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Adriana Telenga, Esq.
My journey as an immigration attorney began in 2005 – the day I enrolled in my law school’s immigration class and legal aid clinic. I soon realized I could help clients and their families achieve their American dream. As a first-generation immigrant to the U.S., I have personal experience in navigating the immigration processes, and I can identify with the challenges that immigrants face. I understand how important it is to have diligent legal representation while at the same time forming an attorney-client bond based on trust and respect.
I was born in Poland and lived many years in Germany, Australia, and Canada before permanently immigrating to the United States. I am a citizen of three countries and fluent in English, Polish, and German.
My personal U.S. immigration journey began as an F-1 student. Later, I held TN-1 status before going through the employment-based green card process, resulting in my grant of U.S. Permanent Residence and, finally, my naturalization as a U.S. Citizen. In addition to being an applicant in the immigration process, I have also served as a petitioner when I sponsored my mother’s immigration to the U.S.
As a result, I had personal experience with some visa categories and immigration processes before I even became a practicing immigration attorney. My personal experience as a non-immigrant, immigrant and immigration attorney has helped me guide my clients through their own immigration journeys with empathy and personal understanding.
My entire legal career has been strictly focused on U.S. immigration and naturalization law. I gained valuable immigration experience from my pro bono work with local immigration law clinics dealing with everything from straightforward citizenship applications to complex immigration issues such as removal proceedings and asylum.
I began my immigration career while still in law school, working for a large national employment-based immigration firm representing clients in a variety of industries. Prior to joining the Law Office of Leila Freijy, I worked for other Michigan law firms, where I continued to represent clients in a variety of employment and family-based immigration matters.
My practice areas include both nonimmigrant and immigrant processes.