Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C.

Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C.

We provide unparallel personal immigration legal service, so you feel assured you have an advocate on your side. We stay updated on the law and your case, and navigate your immigration journey with you.

Firm Overview

U.S. immigration laws and regulations are complex. Extensive and comprehensive immigration reform is much needed in this country. At the Law Office of Alison Yew, we stay on top of the changes and can help you navigate through the complicated process to achieve your immigration goals. We have experience in all green card and work visas situations. We can help you if you are:

* An employer seeking to hire qualified foreign workers for your company
* A foreign individual seeking to relocate to the United States for a job or for school
* A foreign individual seeking to join your U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card) family members
* A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident seeking to bring your relatives to live in the United States
* Lawful permanent resident (green card) seeking benefits for yourself, such as citizenship and naturalization.

We are committed to providing you with practical immigration advice to assist you with achieving your U.S. immigration goals expeditiously and efficiently.

Main Office

San Jose Main Office
Suite #210
SAN JOSE, CA 95112


(408) 740-3474


Free Initial Consultation?

$150 for 1/2 hour

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most services are at a fixed fee.

Hourly Rates

Unique, non-standard cases, are hourly, at $400 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Office Manager

Lead attorney Alison Yew

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese

Immigration Law

At the Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C., we provide practical solutions to your immigration needs. We are conveniently located in San Jose, near the San Jose Airport. Contact us today at 408-740-3474 to schedule a consultation with Alison Yew.

We are dedicated to the practice of all aspects of U.S. immigration law, with a focus on business/employment-based and family-based petitions. The following list includes some of the immigration benefits we have obtained for our clients.

Employment/Business-Related Visas

E-1/E2 (Treaty Traders & Treaty Investors)
E-3 (Advanced Degree/Specialty Workers from Australia)
F-1 (Students)
H-1B (Specialty Workers)
J-1 Waiver (Exchange Program Participants)
L-1 (Intra-company Transferees)
O-1 (Extraordinary Ability or Achievement in science, art, education, business, sports, film and television)
P-1 (Internationally Recognized Athletes)
TN (For Canadians and Mexicans)
Change/Extension of Non-immigrant Status
Department of Labor Prevailing Wage
Department of Labor Labor Condition Application

Employment-Based Immigration (Green Card):

NIW (National Interest Waiver)
EB-1(a) (Alien of Extraordinary Ability)
EB-1(b) (Outstanding Professor/Researcher)
EB-1(c) (Multinational Manager or Executive)
PERM/Labor Certification
EB-2 Based on PERM (Advanced Degree/Exceptional Ability)
EB-3 Based on PERM (Professionals, skilled workers and other workers)
EB-5 (Investment Visa )

Family-Based Immigration:

Family reunification has long been a cornerstone of American immigration law. The Immigration Act of 1990 established preference categories based on familial relationship. Approval of these petitions grants the foreign national permanent residence status (a "green card") and there is generally no restriction on work or residence in the U.S. associated with the status. After five years of continuous residence in the U.S., the immigrant is generally eligible to apply for naturalization (citizenship). A green card petition based on marriage requires only three years of continuous residence in the U.S. before the immigrant is generally eligible to apply for naturalization (citizenship).

K Visa (Fiance/Fiance/Spouse of U.S. Citizen)
Same Sex Marriage

Other Immigrant Issues:

Adjustment of Status
Advance Parole
Re-Entry Permits
Work Permit

Alison Yew

Yew Immigration Law Group, a P.C.

Alison Yew has been a licensed attorney for 20 years. Prior to starting her own practice, Alison was a civil litigation partner with one of the top-100 law firms ranked by Am Law. During this time, Alison saw a need to help the firm's corporate clients (which spanned across the United States) with immigration-related hiring/employment issues, so she developed the firm's immigration practice group.

Alison has helped companies hire foreign workers with excellent credentials, through business and employment-based petitions for permanent and temporary work visas, including PERM processing, I-140 petitions under EB-1, EB-2, I-129 petitions for H-1B, L-1, Extraordinary Ability (O-1) visas, and treaty visas such as TN visas. Alison has also counseled many potential foreign investors on how to obtain a green card through the EB-5 investor visa program. Even though the H-1B visa petitions had an extremely short petition acceptance window in the last several years, with Alison's diligence and expertise, her business clients across the United States were able to obtain this visa and hire highly qualified employees. Through the referral of many satisfied clients, Alison successfully joined families together through family-based petitions for green cards.

Alison brings a personal understanding of the immigration experience to her work. Born in Hong Kong, Alison and her family immigrated to the United States when Alison was a child. Her husband is a naturalized American citizen who came from Egypt.

Alison has always enjoyed the one-on-one counseling of potential immigrants and the personal aspect of this practice; as a sole practitioner, Alison will continue to give her clients the same high quality of work and attention.


Alison received her undergraduate degree (B.A.) in Psychology from the University of California in San Diego, in 1988. After working a few years at a law firm in San Francisco, Alison attended the University of San Francisco School of Law (USF) and obtained her Juris Doctor (J.D.) in 1994.

Professional Qualifications and Other Experience

Alison has been a member in good standing of the California State Bar since 1994. She has been admitted to the Northern and Eastern U.S. Federal District Courts of California. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a national organization of lawyers who practice and teach immigration law and who are dedicated to promoting justice, advocating for fair and reasonable immigration policies and law, and providing quality immigration and nationality legal services.

While in law school, Alison represented indigent clients in court through USF's Criminal Law Clinic, tutored other law students through USF's Academic Support Program, and taught general law education to 8th grade students through USF's Street Law Program. One summer, Alison attended law school abroad at Trinity College, in Dublin, Ireland. In her last year, Alison was a student judicial extern for the Honorable Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar at the California Court of Appeal. Justice Werdegar is now on the California Supreme Court bench.

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