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Immigration Lawyers

See Himedes Chicas’ entire interview for the Masters of Immigration Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

See Tamara Jezic’s entire interview for the Masters of Immigration Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

The immigration department at Jezic & Moyse, LLC has been at the forefront of successfully
representing, defending, and advocating on behalf of immigrants. Our immigration lawyers all speak
Spanish and have extensive knowledge and experience in all aspects of immigration law. They have
aggressively and successfully fought for the rights of non-citizens facing a wide variety of immigration
issues including deportation.

Our attorneys are regarded as some of the most outstanding in the country. Mr. Chicas and Ms. Jezic
were selected by Washingtonian magazine as among the top immigration attorneys in the Washington,
D.C. area. Mr. Chicas was selected by Bethesda magazine and by Super Lawyers as a top immigration
attorney in Maryland.

In addition, Mr. Chicas and Ms. Jezic lecture frequently lecture around the country
and the Washington, D.C. region to other lawyers about important immigration law topics.
Notably, Mr. Chicas and Ms. Jezic have both won several precedent-setting cases in the Fourth Circuit
and other venues, providing new hope to immigrants on multiple immigration legal issues.

Precedent-setting immigration cases we’ve won

  • Duncan v. Barr, 919 F.3d 209 (4th Cir. 2019) (remanding for the application of the proper
    standard of administrative review in a citizenship derivation claim and Convention Against
    Torture claim)
  • Zavaleta-Policiano v. Sessions, 873 F.3d 241 (4th Cir. 2017) (holding that the asylum applicant
    was persecuted on account of a protected ground under the Immigration and Nationality Act)
  • Larios-Reyes v. Lynch, 843 F.3d 146 (4th Cir. 2016) (terminating removal proceedings after the
    proper application of categorical approach to Maryland third degree sex offense)
  • Hernandez Avalos v. Lynch, 784 F.3d 944 (4th Cir. 2015) (holding that the asylum applicant was
    persecuted on account of a protected ground in the Immigration and Nationality Act and that
    the government of El Salvador was unwilling or unable to protect her)
  • Jaghoori v. Holder, 772 F.3d 764 (4th Cir. 2014) (a case of first impression in the Fourth Circuit
    on the stop-time rule for certain cancellation of removal applicants)
  • Matter of D-M-C-P-, 26 I&N Dec. 644 (BIA 2015) (clarification of the regulations for
    abandonment of fear-based application for relief as well as immigration court and board
    jurisdiction of visa waiver program challenges)
  • U.S. v. Ordonez, 328 F.Supp.3d 479 (D. Md. 2018) (served as expert witness for Defendant in
    illegal reentry prosecution)

Associate attorneys Diana Pak Yi and Erin Ramos are also experienced and passionate legal advocates,
who, between them, speak a total of five languages.

Our immigration lawyers have represented clients before the United States Department of Homeland
Security (DHS), including the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and
Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Executive Office for
Immigration Review (the Immigration Courts), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Department of State (DOS), and various U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals and U.S. District Courts. The attorneys have a
proven record of successfully resolving client matters.

Our representation is client-focused and client-driven. This means that we will take the time to
individually and honestly assess the unique facts and circumstances of your case with your needs and
goals at the forefront. Recognizing the limitations in our current immigration system, we will provide
you with sincere and straightforward advice. We will provide you with zealous and innovative
representation in your immigration matter and work together with you in order to achieve our mutual
goals. After all, your success is our success!

Among the matters in which we can represent you or your family member are the following:

  • Motions for custody re-determination (immigration bond) before the immigration courts 
  • Removal defense before the immigration courts, including the following applications for relief:
    • Claims for Citizenship
    • LPR and Non-LPR cancellation of removal
    • Adjustment of status
    • Criminal and non-criminal waivers of inadmissibility
    • Asylum and related relief
    • NACARA
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    • Motions to reopen (recessions of in absentia removal orders, sua sponte motions)
    • Motions to reconsider
  • Affirmative immigration benefits, including the following:
    • Family-based immigrant visa petitions (I-130 and adjustment of status and consular
      processing)
    • K-1 visa petitions for fiancées of U.S. citizens
    • Violence Against Women’s Act (VAWA) visa petitions
    • T visas for qualifying victims of trafficking
    • U visas for qualifying victims of crime
    • Deferred Action (including DACA and DAPA)
    • Naturalization applications and Certificate of Citizenship
    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJ) for unaccompanied minors
    • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
    • Renewal or Replacement of Permanent Resident Cards
    • Advance Parole requests
    • Criminal and non-criminal waivers of inadmissibility
  • Deferred Inspections before CBP
  • Requests for stay of removal before ICE
  • Direct appeals before the BIA
  • Petitions for Review before the federal courts
  • Direct consultations and advisory opinions with criminal counsel regarding the immigration
    consequences of criminal convictions

See Himedes Chicas’ entire interview for the Masters of Immigration Law series on ReelLawyers.com.

Mr. Chicas can be reached on his cell phone at 202-384-2647 or by email at hchicas@jezifirm.com.
Ms. Jezic can be reached on her cell phone at 703-594-9219-or by email at tamara.jezic@jezicfirm.com.
Ms. Pak Yi can be reached on her cell phone at 571-279-8912 or by email at pakd@jezicfirm.com.
Ms. Ramos can be reached on her cell phone at 240-507-9632 or by email at eramos@jezicfirm.com.

Please call our office today at 240.292.7200 to learn more about our consultation fees, discuss your immigration matter, and to allow us to assist you in achieving the American dream.

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