Gunda Yohanna Brost

Gunda Yohanna Brost

Abogado de inmigración / Avocate d'immigration / Einwanderungsrecht
  • Immigration Law
  • federal
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Summary

Gunda J. Brost is a U.S. immigration attorney ("lawyer") from Oldenburg, North Germany. Ms. Brost holds a J.D. from Hamline Mitchell University School of Law (2006) and holds a license to practice law in Iowa (2007). Ms. Brost has represented clients from all over the world in various different immigration-related matters and has a special interest in asylum law, waivers and getting complex cases unstuck. Ms. Brost is fluent in French, German and Spanish.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Additional Practice Area
  • asylum, naturalization, green cards, visas, waivers
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
federal
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Languages
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Latin: Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Member
AILA (American Lawyer's Association)
- Current
Education
Hamline University School of Law
J.D. (2006) | Law
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Honors: Outstanding Student in the area of immigration law
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Awards
Client Choice Award
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Outstanding Student in Immigration Law
Hamline University School of Law
Professional Associations
Iowa State Bar Association # 22929
Member
Current
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AILA (American Lawyer's Association)
Member
- Current
Activities: Served on various committees and as liaison on the state membership level.
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Speaking Engagements
Immigration Simulation, Hampton, Iowa
Archdiocese of Dubuque
Acted as mock immigration judge to show the public what the immigration system is like.
Websites & Blogs
Website
Brost Law Office
Legal Answers
7 Questions Answered

Q. help with immigration
A: Consult directly with an immigration attorney.
Q. Can an approved i130 expire?
A: If there’s no movement on the case it will eventually be terminated typically within 2 years. You can reach out once a year to the NVC to try to keep it alive.
Q. Will applying for unemployment effect my application for citizenship? I have a green card now.
A: If the unemployment is due to the Coronavirus that is highly unlikely to impact your naturalization.
Q. Can I apply for unemployment with a green card?
A: Yes provided you otherwise qualify because you worked legally and it is an earned benefit
Q. Can I apply I-485 through my wife NOW while still in J-1 visa waiver or do I need to WAIT till when my waiver finishes?
A: You can apply now but you will not get a green card until the waiver is approved, possibly requiring you to request delaying adjudication of the pending I-485. I hope you have a reputable immigration attorney handling your case as these types of waivers are highly complex.
Q. Can I get my husband who's a immigrant fr Honduras a Visa even if he's in the United States already he is 21 so am I.
A: Hi there: If there was only one unlawful entry and he has no other disqualifying immigration or criminal history, there may be a way through filing an alien relative petition followed by an unlawful presence waiver if you are a U.S. citizen or green card holder. This is a highly complex process so I advise you to hire a reputable immigration attorney to help you and him through the process.
Q. Can receiving unemployment benefit affect my permanent residency status now or in future when applying for citizenship?
A: Currently you cannot be denied citizenship for LAWFULLY receiving assistance but it can be an issue in several scenarios such as wanting to sponsor someone or if you want to travel abroad. Furthermore the current administration is trying everything they can to disqualify immigrants who have received any kind of governmental assistance so this area of law is constantly changing. I would therefore suggest you work directly with a reputable immigration attorney (NOT merely a community member but an actual attorney) to analyze your case directly and apply for naturalization as soon as you are able to so you don't have such issues in the future.
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Contact & Map
Brost Law Office
902 W. 12th St.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
USA
Telephone: (319) 266-3668