THE LAW OFFICES OF DAVID M. SPERLING
Our Long Island-based law firm provides a wide range of services on U.S. immigration law to help foreign nationals with citizenship, temporary or permanent visa applications, deportation/removal proceedings, political asylum, matrimonial cases and criminal defense. We can also provide legal representation in New York criminal courts and family court.
Permanent Residence through Foreign Investment
Immigration ‘Fix’ Opens Door
to Spouses of U.S. Citizens
The provisional waiver, which takes effect on March 4, changes everything. Now, once a spouse has an approved I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (as beneficiary), he or she can apply to CIS for the waiver in the United States.
Once the waiver is approved, the spouse would then be scheduled for consular processing in his or her home country. The trip abroad would take no more than 2 or 3 weeks at most – to get fingerprint clearances, a medical evaluation and consular interview. If all goes well, and there are no disqualifying factors, the spouse would be granted LPR status and could immediately re-enter the United States.
In addition to spouses, some minor children and parents of U.S. citizens may also be eligible for the provisional waiver. However, “unauthorized presence” does not accrue until an individual turns 18 – before that age, a minor could undergo consular processing without requiring a waiver. Also, beneficiaries are required to have a U.S. Citizen or LPR spouse or parent that would suffer “extreme hardship” if they were to be deported. Very few individuals others than spouses of U.S. citizens would qualify under this standard.
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David Sperling With Dreamers July 24, 2012
Aug. 15, 2012marked the beginning of a new era for more than a million young people who entered the United States as children. DREAMers, as they are commonly known, will now be able to obtain work permits, Social Security numbers and driver’s licenses.
On July 24, David M. Sperling hosted a very successful “DREAM Cruise” from Freeport, Long Island, to establish a foundation to provide scholarships to DREAMers. Please see attached newspaper articles about the cruise and the federal program, officially called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
David Sperling has represented tens of
thousands of individuals over the past 18 years.
Before becoming an immigration lawyer, Mr. Sperling worked as a foreign correspondent in Central America and later as an editor for the Miami Herald and Newsday. He is fluent in Spanish, as are virtually all employees of the firm.
Mr. Sperling personally handles all asylum, deportation/removal and family-based cases.
The vast majority of our clients are referred by “word of mouth” — from family members and friends in the immigrant community. We do very little advertising and employ state-of-the-art technology, enabling us to offer superior legal representation at very reasonable fees. We accept most credit cards and are able to offer payments plans.
Priscillia Sundah Suntoso
The Law Offices of David M. Sperling is also the U.S.
Representative to Lubis, Ganie, Surowidjojo in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Priscillia Suntoso heads up the firm’s corporate-business department, which specializes in EB-5, H-1Bs and other employment-based visas. She is also of-counsel to Lubis, Ganie, Surowidjojo in Jakarta, Indonesia. www.lgsonline.com.
Ms. Suntoso, who was born in Indonesia, was admitted to the Massachussets Bar in 2002. In 2009, she was IDEAS-Indonesia Fellow at MIT’s Sloan School of Management. She has written and edited many articles for the American Immigration Lawyers Association and other legal publications since 2001. She has also lectured on immigration law before many community organizations in the United States and Indonesia, where she served as the President’s Advisory Council firm 2006-2009.
Among her varied talents she is also an accomplished pianist with a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music.