(These testimonials are the words of the former clients. It is posted at their request with permission.)
Reopen of Removal proceeding was made possible
I came to the United States in 1999 from China without proper documents. I was arrested by the ICE agents at the airport and placed ina removal proceeding. I lost my asylum application in 2000 and I was ordered removed by an Immigration Judge in New York. The Board of Immigration Appeals dismissed my appeal.In 2006, I got married to a US citizen and I gave birth to three adorable US citizen children. My husband was desperate to reopen my removal proceeding, but saw no possibility of doing so. We met several attorneys but did not feel comfortable at all. In the meantime, unfortunately, ICE arrested me from my home since there was an outstanding removal order agaisnt me. Amid this chaotic situation, in the summer of 2009, we met attorney Shrestha who not only comforted us but also carefully managed to reopen my case and let me adjust my status to that of a permanent resident. His extensive experience in immigration law was the reason why we decided to trust our case to Mr. Shrestha. The feeling of peace and security what I have achieved through my attorney is priceless.
B.J. Shi, New Jersey
A True Professionalism Finally Rescued a Sinking Ship
I came to the United States in 1996. I overstayed my nonimmigrant visa. In 2001, I asked my employer to sponsor me for my resident status under LIFE Act. My employer was ready to sign on the papers but was not willing to go through the hassle of dealing with lawyers. I tried to find a lawyer who could help me get through the jungle of immigration rules. I retained a law frim located in the midtown of New York City. My attorney filed an application for permanent labor certification with US Department of Labor. But I had no idea where my application for labor certification was. I was repeatedly told that my case had been pending due to backlog. Later, I heard my case was transferred to the Backlog Elimination Center of DOL in Philadelphia in 2005. I time to time requested my attorney to inquire my case and get it certified. My then attorney appeared to be more interested in getting new clients than taking care of his old clients. I was greeted with rude responses and asked to be patient. In July of 2007, I heard from friends that the Backlog Elimination Center of DOL was going to be closed in September 2007 and thereafter no applications would be adjudicated. I was helpless and deeped into anxiety. I had heard of Mr. Shrestha from my friends who had been the clients of him. In August, I met Mr. Shrestha and explained my situation and urgency in tracking down my case before the DOL office would be closed. Mr. Shrestha comforted and assured me of doing his best to help me. He quickly managed to communicate with the DOL officers and explained the situation. Mr. Shrestha's true professionalism finally rescued my sinking ship. My application for permanent labor certification was certified in the middle of September of 2007, few days before the DOL shut down its office for good. As a result, I not only managed to obtain my residence status for me and my wife in due course but I have been able to let my children immigrate as permanent residents, who I had not seen for 14 years. I greatly appreciate the efforts Mr. Shrestha made for my case and I commend his professionalism in handling my case.
M. B. Chhetry-Gyawali, Ridgewood, NY
Why I Love This Lawyer
My name is Paul Greenaway a 32 year old, Englishman living in New York City. It isn't easy to write something down on paper that is so important to you, and has changed your life but I will try! In June of 2010 I was denied my permanent Green Card, I found out my lawyers had put together a "joke " of a case. When it was denied, I had a meeting with them and my mother accompanied me too. In short they basically said " well let's wrap it in a different bow and send it back!'. I was in a desperate state! Thankfully a client of mine mentioned that her nanny and ALL her friends had received their Green Cards thanks to the help of this one man. So that was the first time I met Ramesh in July 2010. After talking with him for 2 hrs, both my mother and I LOVED this guy and his opinions- thankfully he agreed to work on my case. He asked me to gather extra info, dig deep, get these things, search for anything relating to this and that- he has an amazing brain for detail!
So with my new counsel, we sent off my appeal, we had put so much more into my case, structured it better and got things that my previous lawyers hadn't even thought about! Today, July 28 th 2011, I received confirmation that I have been granted my Green Card and that my desperate situation of a year ago is finally over and it is because of one thing only-Ramesh!
