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Licensed since 1992. Need help with US Immigration? Get a consultation!

have been a licensed attorney since 1992. My practice consists of Immigration and Nationality Law.

Regarding Immigration Law, about 7 years ago, I passed a rigorous examination and extensive experience requirements by the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. Iam now about 1 of only 150 Certified Specialists in Immigration and Nationality Law from a field of almost 200,000 attorneys.

The Immigration Law part of my firm handles cases arising from business visas, work permits, Green Cards, non-immigrant visas, deportation, citizenship, appeals and all areas of immigration. We do EB-5 Investor Visas, H-1B Specialty Occupation, L-1 Intracompany Transferee, E-2 Treaty Investor, E-1 Treaty Trader, O-1 Extraordinary Ability among others. We also do K-1 Fiancee and K-3 Spouse Visas. Regarding immigrant visas for the Green Card, we do PERM and advanced degree PERM, Family Petitions, and Extraordinary Alien Petitions. In addition to affirmative petitions, we represent people in people in deportation and removal hearings, including political asylum, withholding of removal, and convention against torture cases.

I received my B.S. Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Computer Information Systems, from the University of Southern California. I graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree.

I have argued Petitions for Review and direct appeals all over the U.S. I am admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st – 11th Circuits.

Please send me a note with your questions and I will be happy to help.
Specialties:

E-mail me at blerner@californiaimmigration.us

or see our website at http://www.californiaimmigration.us

Immigration Attorney, Certified Specialist in Immigration and Nationality Law

33 Responses

  1. I need help filling out ,,I-130
    I sent it,but was reject do to mistake,not sure what i did wromg

  2. tengo una aplicacion sometida de asilo politico
    y someti una aplicacion con permiso de trabajo
    con su respectivo money order pero me la denegaron luego someti un feewaiver por que me quede sin enpleo y no tengo dinero y tanbien me denegaron la aplicacion que tengo que hacer para obtener mi permiso de trabajo si ya page

  3. Hello my name is Agustin Sanchez,and i was deported on gun charges in tucson, az,in 2005.
    Ive lived in the us since i was 1 yr and got deported for these charges,my family lives there and im alone in mexico,a friend told me they can sponsor me or something like that,and i will be able to go back with my family.This is my birth date so if you want to check my charges.05/26/1981,thanks

  4. i want to know how is fee for application for naturalization,thank you

    • Naturalization Application
      The Naturalization Application must be filed. If done properly, it will take a few months to receive the fingerprinting notice, and then several more months to receive the naturalization interview to obtain U.S. Citizenship. Shortly thereafter, if approved, you will have the swearing in ceremony to become a U.S. Citizen. Please note that many people find themselves getting the application denied or being placed into deportation/removal proceedings because of past conduct.  
       
        
      Attorney Fees (Filing Fees and Costs not included)
      The total Attorney Fees will be $2,000.00.
       

  5. I really dont know if i am right to ask this question i this site but i wanna try it for i really need help on my situation.
    I am a Filipina,and i got married to a canadian last year here in the philippines. Iwanna know how will i’m going to be her legal wife in canada and also having difficulties me getting in his country for he is under a government progarm for his disability pension,he said because of that he cannot sponsor me to be in canada. Please help me on what must i do to be with him in canada and be his legal wife there…thank you

  6. Hi my name is Victoria Casas and I sent in my application for citizenship and it was returned to me it said the following…

    Your N-400 is being returned to you for the following reason(s):

    The check amount is incorrect, or has not been provided. (Which I dont understand because I sent in a check with the amount of $675.oo)

    The second question which they ask and I believe applies to me is that it says that i need to inclue a copy of both sides of my form I-551, permamemt Resident Card, and 2 passport style photos (which I inclueded a copy of my green card and sent in my 2 passport style photos)

    Please respond to me with the correct answers…thank you!

  7. hello, my name is Ksenia Cherednichenko. I have a amergency question, I filed the I-485 form for my permenent recedent statuse, its been more than two weeks after i sent the forms with the money! I came here by fiance viza k1. My mother has cancer and she is in critical helth , in bed abaut to pass away.. And i cannot get a permishion or travel document to go to my momy and see her for the last time. because of this form I-485, it needs to be in prosses for them to let me go. please help! thank you! 913-602-0725 opash999@yahoo.com

  8. hi send my i -13o and it was send back and i dont know what happend

  9. Hi my name is Kuku and I relly need help.
    I recently applied to change my status and my application was rejected and I am confused why.
    on the notice it mentioned that I put incorrect check amount.
    I wrote for
    1-131 form $360,
    I-485,$985 and $85 separately for biometrics.
    I-130 $420
    I-765 $ 380
    so i am confuesd, is there anyone who can help me with this please ?

