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Attorney Kevin R. Leeper

Leeper & Associates
Experience:  26 Years
Area Served: Massachusetts

188 Concord Street
Suite 301
Framingham, MA, 01702


Attorney Message

I practice specifically in the area of Immigration Law. I am dedicated to ensuring the success of my clients and allowing each client to realize his or her goals in the United States. This includes obtaining non-immigrant visas for workers, researchers and others and obtaining the ‘greencard’ for family members and valuable employees. If I may help you or your family with any immigration matter, please call or email me to schedule a consultation.

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Verification- Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts

  • Last verified: 2/18/2014
  • Current status is Active
  • This attorney has no record of public discipline.
  • This attorney has certified that he or she is covered by professional liability insurance.

 

Education

Western New England College School of Law, J.D., 1990
University of Massachusetts, Amherst, B.A., 1987

Bar Admissions

Massachusetts, 1991

Professional Associations

Massachusetts Bar Association
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Norfolk County Bar Association

About Me

About Kevin Leeper

Kevin Leeper practices specifically in the area of Immigration Law. He is dedicated to ensuring the success of his clients and allowing each client to realize his or her goals in the United States. This includes obtaining non-immigrant visas for workers, researchers and others and obtaining the ‘greencard’ for family members and valuable employees.

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"My non-immigrant H1B visa petition has just been approved!I am so excited! I am really grateful to Kevin Leeper for his tremendous help and advice. I would recommend everyone to work with this lawyer, because he and his team are highly professional."

By Ekaterina

"Attorney Leeper handled my son's immigration case. Not only he resolved the case, he did it without delay. He keeps on top of his cases. The best of all, he cares. He shows excitment and happiness when sees his clients feeling the same way. I will be happy to keep recommending him to my friends and clients. "

By Fernando

"I have worked alongside Kevin Leeper and, therefore, have personal knowledge of his skills. His thorough knowledge of Immigration law allows him to be of great comfort and help to those seeking U.S. citizenship. A much needed talent in today's complex and changing world."

By Judge Gerald Alch (Ret.)

"Attorney Leeper handled my son's immigration case. Not only he resolved the case, he did it without delay. He keeps on top of his cases. The best of all, he cares. He shows excitment and happiness when sees his clients feeling the same way. I will be happy to keep recommending him to my friends and clients. "

By Fernando

"My wife and I used Kevin to take care of our US Naturalization application. He was incredibly accessible, knowledgeable, and courteous. We were doing this by ourselves, but by using Kevin, we were able to trim months, if not a year or more off of the process. We were extremely pleased in every regard."

By Michael and Aytul Farquharson

 

Q&A

Legal Questions & Answers


A:
To be considered “currently in school” under the guidelines, you must be enrolled in school on the date you submit a request for consideration of deferred action under this process. So, in your case, you should enroll in school prior to submitting your application for deferred action. Good luck and please let us know if we can help.




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Only if you were not convicted of a “significant misdemeanor” or of 3 or more misdemeanors. A “significant misdemeanor” is a misdemeanor as defined by federal law (specifically, one for which the maximum term of imprisonment authorized is one year or less but greater than five days) and that meets the following criteria: 1. Regardless of the sentence imposed, is an offense of domestic violence; sexual abuse or exploitation; burglary; unlawful possession or use of a firearm; drug distribution or trafficking; or, driving under the influence; or,Only if you were not convicted of a “significant misdemeanor” or of 3 or more misdemeanors. 2. If not an offense listed above, is one for which the individual was sentenced to time in custody of more than 90 days. The sentence must involve time to be served in custody, and therefore does not include a suspended sentence. The time in custody does not include any time served beyond the sentence for the criminal offense based on a state or local law enforcement agency honoring a detainer issued by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). Notwithstanding the above, the decision whether to defer action in a particular case is an individualized, discretionary one that is made taking into account the totality of the circumstances. Therefore, the absence of the criminal history outlined above, or its presence, is not necessarily determinative, but is a factor to be considered in the unreviewable exercise of discretion. DHS retains the discretion to determine that an individual does not warrant deferred action on the basis of a single criminal offense for which the individual was sentenced to time in custody of three months or less.




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Not automatically. If USCIS has decided to defer action in your case and you want to travel outside the United States, you must apply for advance parole by filing a Form I-131, Application for Travel Document and paying the applicable fee ($360). USCIS will determine whether your purpose for international travel is justifiable based on the circumstances you describe in your request. Generally, USCIS will only grant advance parole if you are traveling for humanitarian purposes, educational purposes, or employment purposes. You may not apply for advance parole unless and until USCIS determines whether to defer action in your case pursuant to the consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals process. You cannot apply for advance parole at the same time as you submit your request for consideration of deferred action for childhood arrivals. All advance parole requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.




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