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  • NJ Statewide Employment Based Immigration

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  • NJ Statewide Employment Based Immigration

New Jersey attorney whose practice is solely in Immigration and Nationality law with an emphasis on employment, family, citizenship, naturalization and matters related to deportation (removal) defense.

The Connell Immigration Law Group   



New Jersey based Attorney Joseph A. Connell Sr. represents clients in a wide variety of immigration matters including family and employment-based work, deportation defense, immigrant and  non-immigrant visas, consular processing overseas and naturalization (citizenship) matters. The Connell Immigration Law Group L.L.C., is a New Jersey law firm concentrated in the filed of  immigration and nationality law. Mr. Connell routinely provides representation for cases not only in New Jersey, but throughout the United States in front of  USCIS District Offices and Immigration  Courts. Mr. Connell is dedicated to serving the needs of individuals and families who wish to come to the United States to live or visit for either personal or professional reasons. We work with those seeking green cards, work visas or visitor visas to temporarily come to the United States. For anyone seeking legal advice and representation in immigration matters, it is extremely important to consult an experienced attorney with a reputation for high ethical  standards and a personal commitment to each client’s long-term success. New Jersey Attorney Joseph A. Connell, Sr. has over 15 years of providing experienced, professional counsel and representation in all areas of immigration practice, including:



  • Visas based on Employment, EB1A & B Visas, National Interest Waivers
  • Visas based on Family Sponsorship
  • Green Cards (Permanent Residence in the U.S.)
  • Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Deportation Defense
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
  • Immigration Waivers
  •  Companies with Immigration Issues; Immigration employment records audits
  • Spousal and Child Abuse Petitions
  • Religious Worker Visas; Special immigrant and Nonimmigrant Visas
  • K-1 Fiancé Visas
  • Criminal Defense for Non-Citizens

Additionally, Mr. Connell regularly advises other New  Jersey attorneys concerning the immigration consequences of criminal pleas.

Immigration law is complicated, constantly changing and usually involves confusing paperwork. Attorney Connell brings his extensive experience, expertise and understanding of these laws to make dealing with an immigration issue and transitioning into life in the U.S. a smooth process for his clients.

As  immigration law is federal law, although we are based in New Jersey, we provide legal services to clients in all 50 States. Most of the immigration work is based on written petitions, applications, legal briefs and legal memoranda. Only certain USCIS interviews and hearings in Immigration Courts and Federal Courts require an attorney’s presence. When such an interview or an immigration court appearance is required, He can represent you.

Joseph A. Connell, Sr. is highly accomplished and experienced in the practice of U.S. Immigration Law as well as the immigration consequences accepting a criminal or municipal court plea under New Jersey State law. Attorney Joseph A. Connell Sr, and his team is the choice of the international community, when expert immigration representation is needed.

In addition to U.S. Citizenship, Employment based, Marriage/fiancé(e) cases, Green Cards Immigration Court, we also provide representation at USCIS  local office interviews. Mr Connell also routinely provides representation for naturalization (citizenship) and green card (permanent residence) interviews at the immigration offices in Mount Laurel, Newark New Jersey, as well as New York and Philadelphia immigration offices.

Mr. Connell also is experienced in representing clients before the  Immigration courts at Newark and Elizabeth New Jersey as well as Philadelphia. He also represents those foreign nationals that are required to report to the local ICE field office on Frelinghuysen Avenue in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Connell can visit and consult, on short notice, with detained inmates held at ICE holding facilities throughout New Jersey including Monmouth County Correctional Institution, Essex County Hudson County Bergen County correctional facilities as well as Delaney Hall.

In addition to maintaining his own firm, Mr. Connell is Of Counsel to the law firm of Gerstein Grayson & Cohen, LLP in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, providing advise and representation in Immigration and Nationality Law  and related matters. This professional relationship ensures that Mr. Connell  can refer clients  New Jersey clients with legal issues involving family law, real estate,  criminal defense as well as wills and estates to his highly qualified colleagues.

Phone: 856.778.0590;  Fax 856.874.4604