About Our Firm
Melinda M. Basaran is an attorney licensed to practice law in the states of New York and New Jersey
Ms, Basaran has over 20 years of experience as an attorney devoted exclusively to the practice of
immigration and nationality law. Ms. Basaran graduated magna cum laude from Monmouth
University, where she was president of her class, in June 1994. She earned a dual bachelor degree in
Political Science and Philosophy, with a concentration in International Relations. Ms Basaran
obtained her Juris Doctorate in June 1997 from Widener University, Delaware Law School. She was a
member of the Moot Court and graduated with honors in Immigration Nationality Law
Ms, Basaran has practiced primarily immigration and nationality law and in addition to affirmative
asylum application processing and defense in removal proceedings, she practices other areas of law
that are related to the immigration matter of her clients. including federal appeals, post-conviction
relief petitions, municipal court defense and family law. She was lead counsel in the New Jersey
Supreme Court precedential decision HSP v, LK. decided August 26 2015, which significant,
impacts how juvenile cases are handled in the immigration courts.
Ms. Basaran is active with various bar associations and frequent lecturer In 2016. she was a faculty
member in immigration law for the New Jersey Judicial College, the annual educational conference
for all the New Jersey State Judiciary. Ms. Basaran has served on numerous executive board funtions
for the American immigration Lawyers Association including President of the New Jersey American
Immigration Lawyers New Jersey Chapter from 2011-2013. Previously Ms. Basaran was Young
Lawyers Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary. She was also President of the New Jersey State Bar
Association Immigration Committee from 2013-2014. She is a frequent lecturer far the New Jersey
Institute for Continuing Legal Education, and the Federal Bar Association
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BK Law can help you!. Our award-winning lawyer office bring experience and knowledge to your case with a personal touch. At the heart of our firm is a focus on client relationships, responsiveness, and our deep commitment to helping business professionals achieve their American dream.
Our Clients Love Us
My husband and I are extremely grateful for Melinda and her staff! From the beginning Melinda treated my husband with kindness and gave us hope when we thought there was none. A very special thanks to Yesenia as well for always keeping us updated, informed and helping us through every step .His case was approved at his Immigrant Visa Interview in the US Embassy in El Salvador. Even though the case became very complex due to recent changes with immigration laws, Melinda never gave up on our case and continued to fight for us. Melinda and her staff did everything in their power to make sure everything went well for my husband and their efforts are greatly appreciated. After so many years (6 years), we can finally celebrate my husband’s immigration status! He wouldn’t have his green card without Melinda or his staff’s help. We highly recommend this office.
Going through immigration proceedings can sometimes leave you feeling a bit undervalued as a human, stressed, and ashamed….especially the way some people treat you when you show up for court or in front of an immigration officer. I cannot stress enough that we felt confident and valued because of Melinda, Yesenia and others that we worked with through out the years and that was something we could hold on to when we had to be in front of some officials who were less than welcoming.
Melinda is hands down the best immigration attorney! She has been fighting for me since 2013 and did everything in her power to get me my green card! Thank you again 😊
My mother was a client of Melinda and her secretary Yamilet, they were amazing! They were extremely helpful, efficient, and responsive! I truly recommend contacting them for any issues you may have. Everything worked out in my mother’s favor because of them! Thank you for your great service!
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Frequently Asked Questions
The immigration options available to a given person depend on what type of connections that person has to the United States.
An immigration attorney will ask you questions about your entries into the United States, your criminal background, information about family members and their immigration status, if you have ever been granted immigration benefits in the past, and other similar questions.
We process applications as soon as we can. Processing times depend on whether you have provided all the documents we need and the type of application you apply for. Applications may take longer to process if we need to check your information.