New York City Immigration Law Firm

Immigration Attorney and Legal Advice in New York City

The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta is a New York City immigration law group focused on family, employment, and artist immigration among other immigration legal matters, including deportation defense, petitions, and waivers. For more than 25 years, the firm has successfully handled numerous immigration cases before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and at U.S. Consulates throughout the world.

We believe in using the law as a shield and sword to fight for our clients’ rights. Our approach to each case is to obtain the strongest possible evidence and present it with the best legal arguments. Over the last two decades, we have helped over 6000 individuals achieve their American Dream. We have successfully resolved seemingly impossible and complex immigration cases. If you need quality legal services, contact The Law Office of Neal Richardson Datta for a consultation.

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Practice Areas

  • Family Immigration
  • Artist Immigration
  • Deportation & Removal Defense
  • Employment Immigration

Our firm is ready to help individuals, families, artists, and businesses in need of effective guidance and legal representation in all immigration matters. We have helped thousands avoid deportation, waive bars of admissibility, obtain necessary visas, and guided clients through the process of becoming lawful permanent residents and even more become citizens through naturalization. If you are in need of an effective immigration law firm, contact Neal Richardson Datta, Attorney at Law, P.C.

If you are an individual or family member of an individual whose immigration status is in jeopardy, it is important to retain the services of an attorney that can effectively represent your rights and interests. Our firm handles all family immigration matters, including fiancé visas, adjustment of status, consular processing, conditional residence removal, 601-A waivers, 3 & 10-year bar defense, Green Cards, and Naturalization.

The firm represents foreign nationals in the arts, including artists in the world of reggae, jazz, ballet, film, television, painting, sculpting, architecture, and other fine arts. Our clients call on the firm to help them in obtaining O visas, EB1-A visas, permanent residence in the United States, and citizenship. Our celebrity client list includes Shaggy, Black Uhruru, Jimmy Cliff, The Wailers, Dexter Simmons, D.E.X. and more. Feel free to peruse our client page and contact us to discuss your immigration needs.

Being deported or removed from the United States can be devastating. When a person is out of status, arrested for a crime, or other reason for deportation, it is important to have an attorney that can help protect this person's rights and act as an advisor to those left in waiting. The uncertainty when someone is detained can be all too much for the family. Not knowing where a loved one is being held or their immigration status can be unbearable. Contact our firm to discuss your legal matter and get the help you deserve.

For over 25 years, our firm has handled all employment immigration matters for businesses and individuals. With so many options available, it is important to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney. Our firm has significant experience with I-765 work authorization and both Temporary and Permanent Work Visas. In addition, our firm helps clients adjust their status through a working relationship and push towards citizenship. Contact our firm to discuss.

Over 25 Years of Immigration Law Experience

Neal Richardson Datta has been practicing immigration law for over 2 decades. He prides himself on the professional, personal, and zealous representation of his clients. He insists on working closely with his clients, keeping them informed of their case status and tailoring his legal strategy to meet their needs. Mr. Datta is a passionate attorney. His dedication to the future of his clients is why so many people return to his counsel and recommend his care to others.

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Our Reviews

  • Amazing Person

    "Neal is not just an awesome attorney, he is also an amazing person who is passionate about his practice. He is extremely knowledgeable and is truly an expert. Neal did my entire family. We had an exceptional situation of my daughter being taken here when she was 6 years old. Neal was able to get her legalized without her going through the DACA program now she is 6 a few… - Ingrid M.

  • Treat Their Clients Like Friends

    "Neal and Jill are awesome. They're genuinely sweet people and treat their clients like friends. I'm a visual artist and they helped me acquire my O-1 visa upon first moving to the US and subsequently have helped me get my EB-1 green card. I couldn't be happier. The petition process for both visas was smooth and their office has a relaxed vibe that is comforting. Highly recommend their skilled services… - David B.

