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Legal Services Tailored to Resolve Your Immigration Case

Helping Asylees Throughout California

When you are trying to provide for your safety and for that of your family through immigration law, you want to put your needs in experienced hands. At the firm of Kaufman & Kaufman, we provide you with more than four decades of experience in immigration law.

Our office helps clients throughout the state facing difficult immigration issues. To do that, we maintain our firm by building one-on-one relationships with all of our clients.

Helping You Pursue Safety In The United States

That level of personalized representation serves you particularly well when you are seeking assistance as an asylee. Our attorneys will work with you directly in order to understand a wide variety of matters that can touch upon your asylee status, including:

  • Affirmative application
  • Defensive application
  • Family petitions for asylees
  • Asylee adjustment

You will rest easier knowing you have experienced legal judgment in your corner. Our seasoned judgment means we can help you understand your options even when the law is uncertain or, as is often the case in immigration, subject to changing policies.

In fact, your attorney will work with you himself, handling every detail of your case. We know you are worried about your status and make it our priority to help you understand how the immigration process applies to your case.

Helping You Understand Your Immigration Options

Between them, the San Francisco-deferred action lawyers of Kaufman & Kaufman have dedicated more than 40 years to the needs of immigration clients throughout the San Francisco area. In that time, we have assisted children and adults alike in need of deferred action and in cases involving the DREAM Act.

How Deferred Action Can Help You

Deferred action offers protection from a variety of immigration issues that may be weighing on your mind, including questions about removal, work authorization and other concerns.

We can help you pursue deferred action under temporary protected status (TPS). For those 15-years old or younger when they came to the United States, deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA) is the option.

We do that by working with you one-on-one. We get to know you and your family. As a result, we can advise you in a way that is uniquely responsive to your circumstances.

In fact, your attorney will work with you one-on-one, handling every detail of your case. You will not be handed to an assistant or an attorney in training.

That level of representation means you will have direct access to more than 40 years of combined experience held by our legal team. We have the seasoned legal judgment you need to deal with today's uncertain immigration laws. Our firm considers that approach part of our firm's larger commitment to providing full service to you.

Protecting Your Life In America

If you are facing deportation from the U.S., it is important to consult with an immigration lawyer as soon as possible. There are strict deadlines for raising a deportation defense. If you are in Northern California and need to seek immediate assistance from an immigration lawyer, please contact Kaufman & Kaufman to find out how we can help you.

At Kaufman & Kaufman, our lawyers understand that there is nothing more serious for our clients than the prospect of being deported. We have an extensive background in all immigration law matters, including defending against deportations. Our founding lawyers have a combined 40 years of experience practicing immigration law.

We can explore several avenues in building a deportation defense, including removal proceedings such as applications for asylum or protection under the UN Convention Against Torture (CAT), cancellation of removal for permanent residents or nonpermanent residents, adjustment of status in removals, review of denials of conditional residence, waivers of crimes and waivers of fraud/misrepresentation, and termination of removal proceedings.

We will explore with our clients what options are available to them, and we are experienced with developing creative solutions if need be. Our typical process involves meeting with clients and determine what forms of relief are available, collecting the correct supporting evidence, preparing applications and, if necessary, making referral to outside professionals, going to court with them to present their case in deportation hearing in court.

Putting Your Process First

Rather than undergoing the uncertainty of getting your own application right on your first try in filing an application, work with us. At Kaufman & Kaufman in San Francisco, our immigrant visa application lawyers put more than 40 years of combined experience to work on every matter we handle. If you are going to file an immigrant visa application, we urge you to avoid going it alone.

Instead, work with an experienced team of lawyers. We understand the visa application process, so we can get it done right the first time. In the process, we save you time, money and aggravation.


Put Our Knowledge To Work For You

Our attorneys can assist you with a number of different immigrant visa applications, including:

  • Provisional waivers
  • Waivers of grounds of inadmissibility (plural and plural)
  • Affidavits of support

We regularly work on the immigration visa process with the Department of Homeland Security, subagencies, the Department of State and the National Visa Center. We can put that knowledge to work for you.

You will rest easier knowing you are relying on our years of experience and our intimate knowledge of the immigrant visa application process. We help you understand which options best fit your particular circumstances by working with you on a one-on-one basis. Even when the law may be uncertain, we can advise you intelligently about how to move forward with your application.

We Help Immigrant Families

If you are looking to bring your family members, including a spouse, children, parents or siblings, to the U.S. you may be able to apply for certain types of visas depending on your situation. Under the U.S. immigration law, there are certain benefits that may be available for U.S. citizens and individuals with green cards to help reunite their family. If you are seeking the guidance of an experienced immigration lawyer in Northern California, please contact Kaufman & Kaufman to discuss your case.

At Kaufman & Kaufman, we have extensive experience working on family-based immigration situations. Our law firm practices exclusively in the area of immigration law with our founding attorneys having a combined 40 years of experience working solely on immigration law.

We provide assistance with filing petitions for visas for your family members and answering questions on the common issues that arise with this process. We help people who may need to adjust their current status because it may be expiring or they want to remove the condition on their residence. We have extensive knowledge of family immigration law and can help you explore what options are available to you.