I sit here typing this letter with the feeling of joy, excitement and relief running through my body. It's the final part there that I want to touch on. There are so so many immigration lawyers out there - or people who claim to be great immigration lawyers - and I hear of so many stories of people getting sent home, denied and told to leave. Please please for the love of everything good, do not look any further than this man Ramesh, he is the best lawyer out there, I have nothing to gain at all by typing this, my Green Card is assured. But I was YOU once, and I know how you feel, do not take a chance on anyone else, this man is a GIANT in the immigration world, I owe him everything and if I could put my cell number, address and email address on here I WOULD!
I will forever be indebted to this man, and will never forget what he did for me and my family. Do yourself the biggest favor of your life and hire this guy as your counsel!
Extensive Legal Knowledge, Hard Work Ethics, and Professionalism Matter
I came to the U.S.A. in 2001 and applied for asylum in 2002. When my case was referred to the court, I sought for a legal help from one of the prominent Nepali lawyers in New York but he handled my case very poorly (unprofessional and not diligent). A week before my merit hearing, that lawyer simply retained another mediocre lawyer to represent me before the Immigration Judge. Their lousy preparations, ineffective counseling proved hard on me. My case was denied. Not only that, the latter failed to file the brief to the Board of Immigration Appeals on due time. As a result, the Board simply affirmed the judge’s decision without the benefit of the brief. He then concealed all those facts from me. So I was the victim of those two so-called immigration lawyers. After that I had nowhere to go or had no idea from where to begin. My life was in serious jeopardy. I was living with my wife (who was also out of status) two minor US citizen chilren with fear of being sent back to Nepal by ICE any time. I had stopped believing that my dreams of living in the US legally would ever become true.
In 2008, after repeated request from my wife to seek a lawyer’s advice on my case, I met Mr. Ramesh K. Shrestha. I had heard of him from my friends whose cases he had successfully handled. After thoroughly checking all the documents, he found out the mistakes committed by my former attorney. He told me that there was only a small window of hope in my case and offered to help me if I wished.
Long story short, Mr. Shrestha was not only able to reopen my case but also successfully helped me get through the mess caused by my former attorneys, through his extensive legal knowledge, hard work ethics and professionalism. After more than ten years of pain, anxiety and suffering, Mr. Shrestha helped me realize my dream of living in the United States legally.
If your dreams of living in the US have been shattered by ineffective assistance from mediocre immigration lawyers or if you are looking for a good immigration lawyer, then look no further. The Law office of Ramesh K. Shrestha is the perfect place to be. Don't waste your valuable time and money.
At last, don’t get fooled by the promising words or the years of experience. It’s the end result that matters. I can’t be more happier now. If you want your dreams to come true, act now. Let Mr. Shrestha handle your case professionally. I highly recommend Mr. Shrestha to anyone who wants to get their job done once and for all.
Ram Gurung, New York
Finally, My Dream Came True
I came to the United States in October of 2000 as a visitor. An attorney filed a permannent labor certification application for me in March of 2001 under LIFE Act. But I had no clue what happened to my application. In the Spring of 2003, I was subjected to NSEERS registration and was placed in a removal proceeding. I filed application for asylum through my former attorney. But he disappeared in 2004. One of my friends recommended ;me to Mr. Shrestha. When I met Mr. Shrestha, I was in a difficult situation and did not know how I could be able to realize my dream of obtaining a green card for me. Mr. Shrestha not only managed to get my application for permanent labor certification application and I-140 Petition approved, but also helped me win withholding of removal for me. In addition, before it would be too late for me to obtain resident status through my employment, Mr. Shrestha skillfully reopened my removal proceeding and helped me obtain my resident status through the employment based petition in 2010. My dream to become a permanent resident of the United States finally, after a decade, came true. Mr. Shrestha's thorough knowledge of Immigration Law invloving both business immigration and the court proceeding have been a key to my success. I appreciate attorney Shrestha's effort and professionalism. I strongly recommend Mr Shrestha to anyone who seriously needs a competent immigration attorney.
Saulat Javed Chaudhury
Pakistan, now Brooklyn, NY