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“Understanding is a two way street.” Eleanor Roosevelt

McHaffey & Nice focuses on immigration law.  We work with clients on many
types of immigration cases.  Below are some of our firm’s focus areas.

Asylum Law

McHaffey & Nice has more than 20 years of experience in successfully representing asylum seekers both before the Asylum Office and also in immigration court. Asylum is for persons who are afraid of returning to their home country for fear that the government or another group will persecute them based on their race, religion, nationality, political opinion or social group. We have successfully represented persons from Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Uganda, Cameroon, Rwanda, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Zimbabwe, Nepal, Tibet, China, Vietnam, Cambodia, among many other countries. We take the extra time required to make sure that an application is thoroughly prepared, well documented and that our clients are prepared for their hearings and interviews.

Green Card Applications



We help clients who have family members who are either citizens or lawful permanent residents apply for green cards through their family member. We provide full service which includes preparing and filing the applications along with representation before Immigration Services or immigration court.

Waivers of Grounds of Inadmissibility

A waiver may be necessary in many circumstances for persons who are trying to apply for a green card either in the United States or at a U.S. Consulate overseas. Some reasons why a waiver might be needed include the use of false documents, misrepresentation to an immigration or consular officer, unlawful presence in the U.S., and entering the U.S. without permission. Our firm provides representation for persons who need waivers in order to either enter the U.S. lawfully or stay legally in the U.S.

Famly-Based Applications

We work with asylees, green card holders, and U.S. citizens to help them apply for their family members to get immigration status in the U.S.




We help clients who have had their green card for at least 3 or 5 years (depending on how they obtained their green card) apply for U.S. citizenship.

Immigration Court


Our firm has more than twenty years of experience in successfully representing individuals in Immigration Court. We have represented persons from all over the world to help them obtain asylum or a green card in immigration court and be able to remain in the United States.

Relief Under the Violence Against Women Act

We work with male and female clients who are (or were) married to U.S. citizens or green card holders who were emotionally or physically abusive. These clients may be eligible for their green card because of the abuse they suffered.


We work with clients who were the victims of certain crimes in the United States and who have cooperated with law enforcement. If you fall into this category, you might be eligible to start a process that could lead to getting your green card.

Deferred Action fo Childhood

We work with clients who came to the U.S. as children and who meet other basic requirements to get work authorization and the legal right to remain in the U.S.

Temporary Protected Status



We work with clients from certain countries – such as El Salvador, Nepal, Haiti, and Syria – obtain temporary legal status that allows them to work and live legally in the U.S.

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