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The Law Office of Russell A. Cohen provides effective representation to clients who want to legally visit, live and work in the United States.  We also assist businesses in bringing in foreign workers and talent while complying with federal law.


1395 Brickell Avenue
Suite 800
Miami, Florida 33131-3302

Phone:   (305) 255‑5488
Fax:   (305) 255‑5477


Licensed to practice law in:

  • State of Florida
  • United States District Court
    Southern District of Florida
 

Immigration

“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in ... and how many want out.”

TONY BLAIR

The Law Office of Russell A. Cohen provides effective representation to clients who want to legally visit, live and work in the United States. We also assist businesses in bringing in foreign workers and talent while complying with federal law.

Immigration cases we handle

Click on any of the practice areas below for more information. 
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Expand Become a U.S. Citizen

We can help you apply for naturalization and guide you down the path to citizenship.

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Expand Obtain, renew or remove conditions on a Green Card

We can help you apply for permanent resident status through a family member or employer. If you already have a green card, we can help you renew your status or remove the condition if you were issued a conditional green card.

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Expand Sponsor a Family Member

Expand Work in the U.S.

Regardless of whether you are entering the United States on a temporary or permanent basis, all foreign workers must have permission from the government to work. Diplomats (A), employees of international organizations (G), journalists (I), temporary workers and trainees (H), temporary professionals (H1-B), nurses (H1-C), treaty traders (E-1), investors (E-2), athletes and artists (O), performers (P), and religious workers (R) require different visas. Each visa category has its own unique requirements and conditions. Allow us to analyze your background, determine your appropriate employment category and guide you through the process.

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Expand Study in the U.S.

Foreign students must apply for a student or exchange visa (F-1, J-1 or M-1) in order to pursue a full-time academic course of study. The prospective student may be admitted for the duration of his or her stay and must be monitored by a designated school official at an approved institution.

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Expand Visit the U.S.

Generally speaking, you must obtain a visa to visit the U.S for business or pleasure. A B-1 visa allows you to temporarily conduct business of a commercial or professional nature such as negotiate contracts, consult with business associates, and attend conferences. A B-2 visa is issued to tourists, those seeking medical treatment and amateur athletes.Back to Top

Expand Change Your Immigration Status

Plans can change while visiting the United States. For example, if you are in the country as a tourist and then want to work, you must change your status before your stay expires. Until your new status is approved, you cannot work until your designated purpose is changed.

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Expand Apply for Temporary Protected Status

TPS is a temporary immigration status given to eligible nationals from countries designated by the Secretary of Homeland Security who are unable to return home because of armed conflicts, natural disasters and other extraordinary conditions. El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan and South Sudan have been designated for TPS. TPS beneficiaries are not removable from the U.S. and can obtain employment authorization documentation. Although TPS does not lead to permanent residence, you may file for an adjustment of status or apply for nonimmigrant status.

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We will work to resolve your immigration issues as quickly and with as little pain and stress as possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment.

Immigration and criminal law

Non U.S. citizens, who are arrested and charged with crimes, could suffer immigration consequences.  This may include detention and deportation.  The way your criminal case is handled matters.  If you have been charged with any criminal offense and are not a U.S. citizen, we will aggressively defend your rights.  Contact us now.

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