Virginia, US

Chelsea is an Associate in Fragomen’s Matawan office. She has experience representing clients in a wide array of nonimmigrant (e.g., H-1B, L-1, O-1, TN, E-1, E-2 and J-1 waiver) and immigrant (e.g., EB-1, NIW and PERM) business immigration matters. Chelsea has assisted clients of all sizes ranging from multinational corporations to start-ups across many industries including engineering, manufacturing and automotive, energy, information technology, financial services, pharmaceuticals, health care, hospitality and education.

Prior to joining Fragomen, Chelsea was an attorney for a Philadelphia immigration law firm, where she handled a broad range of immigration matters including employment and family-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa petitions, inadmissibility waivers, naturalization applications, cancellation of removal and asylum.

During law school, Chelsea served as Editor-in-Chief of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review. Having been selected for the Federal Judicial Clerkship Honors Clinical, she interned with U.S. District Court Judges Cynthia M. Rufe and C. Darnell Jones, II.

Chelsea speaks English and Spanish.

Education


Temple University | J.D., 2012, cum laude
University of Pennsylvania | B.A., 2009, cum laude

Awards

Avvo Clients’ Choice Award, November 2015

Professional Accomplishments / Memberships

Bar Admissions: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Court Admissions: Second Circuit Court of Appeals; Third Circuit Court of Appeals; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania

Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association

Developed strategic responses to complex Requests for Evidence from USCIS for specialty occupation workers and intracompany transferees, leading to petition approval.

Prepared successful Extraordinary Ability and National Interest Waiver petitions for foreign national researchers in a variety of scientific fields.

Won trials before the Immigration Court in Philadelphia, PA and York, PA and presented an oral argument before the Board of Immigration Appeals in Falls Church, VA.