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Michelle S. Velasco

Michelle S. Velasco advises clients on corporate immigrant and nonimmigrant matters. Michelle assesses eligibility for nonimmigrant and immigrant status in the United States, guides clients on the employment- or family-based process, and advises on global immigration matters. Michelle also prepares various nonimmigrant and immigrant employment-based petitions, as well as labor certification, naturalization, and adjustment of status applications. She additionally advises on immigration program management and compliance.


  • EB-1, PERM-based immigrant petitions
  • Non-immigrant visas such as H-1B, L-1, O-1, and E
  • EB-5 immigrant investor visas
  • Family-based immigration matters
  • Consular processing


Recognition & Leadership

  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2012-Present
    • Co-Chair, 20th Annual AILA New York Chapter Symposium, December 2018
    • Co-Chair, CLE Committee, 2016-2018
    • Member, DOL Committee
    • Member, Corporate Committee
  • Coordinator, White Plains Hispanic Day Festival, 2012-2014


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2011
  • B.A., cum laude, Vassar College, 2006
  • New York
  • Ilonggo, Fluent