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Each day, immigrants from all over the world pursue the dream of American citizenship. Unfortunately, many immigrants lose their opportunity for U.S. citizenship because they lack proper legal representation. Immigration, citizenship and nationality are increasingly complex and dynamic areas of law. Only dedicated and experienced professionals can be expected to keep up with the demands of guiding clients through this ever changing environment.

Kazmi & Sakata is a full-service business and family immigration and nationality law firm founded by Harun Kazmi and Cliff Sakata. As experienced San Diego Immigration Attorneys, we have represented clients nationally and internationally. Our highly efficient services include a variety of immigration-related matters:

  • Business and Employment Immigration
  • Family Immigration
  • Naturalization
  • Consulate Processing
  • Corporate Law

We have represented a wide range of clients across worldwide boundaries, including: multinational corporations, partnerships, sole proprietorships, entrepreneurs, investors, teachers, students, engineers, architects, scientific researchers, specialty chefs, artists, entertainers, healthcare workers, economists, financial analysts and marketing managers.

We pride ourselves on the direct access clients have with our attorneys. A client can reach one of us any day and will not deal with paralegals or assistants, because everyone's immigration issue requires the knowledge and capabilities of an experienced immigration attorney.

We represent clients before government agencies across the United States, including  the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly INS), the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement , and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Although our office is located in California, we are qualified to represent all immigration clients in visa applications throughout the United States and in U.S. consular processing throughout the world.

On March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) became part of the United States Department of Homeland Security and its functions were divided into three bureaus of that department:

  • USCIS - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
  • ICE - U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
  • CBP - U.S. Customs and Border Protection

As skilled San Diego Immigration Attorneys, we possess a thorough understanding of immigration law and handle a variety of cases governed by USCIS including:

  • Permanent Resident
  • Battered Spouse Petition
  • Consular Processing
  • Employment Based Cases
  • Family Based Visas
  • Fiancée Visas
  • H, L, E, Visas
  • Employment Visas/Labor Certification
  • Naturalization
  • Employment Authorization
  • TN Visas
  • I-130 Petition

Call Kazmi & Sakata today at 858-224-3730, or complete the contact form provided on this site to schedule your free inital consultation.

Attorney Profiles

Attorney Harun Kazmi

Jurisdictions:

  • California
  • Supreme Court of California
  • Federal District Court, Southern District, California

Admitted To The Bar:

  • 2000

Education:

  • University of San Diego, L.L.M., International Law, 2001
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D. cum laude, 2000
    • Certificate of Global Legal Studies
  • University of Arkansas, B.S.B.A., 1996
  • Studied European Union Law at the University of Vienna, Austria,1998

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • California Bar Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (A.I.L.A.)
  • San Diego County Bar
  • American Bar Association.
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Norbert Ehrenfreund, Criminal Division of the San Diego Superior Court

Foreign Languages Spoken:

  • Conversational German

Attorney Clifford Sakata

Jurisdictions:

  • New Mexico
  • Hawaii

Education:

  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A., 1995
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D., 2003
  • Studied internationally at International Christian University, Tokyo Japan and Thammasat University, Bangkok Thailand

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Worked for the Japanese government in Nanao city, Ishikawa prefecture as an International Relations Coordinator
  • Board Member of the Nanao-Monterey Friendship Association
  • Interned with the U.S. State Department Office of Foreign Missions in Los Angeles, California.
  • Worked for the Legal Department of Taiyo Yuden Corporation in Gunma, Japan
  • San Diego Asian Business Association
  • Japan Society of San Diego and Tijuana
  • JET Alumni Association of Southern California
  • San Diego Moose Lodge
  • California Real Estate Broker
  • California Notary Public.

Foreign Languages Spoken:

  • Japanese

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