Areas of Practice
Ms. Donnelley has successfully handled a wide variety of immigrant and non-immigrant visa matters for employers of foreign workers. These include the non-immigrant classifications L-1, TN, E-1, E-2, E-3, O-1, P-3, and over two hundred approved H-1B petitions. Successful immigrant matters include PERM (regular recruitment and special handling for college teachers), skilled workers, professionals, advanced degree professionals, outstanding researchers and professors, and intracompany transferees. Ms. Donnelley’s business immigration clients range from small “Mom and Pop” businesses to IT companies to large educational institutions.
Ms. Donnelley handles all types of family immigration matters, including petitions for spouses and fiancées, parents, adult and minor children, brothers, and sisters. These include both adjustment of status for those eligible relatives who are in the United States, and consular processing for those living abroad. Ms. Donnelley’s related experience includes preparing affidavits of support, waiver applications, and appeals.
Citizenship and Naturalization:
Ms. Donnelley has successfully assisted well over one hundred clients become naturalized U.S. citizens. These include clients who required disability waivers and those whose applications were initially denied. Ms. Donnelley also helps U.S. citizens born abroad to obtain Certificates of Citizenship.
Deportation Defense and Litigation:
Ms. Donnelley handles all matters in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals, including deportation and removal defense, rescission proceedings, and motions to reopen. Among her successful applications for relief are cancellation of removal, adjustment of status, voluntary departure, asylum, lifting of conditional status, and waivers. Ms. Donnelley is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, where she has successfully litigated immigration cases.
Ms. Donnelley’s experience includes various types of humanitarian relief, for example, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), widow and widower petitions, Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions, and U visas.