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YOUR DREAM OUR TEAM ® Over a Decade of Immigration Law Experience

We help clients from all over the world and in widely different situations resolve their immigration concerns.

Raleigh Immigration Attorneys

At Gardner Gordon, we are passionate about helping our clients pursue and achieve their unique American dreams. With more than 11 years of experience, our full-service immigration law firm is fully equipped to meet and exceed your expectations.

We take a personal interest in each case. Whether you are pursuing U.S. citizenship through naturalization or are at risk of deportation and require removal defense, our priority is your success. You will not be treated as just a case number or file.

Our Raleigh immigration attorneys are committed to fully educating clients and giving them the resources they need to avoid making detrimental missteps. We would be proud to serve as your zealous advocates. Do not navigate the complexities of the legal system alone. Retain our representation today.

We're Ready to Help You

  • Gigi Gardner
  • Sabina Alvarez
  • Juan Cano
  • Ana Velasquez
  • Gigi Gardner Gigi Gardner

    Principal Attorney

    Gigi Gardner is one of the founders of Gardner Gordon. During her legal career, she has enabled thousands of immigrants from all over the world and all walks of life to achieve their unique American dream.
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  • Sabina Alvarez Sabina Alvarez


    An immigrant herself, Sabina understands firsthand the challenges our clients face. She is extremely grateful for the opportunities it has afforded her and works every day to help our clients achieve the same dream.
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  • Juan Cano Juan Cano


    Juan primarily assists our attorneys with gathering supporting documentation and preparing I-601A waivers and U Visas for her review. Juan has always been passionate about helping others and working in immigration has given him that opportunity. 

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  • Ana Velasquez Ana Velasquez


    Ana has worked in immigration law since 2009. Being an immigrant herself, she understands the challenges immigrants and their families have to overcome. Her passion is to help others achieve the American dream.
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Hear From Our Clients
  • “The Gardner law firm really represents their clients with the upmost professional services you can find. From the initial consultation to the support provided throughout the immigration process, I can ...”

    - Bruno B.
  • “Absolutely wonderful service and I highly recommend. They are very professional, supportive and everyone was very easy to work with. Thank you Ana & Nam.”

    - Chirag Amin
  • “I'm so thankful I found Garden Law through Facebook, they helped me obtained my residence card once again after I had been denied my citizenship (long story) even though the wait was long they kept ...”

    - Fernanda
  • “Yo estoy muy agradecida con Gardner Law, por qué ami en lo personal me ayudaron mucho. y son Super Profecionales, y te tratan con mucho cariño. yo los recomiendo. Gracias. ah ellos tengo mi residencia ...”

    - Marina Cornejo
  • “Navigating through immigration processes can be very daunting and difficult. From the moment I met attorney Nam and her paralegal Juan, I knew I would receive the support I needed. They have been very ...”

    - Teresa Rivera

The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well.  Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case.  We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved Green Card AC21 Portability at the I-485 Interview

    We worked with her and her new employer to finalize her employment, prepare the I-485 Supplement J and gather the documentation to present at her interview under AC21 to allow her to port her I-140 and green card application.

  • Approved for Adjustment of Status Family Member Adjustment of Status Granted

    Our client wanted to apply for adjustment of status via the 245i form, based on her sister’s US Citizenship that was granted many years prior to our case.

  • Secured Their Green Cards H2B to LPR

    After successfully getting Form 9089 certified by the Dept of Labor for supervisory positions with the company, we were able to reach out to the employees and work with the company to submit an I-140/I-485 petition which was successfully approved.

  • Waiver Approved I-601A Waiver

    Waver was pending for almost one year, but it was approved and we are currently working on consular processing.

  • Received Certificate of Citizenship N-600

    This LPR client came to us worried about naturalizing because she had a bad criminal record and her naturalization application would probably be denied. After a thorough review of her family history, we realized she was already a US citizen through the Child Citizenship Act.

  • Secure a New P1 Visa for 3 Years P1 Visa

    We were able to work with his new manager to put together the needed information about their business, required licenses, and his ability to secure a new P1 visa for 3 years.

  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit Removal (Bond Motion)

    Immigrant had a prior order of removal from over 10 years ago. He was detained by ICE again and his US citizen wife hired us to try to get him out. We filed a Motion To Reopen his In Absentia Order with the immigration court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Green Card was Granted Same-Sex, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status

    The petition did not have any red flags but the USCIS officer interviewed them separately (Stokes Interview) and asked incredibly specific and detailed questions about their finances, work history, and friends and family.

  • Filed for I-918 U-Visa Petition U Visa Certification

    Re-submitted the request, along with the USCIS regulations noting that she had met the requirements in having provided assistance as well as her state of mind following the incident.

  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48 VAWA

    We submitted her application, received a prima facie determination, and asked for her marriage-based I-485 to be held in abeyance until the I-360 VAWA petition could be approved.