We provide legal services to immigrants and their families. Our practice is limited to immigration and naturalization law. The attorney, Ms. Miller, takes pride in providing excellent, personalized attention directly to each client. We offer flat flees for most of our legal services, so you will know what your out-of-pocket costs will be for processes such as naturalization and obtaining permanent-resident status (green card). In addition, we use the most up-to-date technology, which allows you to provide information to us via the Internet and track your case online. Sylvia A. Miller, Attorney at Law, PLLC, is located in the Crown Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. We welcome clients from all over the United States. Please call us at (206) 789-0200 to discuss your case.
News» September 18, 2013 NWIRP (Northwest Immigrant Rights Project) and the ACLU won a case about the constitutionality of prolonging the detention of people in Washington State to question them about their national origin, citizenship or immigration status. See NWIRP’s website for more information at: http://nwirp.org/news/viewmediarelease.aspx?PressReleaseID=10060.
» July 10, 2013 Don't forget to like us on Facebook: Seattle Miller Facebook Page.
» July 1, 2013 Same sex couples are now eligible to apply for legal permanent resident status for their spouses. Call me for an appointment to discuss whether you and your spouse qualify.
» June 27, 2013 The U.S. Senate just passed a massive immigration reform bill 744 by a vote of 68 to 32. Now on to the fight in the U.S. House of Representatives!
» June 7, 2013 The full U.S. Senate is all set to start debate the huge immigration reform bill, with possible vote by the end of this month. In the meantime, U.S. House Republicans voted to stop Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, but this largely symbolic vote is unlikely to make it past President Obama’s desk or for that matter the U.S. Senate. If you have a Republican House Representative you might want to call their office and tell them how you feel about their vote.
» June 7, 2013 Congratulations to a Bellevue, Washington fifth-grader who won the American Immigration Council’s national writing contest, see more at their website: http://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/community/creative-writing-contest-past-winners
» April 16, 2013 The Gang of Eight in the U.S. Senate released an outline to the proposed bill for a massive immigration reform. Here is the link to the outline of The Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013.
» March 5, 2013 Today, I filed first Form I-601A, Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver for a client.
» January 2, 2013 Department of Homeland Security’s Secretary Napolitano announced today that starting on March 4, 2013, immediate relatives who require a waiver for unlawful presence only, may apply for a provisional waiver while in the U.S. Read more.
» October 17, 2012 ABC News transcript of portion of the October 16, 2012, Presidential debate related to immigration.
» September 11, 2012 In depth Report on the Tacoma Detention Center published by InvestigateWest: A rare look inside Tacoma's Northwest Detention Center
» June 15, 2012 Obama administration is offering Deferred Action to qualified DREAMERs age 15-30! Call our office if you think you might qualify.
» June 5, 2012 Rights Working Group releases a new report on NSEERs and calls for a full dismantling of the program. Read more.
» May 12, 2012 Visit the new new Seattle Miller Facebook Page.
» April 26, 2012 Northwest Immigrant Rights Project files a class action suit against U.S. Custom and Border Patrol and others for violations of the 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. See this link for a copy of the complaint (pdf).
» February 9, 2012 New research shows soaring rates of denials and Requests for Evidence for employment based petitions for H-1Bs and L-1. A new report issued by the National Foundation for American Policy details the results.
» January 09, 2012 ICE agents refuse to implement training on Prosecutorial Discretion: Read more.
» January 7, 2012 Obama administration officials announced on Friday they are proposing a fix to a Catch-22 in immigration law that could spare hundreds of thousands of American citizens from prolonged separations from illegal immigrant spouses and children. Read more on the New York Times. or read the new rules.
» November 30, 2011 Senator Grassley (R-IA) placed on a hold the Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants bill (H.R. 3012) that passed the house by a vote of 398 to 15 this week. The bill would have significantly helped families and businesses with employees and family members waiting for visas to become available, sometimes for many years. Contact Senator Grassley’s office if you would like to voice your concern about his hold on this important immigration bill.
» August 17, 2011 American Immigration Lawyers Association recently released a report that describes various cases from across the country. The report, " Immigration Enforcement Off Target: Minor Offenses With Major Consequences,” examines the dangers of merging of civil immigration enforcement with local criminal law enforcement.
» August 4, 2011 President Obama suspends the right of serious human rights violators from entering the United States either as a nonimmigrant or an immigrant: whitehouse.gov
» July 6, 2011 Physician for Human Rights report finds indefinite detention is harmful and would likely result in a court finding it unconstitutionally cruel and unusual punishment.
» June 1, 2011 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ordered the United States to stop deportation to Haiti because of the dangers posed by the cholera outbreak. Story
» May 31, 2011 Department of Justice indicates that their legal pursuit of defending Japanese Internment was wrong. Story
» May 11, 2011 Senators reintroduce the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) to the U.S. Senate today, May 11, 2011. Contact your U.S. Senator to voice your support for the Dream Act.
» May 6, 2011 The Immigration Court Observation Project has released a report based on viewing over 400 immigration court cases. The report is entitled Fundamental Fairness: A Report on the Due Process Crisis in New York City Immigration Courts - 2011 (pdf).
» April 12, 2011 The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds injunction on enforcement of parts of Arizona Law S.B. 1070. Read the court opinion (pdf).
» March 25, 2011 The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has published a report on the treatment of immigrants in the U.S. and raises grave concerns about the U.S. meeting its human rights obligations: Read the report.
» March 17, 2011 The Washington Supreme Court in State v. Sandoval, protects a meaningful right to competent legal advice on the issue of immigration consequences of pleading guilty to criminal charges. Read the opinion from Washington Courts
» January 28, 2011 Congressional Research Service issued a new report titled "The U.S. Foreign-Born Population: Trends and Selected Characteristics" (PDF file).