Stephen Antwine Esq.
Philadelphia (U.S. Headquarters)
1524 Delancey Street, 4th Floor Philadelphia PA 19102 US
Stephen has been practicing immigration law exclusively for over 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.
- J.D., University of Cincinnati, College of Law, 2006
- B.A., International Studies, American University, School of International Service, 1999
- Spanish (Fluent)
- Russian (Intermediate)
- Litigation Committee, AILA Philadelphia Chapter, 2022
- Peace Corps, Kazakhstan, 2000-2001
- The 2025 Diversity Visa Program Opens on October 4, 2023
- New USCIS Guidance Extends Validity Period for Employment Authorization Documents for Certain Categories
- DHS Announces Extension and Redesignation of Ukraine for Temporary Protected Status, Special Student Relief for F-1 Nonimmigrant Ukrainian Students
- ICE Officially Reinstates Mayorkas Enforcement Priorities and Doyle Memo
- Department of State to Begin Issuing Invitations for Family Reunification Parole Process
- DHS Announces Family Reunification Parole Processes for Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras
- Federal Register Notices Officially Extend Temporary Protected Status Designations of El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua
- DHS Rescinds Prior Administration’s Termination of, and Extends Temporary Protected Status Designations for, El Salvador, Honduras, Nepal, and Nicaragua
- USCIS Announces New, Streamlined Fee-Exempt Re-Parole Process for Certain Afghan Nationals
- USCIS Updates Policy Guidance to Permit Self-Identified Gender Markers