Regardless of your family immigration needs, it is important to work with an experienced immigration lawyer early on in the process. Visa petitions and other immigration paperwork need to be completed right the first time to avoid future delays and expense. We will work with you on every step of the process so that you understand what is happening and what will happen to you throughout the process. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.


Fighting For You

Litigation in federal court requires careful preparation, attention to detail and a thorough understanding of procedure. At Kaufman & Kaufman, our immigration lawyers have extensive experience in litigation involving immigration law. When an immigration issue cannot be resolved through administrative action, we can represent you in federal court proceedings to assert your rights. Please contact our law firm to schedule an initial consultation.

Litigation may result in any number of immigration matters. We assist clients in reviewing orders of removal, appealing court decisions involving removal orders and decisions denying defenses that should have been available. When the USCIS improperly denies benefits or makes an error in classification affecting someone's immigration status, we can represent them in district court to review those actions. Through the use of writs of habeas corpus and writs of mandamus, we can attempt to compel the courts to review improper actions in immigration law.

Application to the courts may be necessary when a person is improperly held in custody. It is important to act quickly to review the conduct of the agency involved in holding a person in custody. In some cases, litigation can be avoided by the quick intervention of an experienced immigration attorney.

When an appeal is dismissed, the dismissal is reviewable in the court of appeals. We have significant experience in appeals involving immigration law. Regardless of what caused the underlying dispute, you should seek the advice of someone who understands federal court litigation. We can help you present your case in court and ensure that your rights are respected throughout the process. We have over 40 years of combined experience helping clients deal with their immigration law concerns.

Rely On Our Experience And Knowledge

At Kaufman & Kaufman, our immigration lawyers represent clients who are seeking to appeal a decision by an immigration judge. If you are located in California and would like to consult with an immigration lawyer experienced with appeals cases, please contact our law firm to schedule an initial consultation.There are several different kinds of immigration appeals, including appeal of a removal order by an immigration judge or petitions for reviewing a denial by the board of immigration of appeals, and also review of decisions made by the USCIS. Each type of appeal has different regulations attached to it and may have different deadlines and processes depending on which court will hear the matter. If the deadlines are missed, you may lose the right to have your appeal considered.It is important to work with an experienced attorney on your immigration appeal to address all avenues of your case. Immigration appeals involve a great deal of legal research and writing, and a deep understanding of the appeals process. Our lawyers have a combined 40 years of legal experience specifically in the area of immigration law. We can help you understand the process, check that deadlines are met, and that your appeal is thoroughly prepared and argued before the higher courts.

If you need to appeal an unfavorable immigration decision, it is best to act quickly. The right to appeal is limited, and significant preparation is involved. For more information on immigration appeals, please contact Kaufman & Kaufman to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case. You can also call our firm: 415-800-1532. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

Let Us Assist You With Naturalization

The road to citizenship in America is more difficult than ever before. With changing laws and an uncertain future, immigration law poses difficulties that cause worry to many people attempting to become citizens.

You do not have to travel this road alone, however. Instead, turn to the San Francisco attorneys of Kaufman & Kaufman for help with your U.S. naturalization needs. Our entire team stands committed to helping you realize your dream of United States citizenship.

Our Experienced Citizenship Lawyers Can Help You

We take a uniquely personalized approach to immigration law that our clients greatly appreciate. To help you best, we work with you on a one-on-one basis.

One-on-one attention means working with your attorney directly. That direct access to your attorney is part of our firm's full-service approach to immigration law.

By getting to know you, we can tailor our advice to you so it addresses your own particular circumstances. We can help you assess:

  • Residency requirements
  • Criminal history
  • Application process
  • Eligibility questions
  • Civics test issues

In doing so, we put more than four decades of experience to work on your behalf. With that experience comes the seasoned judgment you can depend on with confidence.

That experience enables us to help you make wise choices even when the law itself is uncertain. You can depend on us to help you see your options and to maximize your rights under the law.

Helping You Pursue Your Dream

Immigration law increasingly involves changing statutes and unclear policies. When it comes to removing those obstacles to your dreams of citizenship through a waiver for inadmissibility, the San Jose and San Francisco deportation waiver attorneys of Kaufman & Kaufman can help.

Experienced Legal Judgment In Waiver Matters

Our lawyers assist clients dealing with a number of problems, including criminal offenses and immigration. For that reason, our office can assist you with a number of waivers, including:

  • Nonimmigrant waivers
  • Waivers of unlawful presence
  • Waiver of physical presence requirement

We bring more than 40 years of combined legal experience to bear on every cancellation of removal our firm handles. Those years of experience provide us with the seasoned legal judgment you need to navigate the immigration system successfully. We can advise you wisely about how to proceed even when the laws themselves are changing or unclear.

In doing so, we work with you on a one-on-one basis. Our personalized approach to your case means we get to know you and understand your specific legal needs. We draw on that knowledge to tailor our legal guidance to you so it is responsive to your particular circumstances.

Building relationships with our clients also enables us to guide you through a time of uncertainty in your life. We provide you with the full-service level of representation you want from your immigration law representation.