(The Law Offices of Miriam B. Riedmiller)
A U.S. Immigration Law Firm
Washington DC Immigration Lawyer - Miriam B. Riedmiller
We represent International Clients based in Washington DC, in 50 states and globally. ( Read more “ Local Lives, Global ties: Immigration Stories How We Got Here,” the immigration speech of our Firm’s founder, at the Smithsonian 2010 Folklife Festival, Washington, DC).
We speak English, Filipino and Tagalog. We represent Filipinos in the Philippines, local Filipino-Americans , and Global Filipinos who work overseas. ( Read More: Our immigration Services Beyond 100 years of Filipino immigration to the U.S.)
WHO WE ARE
We are a Washington DC Immigration law firm, providing first class legal services for over 15 years in the heart of Washington, DC We are a walk from the U.S. Passport Office, the World Bank and Metro Stations/public transportation (www.wmata.com).
WHAT WE DO (Read more our Practice Areas):
- FAMILY-BASED PETITIONS-- We help U.S. citizens (USC) or legal permanent residents (LPR) and their foreign born relatives -- reunite in the U.S.
- EMPLOYMENT-BASED PETITIONS-- We help eligible U.S. employers and foreign born employees, advance businesses in the U.S., through employment-based petitions (professional, skilled and unskilled; temporary and permanent workers).
- SELF-PETITIONS--We champion our clients’ citizenship applications, special immigrant, humanitarian cases and national interest waivers for extraordinary/exceptional ability aliens.
HOW WE BREAK IMMIGRATION PATHS
We take the unbeaten path, within legal and ethical bounds. Our founder’s first case in 1995 -- a labor certification application for a household cook -- broke ground.
WHAT OUR PEERS SAY:
“ Regarding the case for a Household Cook which I published at my BALCA Summaries……you overcame the burden of proof and established a bona fide job opportunity with extensive, persuasive, and probative documentation”. (Read More REVIEW by Joel Stewart ,editor of The Perm Book on labor certifications, lawyer at Fowler, White Boggs, PA; General Counsel, Brazilian Embassy, Florida).
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY: KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE
“I would like to express my gratitude for the invaluable counsel you gave me regarding my family's attempt to bring a relative to the United States from Bosnia. As a journalist who has covered the incredibly complex and often arcane world of immigration law... I was so impressed with the breadth of your knowledge and experience.
Your ability to strategize and approach a case from a variety of directions is equally impressive. Clearly, you are extremely skilled in your field and a top-notch professional (Lisa Hoffman, Washington DC) Read more client testimonials and success stories.
We keep our standards of excellence in representing clients by supporting the immigrant and legal community through continuing legal education, pro bono and other community outreach. (READ MORE CASE SUMMARIES AND ARTICLES http://search.aila.org/searchresults.aspx) .
Our goal is to help transform simple or complex cases into success stories (Read More about Our Approach and Read More. Our Client testimonials).
Immigration Practice Area
We represent both simple and complex immigration and citizenship cases; we help clients with local lives and global ties. (Read more our Smithsonian 2010 Folklife Festival speech, “ Local Lives, Global Ties; Immigration Stories: How We Got Here” www.folklife.si.edu).
Our experience includes unique Washington DC Immigration cases, ranging from Visitors B visas to I-360 special immigrant cases for World Bank retirees and their household employees, fiancée visas/ green cards for military families.
We have carved an expertise with clients from the Philippines, one of the four largest immigrant groups cited in the Visa Bulletin (www.travel.state.gov). We helped a Filipino with a relative petition, overcoming her 40 years of unlawful presence, and remain in the U.S. with her U.S. citizen family, despite multiple complexities.
Our clients are international and their cases are varied; an example is the German exceptional ability alien, who we helped win a green card by proving that he transferred green roof technology to the U.S., thus serving U.S. national interest..Another is Ghanian J-1 exchange visa scholar, who we helped with a green card by obtaining a waiver of his home residence requirement under INA Section 212(e), 20 years from his entry.(Read More our Profile).
We help clients :
- Apply for Citizenship (Form N-400, N-600)
- Apply for a Green Card (Form I-485)
- Help Relatives Immigrate (Form I-130)
- Renew or Replace Green Card (Form I-90)
- Comply with Employment Verification (Form I-9)
- Apply for Employment Authorization (Form I-765)
- Comply with Affidavit of Support (Form I-864) to show financial capacity to immigrate
- Comply with Change Address requirements (AR 11)