Matthew Borowski

Matthew Borowski

Skilled Representation for Immigration Court, Asylum, Visas, Appeals, and more
  • Immigration Law, Appeals & Appellate
  • New York, Ontario (Canada)
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The first-generation son of immigrants, Matthew Borowski is a knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. He has been featured on news media outlets including CNN, NBC, ABC, and The Buffalo News for his asylum and refugee work. Matthew is licensed in both the U.S. (New York) and Canada (Ontario). Borowski Witmer Immigration Lawyers has locations in Buffalo, NY and in Springfield, VA. He is well-versed in immigration matters including deportation defense, family and business immigration including NAFTA/TN visas and rehabilitation/waivers, federal criminal defense, and post-conviction relief. He appears before Immigration Courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, USCIS, New York state courts and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Ninth, and Eleventh Circuits. Outside of New York State, his practice is limited to federal Immigration & Nationality Law.

Practice Areas
Immigration Law
Asylum, Citizenship, Deportation Defense, Family Visas, Green Cards, Immigration Appeals, Investment Visas, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas, Student Visas, Visitor Visas, Work Visas
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
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  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Flat fees for most cases Consultation Fee: $300 in most cases Interpretation services available at an extra charge, ¡Hablamos Español!
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
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Ontario (Canada)
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2nd Circuit
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4th Circuit
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9th Circuit
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11th Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Persian: Spoken
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Senior Partner
Borowski Witmer Immigration Lawyers
- Current
Drexel University
J.D. | Law
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: Appellate Litigation Clinic
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Drexel University
Borowski, ’12, represented an Afghan Army captain who had aided U.S. forces but was being denied asylum here. The case became the subject of a 6,300-word feature in Esquire last summer that highlighted the challenging complexities that surround immigration law. Esquire ran a follow-up article when Borowski – against steep odds – prevailed in court, securing amnesty for his client, who faced a death sentence imposed by the Taliban if he had been forced to return to Afghanistan.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyers Association
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Law Society of Upper Canada
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Bar Association of Erie County
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Speaking Engagements
AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Assocation Annual Conference, New York
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Speaker at The Distinction Between Inadmissibility and Deportability
AILA Annual Conference, American Immigration Lawyers Assocation Annual Conference, New York
American Immigration Lawyers Assocation
Speaker on panel on the topic of The Distinction Between Inadmissibility and Deportability
Websites & Blogs
Buffalo Immigration Lawyer
Legal Answers
4 Questions Answered
Q. I was detained at the airport, requested asylum and later on granted.
A: Did you read the full question?

It says: 23. Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement official (including any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?

You just said that you were detained at the airport. You were probably detained by an immigration official. So the answer is yes.

The question on the I-485 is worded differently. It asks if you've ever been arrested for breaking a law. That would not cover being detained as an asylum seeker at the port of entry.
Q. i have had my green card for 10 years im getting married, what is my next step
A: If you've been a lawful permanent resident for 10 years, you are probably eligible to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen. You will need to file an N-400 to do this. If you have had any criminal history, lengthy absences from the U.S., or even repeated speeding tickets or other blemishes on your record, make sure you discuss with an attorney before filing. It has nothing to do with your marriage. Marrying a U.S. citizen does not automatically make you a U.S. Citizen.
Q. Can I re enter US if my i-130 is accepted?
A: If you overstay in the U.S. for over one year, and depart the country, you will have a 10 year unlawful presence bar and cannot re-enter the U.S.

I recommend you speak with a good immigration lawyer about your eligibility to adjust status once the I-130 is approved. If your father is a U.S. citizen, you may have been eligible to apply for adjustment of status concurrently.
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Contact & Map
Borowski Witmer Immigration Lawyers
7005 Backlick Court
Suite 201
Springfield, VA 22151
Telephone: (703) 649-3225
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Borowski Witmer Immigration Lawyers
4343 Union Rd
Buffalo, NY 14225
Telephone: (716) 330-1503