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Immigration Law Is All We Do

When Your Freedom Is On The Line, Why Hire Lawyers Who Only Dabble In Immigration Law?

Harlan York & Associates is one of the most successful immigration law firms in the country.

Using our extensive experience on thousands of immigration cases and daily reviews of new developments in the changing field of immigration law, we offer you the best legal counsel available.

Harlan York & Associates are the best immigration lawyers for Green Cards, Deportation, Family Immigration, and Naturalization in New York, New Jersey, and the area. Harlan York has been named Immigration Lawyer of the Year four times by Best Lawyers, the most respected publication in the legal profession.

Marriage and Family Based Immigration

Whether your husband or wife is outside the United States or already stateside, we are here to help.

Marriage and Family Based Immigration

Whether your husband or wife is outside the United States or already stateside, we are here to help.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

We regularly counsel companies with immigrant employees from start-ups in a host of industries as well as academic institutions, and research labs. We also successfully handle investment-based immigration matters.

BUSINESS IMMIGRATION

We regularly counsel companies with immigrant employees from start-ups in a host of industries as well as academic institutions, and research labs. We also successfully handle investment-based immigration matters.

REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION

There are currently close to two million immigrants fighting to stay in the United States before the Immigration Court. Our law firm enjoys a long history of winning deportation and removal cases.

REMOVAL AND DEPORTATION

There are currently close to two million immigrants fighting to stay in the United States before the Immigration Court. Our law firm enjoys a long history of winning deportation and removal cases.

WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY AND DEPORTATION

Many times, a green card or visa may be denied due to a violation of immigration or criminal law. Before this happens to you, speak with us about how to seek a waiver from Immigration.

WAIVERS OF INADMISSIBILITY AND DEPORTATION

Many times, a green card or visa may be denied due to a violation of immigration or criminal law. Before this happens to you, speak with us about how to seek a waiver from Immigration.

CITIZENSHIP

Our firm has successfully represented thousands of applicants for naturalization and derivative citizenship.

CITIZENSHIP

Our firm has successfully represented thousands of applicants for naturalization and derivative citizenship.

U VISAS AND RELATED PETITIONS FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

If you have been the victim of a crime or violent act, call us today at 973-642-1111 to discuss your rights and how you may qualify to receive legal status.

U VISAS AND RELATED PETITIONS FOR VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

If you have been the victim of a crime or violent act, call us today at 973-642-1111 to discuss your rights and how you may qualify to receive legal status.

Your Legal Team

We Believe in 24/7 Personal Access To Your Immigration Lawyers.

We reply to phone calls within 24 hours or less in most cases.

Our immigration lawyers answer emails on nights and weekends, use texting during emergency cases, while our entire firm works together to win your case as your dedicated legal team.

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Immigration Testimonials

The freedom we win our clients has earned us excellent reviews and testimonials.

Our Immigration Lawyers help thousands of clients avoid deportation, get their green cards and become US citizens. See what our clients and colleagues have to say about how Harlan York & Associates helped them with their case.

