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Stephen Antwine Esq.

Senior Associate

Philadelphia (U.S. Headquarters)

1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US

Bio

Stephen has practiced immigration law exclusively for nearly twelve years.  During that time he has developed extensive experience in federal litigation, deportation defense and family-based immigration.

Stephen manages the immigration-based federal litigation practice at Green & Spiegel. He has successfully challenged H-1B specialty occupation denials by USCIS, work authorization and green card delays, and long-delayed consular visa cases. Notably, as lead counsel in India House v. McAleenan, he successfully argued that USCIS’ decision to deny an H-1B petition for a restaurant group’s general manager was arbitrary and capricious and, in a written decision, obtained an order reversing USCIS’ denial. He represents individuals and corporations in litigation in jurisdictions throughout the United States. 

Stephen represents clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and has litigated hundreds of asylum and cancellation of removal cases.  He has earned asylum approvals for victims of female genital mutilation, LGBTQ and gender-based violence, religious persecution and political oppression. He represents clients from all over the world, and has litigated cases in Philadelphia, Newark, New York, Baltimore, Arlington, Dallas and Atlanta. He also maintains a robust appellate practice, regularly filing appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Additionally, he assists families and individuals with all USCIS and Department of States processes.  USCIS petitions include all family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, waivers, Temporary Protected Status, and U-visas. Moreover, he assists with consular processing and visitor visas through the Department of State.

Practice Areas

Education

  • J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 2006
  • B.A., International Studies, American University, School of International Service, 1999

Languages

  • Spanish (Fluent)
  • Russian (Intermediate)

Affiliations

  • Litigation Committee, AILA Philadelphia Chapter, 2022
  • Peace Corps, Kazakhstan, 2000-2001​

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