Karol Dezwager Brown

Karol Dezwager Brown

World One Law Group - immigration for business, families and undocumented. Call!
  • Immigration Law, International Law
  • Washington
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Karol Brown is the founder and managing attorney for World One Law Group. World One Law Group is an immigration law firm that helps businesses, families, and undocumented people navigate the complex US immigration system. We provide our clients personal connection, affordable expertise, and secure technology.

Karol Brown handles business immigration cases, asylum, and many other types of immigration cases. Karol graduated law school from Yale Law School. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. This Ivy League education gives her the insight and expertise to assist our clients with thoughtful and creative solutions.

Karol Brown taught Immigration Law at the University of Washington School of Law. In 2010, she was awarded the Advocacy Award from the national American Immigration Lawyers Association for her work to promote the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. Karol Brown worked for the Law and Corporate Affairs department at Microsoft, so she knows the needs of in house counsel and human resources staff. Karol also worked as a Policy and Advocacy Director for Hate Free Zone Washington, now called One America, organizing a voter mobilization and media campaign for immigrant communities.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
International Law
Human Rights
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    We accept all major credit and debit cards. We also offer reasonable payment plans to meet your budget.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Washington State Bar Association
ID Number: 29444
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  • Chinese: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
  • Tagalog: Spoken
Professional Experience
Founder and Managing Immigration Attorney
World One Law Group
- Current
Founder and managing attorney for immigration law firm that handles businesses, families, and undocumented people obtain visas, permanent residency, and US citizenship
Founder and Managing Attorney
Global Law Partners/Global Justice Law Group
Manage immigration law and international consulting firm with three Manage immigration law and international consulting firm with three attorneys and attorneys and four staff. Prepare visa petitions and permanent residency applications for individuals, businesses, and families. Successfully lobbied member of Congress to introduce a private bill and Senator to intervene with Secretary of Homeland Security to prevent the deportation of DREAM Act activist.
Visiting Lecturer
University of Washington Law School
ught immigration law courses covering constitutional issues, immigrant Taught immigration law courses covering constitutional issues, immigrant and nonimmigrant categories, admission and exclusion, removal, relief for deportable aliens, refugees and asylum.
Immigration & Technology Consultant
Microsoft Law & Corporate Affairs
Managed high-volume caseload of temporary business visas and Managed Managed high-volume caseload of business visas and permanent residency applications. Redesigned intranet and Sharepoint sites read by 1,500 to 2,200 Microsoft employees each month. Designed and developed automated document production to reduce errors and save staff time.
Advocacy Director
One America
Directed grassroots and media campaign to mobilize immigrant and Directed grassroots and media campaign to mobilize immigrant and refugee communities. Managed efforts to register 1,500 new voters, provide voter education, and increase voter turnout. Lobbied government officials at local, state and federal level on immigration policies.
Yale Law School
J.D. (1999) | International Law
Activities: Women's campaign school - newsletter editor Human Rights Clinic - class action lawsuit for international human rights crimes against Radavan Karadzic in former Yugoslavia Yale Human Rights & Development Law Journal - founder & technical editor
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Harvard University
Master's in Public Policy (1996) | International Trade & Finance
Honors: Policy Analysis Award for best thesis: Competitive Strategies in the Philippine Garment Industry Voted class marshall
Activities: Teaching Assistant for microeconomics and international finance
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University of Washington
B.A. (1989) | Economics and International Studies
Honors: Magna Cum Laude Phi Beta Kappa Honors Program Truman Scholar (runner up)
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National Advocacy Award
American Immigration Lawyers Association (national)
Awarded the AILA National Advocacy Award in 2010 for our work in lobbying Congress for comprehensive immigration reform. We gathered stories from immigration attorneys throughout Washington State and assembled them in a book, "Why We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform" that was distributed to the entire Washington congressional delegation.
Professional Associations
Washington State Bar  # 29444
- Current
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Articles & Publications
Immigration for the 21st Century
MOXY Magazine
Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Requires Immigration to Meet the Need for Skilled Workers
MOXY Magazine
One DREAM Short, co-authored (April 2010)
Bender’s Immigration Bulletin
Why We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform
AILA Washington Chapter
Matchmaker Make Sure the Numbers Match
Puget Sound Business Journal
Truce in the Salmon War: Alternatives for the Pacific Salmon Treaty
Washington Law Review
The People’s Court: Creating Small Claims Courts in the Philippines
Philippines Supreme Court Judicial Association
Competitive Strategies for the Philippine Garment Industry
Philippine Garment Manufacturer's Association
Speaking Engagements
Using Media to Impact Immigration Case, AILA Pacific Northwest Conference, Oregon Convention Center
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Spoke as part of a panel on using the media and the press to influence government agencies, Congress, and the public on immigration issues
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Websites & Blogs
World One Law Blog
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered
Q. How long does it take to petition a Filipino child under 21? I'm a US Citizen
A: The minor child of a US citizen is an immediate relative. That means that there is no wait for a visa to become available. If your child is in the United States legally, you can file an I-130 Petition for Alien Relative and an I-485 Application to Adjust Status. This process is currently taking about two years, but varies depending on your processing location.

If your child is in the Philippines, you would file the I-130 Petition. That process is taking about 10 to 12 months. When that petition is approved, it would be sent to the National Visa Center. You would file the DS260 Application and upload documents like the child's birth certificate, passport, and police certificate. The National Visa Center processes the case and transmits it to the US embassy in Manila when it is complete. The embassy will schedule a medical exam and an interview. The embassy will issue an immigrant visa stamp in the child's passport. The child will use that stamp when entering the United States. As soon as the child clears US customs, he or she is a permanent resident of the United States.

An added bonus, if the child is a permanent resident, in the United States, under 18 years old, and in the legal and physical custody of a US citizen, then the child automatically becomes a US citizen. You can apply for their US passport.

Hope this helps! Contact us at info@world1law.com if you would like a consultation or assistance with this case. We offer flat fee services and payment plans.
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World One Law Group
15400 SE 30th Place
Suite 205
Bellevue, WA 98007
Telephone: (425) 250-8110
Fax: (888) 305-6761
Monday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 10 AM - 6 PM (Today)
Friday: 10 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Notice: Our office is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 6 pm. This provides an opportunity to meet with one of our attorneys after "normal" working hours.