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Margaret Miller, Managing Attorney

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Margaret Miller, MargaretMillerLaw.com

Excellence in Education

In 1989, the firm’s Managing Immigration Attorney, Margaret Miller, received a Juris Doctor degree from U.C. Davis, School of Law with the top honor of Order of the Coif, having graduated in the top 10% of her law school class. She received numerous American Jurisprudence Awards. She graduated University in San Francisco with Magna Cum Laude honors in 1985. In 1989, Ms. Miller was admitted to the State Bar of California.

Former U.S. Immigration Officer

Margaret Miller, the firm’s Managing Immigration Lawyer , was admitted to practice law 30 years ago. She served as a U.S. CIS Immigration officer for nearly 10 years. She served as an Asylum Officer in the U.S. Immigration San Francisco Asylum Office and decided over 7000 asylum cases for the U.S. Immigration Service (INS / USCIS). She also decided Withholding of Deportation Cases, Stowaway Cases, and Work Authorization Applications. As a U.S. Immigration Officer and Asylum Officer she was responsible for deciding asylum cases in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. This included political asylum, asylum based on religion, FGM asylum, LGBT Asylum and other sensitive asylum cases.

As one of the first Asylum Officers in the U.S. government’s new Asylum program, Ms. Miller re-drafted the U.S. Government’s Operations Instructions which were then published and became formal policy for all of the Asylum Offices in the entire United States. Her decisions on asylum cases were used as training tools for Asylum Officers in every Asylum Office in the United States. She was given the authority to train new Asylum Officers who were then certified as Officers based solely on her training.

Immigration Attorney Margaret Miller has extensive knowledge of the inner-workings of the U.S. CIS and the U.S. affirmative asylum system. Asylum Lawyer Margaret Miller’s knowledge both as a former Asylum Officer and Immigration Lawyer allow her clients to receive the highest level of legal representation. She has a depth of understanding of how the U.S. Immigration system will view each client’s particular asylum case or other case leading to a significant advantage to her clients.

She provides her clients with a safe and confidential environment in which to discuss their case. Her real world knowledge of the U.S. Immigration system is a strong benefit to each of her clients. Because of her extensive work as an Asylum Officer with US Immigration, she is equipped to handle asylum cases from all regions of the world. With Asylum Attorney Margaret Miller, you will receive the highest level of legal representation in your asylum case or other immigration case.

Lecture Series on Asylum Law

Immigration Lawyer Margaret Miller has lectured on Asylum Law and Asylum Practice at the Santa Clara University School of Law. She is preparing a lecture on asylum law practice for the U.C. Davis School of Law.

Prestigious Skadden Arps Fellowship

Margaret Miller, was awarded the prestigious Skadden Arps Fellowship from the #2 law firm in the United States. As a Skadden Fellow, Margaret represented immigrants and engaged in civil rights litigation. She worked as a Skadden Fellow Immigration Attorney at the International Institute of the East Bay (now the International Institute of the Bay Area).

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Working Experience

Former U.S. Immigration Officer (INS, now CIS)
Ms. Miller, the firm’s Managing Attorney, was admitted to practice law 30 years ago.  She served as a U.S. Immigration officer for nearly 10 years. She served as an Asylum Officer in the U.S. Immigration San Francisco Asylum Office and decided over 7000 asylum cases for the U.S. Immigration Service. She also decided Withholding of Deportation cases, stowaway cases, and Work Authorization applications. As a US Immigration officer she was responsible for deciding asylum cases in California, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and Hawaii. As one of the first Asylum Officers in San Francisco’s new Asylum program, Ms. Miller re-drafted the U.S. Operations Instructions which were then published and became formal policy for all of the Asylum Offices in the United States.  Her decisions on asylum cases were used as training tools for Asylum Officers in every Asylum Office in the United States.  She was given the authority to train new Asylum Officers who were then certified as Officers based solely on her training. The firm’s Managing Attorney has extensive knowledge of the inner-workings of the U.S. CIS and the U.S. affirmative asylum system. Ms. Miller’s knowledge both as a former Asylum Officer and Immigration Attorney allow her clients to receive the highest level of legal representation.  She has a depth of understanding of how the U.S. Immigration system will view each client’s particular asylum case or other case leading to a significant advantage to her clients. She provides her clients with a safe and confidential environment in which to discuss their case.  Her real world knowledge of the U.S. Immigration system is a strong benefit to each of her clients.  Because of her extensive work as an Asylum Officer with US Immigration, she is equipped to handle asylum cases from all regions of the world.

