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Immigration and Naturalization

As the grandson and great-grandson of immigrants to the United States of America, and as an Immigration and Naturalization Attorney, Edward W. Pilot, Esq. understands and appreciates the contributions which generations upon generations of immigrants have made to our land of opportunity. 


From I.M. Pei to Andrew Carnegie, Felix Frankfurter to Carlos Santana, Claudette Colbert to Henry Kissinger, and Albert Einstein to Hakeem Olajuwon, immigrants have made indelible imprints on our nation’s architecture, business, law, music, performing arts, politics, science and sports. Mr. Pilot has dedicated his practice of immigration law to assist current and future generations of immigrants in pursuing their American Dreams and in continuing to add value to our great country.


Mr. Pilot zealously represents individuals, families and businesses before all California State Courts, United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) District Offices and Immigration Courts throughout the United States, the United States District Court for the Central District of California, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.


Mr. Pilot's Immigration Law practice also encompasses:


  • Employment Based (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5 and National Interest Waiver) Applications For 

      Adjustment Of Status [Green Card]


  • Family Based (F1, F2A, F2B, F3, and F4) Applications For Adjustment Of Status [Green Card]


  • Nicaraguan Adjustment & Central American Relief (NACARA) Based Applications For
    Adjustment Of Status [Green Card]


  • Battered Spouse (VAWA) Based Applications For Adjustment Of Status [Green Card]

  • Asylum, Withholding, and Torture Convention Relief Applications

  • Legal Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal Applications [Green Card]


  • Non-Legal Permanent Resident Cancellation of Removal Applications [Green Card]


  • Employment Based Non-Immigrant Visas (e.g. H-1B)


  • Employment Authorization Applications


  • Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals Applications (DACA) 


  • Bonds


  • Waivers/Provisional Waivers 

  • Naturalization Applications (United States Citizenship)



    Mr. Pilot has represented clients from over 50 countries, including:


Cameroon, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Kenya,
Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Sierra Leone,
Senegal, South Africa,Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda
China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Pakistan,
Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam
Central America and The Caribbean
Belize, El Salvador, Guadaloupe, Guatemala, Honduras,
Jamaica, and Trinidad & Tobago
Armenia, Belgium, England, Estonia, France, Ireland, Italy,
Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia
Middle East 
Egypt, Iran, Israel, Lebanon and Syria
North America
Canada, Mexico and the United States of America
South America
Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru
In excess of 75 individuals have been granted Asylum, Withholding, and/or Torture Convention Relief, NACARA
and Cancellation of Removal as a result of Mr. Pilot's representation.
More than 150 individuals have become Legal Permanent Residents of the United States of America and have received their Green Cards as a result of Mr. Pilot's representation.
Over 200 individuals have become Naturalized Citizens of the United States of America as a result of Mr. Pilot's representation.

After becoming Legal Permanent Residents or Naturalized Citizens, several of Mr. Pilot's clients have
successfully petitioned for their immediate family members living abroad to be granted Immigrant
Visas and reunite with their family in the United States of America.
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