    Thnakyou,

  10. I am looking for someone who has some knowledge or previous experience with the N-600k application process. Specifically Section 322 of the INA and Act 101(b)(1). Are you familiar with this? Can you help me?

    Thank you,
    N. Williams

    • I would be happy to help you with your immigration situation. However, I need you to schedule a specific date and time for a free 10 minute consultation. You need to goto the web at http://www.californiaimmigration.us and click where it says ‘Free Consultation’. Afterwards, select the type of consultation you want and give the necessary information. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter

  11. Im a U.S Citizen and my live in partner for 8 years is an illegal immigrant.we have 2 kids.im planning to get married to her.Is.there gonna be a problem if i did marry her because of her status.i need some legal advice about it coz we really want to get married at all.
    Thank you,
    Eduardo G. Cateron

  12. Please help me! My mother has been arrested for a warrant she had for driving with a suspended license. During this process, INS put a hold on her because although she is a legal permanent resident, she had a felony in the past for receiving stolen property. PLEASE HELP. Is it possible that she gets deported?

    • Removal/Deportation Representation
      It is critically important that you get qualified and expert representation for the deportation/removal hearings. The Government will try to get the deportation issued. Neither the Immigration Judge, nor the Trial Attorney are there to help you. There are different forms of relief available which could result the granting of Lawful Permanent Residence. However, this requires large applications to be prepared and the necessity to prepare for trial. My firm has done this for several years, and if done properly, there is a very reasonable chance that it will be successful. If not done properly, the deportation order will be issued and your current way of living in the United States will end and you will either be on the run or be forcibly removed from the United States. 
       
      Attorney Fees (Filing Fees and Costs not included)
      The total Attorney Fees will be $6,500.00.
       

  13. HOLA BUENAS NOCHES HACE 2 MESES ENVIE LA RENOVACION DEL LA RESIDENCIA CARD O SEA GREEN CARD Y HASTA AHORA NO HE RESIBIDO NADA NINGUNA INFORMACION DE USTEDES NI CARTAS NI NOTIFICACIONES MI NOMBRE ES SUHAILA A GHANNAM EL INS A #042381148 POR FAVOR NECESITO SABER CUALQUIERINFORMACION SI RECIBIERON ALGO O ES Q SE PERDIO ES ESTOY ESPERANDO POR FAVOR RESPUESTA DE USTEDES LO MAS PRONTO POSIBLE POR FAVOR GRACIAS…

    • I would be happy to help you with your immigration situation. However, I need you to schedule a specific date and time for a free 10 minute consultation. You need to goto the web at

      blerner.checkappointments.com.

      Afterwards, select the type of consultation you want and give the necessary information. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter

  14. what did i do wrong to got rejected in my application I-797 what do i supposed to do to resubmit the application

  15. Hi, my name is Madlin. I sent in a fee waver and i got it back with a notice that states that the check amount is incorrect or not provided eventhough i dont work. My husband sent in a waver too and he got accepted and the household income is comming through him. I dont understand why they rejected mine?
    ( i used to work in 2007 and I didn’t send in my pay stubs, is that why?)

  16. Hey there!
    I’m looking for someone to help me with the question I have. I submitted the US citizenship application for my parents along with the fee waiver application and got a rejection notice stating that:
    The check amount is incorrect, or has not been provided. Please review the form instructions for the fee information.
    This is what I don’t understand. My parents never worked in the US and I’ve been supporting them with both financial and shelter. I wrote down everything in the space given on the Fee Waiver form I-912. But they still rejected the application. Please help me with my question, Thank You.

  17. My name is Aamer Shakeel and I applied for the naturalization and was rejected. I also applied for the fee waiver request. It says that I didn’t send the correct amount of check. I’ve a part time job @ costco and I’m supporting 5 people including me. I sent them out everything that I think was needed. My pay check photo copies with the rent receipt, and stated my situation in the fee waiver column. I don’t know why they rejected my application for the second time again. Help me. Thank You.

