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Raymond  Lahoud

Raymond Lahoud

Pennsylvania's Leading Immigration Attorney
  • Immigration Law
  • Board of Immigration Appeals, New York
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Raymond Lahoud, a Partner at Norris McLaughlin, PA, and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, focuses primarily on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and the surrounding region). His practice includes Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, and VAWA applications. Ray also has a long history of political and business management expertise. Ray also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers. His practice focuses specifically on Deportation Defense, at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Circuit Court levels. He has defended individuals against deportation across the United States. In state and federal appellate courts, he seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the commencement of the deportation. He also represents individuals who overstayed their visas or entered the United States without inspection. Ray has received numerous accolades. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area. He has also recently been named in the Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40. In law school, Ray earned Deans List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal.

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
    Free consultations are provided in person, in prison, in immigration custody, over the phone and, over a secured internet service.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    All major credit cards are accepted, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Rates vary by the matter provided. Normally, Immigration Law matters are provided flat fees, while Deportation Matters are provided a "cap" amount and are billed from that point forward. Norris McLaughlin provides value based billing, so that all clients pay the price for the work provided.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Board of Immigration Appeals
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New York
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2nd Circuit
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3rd Circuit
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9th Circuit
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Court of Federal Claims
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Court of International Trade
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The Immigration Courts: Executive Office for Immigration Review
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US District Court for the Southern District of New York
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United States Court for the Armed Forces
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United States Tax Court
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  • Arabic: Spoken, Written
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner and Chair of the Immigration Practice Group
Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
- Current
The Immigration Law Group is skilled in all types of immigration matters and representation before the nation’s immigration-related agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Executive Office for Immigration Review, Board of Immigration Appeals, Department of State, United States Embassies and Consulates, Department of Labor, and any other federal agency, whether in the United States or overseas. The attorneys in the Immigration Law Group are experience members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. The Norris McLaughlin Immigration Practice is broad in scope, with extensive national and global capabilities, to serve individuals and families; small, mid-size, and large businesses; national and international corporations; non-profits, hospitals, universities, colleges, and research institutions; manufacturers, importers, exporters, investors, and others, to allow for ease in clients’ global mobility.
Managing Attorney, Deportation Defense - New York City
Baurkot & Baurkot: The Immigration Law & Deportation Defense Firm
While at Baurkot & Baurkot, Immigration Attorney Raymond Lahoud has handled an extensive amount of immigration, appellate and deportation matters across the nation, with his focus on New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Attorney Lahoud has handled the toughest of deportation and immigration matters, ranging from your basic family petitions, to the grants of asylum, cancellation of removal, Board of Immigration Appeals and oral arguments, Petitions for Review before several federal circuit courts, bond hearings and, among other areas of practice, habeas petitions challenging the due process concerns of certain removal/deportation proceedings as well as the mandatory detention of immigrants for long periods of time, without the possibility of relief.
Incoming Associate
Sullivan & Cromwell LLP
Private Equity Director
Macquarie Group, Inc
Lehigh University
B.A. | English
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Georgetown University Law Center
J.D. | Law
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40 Under 40 Award
Lehigh Valley Business
The award celebrates 40 of the Greater Lehigh Valley's most accomplished young businessmen and women who have been making headlines in their field and who share a commitment to business growth, professional excellence and to the community.
Empire State Counsel Award
New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs
Recognized for substantial pro bono immigration law related work for disadvantaged families.
Empire State Counsel Award
New York State Bar Association Department of Pro Bono Affairs
Recognized for substantial pro bono immigration law related work for disadvantaged families.
Williams Award
Lehigh University
Established in 1908 by Edward H. Williams, professor of geology and mechanical engineering, the Williams Prize recognizes outstanding work in writing and performance., Senior Award in Advanced Humanities Writing, Lehigh University
President's Scholar
Lehigh University
The President’s Scholar Program recognizes outstanding academic achievement by undergraduate students at Lehigh University by providing a fifth year of study free of tuition., President's Scholar, Lehigh University.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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New York State Bar Assocation
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New York County Lawyers Association
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American Bar Association
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New York State Bar Association
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New York City Bar Association
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National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
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American Civil Liberties Union - New York and Pennsylvania
Pro Bono Case - Outside Counsel
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Activities: Provide pro bono, outside counsel assistance to immigration and deportation cases that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is litigating.
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Speaking Engagements
The Rights and Responsibilities of Employers in Immigration Compliance, Human Resources and Immigration, Denver, Colorado
Society for Human Resource Management
A live seminar on the rights and responsibilities of employers when hiring new employees, managing an I-9 Compliance System, How and When to Conduct an Internal Audit, and What to Do When ICE Conducts a Workplace Raid.
SHRM-SCP (Immigration Employment Matters)
Websites & Blogs
Pennsylvania Immigration Lawyers
Raymond Lahoud, Esquire - Attorney Profile, Norris McLaughlin, P.A.
Immigration Matters
Legal Answers
25 Questions Answered
Q. Can I apply for green card only with my b1/b2 visa without I-94 form?
A: A good question that needs more of an analysis. Did you get a stamp on your passport? Have you searched for an electronic I-94?
Q. I want to make for my son in-low I130- while he exceeded 18 but when I married his father was under 18 years old
A: More information is needed to better assist. Nonetheless, one important question is whether the beneficiary is a step child. If your step son was under 18 when you were married, you may have options.
Q. What are the consequences for an US citizen overstaying visa in Ghana, if he doesn't have money to pay the fees?
A: This looks like a scam. Please contact the local US Consulate.
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Contact & Map
Norris McLaughlin, PA: Immigration Law Group
Allentown Office
515 Hamilton Street
Suite 502
Allentown, PA 18101
Toll-Free: (888) 440-4872
Telephone: (484) 544-0022
Cell: (484) 544-0014
Fax: (610) 628-2481
Norris McLaughlin, PA: Immigration Law Practice Group
Easton, PA Office
205 South 7th Street
Easton, PA 18042
Toll-Free: (888) 440-4872
Telephone: (484) 544-0022
Fax: (610) 628-2481
Norris McLaughlin & Marcus: Immigration Law Group
New Jersey Office
400 Crossing Blvd.
8th Floor
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Toll-Free: (888) 440-4872
Telephone: (908) 821-1868
Fax: (610) 628-2481
Norris McLaughlin: Immigration Law Group
New York City Office
7 Times Swuare
21st Floor
New York City, NY 10036
Toll-Free: (888) 440-4872
Telephone: (212) 904-0285
Fax: (610) 628-2481
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