Testimonials

Rewarding feedback from our satisfied clients

Very kind lawyer!

Margaret represented me in my asylum case and I was granted very fast. She actually knew everything about asylum and got me ready for my interview. She spent a long time interviewing me and a lot of time getting reports about my country. She treats you like you are a real member of her family and it obvious that she cares. This is hard to find in a lawyer these days. If you care about your case and your life, hire this lawyer.

Chen

She’s very professional in her dealings and very kind!

I consulted attorney Margaret regarding my asylum case, she provided poignant answers that covered my concerns. She possesses a great deal of information about asylum since she was an officer herself. She very professional in her dealings and very kind!

Saba K.

Best Immigration Attorney in world!

She is the best Attorney ever and I hired her and she has got me my very complicated Asylum Approved and she is very knowledgeable and extremely experienced and professional.  She really did her best and got my case Approved and I would recommend her to everyone I know. Really thank you for your efforts.
Thanks!

Ahmad A.

Immigration Law Firm, Immigration Lawyer, Immigration Lawyers, Immigration Attorney, Immigration Attorneys, Asylum Law Firm, Asylum Lawyer, Asylum Lawyers, Asylum Attorney, Asylum Attorneys, practicing in California in the San Francisco Bay Area including San Francisco, South San Francisco, Colma, Daly City, Pacifica, Millbrae, Belmont, San Carlos, Burlingame, Redwood City, Menlo Park, San Mateo, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Santa Clara, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Cupertino, San Jose, North San Jose, West San Jose, Downtown San Jose, East San Jose, South San Jose, Morgan Hill, Gilroy, San Martin, Hollister, Oakland, Antioch, Mountain House, Campbell, Tracy, Livermore, Pleasanton, Concord, Dublin, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, Union City, Newark, Hayward, Fremont, Milpitas.  Providing help with Asylum, Green cards, Greencards, Legal Residency, Citizenship, Naturalization, Marriage to U.S. citizen, family petitions, political asylum, religious asylum, gender asylum, LGBT asylum, LGBTQ Asylum, female genital mutilation asylum, FGM, orientation asylum. 

Key words and not a statement of fact: best asylum lawyer, best immigration lawyer, best asylum attorney, best immigration attorney. 

All countries represented including Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Afghanistan, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh Belarus Benin Bhutan Bolivia Bosnia and Herzegovina Botswana Brazil  Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile China, Hong Kong,  Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Congo-Brazzaville, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Hungary, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Burma, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine State, Palestinian, Papua New Guinea, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Spain, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Yemen, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Representing throughout entire United States including Seattle, Portland, Los Angeles, Anaheim, Las Vegas NV, Phoenix AZ, Salt Lake City, UT, Santa Fe New Mexico, Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Miami, Florida, Atlanta, Savanah, Georgia, Hawaii, Boise Idaho, Chicago, Illinois, Indianapolis Indiana, Des Moines Iowa, Topeka Kansas, Kentucky, New Orleans, Louisiana, Baton Rouge, Maine, Maryland, Boston Massachusetts, Detroit Michigan, Minneapolis Minnesota, St. Paul, Jackson Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Washington D.C., Lincoln, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York City, New York, Albany, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Columbus, Ohio, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Nashville, Tennessee, Austen TX, Texas, Houston, Salt Lake City, Utah, Vermont, Richmond Virginia, Charleston, West Virginia, Madison, Wisconsin, Cheyenne Wyoming, Alaska, Delaware, Annapolis Maryland.