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Bruce Brian Dizengoff

Bruce Brian Dizengoff

Dizengoff & Yost
  • Immigration Law
  • New Jersey, Pennsylvania
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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
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
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  • Free Consultation
    we offer free consultations in person or over the phone
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Jersey
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Dizengoff & Yost
- Current
Adjunct Professor
West Chester University of Pennsylvania
- Current
Greg Prosmushkin, P.C.
Assistant Chief Counsel
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, ICE
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
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
Researched opinions and bench memoranda. Analyzed and advised on civil motions.
Temple University Beasley School of Law
J.D. (1988) | Law
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.
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Pennsylvania State University - University Park
B.S. (1985) | Administration of Justice
Honors: Graduated Magna cum laude. Dean's List, eight semesters. University Scholars Program. Human Development Honors Society.
Activities: Ogontz Campus News, writer.
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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)
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) (Philadelphia Chapter)
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Articles & Publications
The Influence of an Administration of Justice Educational Background on Attitudes and Beliefs Concerning the Adequacy of Imprisonment
Websites & Blogs
Immigration Lawyer Philadelphia
Green Card Immigration Lawyer Philadelphia
Affordable Immigration Lawyer
Adjustment of Status Immigration Lawyer Philadelphia
Deportation Defense Immigration Lawyer Philadelphia
Immigration Lawyer Philadelphia Blog
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!
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Dizengoff & Yost
1117 East Passyunk Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19147
Telephone: (267) 223-5862
Monday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Tuesday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 7 PM (Today)
Friday: 11 AM - 7 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Saturday and Sunday appointments
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