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San Francisco and San Jose Immigration Defense Lawyer

Defending Your Immigration Case in San Jose and throughout the San Francisco Bay Area


When it comes to your critical immigration and citizenship case, you need a law firm to represent you with skill and tenacity. Daniel Shanfield, Esq. has developed an unparalleled reputation in the San Francisco Bay Area, fighting for over a decade to reunite immigrants with their families, and to keep them here when trouble strikes.

As a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense lawyer, Daniel has been rated a Northern California Super Lawyer by San Francisco Magazine, and rated "10/10" by AVVO.com as "superb" in experience, industry recognition and professional conduct. Daniel is a former INS trial attorney, and has been featured in the New York Times, the San Jose Mercury News, the Chicago Tribune, Village Voice, ABC News, Univision, and NTN24 News, has and testified in Congress on immigrants' rights. We are honored to be the exclusive law firm for immigration referral by the Consulate General of Mexico in San Jose's Legal Assistance Program.

Our clients come from around the world for compassionate and aggressive immigration representation. They depend upon our insightful immigration defense strategies to assure their success.

We can assist you with the following types of immigration matters:

Immigration Application and Petitions at USCIS San Jose and San Francisco:

  • Family-Based Green Cards and Permanent Residence Applications
  • Adjustment of Status Applications
  • Immigrant Visa Consular Processing
  • Permanent Residence for Spouses of US citizens
  • Permanent Residence for Parents of US Citizens
  • Permanent Residence for Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
  • Permanent Residence for Spouse and Unmarried Children of US Residents
  • Permanent Residence for Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
  • Permanent Residence for Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens
  • K1/K3 Non-Immigrant Fiancé and Marriage Visas (Outside the US)
  • I-751 Joint Petitions and Waivers for Spouses
  • Permanent Residency
  • DHS Northern Hemisphere Travel Initiative
  • Visiting the US
  • I-601 Waivers in Ciudad Juarez

U.S. Citizenship and Naturalization Applications:

  • N-400 Applications for Naturalization
  • N-336 Appeals for Naturalization Application Denials
  • Naturalization and Citizenship Cases with Criminal Issues
  • N-648 Disability Waivers
  • Waivers of English Language and History Requirements for Older Citizenship Applicants
  • N-600 Certificates of Citizenship for Derivative and Acquired Citizens
  • Passport Applications for Minors under Child Citizenship Act

Deportation and Criminal Immigration Defense:

  • Deportation Defense and Immigration Court Representation throughout California and Arizona
  • Representation for San Francisco Immigration Court Removal Hearings
  • ICE Immigration Holds and Immigration Bond Hearings
  • Deportation Defense in Eloy and Florence, Arizona
  • Cancellation of Removal for Lawful Permanent Residents and 212(c) Waivers
  • Criminal Immigration Problems
  • Expiring I-551 Green Cards
  • 212(h) Criminal Waivers of Criminal Inadmissibility
  • 212(i) and 237(a)(1)(H) Fraud Waivers

Humanitarian Immigration Cases:

  • Asylum Applications for Refugees and Victims of Violence and Persecution
  • U Visa Applications for Victims of Crimes in the U.S.
  • VAWA Applications for Survivors of Domestic Violence
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

Our reputation is second to none in our dedication and service to our clients. We have successfully represented immigrants facing serious immigration consequences, from criminal inadmissibility to deportation for felony offenses. To resolve your urgent and complex immigration matter, you need an experienced immigration defense attorney.

Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration defense attorneyat our firm for effective and committed legal defense.

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I-601A Stateside Provisional Waivers
Immigration FAQ
Immigration Defense
Immigration Services
Citizenship & Naturalization
Deferred Action
Deportation Defense
Asylum & Refugee Status
Adam Walsh Act
Bond Hearings
Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens
Cancellation of Removal
Criminal Immigration Problems
Deportation & Asylum
DHS Northern Hemisphere Travel Initiative
Expiring I-551 Green Card
Family Immigration Petitions
Federal Court Immigration Litigation
I-751 Marriage Visas
Joint Petitions and Waivers for Spouses
K1/K3 Marriage Visa
Married Sons & Daughters of US Citizens
Parents of US Citizen
Permanent Residency
Permanent Resident with Crimes
San Francisco Asylum Office
San Francisco Immigration Court
Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
Spouse & Unmarried Children of US Residents
Spouse of US Citizen
U Visa
VAWA Petitions
Visiting the US
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