Caridad Pastor

Caridad Pastor

Over 30 years of experience handling complex immigration cases
  • Immigration Law
  • Michigan, New York
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I graduated from NYU Law School in 1989 and began practicing immigration law in 1990. I focus on immigration court cases, federal district court immigration cases and U.S. courts of appeals immigration cases. My practice is nationwide. I have appeared in immigration courts all over the country including New York City; Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio; Tucson, Arizona; Chicago, Illinois; and Los Angeles, California.

I am ready to fight for you whether you seeking to stay with your family or a company who has been denied hiring the best talent from abroad.

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
Video Conferencing
  • Skype
  • Zoom
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Zelle available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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New York
New York State Office of Court Administration
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2nd Circuit
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6th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Albanian: Spoken, Written
  • Arabic: Spoken
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Turkish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Managing Attorney
Pastor Associates
- Current
I founded this firm which now has offices in New York City, Troy, Michigan and Dearborn, Michigan. The firm only handles immigration matters and concentrates primarily in federal court immigration litigation including denial of work visas, denaturalizations, etc.
New York University School of Law
J.D. (1989)
Honors: Root Tilden Snow Scholar
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Professional Associations
Federal Bar Association - National
- Current
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National Immigration Lawyers Project
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Current
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Legal Answers
5 Questions Answered
Q. What steps are needed for a U.S. citizen to marry an ecuadorian?
A: Thank you for contacting our office. The main question I have is where are you both going to live once married. If in Ecuador, you need an Ecuadorian immigration attorney. If in the USA, you need a US immigration attorney. Does he want to move the children with him to the USA? Otherwise you would not need a sworn statement from the mother. I think you need to decide these things first and then contact the appropriate lawyer. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Q. I'm a US Citizen and I want to petition my brother to come the USA but he's married. Can i still petition for him?
A: As a U.S. citizen, you can petition for your brother. Whether his kid is included depends on whether he qualifies as a derivative. The waits for sibling petitions are very long so keep that in mind.
Q. On my I-94 it said entry until April 2024 and class of admissions is DT. What is DT? What are my options I got married?
A: DT is a parole and it stands for parole issued at Port of Entry. You state you are already married. As long as it is a real marriage and not just for immigration purposes you have a few options. Best to consult with an immigration attorney.
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Contact & Map
Pastor and Associates
11 Broadway
Suite 1005
New York, NY 10004
Telephone: (917) 946-5064
Monday: 9 PM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Thursday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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