Okan Immigration Law Group

We are a passionate immigration law group based in San Francisco, CA. Our second office is located in Las Vegas, NV.

We represent individuals before the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) and Asylum Offices anywhere in the United States.

We serve our clients with a mission to provide the best counsel, advocacy and personalized legal service.

Our main practice areas include Asylum (ILTICA), Marriage-based Green Card Applications, LGBT immigration, and citizenship/naturalization.

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  • July 17, 2016

My fellow Turkish citizens: I want to express my sadness and deep concern about the recent incident that occurred in Turkey on July 15, 2016. Since the military coup attempt has started, our immigration law office has been receiving a…

  • April 6, 2015

Amerika’da Iltica Her yil Amerika’da binlerce kisi, ya gecmiste asagidaki nedenlerden birisi yuzunden kotu muameleye maruz kaldigi gerekcesiyle ya da gelecekte kotu muameleye maruz kalma korkusundan dolayi ilticaya (siginma hakki) basvuruyor: –       Irk –       Din –       Milliyet –       Sosyal grup…

Gay Client’s Citizenship Approved, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. February 2015
  • February 12, 2015

Here is a Happy Ending story: Our client, who was approved for asylum for being a gay man from Mexico many years ago, has now become a citizen of the United States as of February 4, 2015! He was so…

California Driver’s Licenses Will Be Issued Regardless of Immigration Status Starting January 1, 2015
  • November 24, 2014

Under current law, driver’s licenses are not available to those who don’t have legal status in the United States, which makes the undocumented immigrants not being able to get to work, drive their children to school, or run everyday errands. Pursuant…

Same-Sex Marriage Green Card Approved, November 21, 2014, SACRAMENTO, CA
  • November 24, 2014

Another Happy Gay Binational Couple can stay together in the United States after years of struggle and separation! My clients and I went to the USCIS Field Office on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 650 Capitol Mall in Sacramento, CA….

Amerika’da Turk Escinsel Multeci Artisi, Written by Okan Sengun, Esq., November 13, 2014
  • November 13, 2014

Amerika’ya hergun onbinlerce kisi gezmek, calismak, eglenmek ya da yeni bir hayat kurmak icin geliyor. Amerika guzel ulke. Modern, gelismis, en onemlisi insan haklarina saygili. Amerika’da kendi ulkelerinde olmayan ozgurlugu hissedenler, guven icinde, hic bir tehdit hissetmeden ‘kendi’ olmayi tadanlar…

Our Gay Russian Client (ASYLUM APPROVED) on ABC News!
Our Gay Russian Client (ASYLUM APPROVED) on ABC News!
  • July 24, 2014

Russian Drag Performer Builds New Life in US A young Russian drag performer has found solace in the United States after fleeing Russia amid violent, anti-gay attacks on the country’s largest gay nightclub, where he had performed. “Viktor,” 21, had…

Same-Sex Green Card Approved in SAN DIEGO, CA, July 2014
  • July 20, 2014

Our green card application for a same-sex couple was approved in San Diego immigration office on July 18, 2014! So happy for our clients!

“Do you want to become a U.S. citizen?”, A blog post by Dodi Gomez PALOMA, Law Clerk at Law Office of Okan Sengun
  • June 28, 2014

Are you a legal permanent resident? Do you want to become a U.S. citizen? The process that a legal permanent resident (LPR) undergoes in order to become a citizen of the United States is called naturalization. In order to become…

Marriage-based Green Card Approved in 5 Minutes in SACRAMENTO, May 2014
  • June 7, 2014

On May 27th, I was in Sacramento for a green card interview. I met my clients outside the USCIS Sacramento Field Office, which is conveniently located at 650 Capitol Mall. Our interview was scheduled for 10:30am and after a 15…

Green Card Approved for Same-Sex Couple in SAN JOSE, CA, April 2014
  • April 11, 2014

I was down in San Jose for a marriage-based green card interview with my clients at the USCIS office this week. Even though I think the first immigration officer didn’t want to interview my clients because they were a same-sex…

“Russian LGBTs seek asylum in U.S.” – Bay Area Reporter, February 2014
  • February 20, 2014

Russian LGBTs seek asylum in U.S., An Interview with Okan Sengun, Esq.  by Heather Cassell, Bay Area Reporter, February 2014 An influx of Russian LGBTs fleeing the Slavic nation is landing on U.S. shores seeking asylum, according to queer immigration…

Updates for Same-Sex Binational Couples, June 2013
  • August 9, 2013

  Frequently Asked Questions (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services) Petitioning for my Spouse Q1: I am a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident in a same-sex marriage to a foreign national. Can I now sponsor my spouse for a family-based…

Meet the Lawyers

Okan Sengun, Esq., Principal Attorney
Okan Sengun, Esq., Principal Attorney

Okan Sengun is a passionate immigration attorney, and an immigrant himself, with a great understanding of each individual’s unique needs throughout their immigration journeys in the United States. Okan has represented established businesses, startup companies, entrepreneurs, families, dreamers, documented and undocumented individuals,…

Brooke Westling, Esq., Immigration Attorney
Brooke Westling, Esq., Immigration Attorney

Brooke Westling is a California-licensed immigration attorney who is dedicated to addressing human rights abuses and challenging social and legal constraints on gender and sexuality. She began working with Okan in January of 2015, after returning to law school to…

Ian Barber, Law Clerk
Ian Barber, Law Clerk

Ian Barber primarily works in affirmative asylum cases and has experience in conducting client interviews, preparing detailed sworn declarations, and gathering supporting evidence to be submitted to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services for cases including political asylum cases, gender and…


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