Hopes and Hitches in Consular Processing of Immigrant Visas
Myriam Jaidi is a Senior Counsel in the Firm’s Philadelphia office where she assists clients with all types of immigration matters. A dedicated advocate, Myriam is driven by a long-standing love of helping people thrive wherever they dream to do so.
Myriam has represented professionals, companies, non-profits, and individuals on a broad range of cases including permanent residence cases (based on labor certification, extraordinary ability and multinational transfers), nonimmigrant matters (B, E, F, H-1B, J, L, O, TN, etc.), family-based sponsorship, and citizenship matters. She is also experienced with defending individuals facing removal and successfully litigating before the Immigration Court and the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Myriam has helped clients navigate the complexities of consular processing (including National Interest Exceptions and other travel ban issues during the coronavirus pandemic) and has assisted individuals with humanitarian forms of relief, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), T visas for trafficking victims, U visas for crime victims, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) relief for battered spouses, parents and children, as well as asylum, withholding of removal, waivers and requests for prosecutorial discretion.
Myriam has been practicing immigration law since 2007 when she served as the first Fragomen Fellow to the New York City Bar Justice Center in 2007. Prior to that, she practiced criminal law, corporate law, and municipal law. Throughout her career, Myriam has been committed to sharing and further sharpening her legal knowledge through presentations, writing, teaching, and mentoring. In 2015, Myriam taught Family-based Immigration Law & Procedure at CUNY School for Professional Studies, and Immigration Law for Paralegals at City College in New York. As a law student, Myriam served as Editor-in-Chief for Volume 3 of The Michigan Journal of Race & Law and received the Dores McCree Award for Service to the Law School Community (1998). Myriam speaks English, is proficient in French, and is intermediate in spoken Moroccan Arabic.