Powell Immigration Law PC | Business, Employment and Family Immigration Law | California

Immigration Attorney

America, The Land of Opportunity




Our Passion is our Clients' Success

Powell Immigration Law is a boutique immigration firm located in San Diego, California. We handle a variety of business and family immigration cases.

We specifically focus our work on business immigration, by helping clients obtain nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based, investment-based and extraordinary ability visas for individuals as well as both small and large businesses.

What Makes Powell Immigration Law PC Stand Out

With a myriad of immigration laws and regulations, official and unofficial policies and case law, we know how overwhelming it may be to navigate your way through the U.S. immigration process and we are committed to help. We keep ourselves up-to-date with the near-constant fluctuations of immigration policy and adapt our strategies to fit current laws and adjudication trends. Powell Immigration Law is your comprehensive guide through the intricacies and nuances of the U.S. immigration system, helping you each step of the way.

The firm practices immigration law exclusively, meaning clients will be served by the attorney with extensive experience in immigration matters. We treat each case with a comprehensive and individualized touch, giving you your best odds of success.  

In order to better facilitate the immigration application process, the staff is multilingual and also able to aid clients in Russian and Spanish.

Why Choose Powell Immigration Law PC...

Dedicated Personalized Attention to our clients

No more arms-length law firms that keep you waiting on your calls and emails. Customer service and quality of prepared work is our priority, as it should be in a niche so delicate as ours. Once you hire Powell Immigration Law to handle your case, you can expect dedicated personal attention and responses to all inquiries within one business day. The immigration process can notoriously be a long one. We want your experience to be as smooth as possible.

An Attorney's Touch

Too many firms simply hand off the work of a case to paralegals with little to no oversight, sometimes resulting in mistakes that can prove to be grave. At Powell Immigration Law, we make it our priority to allot personal attorney attention to each case. While paralegals and assistants may help put your case together, it is an attorney who directs and diligently oversees each case every step of the way, and whom is always available to answer any questions you may have. 

experience of excellence

We understand immigration law and what makes a successful case with a profoundness that only experience grants. This includes an especially extensive knowledge from dealing with the most complex cases, including immigration for businessmen, startups, IT industry professionals and beyond.

Specially Crafted strategies to fit each individual case

We focus on case quality like few others do, down to the smallest  of details. By giving honest evaluations and carefully selecting cases with plausible routes to success, we are the right tool for realizing your goals. Each situation has a unique set of facts and an approach best suited to its strengths. By confronting your case with an individualized strategy set at the beginning of representation, we ensure preparation of the strongest case possible and thus your best odds of approval. Successful cookie-cutter approaches or one-size-fits-all case templates don't exist. We capitalize on that awareness. 



(202) 630-3359


San Diego, CA Office:

2667 Camino Del Rio South, 307-7
San Diego, CA 92108

Washington, DC Office:

1325 G Street NW, Suite 500 Washington, DC 20005


Areas of Practice

For more detailed information as to the many visas and immigration processes we provide assistance for, please visit our Services section. If you are wondering what plan and steps to take in approaching your immigration-related needs, please contact us.


Investor visas (i.e. the EB-5 green card) are awarded with the purpose of spurring investments in American businesses in addition to creating and preserving jobs within the United States, granting such beneficiaries lawful permanent residence as a result.

A foreign national may be deemed eligible for the EB-5 green card through his or her investing of the required amount of capital in a new U.S. commercial enterprise (at least $1 million or $500 thousand if made in a targeted employment area), benefiting the U.S. economy and creating at least ten full-time jobs for qualified U.S. individuals.

Investments may be made through traditional direct methods or through regional centers, which offer some attractiveness through the somewhat easier attainability of the EB-5 requirements.

Green cards

A Green Card grants an individual lawful permanent residence within the United States, meaning he or she may live and work here indefinitely. There are myriad pathways to obtaining this status, including family and employment-based visas, refugee/asylee status and for victims of abuse.

Entrepreneurship and startups

There are numerous ways in which entrepreneurs and startups can look to build their businesses and careers in the United States, including an assortment of employment-based visas, of which approximately 140 thousand are awarded every year. These are in turn divided between five different preference categories, ranging from individuals of extraordinary ability and multinational managers/executives to unskilled workers and immigrant investors.

This list is by no means exhaustive, as many options exist for the enterprising individual looking for the next steps in building his or her business, with one best suited for every individual case.

Employer Compliance

It is required that all U.S. employers properly complete a Form I-9 for each individual they hire, including both citizens and noncitizens. Both employees and employers (or their authorized representatives) must complete the form.

In it, employees must attest to their employment authorizations, presenting his or her employer with evidence of the employee's identity and employment authorization. It is crucial that the form is accurately verified, then retained for inspection for a designated period. 

Family-based immigration

There are two classes of family-based visa categories, one of which only pertains to the immediate relatives of United States citizens and are unlimited. Those considered to be immediate relatives include spouses, unmarried children under twenty-one years old (includes adopted orphans) and parents (provided that the citizen sponsor is at least twenty-one years old).

For non-immediate family members, there are a limited number of visas awarded every year divided into four different preference categories. These include -  Family First Preference (F1): unmarried adult offspring (over twenty-one years old) of U.S. citizens as well as their minor children; F2: the spouses, minor children and unmarried adult offspring of lawful permanent residents; F3: the married offspring of U.S. citizens as well as their spouses and minor children; and F4: the siblings of U.S. adult citizens as well as the siblings' spouses and minor children.

Temporary visas

Temporary visas may apply to a variety of individuals, including students, workers, exchange visitors and tourists. These typically expire in a specified amount of time, though changes/extensions of status may oftentimes be sought under a number of circumstances.


The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources—because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.
— Lyndon B. Johnson


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