Practice Areas


San Diego Immigration Lawyer

Practice Area Overview

Immigration law is a highly specialized and complicated area of law requiring sophisticated legal representation. The issues raised in this area can affect your ability to participate in state administered programs, live, work, or even remain in the United States. An adverse immigration law outcome can have a significant negative impact on a person’s life, and may even affect family or other loved ones as well. As a result, it is essential for anyone facing an immigration law issue to consult with an experienced immigration law attorney.

The Law Office of Shannon Englert practices the following areas of immigration law, among others:

  • Family Based Immigration – family based immigration allows an immigrant to become a lawful permanent resident due to a familial relationship with a relative who is currently a lawful permanent resident of the United States. The family member who is already a citizen or permanent resident must sponsor the family member wishing to come here, and must also show that they will be able to support him or her by demonstrating income or assets.
  • Employment Based Immigration – Every year people wish to immigrate to the United States to work, either on a temporary or permanent basis. Complicated federal laws and regulations govern who and for how long a worker may come to here to work, based on the particular characteristics of both the immigrant and position for which they are coming.
  • Deportation Defense – Deportation can have a devastating impact on both the individuals deported as well as their families. There are defenses that can be raised in deportation proceedings, and an attorney who understands immigration law can assist you in a way that maximizes you chances of remaining in the United States.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals – The Department of Homeland Security has discretion to defer removing a person who is in the country illegally and has been so since childhood. The regulations allow for a person who is the country under such circumstances to receive authorization to work while the deferment is in effect.

Contact a San Diego Immigration Law Attorney for a Consultation

Immigration law issues can have a significant impact on your life, and it is important for anyone facing such an issue to consult with an experienced immigration law attorney as soon as possible for a consultation. Attorney Shannon Englert is a dedicated immigration law attorney who strives to obtain the best possible outcome for each client she represents. To schedule a consultation with Ms. Englert, please call our office (858) 480-1077. If you would prefer to reach Ms. Englert via email, please complete our online contact form on the right.