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Some immigration cases are easier than others.

Some are very difficult.


Especially when the immigration case involves a criminal conviction, or past immigration law violations like deportation or removal orders, immigration fraud, or questions about character.


That’s when you really need to bring in the expert.

The United States Constitution protects everyone in this Country, and that includes people in immigration proceedings. Attorney Shaiken knows and understands the Constitution, and will use it's protections to help you with your case.

Stephen Shaiken, Esq.

Se habla español

Conversational Thai spoken.

If you or your loved one have difficult immigration issues, I can help you. Here are some of the situations where my experience can help:

  • You have been convicted of a crime, and now you face some serious immigration consequences, like being removed from the U.S., denied a green card or naturalization, or not allowed back into the U.S. after a brief trip abroad.

  • You are a non-citizen charged with a crime. If you plead to some offenses, you may face some of the terrible consequences listed above. You must know the consequences of a possible guilty plea, and what other plea deals might work for you. You must know this in order to make an intelligent decision about pleading guilty or going to trial. I can help you through this.

  • You have been convicted of a crime, or USCIS and ICE accuse you of lying to immigration or breaking some immigration law.  This might cost you a green card or citizenship, maybe even cause you to be placed in removal proceedings. There may be ways to avoid these things from happening if you have a lawyer who knows what waivers of applications for relief might work for you, and how to properly prepare the case.

  • You have been ordered removed by an immigration judge based on a criminal conviction, and you want to appeal. It is often the case that the immigration judge or the board used the wrong standard or that your conviction wasn’t the kind that should get you removed. I can handle your appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the federal circuit courts.

  • Your conviction might not satisfy the requirements of the U.S. Constitution. I can advise you whether it does and what you might be able to do about it.

I have been practicing law for more than thirty years. I have extensive experience in both immigration and criminal law, and how they affect each other. I have handled every possible type of immigration and criminal case, and have lectured other lawyers on these problems.