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New York City Immigration Lawyer

Attorney Cheryl David enjoys a national reputation for her skill in immigration law. Her leadership on the National Board of Governors as well as her involvement in the New York chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association reflect her superior accomplishments in the field and her high regard among her professional peers. She is also Of-Counsel to Sesini Law Group SC.

To learn how her approach to client service in immigration law can benefit you and your family, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David for an initial consultation in New York. She focuses her practice on immigration law so can provide the support that you need to assist with your Family Immigration, Naturalization, Deportation and Removal Defense, Employment Immigration, or Temporary Visa matter. Attorney Cheryl David can help you decide what is the best approach for you and provide continuing advice, advocacy and support throughout the process.

Family Immigration

There are six categories in which family members can be sponsored for lawful permanent residence. The process is paper intensive and if not done correctly can delay the process or more serious issues can arise. More importantly, not everyone is eligible to legalize through a family member. We can advise you as to whether you or your family member is eligible to legalize his or her status in the United States or will have to return to his or her home country to legalize.


At the Law Office of Cheryl R. David, our New York City attorneys advise permanent residents interested in United States citizenship about the naturalization process and help applicants for citizenship overcome any obstacles that might come up along the way.

Our services in any given situation might include:

  • Examining whether any criminal convictions will prevent you from citizenship or put you at risk of removal proceedings when applying for citizenship
  • Getting a waiver of the citizenship test or language requirements for people over 55 or who have lived in the U.S. for more than 20 years
  • Making sure that divorce or employment problems won’t threaten the interests of permanent residents whose original visas were based on marriage or work
  • Considering the effect of extended travel abroad during the U.S. residence period
  • Resolving tax problems prior to the application for citizenship
  • Identifying grounds for claiming derivative citizenship or acquired citizenship based on family circumstances

We review all citizenship applications carefully with our clients, and we sometimes discover that immigrants are already U.S. citizens. In most cases, however, our job is to make sure that we can document your eligibility for citizenship while addressing any problems that might interfere with the naturalization process.

Deportation and Removal Defense

Criminal arrests can be an especially serious problem for noncitizens. You not only need a sound defense on the criminal case, you also need the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to protect you from the separate risk of deportation.

To learn about the best ways to keep your criminal defense problem from interfering with your residence or immigration status, contact the Law Office of Cheryl R. David in New York City.

Employment Immigration

Being a naturalized citizen in the United States has benefits over being a permanent resident. If you or a family member is interested in becoming a naturalized citizen, the New York City attorneys at the Law Office of Cheryl R. David can help.

We are prepared to walk you through all of the required steps to naturalization. For an initial consultation about your options, contact us online or call 646-736-3565.

Temporary Visas

A visa is a conditional authorization given by a country authority for a person who is not a citizen of that country to enter and remain for a specified duration. Each country attaches conditions to visas regarding duration of stay, territory covered, validity dates, and number of visits. There are various types of temporary visas which can be obtained for purposes such as tourism or employment.

Whatever your current situation, we will answer any questions you may have and help you apply for a temporary visa. You will often need supporting documentation for your application, and we will guide you through the preparation process. Contact us to discuss your temporary visa with an experienced immigration lawyer today.