Family and Business Visas
Permanent Residency and Citizenship
All other areas of US immigration law
9/2017: Although the DACA benefit program has been terminated by Trump it is critical for all current DACA beneficiaries (whose DACA status will expire on March 5, 2018) to apply before the deadline of October 5, 2017 to gain another two year extension of their current DACA status. I suggest that if you are a current beneficiary of DACA that you get legal assistance to screen your case for whether you are eligible for this new 2-year extension of your current status and to discuss any other avenues for relief in light of the Trump termination of the DACA program.
7/2017: USCIS has issued a new Form I-485, the form used for all adjustment of status cases through marriage or employment. This form must now be used so please make sure you check www.uscis.gov for the newest edition of Form I-485.
6/2017: Temporary Protective Status ("TPS") for Haitians has been extended until January 22, 2018. Refer to www.uscis.gov for how to re-register with a new Form I-821 and Form I-765 before the deadline of July 24, 2017.
(11/2016): Claudia P: "I am sure that you know that you are an important part of our lives for what you have done for me and my family to keep us together."
(1/2016): Diana D: "You are the best lawyer. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my husband to succeed in bringing our adopted children to the United States."
(4/2015): Tuan T: "Thank you Nelson for all of your hard work on behalf of my sister to obtain her residency here when we thought all was lost."
(2/2014): Martin S: "Everyone in the theater group has you to thank for your dedicated work to bring us to the United States to fulfill our dreams to perform our art in the United States!"
I am a practicing immigration lawyer for more than 32 years and every case is handled personally by me. I work with all types of immigration cases from family and work visas; residency and citizenship to removal defense.
I offer telephone consults for free and then meetings in either my office in Brookline, MA. or in my office in Lowell, MA.
I speak Spanish as well, with interpreters to assist always welcome!
I have families and individuals come back to me over the years to handle new cases for them and I have received a number of awards for my work in defending and helping immigrants from all over the world in family, business and immigration defense work.