  • Made a Big Difference

    "Neal Datta is a really great lawyer. He not only cares about his clients such as me, but he's shown me real family vibes. His team treats me just like family, always, and they keep me updated while always working hard and smart. I would like to say he's my hero. He's the one that made a big difference in me being a citizen in this great country. I would… - Gary P.

  • Truly Grateful

    "Neal helped me get my green card and USA passport. I would recommend him to EVERYBODY who need a great immigration lawyer and his team did my taxes super successfully for almost for a decade… The best lawyers in Manhattan ready to listen and treat you like a human being. THANK YOU, NEAL, truly grateful, and if I ever move back to USA – I am coming back to your… - Bianca M.

  • The Best

    "Neal, is the best!!! They have helped my husband and I throughout the last two years as nobody else could have had. After going all over New York looking for an honest attorney, we ended up with Neal through a friend's recommendation and we have not been disappointed . They have done more than what we expected and are always looking for new and better ways to help us. They… - Maite R.

  • Very Pleased

    "I had just filed for my green card back in May with Neal and I got my green card within four months with no problems at all. I am very pleased with the services that they had provided me with. Jill and Neal was very professional and they address all of my concerns and they gave me a peace of mind. I would recommend their services to anyone in need… - Mekasha N.

  • A Winner

    "Neal is a good immigration lawyer. He won my case. He is a winner! great personality and is well known by all the immigration judges. surprised by his reputation over there" - Marlon H.

  • Always There to Help

    "I highly recommend Mr. Datta. When I met him, I was working at a French restaurant and we began to chat because he noticed my French accent. I described my immigration situation to him and it turned out that he actually knew all the officers at the immigration office who had my case. He told me it sounded like my case was in danger of denial, which I was unaware… - Bruno S.

  • Very Personal and Professional

    "Great Lawyer and very personal and professional. I got my green card using his services and he took the time to explain the process and he went above and beyond his role as a lawyer to make sure I got my documentation on time to travel to Europe. I strongly recommend him and the best part is that he spoke spanish perfectly and his staff too that made the whole… - Vicente N.

  • Went Above and Beyond

    "Very committed lawyer!! Neal is not only a great lawyer but passionate of his work. My father was hospitalized and I needed a travel permit. It was a stressful situation and time sensitive. Neal immediately took my case and went with me to the immigration office. He not only helped me with the paperwork, he was there to explain the case and make sure that I got the permit so… - S.C.

  • Really Listens and Cares

    "Amazing lawyer who really listens and cares! All the staff was super friendly and always ready to answer all my questions. Neal helped my family deal with an extremely stressful situation with immigration. I strongly recommend this lawyer." - Andrea V.

  • Great Experience

    "I had a great experience with Neal and Jill – they helped me apply for an Adjustment of Status. Everything went through so smoothly and my case was approved! Throughout the process, they were very professional and welcoming and were always able to answer any questions I had. They gave my husband and I excellent advice and I can't recommend them highly enough!" - Jo B.

  • Very Pleased

    "I Just filed and won EB1 case with Neal and Jill. They were great. I am very pleased with their efforts. I would highly recommend them to all." - Farhana Y.

  • Pure Love to a Human Life

    "The Law Office of Mr. Neal R. Datta has accommodated my financial limitations in an effort to save my life from being made again homeless by NYC HRA under the administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I have an army of friends who I have sent to the Office of Mr. Datta with Immigration problems even more complicated than mine. The only explanation I have to the elegant compassion we have… - Roberto B.

Notable Clients

  • Shaggy

    Shaggy is a well-known Grammy Award-winning reggae musician and producer.

  • Dexter Simmons, D.E.X.

    Dexter Simmons received Grammys for his work on albums for Outkast and Michael Jackson.

  • Black Uhuru

    Black Uhruru earned a Grammy Award for her reggae music.

  • Tessanne Chin

    Tessanne Chin was the winner for season 5 of The Voice.