Bruce Brian Dizengoff
  • Immigration Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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Summary

For many years I served as a federal prosecutor, an attorney supervisor and a project manager, working for the U.S. Departments of Justice (INS) and Homeland Security (ICE). Now I am pleased to serve the needs of the immigrant communities in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and beyond. I offer a broad range of immigration services, including family-based immigration, naturalization, deportation and removal defense, political asylum, waivers of inadmissibility, non-immigrant visas and deferred action. I believe that the United States has achieved its greatness, first and foremost, because we are a nation of immigrants. Our country is at its best when each person makes his or her own unique contribution, and together we celebrate the diversity of our great nation. I am proud to be able to use my background and training to help enable people to achieve the American dream.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
Pennsylvania
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Adjunct Professor
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Attorney
Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
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Assistant Chief Counsel
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ICE
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Represented the agency in Immigration Court and before the Board of Immigration Appeals. Counseled enforcement agents on matters of law and policy. Prepared specialized legal briefs and responded to administrative motions on behalf of the agency.
Deputy District Counsel; Assistant District Counsel
U.S Department of Justice, INS
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Supervised attorneys and support staff. Issued work assignments and monitored progress. Trained and developed office personnel. Served as Acting Appellate Counsel and Acting District Counsel upon request. Managed the Employer Sanctions/ Civil Document Fraud Program. Coordinated the Criminal Alien/Institutional Hearing Program. Instructed INS officers on immigration law and courtroom testimony. Represented INS management in EEO/MSPB cases. Represented the agency in Immigration Court and Before the Board of Immigration Appeals, with exposure in federal and state courts.
Judicial Law Clerk
Superior Court of New Jersey
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Researched opinions and bench memoranda. Analyzed and advised on civil motions.
Education
Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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LEAP Instructor - Taught course in criminal justice to Philadelphia public high school students. Research Assistant - Researched precedents and assisted professor in developing curriculum for Law and Psychiatry Course.
Honors: Dean's List, four semesters. Distinguished Class Performance - Law, Family and Society.
Activities: Temple Law, Education and Participation Program (LEAP). Research Assistant.
Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (1985) | Administration of Justice
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Honors: Graduated Magna cum laude. Dean's List, eight semesters. University Scholars Program. Human Development Honors Society.
Activities: Ogontz Campus News, writer.
Awards
Award Recognizing Twenty Years of U.S. Government Service
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Superior Accomplishment Award
U.S. Department of Justice, INS
Outstanding Performance Award
U.S. Department of Justice, INS
Outstanding Performance Award
U.S. Department of Justice
Outstanding Performance Award
U.S. Department of Justice
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (Philadelphia Chapter)
Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Influence of an Administration of Justice Educational Background on Attitudes and Beliefs Concerning the Adequacy of Imprisonment
Thesis
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered

Q. Can I sponsor my grandmother for legal residency if parent is dead?
A: It is wonderful that you are interested in trying to sponsor your elderly grandmother. However, the grandparent / grandchild relationship unfortunately does not result in eligibility for family sponsored lawful permanent residence. Perhaps your grandmother could benefit from another approach. For example, your grandmother may be eligible to enter the United States as a visitor for pleasure with a B-2 non-immigrant visa. You would be well advised to consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in immigration and nationality law, for a full analysis of potential solutions that may benefit your grandmother. Best of luck to you both!
Q. As a PR since 2006, I accidently voted in 2008 (I didn't know
A: Unlawful voting or otherwise making a false claim to United States citizenship is a serious violation that carries with it severe immigration consequences. Misconduct of this nature constitutes a ground of inadmissibility, as well as a basis for placement in removal proceedings. Under the circumstances, you would be well advised to consult a licensed attorney specializing in immigration and nationality law. Good luck to you.
Q. Im on a tourist visa. I married my US citizen boyfriend here in Texas. Can I stay and have change of Status.
A: Congratulations on your marriage! You are able to adjust your status from that of a tourist to to that of a lawful permanent resident (LPR) based upon your marriage to a U.S. citizen. In fact, your legal entry into the United States would excuse any unlawful presence or unlawful employment in this country, if your U.S. citizen spouse petitions for you to become an LPR. Of course, your eligibility to adjust status to that of LPR assumes that there are no other adverse or disqualifying factors present in your case. You would be well advised to consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in immigration and nationality law to help you and your husband present the best possible case. Good luck to you both!
Q. What is the first step in becoming a U.S. citizen I am Costa Rican and married to an American for 3 years with a child?
A: The first step would be for your U.S. citizen spouse to file with USCIS a Form I-130, "Petition for Alien Relative," as well as supporting documentation establishing that your marriage is genuine. In addition, you would need to file a Form I-485, "Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status," along with additional forms and supporting documentation establishing that you are eligible to adjust status. Assuming you entered the United States legally, any unlawful presence and any unlawful employment in this country would be excused. This is the case because your application is based upon marriage to a U.S. citizen. Your eligibility to adjust status assumes that there are no other adverse or disqualifying factors present in your case. You and your spouse should expect to be interviewed by a USCIS officer as part of the adjudicative process. Assuming your case were favorably adjudicated, you would then receive your lawful permanent resident (LPR) status. You would then become eligible to file a Form N-400, "Application for Naturalization," after three years of continuous residence as an LPR assuming you and your husband remain together. You would be able to file your Form N-400 up to 90 days prior to meeting the eligibility requirements. You and your spouse would be well advised to consult with a licensed attorney who specializes in immigration and nationality law. Good luck to you both!
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