Deborah Dyson

As a San Francisco immigration lawyer, Deborah Dyson handled mostly employment-based immigration benefits, deportation defense, and appeals. Ms. Dyson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from UC Berkeley and a J.D. from Golden Gate University School of Law, where she edited a law review journal and published a law review article on the use of expert testimony in employment discrimination cases. Before and during law school, Ms. Dyson worked as an immigration paralegal, and before that, she worked for a legal publisher, writing and editing indexes for law books.

Articles By Deborah Dyson

What Do You Win When You Win the Diversity Visa Lottery?
Popularly known as “the green card lottery,” the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program generates great excitement every fall when the annual registration opens.
Won the Diversity Visa Lottery and Living in the U.S.? Where to Process Your Green Card
When you win the diversity visa (DV) lottery, you do not win a green card. At best, you win a chance at a green card.
Legal Pitfalls of Hiring Undocumented Immigrants
The worksite has become an enforcement site for immigration law, with employers required to check the work authorization of every worker they hire on pain of penalties and even criminal prosecution for hiring workers who do not present appropriate documents.
Nonimmigrant Work Visa as Stepping Stone to a Green Card
Learn dual intent if you're applying for a work visa in the U.S. with the intent to stay permanently.
Will Finding a Job in the U.S. Get You a Green Card?
One way to get a green card is through a job offer in the U.S., as most people who are interested in immigrating know.
Labor Certification Audits: What to Expect
As an employer contemplating labor certification for a foreign worker, you are looking at a significant investment of time and money.