Sherry Nohara


Sherry has been an attorney for 27 years, and has exclusively practiced in the area of immigration law for over 21 years. Her practice focuses on family-based immigration, U.S. citizenship and naturalization, waivers of inadmissibility, I-9 compliance, removal defense, and “crimmigration” (the immigration consequences of criminal convictions).

Prior to private practice, Sherry was a Senior Attorney with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), where she worked for 18 years and, in 2016, received a Director’s Award from Sarah Saldaña, former Director of ICE under President Barack Obama. In 2018, she earned the designation of Global Mobility Specialist with the Worldwide Employee Relocation Council. Sherry is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (“AILA”) and is the Vice Chair of the Hawaii Chapter of AILA.

Sherry graduated with highest honors from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1993, where
she majored in Economics and minored in Spanish, and UC College of the Law, San Francisco in
1996. She is conversational in Spanish. Sherry lives and works in Honolulu, Hawaii. Find Sherry
on LinkedIn.

Articles By Sherry Nohara

Marriage to a U.S. Citizen After Submitting an Asylum Application or While in Removal Proceedings
A marriage-based green card may be a good option, but first learn about the complications of choosing it at this stage.
Immigration Detention 101: Information for Detainees’ Family and Friends
The U.S. government is using detention with increasing frequency as a means of dealing with undocumented or otherwise removable immigrants after their arrest. What should you know if a friend or family member has been picked up and held by ICE?
I Received a G-56 Call-In Letter From ICE – Does It Mean I’ll Get Arrested?
Are you a foreign-born person who's received a “call-in” letter from the Office of Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO)? Learn about the likelihood that you will be arrested or detained, and what to do next.