The first-generation son of immigrants, Matthew Borowski is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He has been featured on news media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, and The Buffalo News for his asylum and refugee work. Matthew is licensed in both the U.S. and Canada. He is well-versed in immigration matters including deportation defense, family and business immigration including NAFTA/TN visas and rehabilitation/waivers, federal criminal defense, and post-conviction relief. He appears before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Borowski Law is located in downtown Buffalo, New York on the top floor of the historic Ellicott Square building, just minutes from the Peace Bridge.
- Immigration Law
- Criminal Law
- Appeals & Appellate
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
Affordable flat fees for most cases Consultation Fee: $300 in most cases Interpretation services available at an extra charge
- New York
- Ontario (Canada)
- English: Spoken, Written
- Persian: Spoken
- Spanish: Spoken, Written
- Senior Partner
- Law Office of Matthew Borowski
- - Current
- Drexel University
- J.D. | Law
- Honors: Cum Laude
- Activities: Appellate Litigation Clinic
- American Immigration Lawyers Association
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Bar Association of Erie County
- Foreign Legal Consultant
- Law Society of Upper Canada
- Buffalo Immigration Lawyer
- Matthew Borowski Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
30 January 2019
- Borowski Law Featured in Media for Representing Dreamer Whose Status Was Revoked Despite Criminal Charges Being Dropped
18 January 2019
- Matthew Borowski wins Syrian asylum case
19 April 2018
- Toronto Star article on the effect of Trump's immigration policies on Canadians quotes Matthew Borowski
17 January 2018
- Buffalo News article on Humanitarian Parole denials at Buffalo Federal Detention Facility quotes Matthew Borowski
10 October 2017
- Buffalo Immigration Lawyer Matthew Borowski wins asylum case for Afghan army captain who fought Taliban alongside American troops
24 August 2017
- Borowski Law Featured in Esquire Magazine Article on Captain Aminyar's Asylum Case
16 August 2017
- Matthew Borowski interviewed regarding Supreme Court decision to reinstate portion of Trump's travel ban
27 June 2017
- Borowski Immigration Law wins gang-based LGBT asylum case for detained Salvadoran client
24 April 2017
- Q. I was detained at the airport, requested asylum and later on granted.
- A: Did you read the full question? It says: 23. Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement official (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason? You just said that you were detained at the airport. You were probably detained by an immigration official. So the answer is yes. The question on the I-485 is worded differently. It asks if you've ever been arrested for breaking a law. That would not cover being detained as an asylum seeker at the port of entry.
- Q. i have had my green card for 10 years im getting married, what is my next step
- A: If you've been a lawful permanent resident for 10 years, you are probably eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen. You will need to file an N-400 to do this. If you have had any criminal history, lengthy absences from the U.S., or even repeated speeding tickets or other blemishes on your record, make sure you discuss with an attorney before filing. It has nothing to do with your marriage. Marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically make you a U.S. Citizen.
- Q. Can I re enter US if my i-130 is accepted?
- A: If you overstay in the U.S. for over one year, and depart the country, you will have a 10 year unlawful presence bar and cannot re-enter the U.S. I recommend you speak with a good immigration lawyer about your eligibility to adjust status once the I-130 is approved. If your father is a U.S. citizen, you may have been eligible to apply for adjustment of status concurrently.
- Q. Would it be a problem to give my ssn to my employer for 2 yrs even though i overstay?
- A: If your Social Security number is indeed your own number, there is nothing fraudulent about providing it to an employer, however if you are not currently authorized to work (which may be the case if the SSN was issued pursuant to a now-expired work visa), you could be denied immigration benefits or even criminally prosecuted for working without valid authorization. If you fill out a form I-9 and make a false claim to U.S. citizenship you could face a lifetime ban from the U.S. with no waiver available. You should also never falsely claim your immigration status to an employer as you could be prosecuted for fraud. You should consult with a qualified immigration lawyer to determine whether there is a path to legalization available for you.