Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers

Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers

Firm Overview

Main Office

Elizabeth, NJ
310 Morris Ave
Elizabeth, NJ 07208


(800) 919-9280


Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

· All Immigrant and Non-Immigrant Visas · Adjustment of Status · Applications Review and Support · Asylum and Refugee Immigration · Bond hearings · Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) · Deportation Defense, Removal Proceedings and Cancellation of Removal · Employment Authorization Documents (EADs or Work Visas) and Renewal (I-765) · Green Cards and Citizenship Applications · Petition for Alien Relatives (I-130) · Special Immigrant Juveniles (SIJ) · Temporary Protected Status Concerns (TPS) · Violence Against Women Act Support (VAWA) · Waivers

Hourly Rates

Only Flat Fees

Office Information

Office Hours


Office Manager

Oscar Barbosa

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, and Farsi

Other Offices

Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers
313 W. Liberty St. Suite 218
Lancaster, PA 17603

Immigration Law

Non-partisan, Pro-immigrant, Humanitarian Effort to Keep Families Together & Protect Those Who Cannot Defend Themselves.

Diaspora Law is a U.S. Immigration Law firm that specializes in family immigration, business immigration and deportation defense. Licensed federally to practice U.S. immigration law in all 50 States and abroad, we are a non-partisan, pro-immigrant, humanitarian effort to keep families together and protect those who cannot defend themselves. Further, through community engagement and support we work with local organizations to advocate for fair changes in immigration law and the fair treatment of all people.

Available 24/7, Diaspora Law lawyers and staff speak multiple languages and are available regardless of time zone, state or country. We will be there for you!

We are immigrants too. Diaspora Law is passionate about helping immigrants because we all have a deep connection to the cause. We have seen and experienced the struggle, the confusion, and the strength it takes to come to the United States for a better life for your family or business. Schedule a Consultation Today.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Absolutely. While we have been practicing immigration law since 2013 and can take the lead on any concern you might have, we spend a considerable amount of time assisting clients with their already prepared documents, whether they are ready to file or have experienced an application rejection.

Christopher Doval

Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers

Mr. Doval is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Global Campus' MBA program where his predominant contributions are in the fields of law and ethics. Prior to his time at UMGC, he was business faculty at both Morgan State University and Virginia State University. He has spent his career working to promote education outcomes for underserved communities. Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2011, Mr. Doval's expertise is in business ethics, business law, intellectual property, and immigration law. Mr. Doval's professional career has been focused on the management and business development of small to medium-sized law firms. Formerly a Managing Partner at Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers (www.diasporalaw.com), Mr. Doval oversaw all aspects of the firm's daily and digital operations across a twelve property virtual office network. He is an advocate in supporting a partisan neutral pro-immigrant humanitarian effort through business and legal services.  

Mr. Doval received his Juris Doctorate and Master of Telecommunications, Security and Network Management from Syracuse University (Go Orange!) with a focus on Internet Law, Intellectual Property and Technology Commercialization. He received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (Go Rams!) in Philosophy, with minors in both Religious Studies and English. As well, Mr. Doval has completed Yale University’s (Go Bulldogs!) Sherwin B. Nuland Institute in Bioethics with Special Honors, where we returned to assist in content creation and educating professionals and students on the intersections of business and bioethics.

Mr. Doval is an accomplished scholar and has published in several peer-reviewed legal, public policy, and management journals. Further, he has presented his work at both nationally and internationally acclaimed conferences.


Bar Number: 82058
Virginia, 2011


Syracuse University School of Information Studies
Master of Science in Telecommunications, Security and Network Management, 2010

Syracuse University College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2010

Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy & Minors in English and Religious Studies, 2010

Oscar Barbosa

Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers

Mr. Barbosa founded Diaspora Law aiming at connecting community-oriented attorneys in order to provide comprehensive immigration services. He brings his previous experience to provide the assistance the community currently seeks. Mr. Barbosa speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese (Conversational).

Mr. Barbosa sees immigration as a human rights-oriented practice. He previously worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees as a Legal Assistant and with the Service Employees International Union, as an organizer. As an Immigration Attorney, he has been able to explain complicated options in understandable terms to his clients.

His previous academic and work experiences have taken him for extended periods to Japan, Brazil, China, the United Kingdom, and Chile. He speaks English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mr. Barbosa is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Latino Leadership Alliance of New Jersey, and Rotary International. He constantly collaborates and organizes community-based organizations that advocate for the advancement of their societies.

Mr. Barbosa was awarded the Certificate on Exemplary Commitment to Pro-Bono and Public Service. His pledge to public service makes him a reachable attorney with the skills and experience to advocate for his clients.

He is admitted to practice in the State of New Jersey as well as Immigration Courts nationwide.


Bar Number: 1868
New Jersey, 2010


The Pennsylvania State University
Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 2007

Syracuse University College of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2009

Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs
Master of Arts in International Relations, 2009

Mahsa Mohkamkar

Diaspora Law - Immigration Lawyers

Ms. Mohkamkar earned a Bachelor of Law degree from The University of Isfahan in July 2009 and a Master of Law degree from the University of Arizona, James E. Rogers College of Law in December 2014. While at the University of Isfahan, she received honors as the top 0.13% of all applicants on the Iranian countrywide university entrance exam (Konkoor). As a result of her background and studies, Ms. Mohkamkar is fluent in English and Native Farsi.

After graduating, Ms. Mohkamkar worked for the International Rescue Committee assisting clients directly with processing and filing immigration applications. Ms. Mohkamkar also worked as a Notary Public at the Sahba Notary Public Office in Isfahan, Iran. Currently, Ms. Mohkamkar is an associate attorney of Diaspora Law, available across offices. Ms. Mohkamkar is also admitted to practice law in Immigration Courts nationwide. She concentrates her practice on removal defense, asylum, employment-based, and family-based immigration.

Ms. Mohkamkar has been involved in various activities. She volunteered at North Penn Legal Services where she assisted in practice areas such as mortgage and foreclosure, family law, social security, and disability. In 2013, she volunteered at the National Lawyer Guild where she reviewed client’s problems and referred them to the best law clinic based on an assessment of their legal issue. Ms. Mohkamkar is a member of the New York Bar Association and the Iranian American Lawyers Association.

As an immigrant herself, Ms. Mohkamkar went through the struggles she sees her clients going through daily. A heightened sense of empathy for her clients and their stories motivates Ms. Mohkamkar to fiercely advocate for them with a sense of devotion. Being able to help a community she closely relates to feels like a privilege to Ms. Mohkamkar.


Bar Number: 5634811
New York,


University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law
LL.M. in International Trade and Business Law, 2014

University of Isfahan
Bachelor of Laws, 2009

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