Rachel Einbund is in the business of changing people’s lives for the better. When New York passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, Rachel was inspired to open her own law practice, recognizing an opportunity to help the LGBT community in ways that had not yet been possible. Law Office of Rachel Einbund (LORE) specializes in green card applications based on marriage and family petitions. Rachel is a strong female business owner who does great humanitarian work. She mentors law students and holds free workshops and information sessions. A graduate of NYU and New York Law School, Rachel celebrates the melting pot mentality employed by the city, and revels in working with clientele from all corners of the globe. Her firm takes on political asylum cases, helping clients and their families stay in this country for fear of persecution in their home countries. She helps victims of domestic violence who want to leave their spouses, but not leave the country. She knows the value of religious, political, and personal freedom, as well as the need for freedom of sexual expression and gender identity.
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- Michelle Gonzalez, Inc
- Law Office of Sandy Khine, PC
- New York Law School
- J.D. | Law, Immigration Law
- Best Boutique Immigration Law Firm- New York
- AI Global Mobility, Immigration, and Logistics Awards
- Woman of Outstanding Leadership
- The International Women's Leadership Association
- Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40- Class of 2015
- The National LGBT Bar Association
- The National LGBT Bar Association established this award to recognize outstanding lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender legal professionals under the age of 40 who have distinguished themselves in their field and demonstrated a profound commitment to LGBT equality.
- Certificate of Achievement, Pro Bono Guardian
- 2012 Professional Woman of the Year
- National Association of Professional Women
- Featured Women in the Spotlight
- National Association of Professional Women
- Entrepreneur of the Year
- GO Magazine
- Lesbian and Gay Law Association of Greater New York
- National Association for Professional Women
- National LGBT Bar Association
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- American Immigration Lawyers Association
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- LORE Immigration Updates
- The U.S. In Perspective: Russia’s Recent Wave of Homophobia
22 May 2017
- Your immigration status under President Trump.
14 November 2016
- MAJOR delays at USCIS!
13 July 2016
- DAPA and Expanded DACA Remain Blocked
23 June 2016
- Changing your Address with USCIS
14 June 2016
- Heartfelt Sympathies for Orlando
13 June 2016
- Preparing for DAPA
15 April 2016
- Pope Inspires Pilgrimage For Justice
25 September 2015
- A Wall Will Not Fix Our Immigration Crisis
17 September 2015
- Q. waiting for green card to be renewed. had biometrics appt already. My card is expired. Can still travel to Europe?
- A: Hi, It is always risky to travel outside the country with expired documents - If it is an emergency, I would suggest going to your local USCIS Office to do an in-person request for Emergency Travel Documents, or get a stamp in your passport showing your currently valid status. Or, if you decide that you want to just risk it, definitely take along a copy of your I-797C Receipt Notice showing that you filed for the I-90, and hopefully the CBP Officer at the airport will let you pass. Please feel free to contact me directly for more detailed advice. Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. Dear Sir/Madam, I don't need detailed information, just an opinion on the validity or not of my concern.
- A: Hi, This is just terrible- If you would like to contact me directly, I would be more than happy to listen to the entire story, and see if I can help, if possible. Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. If I am a green card holder and was outside the country for almost three years what should I do
- A: Hi, Most likely, your Green Card has already been deemed "abandoned" by USCIS. However, there may be hope if you contact the U.S. Embassy in the country where you are, and explain the circumstances why you had to spend so much time outside U.S. (family, business, etc), then you can request permission to re-enter. I have helped many clients with this same problem, and I would be happy to speak to you in more detail. Please feel free to contact me directly. Thank you! Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. My son has 10 years green card but he was on process of removal. We applied for political asylum and was granted.
- A: Hi, It sounds like your son's case was a bit complicated. Did he work with a lawyer to file for asylum? Perhaps you can make an Infopass appointment at your local USCIS office to find out the status of his case in-person. Please feel free to contact me for more detailed advice. Thank you! Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. My boyfriend lives in Australia. We want him to come here so we can get married
- A: This is a great question - these matters can be very confusing. The answer is no- it is NOT against the law for him to come her on the VWP, and for you to get married and file for his Green Card within the 90 days. It can be done, and I have helped many couples apply under these exact same circumstances. Please feel free to contact me directly for more specific advice. Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. Residence denied for becoming adult
- A: Hi, This is an excellent question. Depending on when the original petition was filed, and how long it was pending, your brother may still be able to get his Permanent Residency under CSPA (Child Status Protection Act). I would need to know more details about your case before saying yes or no. Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss - Thank you! Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. Can my US Citizen brother petition me even if I have DACA?
- A: Absolutely. He should file for you ASAP, as those petitions take many, many years to be approved. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have additional questions. Good luck ! -Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. I cancelled my ex-husbands I-130 application and I was wondering if I could re-open the case again.
- A: Hi, Unfortunately, if you and your husband eventually got divorced, then there is no basis on which to reopen the I-130... unless, of course you got re-married! Please feel free to contact me directly to discuss your case in more detail. Best regards, Rachel Einbund, Esq.
- Q. I filed for naturalization in May and was wondering what the wait times are like in nyc at the moment.
- A: According to USCIS, N-400 processing takes approximately 6-7 months. Good luck! -Rachel Einbund, Esq.