Immigration PRACTICE

The USA has a difficult, slow, and uncertain immigration process. Attorneys can help, and Mr. Basu can help clients in any state or country with U.S. immigration law matters.

Examples of immigration cases are as follows:

with USCIS in the USA:

  • Marriage to US Citizen or LPR
  • Citizenship application (naturalization)
  • LPR (green card) application
  • Renew expired green card
  • Employment authorization document
  • Employment-based petition
  • Family-based petition
  • Waivers & provisional waivers

at a US Embassy or Consulate:

  • Fiancé/fiancée/spouse visa
  • Immigrant visa for family of US Citizen
  • Tourist or business travel visa application
  • Waivers

in Immigration Court:

  • Removal proceedings
  • Bond hearings
  • Asylum
  • Cancellation of removal
  • Withholding of removal
  • Convention Against Torture 

Why use a lawyer?

All immigration matters use forms and documentary evidence to make the case. Most cases do not require anyone to appear in person before an adjudicator. Your attorney works with you to prepare the forms and identify the evidence needed to support your case. Mr. Basu also writes a detailed Legal Memorandum as needed, to argue the law and facts in your case. His goal is always to persuade the decision-maker to decide in your favor. Mr. Basu has a strong foundation in legal writing: he interned at the HQ Immigration Court while in law school, where he drafted several written opinions for judges, and he was on the staff of the law review published by his law school. Mr. Basu has submitted legal memoranda to successfully argue cases for adjustment of status, asylum, EB-1 “Einstein visa,” and other applications; but each case rests on its own facts, so he cannot guarantee a successful result in every case.

Mr. Basu will do his best to ensure your application or petition is accurate, that it complies with the law, and is accompanied by persuasive evidence and legal argument.

Personal statements from Mr. Basu:


“I will advise you about the evidence needed to support your case, and add formal notices to your filing to let USCIS know that you are represented by an attorney who helped you prepare your filing.

If there is a personal interview scheduled in the local area, USCIS generally permits your lawyer to appear with you at the interview. But I cannot answer questions properly meant for you, such as questions at a naturalization interview meant to test your knowledge of English or U.S. history.

Embassies & Consulates

“When a party is abroad, I can advise about forms and documents required to be submitted to a consular official in connection with the application.”

It is important to make a best effort for a consular application or interview, because a consular denial ‘with prejudice’ means a re-application likely will not be considered. Other adverse consular findings can affect any future application. In addition, the law limits the scope of review of a consular decision.

Immigration Court

Call to consult if you have been placed in removal proceedings, or if you expect to be. A friend or family member can call if a party is already detained in an immigration facility.

Please note that it is generally better to have a lawyer evaluate the case before ICE detains someone.

And in the background is a decades-old photo of Mr. Basu, very pleased to be at Niagara Falls just a few weeks after he first landed in the USA.