Rebecca Niburg

Rebecca Niburg

Elpis Legal LLC
  • Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate, Gov & Administrative Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland
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Immigration attorney with over a decade experience as an immigration officer for the federal government. Bringing that specialized knowledge and expertise to help navigate an increasingly complex immigration law system. Serving Maryland and DC.

Practice Areas
    Immigration Law
    Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
    Appeals & Appellate
    Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
    Gov & Administrative Law
    Administrative Law, Legislative & Government Affairs
Video Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
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  • WhatsApp
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    In most circumstances, we work on a flat fee arrangement so there are no surprises as the case progresses.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Maryland Court of Appeals
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  • French: Written
  • Russian: Written
Professional Experience
Elpis Legal LLC
- Current
Boutique immigration firm specializing in humanitarian aid for children and their families. With over a decade of federal immigration officer experience, we know how to pursue every remedy diligently with minimal complications. Specialize in asylum, SIJ, family based immigration, U visas, and more.
Pro Bono Coordinating Attorney
Mentor and support pro bono attorneys to handle immigration cases for unaccompanied children.
Supervisory Immigration Services Officer
USCIS - Potomac Service Center
Supervise a team of officers adjudicating family based petitions, green card renewals, and work authorization forms.
USCIS - Administrative Appeals Office
Adjudicate the appeal of employment based immigrant petitions (EB2, EB3, other workers) and U visa applications after initial denial.
USDOJ - Office of Immigration Litigation
Appear in front of US Courts of Appeals on behalf of the Attorney General in immigration matters.
Washington University School of Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. | International Studies
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Professional Associations
MSBA Immigration Law Section
Council Member
- Current
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NAACP Howard County branch
At-large board member
- Current
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Vice Chair of the Board
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Legal Answers
3 Questions Answered
Q. Is there any updates or exceptions on green-card holder’s laws after pandemic to stay abroad more than 6 months?
A: Good morning, The 6 month rule is less a rule and more of a guideline. Especially during these times, I certainly would make sure you had information about how COVID and travel restrictions have impacted your ability to be in the US. It will come down to whether you intended to abandon your residence here so any information you can provide showing that was not what you meant to do will be helpful. Unfortunately, we have not seen any sort of clear guidance about this so the best you can do is gather as much evidence as possible in case it becomes an issue. I would be happy to discuss this matter with you in more depth in a consultation to help you develop a plan, please feel free to contact me if that would be helpful for you. Becca Niburg
Q. If I was to marry my fiancé of 2 yrs who is a US citizen but is on parole, will that affects me getting a green card?
A: Good morning, Most times it will not matter that your fiance is on parole, but without knowing specifics of what they are on parole for, no one can fully answer your question. Immigration law is very complicated so many things may affect whether you can get status through marriage. I am located near Columbia MD and would be happy to discuss the specifics and options with you during a consultation. Thanks, Becca Niburg Elpis Legal LLC
Q. My I-485 was denied because I didn’t file I-864 along with it. In the denial letter it says Im not allowed to appeal.
A: Good morning, Fortunately, as one of the other attorneys stated, you are only stuck in part 2 of the process so your underlying reason for being eligible still applies. Because you did not submit the I-864 the first time, you will need to reapply. My firm is located just outside of Baltimore and would be happy to assist you with this. You can reach us at 443.741.2258. Thank you, Becca Niburg Elpis Legal LLC
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Elpis Legal LLC
324 Main Street #686
Laurel, MD 20725
Telephone: (443) 741-2258
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: Our phone lines are monitored after hours in case of emergencies.
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