  18. hola mi nombre es amanda escobar y estoy desesperada ya que asesorada con una abogada saly de estados unidos a mi entrevista con el consulado americano aca en argentina por un tramite de una peticion de mi marido residente y llegando aca a argentina me dijeron que el formulario i-601 tenia que enviarlo a a ee uu phoenix az yo lo envia tal como lo preparo mi abogada pero no mande el money orden y ya tiene casi un mes y no e recibido ninguna contestacion ,le pregunte a mi abogada y su respuesta fue que mi caso eta perdido .pero yo no me resigno tengo un hijo americano y mi hijo que se crio practicamente con mi esposo todos estamos destrosados quiero una horientacion por mi caso por favor gracias

    • Renuncia a la Inadmisibilidad
      Una dispensa de inadmisibilidad deberá ser obtenido. Esta es una solicitud que incluirá un escrito legal, formularios, documentos, declaraciones de exposiciones, y otras pruebas. Mi empresa puede preparar a la renuncia a todo, y adjuntar todos los documentos necesarios. Tomará varios meses para la decisión, y si se hace correctamente, hay una buena probabilidad de una aprobación. La exención en lo esencial, el crimen o el suelo de inelegibilidad desaparecer para que la entrada o reingreso se permitirá a los EE.UU. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que la renuncia es la parte crítica de esta solicitud, y aprobada a menos, no puede ser cualquier otra petición que le permitirá entrada en los EE.UU. Por lo tanto, la exención debe estar preparado con importantes documentos de apoyo.

      Honorarios del abogado (honorarios y gastos no incluidos)
      El total de los honorarios del abogado será de $ 2,500.00.

  19. Hello, can you help me please. I emailed you but didn’t get an answer yet.
    My name is Bahareh.I just watched your video about the new provision for CSPA (9th circuit). I made an appointment with you on Dec 3 and want to have a consultation about my brother’s case as soon as possible. I’m in New York. Does my brother fall under this new law?
    Here is the summary of my brother’s immigration case:
    In 1997 my uncle who is the United States Citizen, applied for a green card for his sister (my mother) and the whole family including (my father, my brother and me). I was 10 years old ( born 1887) and my brother was 12 years old (born 1985). This process took a long time, almost 10 years. In 2008 our visa number became current but my brother was over 21 years old.
    So in 2009 we came to the United States without my brother. My mother who is the green card holder applied for (his son) my brother! It’s been 3 years and we still couldn’t do anything for him to come. I hired many lawyers and they couldn’t do anything. Can you help me on that.
    I would greatly appreciate your assistance.

  20. Hello my name is Nanette I try applying for my citizenship and my application was send back to me saying that I did not send the right amount of money, and my application was filed more them 90 days before meeting the residence requirement for the category selection, a copy of my permanent resident card (PRC) 2 passport style photo and a from FD-258 fingerprint card prepared by the USCIS consular office at U. S. embassy. I also receive a note that my application was rejected because of the reason indicated on the I- 797 reject notice.

    • Naturalization Application
      The Naturalization Application must be filed. If done properly, it will take a few months to receive the fingerprinting notice, and then several more months to receive the naturalization interview to obtain U.S. Citizenship. Shortly thereafter, if approved, you will have the swearing in ceremony to become a U.S. Citizen. Please note that many people find themselves getting the application denied or being placed into deportation/removal proceedings because of past conduct.  
       
        
      Attorney Fees (Filing Fees and Costs not included)
      The total Attorney Fees will be $2,000.00.
       
      Down Payment
Normally we take 50% down and then the balance can be paid monthly until paid in full. We accept all forms of payment included debit and credit cards, Western Union and Money Gram.

      If you pay by Western Union, simply put the name Brian D. Lerner and the address 3233 E. Broadway, Long Beach, California 90803. Then you would notify me of the 10 digit control number, date of deposit and how much you deposited.

      You can call my office at 562-495-0554 and make the down payment through check or credit card which we will put through our secure servers and you will get electronic verification.

      You can also go on the secure website at the following website address:

      http://www.californiaimmigration.us/immigration-consultation

      Please let me know if you are interested in proceeding and we can start on your case immediately.

Should you have further questions, you can e-mail me back or call my office at 562-495-0554.


  21. my question is how can a No what’s going on with my case

  22. My girlfriend inquired in your Makati City , Philippines.. office about my case..but your staff said it must be me must call you personally about my immigration problem…..I was petitioned by my father under F2b category (family base) … It was approved , but in the process , he died unexpected…. will this case be re-process within your wit and help sir ?

    • Hello:

      The initial consultation will be free. However, I need more information in order to determine what will be best for your situation and what can be done. Please call my office at 323-454-7591 to make a consultation appointment. You can then go to either my Los Angeles office or my Long Beach office.

      Regards,

      Brian D. Lerner
      Attorney at Law

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