Sherry Nohara

Attorney · UC Law San Francisco

Sherry is the founder and managing attorney of Noha Immigration Law LLLC, a boutique immigration law firm based in Honolulu, Hawaii. 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 in ICE’s San Francisco and Honolulu Field Offices. In 2016, Sherry 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 currently 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 can speak and write Spanish at an intermediate level. Find Sherry at

Articles By Sherry Nohara

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?
How to Get Dual Citizenship in the United States and Canada
It's possible to qualify for both U.S. and Canadian passports, simultaneously.
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.
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.
What Happens at a Bond Hearing in Immigration Court
A bond is an amount of money that will allow a person to be released from detention, but gives the court assurance that the person will continue to appear for future immigration court proceedings.