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Matthew Kolken
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Fighting the good fight with bloody knuckles.
Fighting the good fight with bloody knuckles.

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Green Cards Approved for Husband and Wife Living without Documentation for Over Twenty Years
I just received the approval notices granting lawful permanent residency for a husband and wife who had been living in the country without authorization for over twenty years. It always feels amazing to be able to tell someone that they no longer have to fe...
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Green Card Issued for Unaccompanied Minor from Central America
I just learned that one of my clients, a Central American unaccompanied minor, has received his Green Card putting a permanent end to the threat of deportation. This case had a bumpy road, as I was first able to obtain his release from detention, and obtain...
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Cancelled Immigration Court Hearings Grow as Shutdown Continues
Via TRAC: Since the beginning of the federal government shutdown, most Immigration Court hearingsĀ  have been cancelled . As of January 11, the estimated number of cancellations reached 42,726. Each week the shutdown continues, cancelled hearings will likely...
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A review from a satisfied client:
I am full of thankful praise for the law firm of Kolken and Kolken for successfully petitioning our L1 visas (L-1A). We were referred to Mr Matthew Kolken after we were turned down by a reputable immigration attorney who said our case is too risky with a 70...
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Matthew Kolken on the Shutdown over Funding for Trump's Wall
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Matthew Kolken quoted in Business Insider:
Matthew Kolken, an immigration attorney in Buffalo, New York, echoed these sentiments and suggested an alternative to a physical border wall. "As I like to say the most effective wall is an immigration law that permits immigrants to come here legally," Kolk...
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Provisional Stateside Waiver Approved
Provisional Stateside Waiver approved for a citizen of India. The immigrant visa application is in process, and once issued will allow our client, a spouse of a naturalized United States citizen, to return to this country with a Green Card.
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Asylum Approved for Citizen of Yemen
Another asylum application approved, this time on behalf of a citizen of Yemen, overcoming Trump's travel ban. The application was affirmatively filed in August 2018, and was approved by the Trump administration 45 days after the interview was scheduled T...
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Retired Judges Call on ICE to Halt Immigration Arrests at Courthouses
For Immediate Release: December 12, 2018 Retired Judges Call on ICE to Halt Immigration Arrests at Courthouses 68 Former Judges from 23 States Urge ICE Acting Director to Treat Courthouses Like Schools & Hospitals, Where ICE Limits Arrests Today, a prominen...
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A Review From a Satisfied Client
After receiving the notice for my case, I was wrought with uncertainty and worry. I did not know the next steps I should take. After hearing many accolades of his work, I went to discuss my matter with Matthew Kolken. While I did not know what to do, Kolken...
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