Law Office of Katarina Rost
Immigration Law                                                                                                  


Katarina Rost exclusively practices immigration law. Her practice focuses on defending clients in removal (deportation) proceedings, helping clients with asylum claims, green-card applications through family members as well as employment, and immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Her office offers extensive and solid experience as well as affordable fees.


  • The Law Office of Katarina Rost is ready to help young immigrants obtain temporary permission to remain in the United States and secure work authorization under president Obama administration’s brand new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). She offers solid and affordable legal services.


  • Removal (deportation) proceedings is the legal process by which the government seeks to deport non-citizens from the United States. Almost everyone placed in removal proceedings is entitled to a hearing in front of an immigration judge. The judge determines if the person can remain in the Untied States or must be removed (deported) under the law. The immigration judge adjudicates applications for relief from deportation. If you are placed in deportation proceedings it is imperative that you contact and hire an experienced attorney dedicated to the practice of immigration law. You might have a chance of success, but only if you understand your rights. If detained by the Department of Homeland Security, you should request that the immigration authorities set a bond amount, or that they schedule a hearing in front of an immigration judge if the amount set by them is too high or if they refuse bond altogether. There are several applications available to defend again removal. An undocumented immigrant may be able ‘cancel’ their removal if they can show that a qualifying relative who has legal status would suffer exceptional hardship. This process is called cancellation of removal. An applicant may be eligible to ‘adjust’ their status through a immigrant visa petition filed by a family member, or an employer. In many cases applicants are eligible to obtain work authorization while their applications are pending.


  • An appeal is a request that a higher entity review the decision of the lower court. An immigration judge’s decision can be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals. A negative decision from the Board can be further appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Applicants do not appear to give testimony. An appeal is only a review of the written record of the entire proceeding to date. Ms. Rost started her work in immigration law by specializing in appellate work. She has successfully presented hundreds of appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Administrative Appeals Unit, as well as the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, where she has presented many oral arguments on behalf of her clients.


  • Attorney Rost has extensive experience representing immigrants sponsored for legal permanent residency by family members. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can petition to have relatives immigrate to the U.S. An immigrant who is already in the United States may be able to apply through a process called “adjustment of status.” Ms. Rost has helped countless families acquire legal status before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service offices in San Francisco, San Jose, Fresno and Sacramento, as well as those presented in Immigration Court. Her services include an experienced overview of every client’s case and any potential problems arising out of post immigration violations and criminal convictions. The services offered by the office include preparation of required applications, assistance in obtaining all the necessary supporting documentation, translation of basic documents (Spanish and Polish), a mock interview in preparation as well as representation during the USCIS interview.


  • Attorney Rost has represented many victims of crimes in the process of acquiring legal status in the United States. Clients who suffered abuse recently as well as those who had been victims long ago have been assisted in securing status. Ms. Rost has been successful in preventing the deportation of victims of crimes by expertly navigating the requirements and procedures of the immigration authorities.