Cristina A. Godinez
Immigration is a complicated process. Anyone who decides to go through it could use the steady hand of an attorney who herself has personally gone through the experience, and has acquired the professional expertise by working in U.S. immigration law for more than 15 years.
My immigration law practice spans the full range of marriage-based, family-sponsored and employment visas for individuals and businesses.
I have successfully obtained self-petitioned or employer-sponsored green cards for extraordinary ability persons in the arts, music, sciences, sports, media and the financial industry.
I have represented medical facilities, staffing agencies and nursing homes in bringing to the U.S. much-needed healthcare workers, such as doctors, nurses and physical therapists.
I have effectively handled cases that brought in highly skilled professionals for global investment firms, multinational banks, tech start-ups, construction and architectural firms, schools and colleges, religious institutions, non-profit organizations and small businesses.
I have also helped American citizens and permanent residents in petitioning for green cards for their spouses, children and other close family members, carefully navigating common immigration roadblocks such as visa backlogs, aging out, inadmissibility or maintenance of status issues.
Leveraging the depth and breadth of my expertise in more than one field of immigration law, my clients are able to take advantage of a 360-degree view of their immigration options, ranging from family, business or employment, humanitarian, deportation defense, country-specific or special group immigration programs.
I earned my law degree from the University of the Philippines and practiced with the largest firm in the Philippines before I immigrated to the U.S. with my family. I am admitted to practice in the State of New York. I worked with the immigration law practice group of a top-tier global law firm and later, with the world’s largest immigration law firm.