Aniefiok 'Ani' Bassey
I practice exclusively immigration and nationality law. As an immigrant, I am keenly aware of the numerous challenges faced by many immigrants in navigating the complex immigration system. It is for this reason I dedicate my practice exclusively in helping individuals, families and business in obtaining various immigration benefits, providing exceptional services at affordable fees. My clients are numerous and diverse as the immigration services I provide them. I have clients from all over the world including Latin America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Middle East and Australia and I have successfully represented them before all agencies with jurisdiction over immigration law such as U.S Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its constituent agencies U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of State, Department of Labor, Department of Justice, Immigration Court, Board of Immigration Appeals, U.S Embassies and Consular Posts abroad.
Prior to establishing Bassey Immigration Law Center (BILC), I directed the immigration services program at one of the biggest social services agency in the Greater Tampa Bay Area where I oversaw a dozen of staff and represented hundreds of immigrants, asylees, refugees and their families from Cuba, Colombia, Mexico, Honduras, Iraq, Iran, Ecuador, Peru, Vietnam, Burma, Venezuela, Liberia, Sudan, Somalia, and Cameroon a variety of immigration benefits such as Cuban Parole, permanent residence (green cards), citizenship (naturalization), work permits, advance parole, travel permit, work permits, refugee travel document, immigration waivers, motion to change venue, motion to reopen, representation in immigration court among many other immigration benefits.
At BILC, I advise my clients on all aspects of U.S Immigration & Nationality Law, including family petitions and visas, employment and business based visas, adjustment of status (green cards), citizenship, asylum, immigration waivers, removal and deportation defense, deferred actions, victims of domestic violence and crimes, and counsel criminal defense attorneys about the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.
I am well experienced in assisting aliens who are being threatened with deportation or removal from the United States, including aliens with prior criminal convictions and facing the possibility of deportation.
I have successfully represented clients in removal/deportation hearings, bond hearings, reasonable and credible fear interviews, and I have a track record in successfully assisting my clients in obtaining immigration bond, removing ICE Detainers ( ICE Hold), ICE Stay of Deportation (ICE Form 246), Motion to Reopen, Motion for Stay of Deportation, Administrative Closure of Removal Proceedings, Cancellation of Removal for Certain Permanent Residents (EOIR-42A), Waiver of Inadmissibility under former INA Section 212(c) (Section 212 c Waiver), Section 212 i Waiver of Misrepresentation or Fraud, Section 212 (h) waiver, Section 237(a)(1)(H) Waiver, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), NACARA, VAW Victims of Domestic Violence and Asylum before various Immigration Courts in the United States.
I am licensed in the State of New York and my practice is limited to Immigration & Nationality Law in the State of Florida. I am also admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeal for the Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeal for the Fifth Circuit, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), American Bar Association (ABA) and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). I am married with two kids and live in the Tampa Bay area. I am active in my local church and in my spare time I like to go to the beach with my family, play in the local park with my kids, and watch soccer, basketball and football.