Lawyers in this Practice

Melissa B. Carrasco
Practice Overview

At Egerton McAfee, our attorneys in the immigration practice group provide a full range of professional services, helping individuals and organizations navigate the ever-changing U.S. immigration system. Although we serve multi-national corporations, small businesses, religious organizations, investors, professionals, physicians, students, and many other organizations and individuals, we understand that each entity or person going through the immigrant or visa process has unique immigration goals and objectives. We represent clients facing proceedings in the immigration court system, and before various immigration agencies, including the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Dept. of State, Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), and Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).With our extensive knowledge and experience in this ever-changing area of law, we provide efficient services tailored to your unique needs.

Our services include the following, among others:

U.S. Non-Immigrant Visas

  • H-1B (specialty workers)
  • L-1 (intracompany transferees)
  • R-1 (religious workers)
  • E-1/E-2 (traders/investors)
  • O-1 (individuals with extraordinary ability)
  • J-1 (exchange visitor)
  • F-1 (students)
  • TN (NAFTA professionals)

U.S. Immigrant Visas

  • Employment-based immigration (professionals, investors, religious workers)
  • Family-based immigration (relative of a U.S. citizen or permanent resident)


  • Refugees and Asylum
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
  • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
  • DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)
  • TPS (Temporary Protected Status)

Removal/Deportation Proceedings

  • Representation in Immigration Court proceedings


I-9 Compliance