Meet Ms. Shpigler
The firm's principal attorney is Debra Shpigler. As the author of How to Become a U.S. Citizen, Ms. Shpigler believes a successful outcome calls for the alien and sponsor to "make their case" completely and persuasively to the appropriate agencies, avoiding missteps and pitfalls that delay or disqualify applicants along the way.
Ms. Shpigler counsels and assists those seeking U.S. citizenship and political asylum. She can advise employers anticipating or undergoing I-9 Audits and will represent them before the relevant government agencies. She works on a fee-for-service basis and will discuss that fee and any other expenses during an initial consultation.
Ms. Shpigler graduated with distinction from the University of Virginia, receiving a B.A. in economics and government (double major). She earned her J.D. degree at the University of Pennsylvania.
Changes in Immigration Law
The Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 contained sweeping changes to our laws that affect aliens and their employers. Among these are expanded grounds of inadmissibility and removal, changes in the documents an employer may review to verify work authorization of new hires, as well as three- and 10-year permanent bars to admissibility.
After 1996, the immigration laws and policies continued to evolve. The Homeland Security Act of 2002 disbanded the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and created a new agency called the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS includes many smaller agencies. These include U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees lawful immigration to the United States as well as naturalization of new American citizens, Customs and Border Protection, which prevents drugs, weapons, terrorists, and other inadmissible persons from entering the U.S., and ICE, which enforces the laws regarding border control, customs, trade, and immigration.
Knowledge, experience, and strategy are assets we employ on behalf of our clients. For an employer sponsoring a foreign national, our firm prepares all paperwork, effectively describes and supports the alien's qualifications, and ensures the application is complete and compliant with current regulations. Get in touch with us today to learn more about them.
Contact us to schedule an appointment with our knowledgeable immigration law team in Atlanta, Georgia.