Carol Anne Armstrong

Carol Anne Armstrong

Armstrong Law Offices PLLC
  • Immigration Law
  • North Carolina
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Biography

Ms. Armstrong has been licensed to practice law in North Carolina since 1991. She earned her juris doctorate from the North Carolina Central University School of Law Evening Division and her bachelor of arts in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During her 30 years of legal experience, Ms. Armstrong has alternated between private practice and the federal government. She has served as Counsel on the staff of two U.S. Senators, and as District Counsel for three U.S. House Representatives. In January, 2021, Ms. Armstrong retired from federal service and has reopened her private immigration law practice.

In her private immigration law practice, Ms. Armstrong has represented numerous families, employers, and employees. She has successfully submitted nonimmigrant visa petitions for H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O-1, P-1, and R-1 temporary workers, immigrant visa applications in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 categories, VAWA and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions, and PERM labor certification applications.

The current main focus of Ms. Armstrong's practice is family-based and humanitarian visas, including VAWA, TPS, DACA, as well as Fiancée and immigrant (green card) visa applications.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Fees
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner
Armstrong Law Offices PLLC
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In her private immigration law practice, Ms. Armstrong has represented numerous families, employers, and employees. She has submitted I-601 waiver petitions as well as nonimmigrant visa petitions for H-1B, H-2A, H-2B, L-1, O-1, P-1, and R-1 temporary workers, immigrant visa applications in the EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, and EB-4 categories, VAWA and Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) petitions, and PERM labor certification applications. Representative clients include the Kruger Brothers, Davidson Brothers, and Toy Hearts
District Counsel
U.S. House of Representatives
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Immigration Counsel
United States Senate
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Attended meetings with the Senator and state and federal officials on immigration- and Homeland Security-related issues; reviewed and analyzed immigration legislation; drafted legislative amendments; prepared written memoranda and briefed Senator and legislative staff in Washington, D.C., on legislative changes and their impact on existing laws and regulations; attended Executive Steering Committee meetings with ICE officials and county sheriffs in North Carolina’s ongoing 287(g) pilot program; met with state and local government officials, sheriffs and other law enforcement personnel, constituents and lobbying groups in North Carolina on various immigration issues, including AGJOBS, immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, SEVIS, 287(g), refugees and asylees; took initiative to identify state issues affected by new and existing immigration policies and worked with senior staff to establish legislative agenda; maintained up-to-date knowledge of constantly changing rules, regulations and policies promulgated by CIS, ICE, CBP, DOS and DOL that impact immigration; advised and trained immigration caseworkers, worked as a liaison between constituents and federal agencies on the more complicated constituent cases.
Partner
Armstrong Law Offices PLLC
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Sole practitioner in employment- and family-based immigration law practice. Set up two state offices, prepared training manuals for an associate attorney and office paralegals outlining the fundamentals of immigration law and the procedures of filing immigration applications. Prepared petitions for immigrant and non-immigrant visas, waivers of J-1 foreign residency requirements, labor certifications and LCAs. Prepared brochures and spoke at area hospitals to groups of registered nurses, LPNs and other health care workers to explain changing Schedule A PERM regulations and visascreen™ requirements. Lectured on “O” and “P” entertainment visa requirements at the International Bluegrass Music Association annual meeting in Lexington, Kentucky. Worked with local community colleges to attend English as Second Language classes, explain various proposed changes in immigration legislation, and educate participants on the rules and regulations of U.S. immigration laws. Traveled to Croatia and Thailand for consular processing of nonimmigrant visas. Represented clients at family-based visa interviews in CIS district offices.
Education
North Carolina Central University School of Law
J.D. | Law
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University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
B.A. | Journalism
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Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
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Contact & Map
Raleigh Office
8480 Honeycutt Road
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615
Telephone: (919) 322-9623
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