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Immigration Law

At Law Kessler, we understand that the path to a new life in a different country can be a maze of complex legal procedures and paperwork. Our dedicated team specializes in providing comprehensive services tailored to the unique needs of immigrants from all over the world. Although we are based in West Michigan, we can take cases and represent clients from around the United States.

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Detention and Immigration Court

If you, your friends, or relatives find yourself in trouble with ICE or Immigration, we can help whether you are in custody or already have a deportation hearing. We represent clients in all types of immigration court proceedings. We can take cases from all across the country, whether they are detained at the border in Texas or here in Grand Rapids (Battle Creek).

We support clients in:

  • Deportation / Removal Hearings
  • Appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
  • Getting released from custody
  • Immigration bonds
  • Applying for Asylum (see section below)

Asylum / Withholding of Removal

Many people cannot return to their home countries because of the political situation, persecution they would face, or many other reasons. We can guide you through the process of applying for asylum or some other type of relief to be able to stay in the United States.

We support clients in:

  • Applying for asylum as part of your immigration court case
  • Deciding whether to apply for asylum or withholding of removal
  • Researching and gathering evidence to support your case
  • What you can expect in asylum or credible fear interviews

Family Immigration

Family is at the heart of your journey. We offer compassionate legal help with the following and more.

We support clients in:

  • Filing petitions for family members (I-130 and more)
  • Assisting with spousal and fiancé(e) visas
  • Managing the legalities of bringing relatives to the U.S.
  • Resolving family-based immigration disputes
Immigrant family moves into new home


When you are the victim of a crime, the last thing you want to worry about is your immigration status. Fortunately, victims of certain crimes are eligible to apply for a special visa called a U-visa. This can be a lengthy process that requires gathering lots of evidence. We can help you, so it is one less thing for you to worry about.

We support clients in:

  • Determining if they are eligible for a U-visa
  • Requesting documentation of the crime, even if it happened a long time ago
  • Obtaining certification from the appropriate law enforcement agency
  • Completing the extensive paperwork to start the application process


Our citizenship services are designed to simplify the naturalization process.

We support clients in:

  • Understanding eligibility requirements
  • Preparing and reviewing citizenship applications
  • Coaching for the citizenship interview and test
  • Addressing issues of dual citizenship
  • Advocating for clients with special considerations
Attorney Richard Kessler with client who receives citizenship


We are here to help in all facets of employment law. Learn more about our employment law services here.

We support clients in:

  • Assisting with employment authorization documentation
  • Addressing the challenges faced by employers hiring foreign workers
  • Guiding clients through the process of obtaining green cards through employment
  • Handling cases involving labor certifications
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Immigrant receives citizenship including license and passport


Navigating the visa system can be overwhelming.

We support clients in:

  • Securing work, student, or tourist visas
  • Handling H1B employment visas for skilled workers
  • Providing advice on visa renewals and changes in visa status
  • Facilitating investor and business-related visas
  • Overcoming visa denials

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Our clients are our top priority. From initial consultation to the realization of your immigration goals, we stand by you at every turn, providing insights, legal advice, and reassurance. If you or someone you know is seeking help with immigration matters, contact us to schedule a consultation.

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