS fee waiver, asylum or any other discretionary relief, a US immigration lawyer can assist in presenting your application to the USCIS in a professional manner, which can increase the approval rate.
  • If you are in removal or deportation proceedings, an immigration lawyer can advise on  the relief and defense in removal proceeding, including, 212C Waiver, 212H waiver, Adjustment of Status, Asylum, Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Resident,  Cancellation of Removal for NON Lawful Permanent Resident, VAWA Cancellation of Removal, Termination of Proceedings, I-601 Waiver, Provisional Waiver and Voluntary Departure.  
  • Did you lose your immigration case in court and have been ordered removed from the United States?  No worries, a US immigration lawyer can assist you filing an appeal to the Board of Immigration and the US Circuit Court, prepare and file a Request for  a Stay of Removal and Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States after deportation or removal.
  • In addition, an experienced immigration lawyer can help you file a Motion to Reopen your deportation case.
  • If your immigrate visa petition has been refused or denied, an immigration lawyer can help you appeal the case.
  • If you happen to be an employer looking to hire skilled workers from abroad, you need not spend your time over complicated PERM process which includes steps like placing advertisements, labor certification, etc. 
  • I want to invest in the US:  if you want to apply for an E-2 Investment Visa in order to live and work in the US as an investor and owner of a business, you need an E-2 Visa Lawyer to make your life easy so you can focus on bulling your business stress free.
  • I need a US work Visa: there are indeed several work visas the allow you to live and work in the US and the right immigration lawyer can help determine the right visa for you.
  • I moved and changed my address with the USCIS, can I get my case transferred?  If you are a beneficiary or petitioner in a US immigration pending with USCIS you must change address within 5 days of your move.  Sometimes, this may delay the processing of your case and an immigration lawyer can advise you on the possibilities of shortening the delay. Furthermore, when you have an immigration lawyer, USCIS correspondence will come to the law office as well, so the risk of documents getting lost is much lower.




You can have confidence when choosing our firm because of our

  • 40+ years of experience in immigration law
  • Fluency in four different Languages
  • Strong comprehension of immigration law
  • Dedication to defending the rights of immigrants
  • Experience in all types of immigration matters

Our clients come to us with all types of cases, and we look to offer them the tools that are necessary, whether they are a worker that is looking to come to the country for a job, are a traveler looking to visit the U.S. or are a current resident that is looking to avoid deportation. We also offer assistance in visas and there are many forms that may be suited for the situation. We can review the circumstances of our clients, find out what time of visa they need and assist them in acquiring it. By understanding the legal system and knowing how to work within it, we are able to find fast and effective solutions.

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