Attorney Fappiano is the first person I turn to any time I have an immigration question. He has the knowledge and experience to provide excellent advice. I frequently refer my clients with immigration issues to him. I think very highly of the services he provides and I whole heartily endorse him.Peter Billings, Attorney in New Britain, CT
I represent individuals, families and employers seeking benefits from USCIS, and individuals in immigration court proceedings. I also handle all types of immigration appeals.
I am admitted to practice law in the following jurisdictions:
Born in New Haven. Developed an affinity for foreign languages during homestay experiences in Guatemala and Japan. My career has given me an appreciation for the role immigration has always played in making the United States one of the best countries on earth.
I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently chair the Connecticut Chapter’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Liaison Committee. AILA members from out of state are welcome to contact me with Hartford ICE-ERO questions.
Since 2010 I have served as a supervisory pro bono attorney for the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP).Learn more at Avvo.com
My contact information is below. Please contact me using whichever method is the most convenient.
Advisory for Individuals Impacted by Recent Executive Orders:
The ban on entry of nationals of Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen, into the United States, might affect anyone who is not a US citizen. Its plain language initially included legal permanent residents ("greencard" holders), but the administration is now claiming otherwise.
F-1 visa holders currently outside the US should stay in close contact with the DSO at their university. If you hold a valid F-1 and traveled abroad with a current I-20 before January 25, 2017, and you face an involuntary absence from the US beyond your original travel plans, you should document communications with your DSO in order to fight any conclusion that you should be terminated from SEVIS.
US citizens returning to the United States with a biological child who was recently issued an immigrant visa foil, and is a national of a listed country, may face difficulties. However, if you were a US citizen at the time of your child’s birth, your child is a US citizen by law. As long as your child was under 18 when you naturalized, your child may be a US citizen by law. If you are in this situation, you should travel with both your certificate of naturalization and your child’s birth certificate on your person, if possible. You will still need to apply for a Certificate of Citizenship and US Passport for your child in the future.
These are just a couple of considerations. Clients who fear impacts from Executive Orders should email their questions. Those who have the ability to postpone travel plans are urged to do so.