Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Kevin D. Slattery Esq.

Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
  • Immigration Law
  • Connecticut, District of Columbia, Florida
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KEVIN D SLATTERY obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in both Political Science and French from the University of Notre Dame in 1997. While at the University of Notre Dame, he was an active member of both the Notre Dame Council on International Business Development and the national political science honor society Pi Sigma Alpha. During his time at Notre Dame, he also studied abroad for one academic year at the Université Catholique de l’Ouest in Angers, France. In 1998, Mr. Slattery participated in the NAFTA Leaders Internship Program at the Washington Center for Internships & Academic Seminars in Washington, DC, partaking in a series of lectures and seminars designed to address the policy implications of the North American Free Trade Agreement. In 2003, he obtained his law degree from the University of Florida College of Law, where he was an active member of both Florida Law Review and the international legal fraternity Phi Delta Phi. While in law school, Mr. Slattery was the recipient of the International Human Rights Law Book Award as well as the Legal Drafting Book Award. He also spent an academic summer abroad through the university’s law program at the Université de Montpellier in Montpellier, France. Following completion of his legal studies, Mr. Slattery served as a judicial law clerk at the Connecticut Appellate Court. In 2006, Mr. Slattery opened Kevin D. Slattery, P.A., a law firm dedicated to the practice of immigration law. The firm is located in Tampa, FL, and offers assistance in family-based and employment-based immigration matters as well as in removal defense. Mr. Slattery is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and is admitted to practice law in Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Florida, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut, the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Practice Area
  • Immigration Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Connecticut
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District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Florida
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11th Circuit
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United States District Court for the District of Connecticut
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United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
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United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • French: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Immigration Attorney
Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
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Education
University of Florida
J.D. | Law
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Honors: J.D., Cum Laude; Legal Drafting Book Award, Fall 2002; International Human Rights Law Book Award, Spring 2003
Activities: Law Review; Phi Delta Phi (legal fraternity), Philanthropy Officer; American Bar Association (student member); American Immigration Lawyers Association (student member); Association of Trial Lawyers of America (student member); John Marshall Bar Association (student bar association - member); Summer Law Program in Montpellier, France
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University of Notre Dame
B.A. | Government & International Relations; French
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Honors: B.A., Cum Laude; Pi Sigma Alpha (national political science honor society)
Activities: Notre Dame Council on International Business Development; Stage Universite Notre-Dame en France (SUNDEF) XXIX
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l'Université Catholique de l'Ouest, Angers, France
Certificat de Langue Française; Certificat de Langue et de Civilisation Françaises (1995) | General undergraduate studies during academic year abroad
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Professional Associations
Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
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French American Chamber of Commerce of Tampa Bay
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American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed., Vol. 1, Chapter 23 - Employment Agencies (Contributor)
BNA Books
Speaking Engagements
Immigration Law, OUT of the Closet and IN Your Office, Stetson University College of Law
Florida Association of LGBT Lawyers & Allies, Inc., LGBT Bar Association of Tampa Bay, Inc.
What’s it really like being an immigrant?, St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, USF St. Petersburg
Here’s a tweet: build that wall and make them pay., St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, USF St. Petersburg
Citizens of God's Kingdom: Immigration and our Christian Faith, St. Jerome Catholic Church, Largo, FL
Family Law Bootcamp, 28th Annual American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter (CFC) Conference, Clearwater Beach, FL
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Central Florida Chapter (CFC)
Civil Liberties and the Trump Administration, Panel Discussion, USF St. Petersburg
USFSP Honors Program, West Central Florida Cluster of Unitarian Universalist Congregations, ACLU of Florida
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Legal Answers
178 Questions Answered

Q. My mother (green card holder) married an US citizen. I got my green card from him. How long I become a US citizen?
A: The "3-year rule" applies to a permanent resident applying for naturalization who is married to and living with a U.S. Citizen. So, unless you would be basing your own naturalization application on your marriage to and cohabitation with a U.S. Citizen, notwithstanding how you obtained your permanent resident status, then you would need to wait 5 years. However, depending on your age at the time of your mother's prospective naturalization, you might acquire U.S. Citizenship by virtue of your mother naturalizing. If you will be over the age of 18 on the date your mother naturalizes, then this will not be a possibility. Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate the facts of your case against the laws.
Q. 3 years wait time for naturalization, can some time counts towards that 3 years?
A: Unfortunately, no. The 3-year clock regarding eligibility for naturalization under INA § 319(a) begins as of the date you acquired U.S. legal permanent resident status.
