Desiree is an Associate in the firm's Matawan office. She practices exclusively in the field of federal immigration and nationality law with a focus on nonimmigrant visas and permanent residence. While attending law school, Desiree represented indigent clients in deportation proceedings for Catholic Legal Immigration Network and the Jacob Burns Community Legal Clinic.
Prior to joining Fragomen, Desiree worked for several New York based immigration firms advising corporations, universities, hospitals, small businesses, and individuals on all aspects of immigration law including visa applications for specialty occupation workers, intracompany transferees, international investors, entertainers, athletes, multinational executives, extraordinary ability individuals and religious workers, as well as J-1 waivers (Hardship, Persecution, HHS Research, State 30, no objection), PERM applications, outstanding researchers, National Interest Waivers, Special Immigrant Religious Workers, and the filing of appeals with BALCA and the AAO. Desiree's practice focuses on finding innovative immigration solutions for foreign nationals who have exhausted their maximum allowable time in nonimmigrant visa status subject to the two year foreign residency requirement or who will shortly have held H-1B statuses for the maximum allowable time.