Family and Business Visas
Permanent Residency and Citizenship
All other areas of US immigration law
1/2018: A federal court in California has dealt a blow to Trump's plan to stop renewals of DACA for persons already on the DACA program. USCIS now has put in place a new procedure for people to file renewals of their DACA protection. This window to apply may close with another higher court decision as Trump challenges this new ruling so best to seek assistance and file for renewal of DACA if you are eligible now. More information on DACA and the protests to protect it at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
12/2017: TPS for Salvadorans has now been terminated by Trump, with a grace period until September 9,, 2019. USCIS will be issuing new guidance on how to apply for renewal of TPS work permits until the end of the program in 2019. I encourage people effected by this decision to get a consult on what alternatives, if any, exist for them and plan a strategy for the future. El Salvador remains one of the most dangerous places in the world, according to our own State Department and this decision is cruel and inhumane.
11/2017: The Trump administration has terminated Temporary Protective Status for Haitians. The Program now expires on July 22, 2019. It is important that Haitian families seek consultations to see what alternatives under law might be available to them to remain in legal status and plan ahead for this deadline. Haiti remains a devastated country according to our own State Department and this decision is cruel and inhumane.
(12/2017) Peter S: "I really appreciate all of your hard work on my behalf to obtain my citizenship. Thank you for coming into the case and answering all of USCIS' challenges of me to gain my citizenship. I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate all you have done for me!"
(10/2017) Juty J: "Thank you Mr. Brill for all of your help over these years to obtain permanent resident status for both myself and my son through my marriage. It has been a long road from the TPS program to our permanent residency and I thank you very, very much!"
(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."
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.