Sheri A Benchetrit
  • Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • Florida, Michigan
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Dafna O. November 14, 2019
Caring and profesionalism Sheri was caring, attentive and nice person Most of all she was human, comprehensive, considerate and helpful She works in a good firm and their price is fair and reasonable. Our case took 1 1/2 year and she had same behaviour the whole time !

Sheri Benchetrit has more than 25 years of experience practicing law; three of them as a Magistrate in the 47th District Court in Michigan. She is a graduate of the University of Detroit School of Law and she has an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Michigan State University.

Sheri’s practice is exclusively devoted to Immigration and Nationality Law. She represents individuals who wish to live and work in the U.S., as well as businesses interested in U.S. market entry. She regularly appears before the immigration courts in Florida, as well as the Board of Immigration Appeals. Sheri has practiced before the federal courts throughout her career, handling Hague International Child Abduction matters and is currently a member of the International Child Abduction Attorney Network.

Born and raised in Michigan, Sheri now lives in Miami with her husband and three children. She is very active in her community and volunteers much of her time to local charities and to pro bono work.

She has been honored as Lawyer of the Month by Lawyers to the Rescue and has been named Executive Professional Entrepreneur of the Year for 2012 by Worldwide Who’s Who. Sheri is also AV Preeminent by her peers according to Martindale Hubbell for her ethics and legal ability.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Appeals & Appellate
Additional Practice Areas
  • E-2 Investor's Visas
  • EB 5 Visas
  • L1A intra company transfer visas
  • H1b professional visas and Labor Certifications/PERM
  • R-1 Religious worker visas
  • Family Based Immigration
  • Consular Processing
  • Naturalization
  • Waivers
  • Asylum
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan
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  • English
  • Spanish
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law
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Michigan State University
B.A. (1989)
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Executive Professional Entrepreneur of the Year
Worldwide Who’s Who
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Highest Possible Rating in Both Legal Ability & Ethical Standards by Peers
Lawyer of the Month
Lawyers to the Rescue
Professional Associations
International Child Abduction Attorney Network
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Florida State Bar
- Current
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
- Current
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Michigan State Bar
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Speaker, Mastermind Presentation with Performance Alliance Group, EB Hotel
presentation on E2 investor's visas, L1A intra company transfers, and EB 5 investor's visas
Legal Answers
66 Questions Answered
Q. My Canadian girlfriend was denied entry to the US land border south of Montreal on October 2019 on the grounds of not en
A: I would be more than happy to speak with you. When entering the US as a visitor it is always best to be prepared to document all of your ties to your home country. This can include a number of things including apartment leases, enrollment in school, bank statements, confirmation of employment. If she chooses to attempt to enter again she should be well prepared before doing so and have documentation in her hand to show to the officer.
Q. I filed a form i-130 in Florida for my son while he was illegally in the usa and the i-130 got approved what do i do nex
A: In order to answer your question, there is more information that will need to be gathered. When you say your son was illegal, it is unclear whether he is an overstay or whether he entered the US illegally. I suggest that you make an appointment with an experienced immigration attorney to make a plan for your next steps which may or may not include the filing of a waiver.

Best of luck
Q. Immigration Visa for Daughter Deported for Violating Student Visa
A: You can certainly file an I 130 to sponsor your daughter, but her place in line will be determined by her age and whether she is married. You should know that the I 130 does not give her the right to enter the US or to remain in the US while waiting for USCIS to make a decision. It is not clear as to what she did that caused CBP to deny her entry based on a violation of the conditions of her visa. Also you state that she was "deported," but it is unclear just exactly what occurred. Before advising you as to whether she would need a waiver or what type of waiver would be required, I would need some additional information. I suggest that you speak with an experienced immigration lawyer and provide documentation and a full account of your situation. ... Read More
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Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA
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