Welcome to Behar International Counsel, PLC – your trusted partner for immigration law services. Based in sunny San Diego, California, with an additional location in vibrant Los Angeles, CA, our firm is dedicated to providing comprehensive immigration solutions tailored to your needs.

At Behar International Counsel, PLC, we specialize exclusively in U.S. immigration and naturalization law. Our team of experienced immigration lawyers in San Diego focuses solely on navigating the complexities of immigration law, covering areas such as investment, employment-based visas, asylum law, deportation defense, and family-based immigration.

As immigrants ourselves, we understand the challenges and nuances of the immigration process. Over the years, we've built a strong reputation for our dedicated advocacy and compassionate approach to client representation. Our commitment to personalized service means that our attorneys take the time to fully understand each client's unique situation, and we pride ourselves on being readily available to address any questions or concerns.

Unlike other immigration firms where client communication may be handled by legal secretaries or paralegals, our attorneys personally handle client inquiries, ensuring that you receive the attention and support you deserve. Whether you're applying for a family-based green card, seeking a complex business or employment visa, pursuing political asylum, or facing deportation proceedings, we are here to advocate for your best interests with diligence and creativity.

At Behar International Counsel, PLC, we believe that every client deserves the highest level of personalized attention and legal expertise. Our commitment to providing exceptional service sets us apart from other immigration law firms, and we look forward to guiding you through every step of your immigration journey.

We fully understand that the legal process can often be frustrating and confusing and we know the importance of having a trusted advocate represent your best interests. Our multilingual immigration attorneys in San Diego are fluent in English, Spanish, Russian, French, Italian, Turkish, Hebrew and German and are attuned to the needs of clients from diverse cultures and linguistic backgrounds.

Here is a list of services commonly offered by our immigration lawyers:

1. Visa Applications: Assistance in San Diego with various types of visa applications, including tourist visas, student visas, work visas, investor visas, and more.

2. Green Card Applications: Guidance and support for obtaining permanent residency in San Diego (green card) through family sponsorship, employment, investment, or other eligible avenues.

3. Citizenship Applications in San Diego: Assistance with naturalization applications and the process of becoming a U.S. citizen, including eligibility assessments, application preparation, and interview preparation.

4. Asylum and Refugee Protection in San Diego: Legal representation for individuals seeking asylum or refugee status due to persecution or fear of persecution in their home countries.

5. Deportation Defense in San Diego: Representation in immigration court proceedings for individuals facing removal or deportation from the United States, including defense strategies and appeals.

6. Family-Based Immigration in San Diego: Assistance with family-based immigration petitions, including sponsorship for spouses, children, parents, and other eligible family members to obtain lawful permanent resident status.

7. Employment-Based Immigration in San Diego: Support for employers and employees navigating the complexities of employment-based immigration, including obtaining work visas, labor certifications, and employment-based green cards.

8. Investor Visas in San Diego: Guidance and support for foreign investors seeking to obtain visas or green cards through investment in U.S. businesses or projects, such as EB-5 investor visas.

9. Waivers and Appeals in San Diego: Assistance with waiver applications and appeals for individuals facing immigration-related challenges, such as visa denials, inadmissibility issues, or other adverse decisions.

10. Immigration Compliance in San Diego: Legal advice and assistance for employers, businesses, and individuals on compliance with immigration laws, regulations, and procedures.

11. Consular Processing: Support for individuals navigating the process of obtaining visas or immigrant visas through U.S. embassies and consulates abroad.

12. Special Immigrant Status: Representation for individuals eligible for special immigrant categories, such as victims of crime (U visa), victims of human trafficking (T visa), and other special immigrant classifications.


Behar international counsel provides a full-range of immigration legal assistance to our clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
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Giacomo J. Behar
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Mr Behar is a brilliant immigration attorney. He was very accommodating in scheduling my husband and I for a urgent consultation. He gave us honest and direct advice on what options we have, as well as the pros/cons of the path forward. He is a creative thinker and clearly has an in-depth knowledge of not only US immigration but international affairs as well.
Thank you Giacomo.
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Professionalism, expertise and genuine concern for my case
I had a very useful consultation with Mr Behar on my case. Mr Behar thoroughly understood the intricacies of my situation and outlined every step of the legal process with clarity and transparency. His ability to break down complex legal concepts into understandable terms is truly remarkable.
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Mr. Behar and his team took great effort to understand my case thoroughly and produced a strategy that worked efficiently in resulting in the positive outcome.
Will definitely come back to him for my future immigration needs.
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Highly informative, well knowledged and helpful. Highly recommend
I needed assistance ASAP regarding my J-2 work authorization request. I called Giacomo on Saturday and we setup a call for the same day! Giacomo Is highly skilled and it very much shows that he is VERY knowledgeable about the all immigration process.
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Tatyana Ewards
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The Best Immigration Lawyer
Tatyana and her team of professionals are exceptional. She handled my case expertly and I highly recommend her services. Working with her was a great decision, resulting in time and money saved. My experience with her was wonderful due to her prompt communication and readiness to answer any questions.
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Best Asylum Lawyer
I highly recommend Tatyana Edwards, she did a great job with my asylum case. My case had been pending for almost 8 years since 2015 . She took a look at my case, and managed to place it on on the standby list not on the waiting list which would have taken longer. Last month, I had an interview notice, did my interview, picked up my decision ( granted).
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It's nice to deal with professionals
My friends who also had a positive experience working with Tatiana Edwards recommended this lawyer to me. My case was very complicated, the trials lasted for several years and the judge extended the hearings because of the large amount of information and documents.
Yury N
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Bravo! Bis!
Professionalism, intelligence and precision! Necessary benevolence and human kindness! May you be lucky to find a protector, like-minded person and ally in Tatyana's face!
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