As an immigrant myself, from Eastern Europe, I find it extremely rewarding to help others facing the system of U.S. immigration law, as I understand the challenges endured by individuals in this position. My personal experience navigating through the immigration process gives me passion for the work I do and provides me with a unique perspective to more effectively assist attorneys and communicate with their clients.
After coming to the United States, I received an Associate Degree from Oakland Community College and later continued my education at Oakland University, receiving a Bachelor’s degree in political science. During and after my education, I volunteered my time with well-known international human rights organizations, including Amnesty International, Freedom House, and Human Rights Watch, in an effort to safeguard human rights in Eastern Europe. I have worked as an aide to a Michigan State Representative, Mr. Tim Melton, assisting with policy formulations, legislation, committee hearings, and campaign matters before I was promoted into the position of a Communications’ Analyst with the Michigan House of Representatives. This position exposed me to various perspectives and substantive knowledge of American politics affecting immigration policies.
I worked for several immigration law firms in Michigan for several years before I opened my own business. During this time I gained extensive experience and knowledge as an immigration paralegal. In that capacity, I prepared hundreds of petitions, including many involving some of the most difficult criminal waivers and asylum applications. Our success rate has been unparalleled.
In addition to my paralegal responsibilities, I have attended with and assisted attorneys from our firms in hundreds of Masters and Individual hearings in both immigration and federal courts.
While employed at these immigration law firms, I have used my political and bureaucratic skills to benefit many immigrant families, personally meeting with United States Congress members to help constituents with their immigration needs, including the expedition of delayed USCIS cases and deferment of deportation orders. My passion for immigration reform and dedication to immigrants’ rights motivated me to lobby members of Congress to amend a former immigration statute, an accomplishment in which I take a great pride.
Since the establishment of Immigration Paralegal Services LLC, my staff and I have successfully assisted numerous immigration law firms dealing with complex cases from various jurisdictions. See the testimonials from some of our satisfied clients.