Our Immigration Law Practice Areas

Are you wondering how to petition a family member abroad to join you in the United States? Do you have questions about a student visa or work visa? Are you worried about the threat of removal (deportation) in Arizona? Whatever your immigration worries, Essien Law Firm is here to support you. 

We are a full-service immigration law firm that helps people throughout Arizona with:

There is no better lawyer to put on your immigration case than one who has personally gone through the legal process for herself and her mother. Essien Law Firm is a firm founded by an immigrant for immigrants; we will do our best to fight for a favorable outcome in your Arizona immigration case.


Schedule a free consultation or call (602) 833-2650 with Essien Law Group for more information on how we can help you. Assisting those in Maricopa County and throughout Arizona. Se habla Español!

Empathetic and Persistent Representation from an Arizona Immigrant Attorney

We understand how real the threat of removal is for an immigrant. As an immigrant herself, principal attorney Lelia Adams had to watch her mother be deported back to her home country when they came to the US. In response, she worked hard to become a lawyer and successfully got her mother back. This is the same type of perseverance and hard work you can expect on your immigration case as well. Unlike most immigration lawyers in the area, Attorney Adams has firsthand experience as an immigrant and can genuinely relate to your worries and concerns. She will fight hard for your visa petition, asylum request, and VAWA application, as well as defend you steadfastly against deportation actions.

Family and Nonimmigrant Visa Petitions

Two common types of immigration matters our firm handles are family-based visas and nonimmigrant visas. United States citizens (USC) or Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) who are 21 years or older can petition for foreign family members to legally come to the United States. Citizens can apply for an Immediate Relative Visa for close family members, or citizens and LPRs can apply for Family Preference Visas for specific, more distant family members.

Visas are also offered to individuals looking to work for a period of time in the US, and there are over 20 categories of nonimmigrant visas available to foreign nationals. These include the Student F-1 Visa, the employment-based H-1B Visa, and the K-1 Fiancé Visa. We also assist individuals on matters related to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA). In any case, Essien Law Firm can help you determine which visa is most suitable for your immigration needs and how to build a strong application.

Protecting Women Under VAWA

Essien Law Firm also assists spouses looking to obtain permanent residency in the US without needing a partner who is acting abusively to sponsor them. Under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), we can help you self-petition for lawful permanent residency status or explore other legal options for resolving your immigration concerns as an alien spouse. We firmly believe in your right to lead a safe, healthy life in the US, so we will champion your case and advocate tirelessly for your rights under VAWA in Arizona. Our experienced immigration law attorney is more than prepared to guide you through the immigration process and offer an empathetic and supportive shoulder in the face of domestic abuse.

Contact us today for a consultation at (602) 833-2650 or via message and let the lawyer who was once an immigrant fight for you.

  • Immigration is very complicated and you need an intelligent attorney to represent you, Lelia is that attorney.

    - Phillis M.
  • I have used multiple attorneys in the past and Lelia has proven to exceed my expectations, she was completely understanding, professional and worked very diligently to the end and I’m so grateful!

    - Walter S.
  • I have to admit that I was really impressed by the way she handle the case to bring it to a successful outcome in a very short period of time.

    - Elie Z.
  • We are grateful to you Lelia Adams for your efforts you made since the very beginning of my husband Aloysius Davis Immigration process from South Korea

    - Alice D.
  • She is incredibly knowledgeable, thorough, and always makes herself available to answer questions.

    - Latoya I.
  • Her knowledge of the laws when it comes to immigration is impeccable.

    - Timothy W.
  • From my first interaction with her, I was comforted by the great interest she took in understanding my case and providing reassuring advice.

    - Bisi E.
  • She was very efficient, detailed oriented and highly professional.

    - Sobin A.
  • She does her best to explain legal processes and has a genuine desire to help.

    - Nancy P.
  • She is caring, patient, knowledgeable, professional and very detail oriented.

    - Adriana S.
  • I strongly recommend her, as an immigrant herself who has gone through the process, makes her the perfect attorney for immigration.

    - Louis
  • When it comes to immigration law, she is well versed and more importantly up to date as it relates to this ongoing crisis in Ukraine and Visa process updates.

    - David P.
  • She listens carefully, explains thoroughly, and has gone above and beyond in her case.

    - Mercy T.
  • You are extremely knowledgeable and professional, you know how to make each case successful, and with your help and advice made it so easy for me to understand how it works and how to be ready.

    - Rami A.
  • Leila is very knowledgeable and takes the time to listen.

    - Mel M.
Immigrants Helping Other Immigrants

Attorney Adams, an immigrant herself, can relate directly to you and your situation. She has years of experience in immigration law cases and will always seek the best possible solution for her clients.

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