Josh Effron has over ten years of experience as an immigration attorney and is fluent in English, Spanish, and Hebrew. He is a member of the State Bar of California and represents clients throughout the world in all types of U.S. immigration cases, from visas to Green Cards and citizenship, to Immigration Court. He is also a frequent guest speaker on various immigration-related topics and has written articles about immigration law in legal journals.
He lived outside of the U.S. for many years and is a citizen of three countries (including the USA). As a teenager, he was able to go to the U.S. Embassy and help people sort out their visa issues, because his American passport gave him access to the Embassy that his neighbors did not have. This got him interested in immigration law and in helping people comply with the multitude of laws and regulations required to come to and/or stay in the U.S.
Josh later read about great historical figures such as Chiune-Sempo Sugihara, the Japanese Consul in Lithuania who personally issued thousands of transit visas to Jews during the Second World War as a way to get them out of Nazi-occupied Europe, to safety in Japan. Sugihara did this despite what his superiors told him, because in his words, "I may have to disobey my Government, but if I do not, I will be disobeying God." Sugihara ended up losing his prestigious career and was dishonored in his home country (a very big deal in Japan). But because of his efforts, it is estimated that almost 80,000 European Jews and their descendants are alive today.
Josh has been greatly inspired by people like Sugihara. This, combined with Josh's firm belief that a basic right of people is to live where they want (assuming of course that they do not pose a security threat), have made him passionate about giving each and every one of his clients the chance they deserve to start or continue their lives in the Land of Opportunity.
- Business Immigration Matters
- Travel/Visitor Visas B1 and B-2
- Investors/Treaty Visas E1, E2 and E-3
- Immigrant Worker Petitions, EB-5
- Student Visas F-1 and M-1
- Temporary/Specialty Worker Visas H1-B
- Cultural Exchange Visas J-1
- Fiance /Marriage Visas K-1 and K-3
- Intra-company Transfer Visas L-1 A & B
- Extraordinary Ability Visas O-1
- Religious Worker Visas R-1
- Labor Certification
- Naturalization/US Citizenship
- Renewal/Replacement of Documents
- Deferred Action/Dreamers
- Removal/Deportation, TPS, Asylum
- Consular Processing (outside USA)
OUR CORE PRINCIPLES
Commitment to our clients
- Courteous Care