Q. Married a woman from the Philippines 12/27/19. Brought to the US on a fiancé visa and now uncertain what to next? Help!
A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can discuss with you the next steps to take. As part of the process involves you submitting on her behalf a Form I-864, Affidavit of Support, which requires demonstration of a certain level of income for you, and because you are on disability, it may be all the more important that you discuss your case with an experienced immigration attorney. General information about the process can also be found on the USCIS website, here: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard/fiancees Good luck to you both.
Q. 22 mths and 10 days of waiting for i751 waiver (abuse) to be resolved. Can I file for naturalization? Or wait in limbo?
A: Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney as other colleagues have suggested already to you. Regarding filing of an application for naturalization (N-400), so long as one meets eligibility requirements for naturalization, one my file a Form N-400 while his or her petition to remove conditions (Form I-751) is still pending. In my experience, sometimes the filing of the N-400, which generally has faster processing times than processing times for Form I-751, can push the I-751 along. What this means, in effect, is that you may be scheduled for your N-400 interview first, and because an N-400 cannot be adjudicated until your I-751 is adjudicated, the officer at your N-400 interview may adjudicate both cases at the same time. This is contemplated in the USCIS Policy Manual. Again, however, you may wish to consult with a competent immigration attorney first to flush out any possible issues that exist, either with your pending I-751 or your prospective N-400. Good luck.
Q. Can I petition for my son's green card since he lost his status in the US
A: I agree with my colleague Ileana M. Rivera's response. There are too many details missing from your question for one to be able to answer it properly. Consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can discuss in private the details of your prospective case.
Q. I have a marriage fraud case from 5 yrs ago, can i still marry my current boyfriend and petition him for a green card?
A: Are you the U.S. Citizen petitioner, or are you the foreign national intended beneficiary? Based on your question, it would seem that you are the U.S. Citizen. Although your participation in a past marriage-fraud case may raise a red flag as to the bona fide nature of your current (prospective) marriage, so long as your new spouse never engaged himself in prior marriage fraud, then you could file a petition for him without that petition being subject to automatic denial because of past immigration fraud. Before marrying and filing anything, consider scheduling a consultation with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate the specific facts of your case.
Q. US citizen daughter over 21 sponsor father & mother. Father over 40 work credits - mother 30 - both I-864 Exemption?
A: Are the mother and father of the daughter married to one another? So long as the mother "can be credited with 40 quarters of coverage pursuant to the Social Security Administration’s regulations" (as opposed to having earned herself), then the father's/husband's credits may also cover the mother/wife such that she too qualifies for an exemption. I have made this argument before to USCIS. Consider consulting with a competent immigration attorney who can evaluate the specific facts/documents in your case.
Q. Is entering on visa waiver program and getting married but not looking to adjust status considered visa fraud ?
A: Arguably, so long as your fiancée intends on returning to the U.K. to conclude a family-based immigration case at the U.S. Embassy, there is nothing fraudulent or illegal about marrying in the United States while here in visitor status under the Visa Waiver Program. The U.S. Department of State's own Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) contemplates the propriety of this. Discussing B-2 visitor status, which is akin in certain respects to visitor status under the Visa Waiver Program, 9 FAM 402.2-4(B)(1) provides in relevant part: "The fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) may, however, be classified as a B-2 visitor if you are satisfied that the fiancé(e) intends to return to a residence abroad soon after the marriage."
Q. Can my UK fiancé and myself (US citizen) get married in Canada and then apply for immigrant spouse visa to US?
A: To be clear, so long as your fiancé intends on returning to the U.K. to conclude a family-based immigration case at the U.S. Embassy, there is nothing fraudulent or illegal about marrying in the United States while here in visitor status under the Visa Waiver Program. The U.S. Department of State's own Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) contemplates the propriety of this. Discussing B-2 visitor status, which is akin to visitor status under the Visa Waiver Program, 9 FAM 402.2-4(B)(1) provides in relevant part: "The fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) may, however, be classified as a B-2 visitor if you are satisfied that the fiancé(e) intends to return to a residence abroad soon after the marriage." If the two of you wanted to marry in Canada anyway, so long as the marriage is a valid, legal marriage, it would work just as well as marrying in the U.S. (or anywhere else where it was considered a valid, legal marriage under the laws of the jurisdiction where you wed). A consultation with a competent immigration attorney may not be a bad idea before you take any substantive actions.
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Kevin D. Slattery, P.A.
4860 West Gandy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33611
USA
Telephone: (813) 839-7474