Ann Christine Barcher

Ann Christine Barcher

  • Immigration Law, International Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • New York
Review This Lawyer
Claimed Lawyer Profile

My dedication to immigration practice began many years ago when my mother and I adopted a Chinese refugee family from Vietnam. Then newly admitted to the New York Bar, I learned immigration law in order to assist all of "my family" to become U.S. citizens and then to sponsor other family members through the maze of the legal immigration process. They have flourished and I have developed a passion for assisting others to achieve legal status in the U.S.
For over twenty-five years I have practiced primarily immigration law both in my native Dutchess County, NY, and for several years in New York City as the managing partner of Barcher & Imam, P.C. My clients have come from all over the world, from every religious group, and from varied ethnic and economic backgrounds.
My educational background: After graduating from Poughkeepsie High School, I attended Harvard-Radcliffe in Cambridge, MA, for fours years, majoring in Government with the intention of pursuing a career as an attorney. For seven months I lived in Europe with my then husband. and upon returning to NYC, I enrolled at NYU School of Law, where I received my J.D. and LL.M. in International Legal Studies. I also spent a fifth year in Cambridge at the Harvard Divinity School, where I studied Buddhism and comparative religion and ethics. For eight years I worked as an attorney for the Port Authority of NY & NJ in the fields of real estate and appellate practice.
In 1992 I returned to the Town of Poughkeepsie to my family home and and began practicing immigration law.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    International Law
    Human Rights, Imports & Exports
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Placeholder image for jurisdictions.
New York University School of Law
LL.M. (1992) | International Law
New York University School of Law Logo
New York University School of Law
J.D. (1977)
New York University School of Law Logo
Harvard University
B.A. (1970) | Government
Honors: National Merit Scholarship
Harvard University Logo
Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 1604289
- Current
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Catholic Migration Services, Inc., Brooklyn and Queens, NY
Board of Directors
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Association of the Bar of the City of New York
Immigration Law Committee
Placeholder image for professional associations.
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
Law Offices of Ann Barcher
31 Old Farms Rd.
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
Toll-Free: (845) 462-1881
Fax: (845) 462-4400
31 Old Farms Rd.
Poughkeepsie , NY 12603
Telephone: (845) 462-1881
Notice: Please call or email to schedule an appointment. Phone: 845-462-1881 or 845-462-4400. Email:
Toggle tool

There are no recently viewed profiles.

There are no saved profiles.

There are no profiles to compare.