Raymond G. Lahoud, a Member of the Firm and Chair of its Immigration Law Practice, focuses primarily on immigration law and deportation defense for individuals and corporations in New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown, and the surrounding region).
His practice includes Citizenship, U.S. Non-Immigration Visas, E Visas, E-3 Visas, H-1B Visas, H-2B Visas, L Visas, O Visas, P Visas, Q Visas, R Visas, TN Visas, U.S. Immigration Visas, EB5 Investor Visas, Exceptional Ability Immigrant Visas, Extraordinary Ability Immigrant Visas, K-1 Visas, K-3 Visas, Multinational Manager/Executive Immigrant Visas, Outstanding Professor/Researcher Immigrant Visas, PERM Labor Certification, Family Petitions, Adjustment of Status, Marriage Petitions, Asylum, and VAWA applications. Ray also has a long history of political and business management expertise.
Ray also works in the field of Immigration Waivers, such as the Visa Waiver Program, National Interest Waivers, Hardship Waivers, and J Waivers. His practice focuses specifically on Deportation Defense, at the Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, and Circuit Court levels. He has defended individuals against deportation across the United States. In state and federal appellate courts, he seeks post-conviction relief for the underlying crime that led to the commencement of the deportation. He also represents individuals who overstayed their visas or entered the United States without inspection.
Ray has received numerous accolades. He has been awarded the Empire State Pro Bono Counsel Award each year since 2012, has been selected as Lead Counsel, and has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star, ranked as a Top Rated Immigration Attorney in the New York Metro Area. He has also recently been named in the Lehigh Valley Business Forty Under 40.
At Lehigh, Ray was Editor of The Lehigh Review, earned Deans List, was named a President’s Scholar, was inducted into Phi Beta Delta, and received, among other awards, the Williams Award, Treen Scholarship, and Littner Scholarship. Prior to that, he served as a United States Congressional Page, under then-Congressman Ray LaHood (R-IL). He also served as a legislative aide to State Senator Lisa Boscola (D-PA).
In law school, Ray earned Deans List, received CALI awards in many courses, and worked on the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal. He was actively involved in additional programs and other organizations including the Barristers’ Counsel, ABA Law Student Division, ACLU at GULC, Catholic Student Association, and the Innocence Project, and worked for the Honorable Joanne Seybert, Federal District Court Judge for the Eastern District of New York.
- New Jersey Policy = Do Not Let ICE In
- Temporary Pause? Court Temporarily Halts Certain Trump Immigration Orders
- New Immigration Fees Take Effect Today.
- Immigrants: Knowledge is Power, Protect Your Rights!
- Is There a Link Between Immigration and Unemployment?
- Interviewed, “A Practice Area Takes Center Stage: Lawyers who handle immigration are having their moment and then some,” MCC, April 2017
- Interviewed, “Easton attorneys bring immigration practice to Norris McLaughlin,” LVB, April 6, 2017
- Interviewed, “Daily Life With An Immigration Lawyer: ‘If They Take Him, He’s Out’,” NBC, March 2017
- Asan v. United States of America, 907 F.Supp.2d 426 (S.D.N.Y. 2012)
- Bautista v. Sabol, 862 F. Supp. 375 (M.D.P.A. 2012)
- Bautista v. Attorney General, 744 F. 3d 54 (3d 2014)
- Frias-Camilo v. Attorney General, No. 15-3773 (3d 2016)
- Javier v. Attorney General, Nos. 15-2781 and 15-3068 (3d 2016)
- Asan v. United States, No. 13-179 (2d Cir. 2014)
- Matter of Bautista, 25 I&N 616 (BIA 2011)
- Woods v. Sabol, No. 14-CV-998 (M.D.P.A. 2014)
- Plamen Ivkov Ayvazov v. Attorney General of the United States, Nos.: 14-4151, 15-1658, 15-3069 (3d Cir. 2016)