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Immigration Guiding our clients through the immigration process for over 25 Years

pensylvania Immigration Lawyers

Helping Immigrants Live & Work in the U.S.

Many of our team members have personally experienced the immigration process or have witnessed others go through it, providing us with a unique understanding of the challenges you may face. Our exceptional team is proficient in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, and Korean. We dedicate the necessary time to listen attentively and comprehend your situation, ensuring we can provide effective advice and navigate you through the immigration process seamlessly.

Explore Your Path to the U.S.:

Family-Based Immigration

The most common way for a person to get a green card is through a family member. U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents can sponsor (or "petition") certain family members for immigration visas or "green cards." Eligible family members include spouses, children, parents, and siblings. The process to get a green card requires two steps. First, the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident files a petition on behalf of the foreign national relative. Second, the foreign national relative files an application to become a permanent resident. Each step may differ depending on the familial relationship.

If you or a loved one needs help obtaining a green card or you have questions about the process, please contact us.

Employment-Based Immigration

Companies flourish when they hire a diverse workforce that has the skills that are valuable to the U.S. economy. Current immigration law provides several ways for a foreign worker to enter the U.S for employment purposes on a temporary or permanent basis. We assist employers and businesses with a variety of petitions including H-1B, L-1A/L-1B, TN status, and PERM.

If your company is considering hiring a foreign worker, contact us to speak about the different options.

Naturalization & Citizenship

Naturalization (Citizenship) is the last step in the immigration process. In order to become a U.S. citizen, a legal permanent resident must first meet certain eligibility requirements. Some of the requirements for citizenship may differ for applicant depending on how they received their legal permanent residency. If you meet these requirements, you may apply for citizenship.

Sometimes problems that did come up earlier in the immigration process may come to light. Before applying for citizenship, talk to one of our experienced immigration attorneys who can explain the process and evaluate your case.

Deportation and Removal Defense

Deportation is the most demanding and complex area in immigration law. If you are undergoing a deportation proceeding, it's crucial to have an experienced immigration lawyer who can assess your case to determine if there is a legal avenue available to prevent your deportation. There are some common ways to avoid deportation or at least extend your legal stay in the United States. Therefore, it's important to seek an experienced immigration lawyer to help you understand your rights, eligibility, and available options.


Asylum is a legal status that provides protection to individuals who fear returning to their countries due to persecution or have a well-founded fear of persecution based on their race, nationality, religion, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. If granted asylum, the individual can stay in the United States. After one year of approval, you can apply for legal permanent residence or a work permit. The process to obtain asylum in the United States is complex, and an individual seeking this status must meet specific requirements to be granted asylum. Speak with one of our experienced immigration lawyers who can explain the process and evaluate your case.


Criminal offenses further complicate the immigration process in the United States. If you have been accused of a crime, you may face consequences in your immigration status. Our immigration lawyers at Portner & Shure, P.A. can assist you in navigating the criminal court system so that you can achieve the best possible outcomes

Contact our immigration law attorneys in Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia, or pensylvania today at (855) 954-4141 to discuss the details of your case. Our skilled legal team speaks several languages and can help you start and move through the immigration process

Client testimonials

What our clients have to say about our experienced immigration attorney
  • Our case was resolved in just a few months.

    “Attorney Pablo Perez is an awesome person. He listens and is very knowledgeable. He gives lots of information and is always easily accessible. Everyone at the office is great. Our case was resolved in just a few months.”

    - Former Client
  • They speak the truth.

    “Portner & Shure, they are a serious firm. Just as they explained the process of things to me, that's how it was until it was finished. They speak the truth and explain whether it is possible or not. I recommend them for any migration case. They helped me with my citizenship procedures. Visit them.”

    - Joel
  • I recommend them 100%.

    “I thank the lawyer Pablo Perez and all the staff who work with him, since they provided me with excellent support and quality service. I recommend them 100% since my process was as fast as possible. Blessings and a thousand thanks.”

    - Alicia
  • Mr. Pablo and his team were very friendly and knowledgeable

    “Mr. Pablo and his team were very friendly and knowledgeable in the area of immigration legal support. I am proud to be a naturalized citizen soon and without their support it would not have been possible.”

    - Jamie
  • Excellent at What They Do, Very Kind and Efficient

    Excellent at what they do and everyone is very kind and efficient, especially Miss Giselle and lawyer Pablo, I couldn't choose a better firm, thank you very much!!!

    - Nicole
  • Very Satisfied with Portner & SHURE, P.A.'s Work

    I am very satisfied with the work of Portner & SHURE, P.A. They managed to resolve my case sooner than I expected. I recommend their service. They will give you very good results in a short time. And their prices are very accessible for the Hispanic community.

    - Carlos
  • Thank You Mr. Pablo Pérez for Helping Me Reunite

    Thank you very much for your help, Mr. Pablo Pérez. I thank you very much for helping me reunite with my family. It took me years to try to get the visa center to unblock this whole process for me, but you achieved it in a short time. To you and your entire work team, many blessings and a thousand thanks for all your help 100% recommended.

    - Teresa
  • They will not disappoint you.

    “I'm very pleased with how my attorney Pablo Perez and his team handled my case. Very responsive, always returned my calls and answered my questions and concerns. They kept me updated with any changes on my case and I appreciate very much their hard work. I recommend them for sure, they will not disappoint you.”

    - Former Client
  • I highly recommend.

    “Good and professional firm that is handling my immigration case & always making sure we fully understand the process & reasonable rates I highly recommend.”

    - D.D.
  • Great experience!

    “Great experience! Quick and easy process from client point of view. Thank you Pablo and team for all the help!”

    - Former Client
why choose portner & shure for your pensylvania immigration matters?
  • Local Expertise

    Our team is well-versed in Pennsylvania immigration laws, ensuring that you receive tailored and effective legal advice

  • Multilingual Support

    With staff fluent in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, and Korean, we make communication easy and accessible.

  • Decades of Experience

    Rely on our over 30 years of experience in serving clients with dedication and expertise in immigration law.

  • Exceptional Client Satisfaction

    Join the ranks of countless satisfied clients who have awarded us with 5-star Google & Facebook reviews, reflecting our commitment to excellence.

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  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
    The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
  • Super Lawyers
    Super Lawyers
  • Best Attorneys of America
    Best Attorneys of America
  • The National Trial Lawyers
    The National Trial Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 5-Star Google Reviews
    5-Star Google Reviews
  • Lead Counsel Rated
    Lead Counsel Rated
  • Maryland Association for Justice
    Maryland Association for Justice
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
    10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
  • 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
    10 Best Client Satisfaction Award 2016-2021
  • American Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
  • Avvo Rating Top Attorney
    Avvo Rating Top Attorney
  • Avvo Superb Rating Top Attorney
    Avvo Superb Rating Top Attorney
  • US News & World Report Best Law Firms 2019
    US News & World Report Best Law Firms 2019
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Jonathan Portner
    Million Dollar Advocates Forum - Jonathan Portner

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