Ms. Armstrong earned her juris doctorate from the North Carolina Central University School of Law Evening Division and her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her eighteen years of practicing law, Ms. Armstrong has served on the staff of two U.S. Senators as Immigration Counsel.
In her private immigration law practice, Ms. Armstrong has represented numerous families, employers, and employees. She has successfully submitted nonimmigrant visa petitions for H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O-1, P-1, and R-1 temporary workers, immigrant visa applications in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 categories, VAWA and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions, and PERM labor certification applications.
Representative clients include the Kruger Brothers, Davidson Brothers, and Toy Hearts.
- Immigration Law
- North Carolina
- Armstrong Law Offices PLLC
- - Current
- In her private immigration law practice, Ms. Armstrong has represented numerous families, employers, and employees. She has submitted I-601 waiver petitions as well as nonimmigrant visa petitions for H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O-1, P-1, and R-1 temporary workers, immigrant visa applications in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 categories, VAWA and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions, and PERM labor certification applications. Representative clients include the Kruger Brothers, Davidson Brothers, and Toy Hearts
- Immigration Counsel
- United States Senate
- Attended meetings with the Senator and state and federal officials on immigration- and Homeland Security-related issues; reviewed and analyzed immigration legislation; drafted legislative amendments; prepared written memoranda and briefed Senator and legislative staff in Washington, D.C., on legislative changes and their impact on existing laws and regulations; attended Executive Steering Committee meetings with ICE officials and county sheriffs in North Carolina’s ongoing 287(g) pilot program; met with state and local government officials, sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel, constituents and lobbying groups in North Carolina on various immigration issues, including AGJOBS, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, SEVIS, 287(g), refugees and asylees; took initiative to identify state issues affected by new and existing immigration policies and worked with senior staff to establish legislative agenda; maintained up-to-date knowledge of constantly changing rules, regulations and policies promulgated by CIS, ICE, CBP, DOS and DOL that impact immigration; advised and trained immigration caseworkers, worked as a liaison between constituents and federal agencies on the more complicated constituent cases.
- Armstrong Law Offices PLLC
- Sole practitioner in employment- and family-based immigration law practice. Set up two state offices, prepared training manuals for an associate attorney and office paralegals outlining the fundamentals of immigration law and the procedures of filing immigration applications. Prepared petitions for immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers of J-1 foreign residency requirements, labor certifications and LCAs. Prepared brochures and spoke at area hospitals to groups of registered nurses, LPNs and other health care workers to explain changing Schedule A PERM regulations and visascreen™ requirements. Lectured on “O” and “P” entertainment visa requirements at the International Bluegrass Music Association annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Worked with local community colleges to attend English as Second Language classes, explain various proposed changes in immigration legislation, and educate participants on the rules and regulations of U.S. immigration laws. Traveled to Croatia and Thailand for consular processing of nonimmigrant visas. Represented clients at family-based visa interviews in CIS district offices.
- North Carolina Central University School of Law
- J.D. | Law
- University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
- B.A. | Journalism
- North Carolina State Bar