January 12, 2016

Legal Services

What We Do

We provide legal representation to those with immigration issues.

Intake is on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our immigration lawyers are Paul S. Sonenberg and Morgen Morrissette. Paul can be reached at 614-235-5747; Morgen can be reached at 614-456-1527 or mmorrissette@cris-ohio.org. 

The services we provide include but are not limited to the following Petitions and Applications and Hearings:

  • I-90 Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card
  • I-129F Petition for Alien Fiance(e)
  • I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
  • I-131 Application for Travel Document
  • I-134/Invitation Letter
  • I-360 VAWA
  • I-485 Application to Adjust Status
  • I-589 Application for Asylum
  • I-601 and I-601A Waiver and Provisional Waivers
  • I-730 Refugee/Asylee Petition
  • I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions of Residence
  • I-765 Application for Employment Authorization
  • I-821 TPS (Temporary Protected Status)
  • I-821D DACA (deferred action for childhood arrivals)
  • I-864 Affidavit of Support
  • DS-260 Visa –consulate processing
  • I-912 Request for Fee Waiver
  • I-918 U Visa
  • N-400 Application for Naturalization
  • N-600 Application for Certification of Citizenship
  • N-648 Disability Waivers
  • RFE (request for evidence)
  • Responses to Notices of Intent to Revoke or Intent to Deny
  • Congressional Inquiries
  • Representation with Asylum hearings at the Chicago Asylum Office
  • Representation in front of the Immigration Court in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Representation in local CIS offices (Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati)
  • Board of Immigration Appeals


Anyone with an immigration issue, regardless of status, is eligible. Intake is on a first come first served basis. A maximum of 13 people are seen per intake day. We see the first 10 who come in the office between 9 and Noon; and another 3 between 3 and 4:30 p.m. We charge $20.00 CASH for the intake consultation.

Follow up appointments will be scheduled as necessary. Fees for service will be discussed during the intake consultation. 

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