"Harlan is very professional, personable, efficient and transparent about the overall process and...
Anthony
"Harlan is very professional, personable, efficient and transparent about the overall process and costs. Also, he is approachable and responsive to clients’ needs and questions. I would recommend Harlan without hesitation."
Anthony
Anthony
"He found out that I had one day left before my deportation and was able...
Julia
"He found out that I had one day left before my deportation and was able to reverse my case on the right track. Harlan is very friendly, honest, truthful and energetic. He didn’t make any empty promises to us. He worked very hard on my case. I can not thank him enough."
Julia
Julia
"I dealt with many Immigration Attorneys. All of them would be nice to you ...
Thomas
"I dealt with many Immigration Attorneys. All of them would be nice to you until you pay and then completely non-responsive. Mr. York was the only one who proved to stand by me until the case was resolved."
Thomas
Thomas
Oscar winning Filmmaker "Thank you very much for the time and professionalism. ...
Agustín Fernández
Oscar winning Filmmaker
Oscar winning Filmmaker "Thank you very much for the time and professionalism. You are excellent attorneys that honestly care about your clients."
Agustín Fernández
Agustín Fernández
Oscar winning Filmmaker
Olympic Gold Medalist "Mr. York is a true professional who cares about ...
Peter Rono
Olympic Gold Medalist
Olympic Gold Medalist "Mr. York is a true professional who cares about his clients and his work."
Peter Rono
Peter Rono
Olympic Gold Medalist
"They are the kind of lawyers that you can reach anytime by e-mail, phone, ...
Adriana
"They are the kind of lawyers that you can reach anytime by e-mail, phone, or even text message. Every time I had a question, I would send them an e-mail and on the same day I would have an answer!"
Adriana
Adriana
"I had been given Mr York's name by one of my colleagues at the university, ...
Karl
"I had been given Mr York's name by one of my colleagues at the university, but I was skeptical until I noticed the efficiency with which he handled all paperwork. I received my US citizenship without any problems, and just last week, 12 years later, Harlan provided me with a legal note I required without any hesitation in the same quick and forthright manner that had impressed me when I first met him."
Karl
Karl
Choosing the best immigration lawyer and the best immigration law firm can make all the...
Faith & Thayer
Choosing the best immigration lawyer and the best immigration law firm can make all the difference in one’s life, in one’s family’s life. Choosing an immigration lawyer who is not very skilled, who is not experienced, who is not facile at dealing with the nuances of a body of law which is very different than other areas of law, and who is not familiar with the local climate, the regional and the national climate, and with the nuances of interfacing with a variety of authorities and organizations unique to the attorney’s specialty, can destroy one’s life, and can destroy the life of one’s family. We should know. We have seen the best of immigration lawyers, and the worst of immigration lawyers. If a doctor is incompetent and hurts someone, the effects on the patient can be devastating. If an immigration lawyer is incompetent, someone – and their family – can be terribly hurt, and the effects can be, in some ways, nearly as devastating, if not even worse. Before we became a couple, before we got married, and before we started a family, one of us had been dragged through the coals, dragged through the mud – and worse – for many years. Arriving to the U.S. under innocent circumstances at a young age, and then attempting to stay legally, our case – we refer to this as ours now, although initially only one of us was affected, along with several family members – was miserably mismanaged by an attorney who did not possess those skills, those experiences, that knowledge, which if he had possessed, could have led in the shorter term to a very different outcome. Years of stress, of family disruption, of fear, ensued. Incarceration of an innocent individual. Deportation. Disruption of the family unit. Children without one of their parents. Years of legal proceedings, legal wrangling, motion after motion filed, hearing after hearing, all to no avail. Small fortunes spent and wasted. Nights of worrying. Years of worrying. And no one was a criminal, no one had hurt anyone. Hard working folks, contributing to society in many ways. Tax paying professionals. Members of the community. Further legitimate attempts failed for a variety of unfortunate reasons much of which was related to inadequate legal advice. Mistake on top of mistake, compounding and worsening. More time, more money, wasted. More major stress. To make a very, very long story (you should see height of the legal files – quote, with issues beyond even a challenging law school study case) very, very short, we were referred to Harlan York and Associates. Mr. York examined our detailed, complex, tortuous, and difficult history, made recommendations, and shared his extensive legal as well as practical real-world experience, and we began the process with him and his colleagues of making the wrongs right. In conjunction with his outstanding, more junior colleague Riki King, they relatively rapidly navigated us through the path to Green Card status. Correct paperwork was filed. Motions succeeded. Years of potential further trouble were circumvented, legally. Numerous phone calls and meetings ensued. Yes, there was some luck involved, but the most successful lawyers, and Harlan York and Associates are in that rank – know how to use such opportunities to their clients’ advantage. We are not world-famous chess champions, professional athletes, or broadcasters (all clients of Harlan York and Associates, with successful outcomes to their cases), but nonetheless we were treated as important people all the time by them. No email or phone call went unanswered. No question not taken seriously. And, to top it off, in contrast to our previous experience, it wasn’t about the money, the billable hours, the profit margin. The charges were incredibly fair, were spread out over time, and were NEVER the focus. Every phone call was not charged. Every 10 minutes of work was not billed. When you need a lung cancer removed, you don’t go to a dermatologist or a family doctor, you go to a chest surgeon, and ideally one who takes out a lot of lung tumors, and who is good at it. You also don’t go to a general or other surgeon who dabbles in lung cancer surgery but whose focus is primarily elsewhere. You don’t go to a surgeon with a poor track record. When you have an immigration problem, you should consult with an experienced, ethical, immigration lawyer, one with a good track record. One who knows far more than what they teach about this focused topic in law school. One who doesn’t dabble in immigration law, while also closing real estate deals, finalizing wills, and negotiating divorces. One who is laser focused and knows how the current system works (and doesn’t work). We could not be happier as to the outcome of our case, and we do not take this at all for granted, we know by personal experience how things can go terribly wrong when lives are placed in the wrong hands – not in the hands of doctors, but in the hands of subpar immigration lawyers. Harlan York and Associates are ethical, experienced, practical, and optimistic yet realistic. Gurus in their area of law. Highly knowledgeable about paperwork, processes, what could happen, what should happen, what might happen. Preparation, preparation, preparation. Outstanding preparation. Strategic planning – thinking about the worst and preparing for it, but attempting to achieve the best outcomes for their clients. Psychiatrists, counselors, immigration doctors, hand holders, and legal experts – all in one.
Faith & Thayer
Faith & Thayer
Harlan York and his team were absolutely amazing. Our immigration case was a little bit ...
Laurie
Harlan York and his team were absolutely amazing. Our immigration case was a little bit complicated, but Harlan was there with us every step of the way. We always felt as if we were a top priority to Harlan and his team. I would highly recommend Harlan York to anyone who is looking for assistance with an immigration case."
Laurie
Laurie
"Harlan York took an absolutely dead immigration case after three denials and removal proceedings ...
Nikolay
"Harlan York took an absolutely dead immigration case after three denials and removal proceedings and pulled it through. We are very happy to receive our green cards after his outstanding efforts."
Nikolay
Nikolay
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