US Immigration & Nationality Law in Extraordinary Times
Yurika Cooper is the Founder and Principal Attorney of Cooper Immigration Law PLLC, a boutique immigration law firm located in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Cooper has extensive experience in business immigration, concentrating her practice on the needs of small to medium businesses, non-profit institutions, as well as business professionals and entrepreneurs. She advises clients on all aspects of the US immigration process, from nonimmigrant visas to permanent residence, with a particular focus on H-1B visas, PERM applications, waivers in the National Interest (NIW), and Extraordinary Ability aliens (EB-1). She represents clients at United States Embassies and Consulates abroad, before United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and before the US Immigration Courts in select removal proceedings. Ms. Cooper also handles waivers of the two-year home residency requirement (J-1 waiver) and is well-versed in general immigration matters including family-based petitions, US citizenship, and naturalization applications.
Cooper Immigration Law PLLC was established in the middle of a global pandemic (Covid-19) and after four years of sweeping changes to US immigration law. Prior to starting Cooper Immigration Law PLLC, Ms. Cooper was a partner at Immigration Law Group, PC and before that, she worked at a small, high-volume removal defense firm where she handled litigation before the US Immigration Courts and the US Board of Immigration Appeals. Ms. Cooper’s passion for immigration law began over 20 years ago, at the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic.
Ms. Cooper is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
District of Columbia
University of Minnesota Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota (J.D.)
University of California at Irvine, Irvine, California (B.A. Political Science)