Overview

Understanding that immigration matters have a great impact on people’s lives, Wagma emphasizes the importance of professionalism, personal attention, and empathy in working with clients. Wagma represents small, mid-sized and Fortune 500 companies across the healthcare, technology, hospitality, and oil and gas industries, seeking nonimmigrant classifications for H-1B specialty occupation workers, L-1 intracompany transferees, and O-1 individuals with extraordinary ability.  She also assists clients with immigrant visa petitions, permanent residency and citizenship applications. Wagma also has experience responding to complex Requests for Evidence. More specifically, her practice focuses on the following types of immigration matters:

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Workers
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferees
  • O-1 Individuals with Extraordinary Ability in the sciences, education, business, athletics, arts, motion picture or television industry
  • J-1 Visa Waivers (Conrad Waiver)
  • EB-1 Immigrant Visas for outstanding professors and researchers, multinational managers and executives, and individuals with extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business or athletics
  • EB-2 Advanced Degree Professionals and National Interest Waivers
  • EB-3 Professionals and Skilled Workers
  • Marriage-based green cards
  • Naturalization/Citizenship

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

About Me

When she’s not working, Wagma enjoys traveling, being outdoors, cooking, cheering for the Minnesota Vikings and being an aunt.

Practices

Education

Hamline University School of Law

  • J.D., 2013
  • Dean’s List
  • Justice Thurgood Marshall Scholarship
  • Dispute Resolution Institution Certificates: International Business Negotiation; Advocacy and Problem Solving

University of Minnesota

  • B.A., Political Science, Global Studies, 2009

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2014

Languages

  • Pashto
  • Dari
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