Our Partners

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Our Practice

Practice Areas

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Our Immigration Law Practice 


We represent clients in the following areas of immigration law:


Employment-Based Immigration 


Our employment-based immigration practice includes obtaining nonimmigrant and immigrant visas and green cards for professionals, including: 


Work Visas: H-1B, TN, L-1A, L-1B, E-3, O and P visas, and E-2 investor visas.


Green Card Petitions

• Professional/skilled workers 

• Advanced degree professionals 

• Investors 

• Multinational managers 

• Outstanding researchers and professors 

• Extraordinary ability immigrants (including artists, researchers and scientists)


We also handle nonimmigrant temporary visas related to business travel, including B-1 (business visitor) and B-2 (tourist) visas.  


National Interest Waivers 


A large part of our employment-based immigration practice includes helping individuals with unique skills obtain U.S. green cards through national interest waivers.  


The national interest waiver is a visa category that allows "advanced degree professionals" or "aliens of exceptional ability" to receive green cards without going through the sometimes-burdensome labor certification process and without needing employer sponsorship. 


We have successfully helped many clients obtain their green cards through the national interest waiver category.  These individuals  have made important contributions in fields such as:


•  Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering & Wood Science 

•  Robotics Engineering and Mechatronics

•  Industrial Engineering, Operations Research & Systems Engineering 

•  Cell & Gene Therapy (gene therapeutics & genetic vaccines) 

•  Management Information Systems, Health Information Technology & Systems, Healthcare Self- Management Systems 

•  Systems Biology & Data Science 

•   Information Theory & Machine Learning 

•  Computational Mechanics & Material Science 

•   Ocean Sciences, Oceanography 

•  Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Structural Biology (epigenetics and chromatin biology)

•    Molecular & Cell Biology (autoimmune diseases, rejection in transplantation) 

•  Computational Materials Science (thin film transformations) 

•  Electrical Engineering (MEMS technologies) 

•  Mechanical Engineering 

•  Chemical & Biomedical Engineering 

•  Electrical and Computer Engineering (data analysis, data mining, machine learning and deep learning algorithms for speech technology and computer vision) 

•  Biomedical Engineering 

•  Green Engineering Science and Energy Storage Technologies 


Additionally, we have successfully obtained green card approvals through the NIW category in more uncommon fields such as Stained Glass Art, Periodontics involving laser applications for treatment & surgeries for gum diseases, Astronomy (galaxy evolution and radio astronomy), Yacht design (Aerospace Engineering) and microenterprise learning programs for economically disadvantaged areas, a highly specialized area combining the field of education and small business development for economically disadvantaged areas.    We have obtained approvals in many more fields than those listed above.  We have only provided a sample.


Family-Based Immigration 


Our family-based immigration practice includes helping reunite families through: 


• Fiancé(e) visas

• Marriage visas 

• Relative visas 

• Green cards 

• Family-based petitions 

• I-751 petitions 


We also assist clients with naturalization and citizenship applications, extensions of stay for nonimmigrant workers and adjustment from one nonimmigrant category to another.


 If you need help with renewal of employment authorization documents or advance parole documents, we can offer assistance with preparation. 


Call For A Free Telephone Consultation 


To speak with us about any of the above practice areas or another immigration and naturalization matter, please call 760-494-0302 or contact by email at suzanne@americavisalaw.com


We are a reasonable-fee immigration practice, and we offer payment plans for our employment and family immigration clients.

Our Approach

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Having an experienced immigration lawyer on your side can open doors. 


Attorney Suzanne Granja has more than 20 years of experience helping clients understand the complex immigration laws and make the right decisions toward a successful future in the United States. 


At the Law Office of Suzanne Granja we are dedicated to understanding what results you want and to helping you understand what actions we can take on your behalf. We offer affordable immigration legal services and personal attention to clients throughout the United States and the world.  


Attorney Suzanne Granja started her immigration practice to give clients the personal attention she was unable to give them as a corporate immigration lawyer. At our firm you work directly with an attorney who takes the time to know you and your aspirations.

Attorney

Attorney Suzanne Granja

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Suzanne has more than 20 years experience in immigration matters.  She has handled cases for small start-up companies to large corporate clients.   She has succesfully obtained temporary and permanent visas for executives, managers, entrepreneurs, engineers, scientists, researchers, professors, IT personnel as well as other professionals. She also handles family based immigration and consular matters.  She is a published author of immigration related articles for the Scientist magazine and human resources publications. She has been interviewed for German World magazine and Data Center Management Magazine regarding immigration issues.   Suzanne is a dual national of Ecuador. She is fluent in Spanish.  She also studied in Paris, France and is conversant in French. She has pursued study abroad programs in Barcelona, Spain and Mexico City, Mexico. She also lived and worked in the Netherlands. 

Education and Professional Associations

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University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California 


University of San Diego B.A. with Honors 

Major: International Relations and Spanish    


Professional Associations and Memberships 

Member, California Bar,  Active


Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) 


Member, North County Bar Association


AILA San Diego Chapter – Chair of the Website Committee and Member, Tijuana Consulate Committee 


AILA San Diego Chapter Secretary, 2002 - 2004 


Association of Women in Science Newsletter Committee , 2002 - 2003