Buffalo Immigration Office Has Moved


The Buffalo Immigration Office Has Moved.  The USCIS Buffalo District Office and Buffalo Field Office has moved to: 306 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo NY 14202.  It will be open to the public at this  new location beginning October 28, 2014. Click here for Directions

Replace Green Card


Good News for Green Card Replacement: Those who need to either renew or replace their green cards may now do it online.  Green cards have an expiration date that is normally 10 years from the date of approval of the green card application.  The expiration date is listed on the card. Although permanent resident  (Green Card) status does not expire, the card itself. expires.

What does this mean?

It means that even though your card expires, your permanent residence status does not expire.  You remain a permanent resident as long as you can prove that you have the intent to live permanently in the US a and do not  do something that makes you deportable.  For example, many kinds of criminal convictions can make you deportable.

What happens when my Green Card expires?

If you travel outside the US, you may have a difficult time returning to the US with an expired green card.

You may have trouble beginning new employment with an expired green card.

What if I have a two-year (conditional) green card?

A conditional green card is valid for two years. When you a have a conditional green card you must file an application to remove the condition  within the 90 day period before it expires. In this case, your permanent residence (green card) status does expire unless your application to remove the two-year condition is approved.

To determine when you became a permanent resident, the date that your conditional permanent residence application was approved is the date to use. For example, if you became a conditional permanent resident on January 1, 2014, and your application to remove the condition was approved, your green card would expire January 1, 2024.

For more information  on how to replace or renew your green card see Replace Green Card.

Immigration Musical


Immigration Musical: A fun posting, for a change of pace.  Gloria Estefan and her husband, Emilio, have created a musical to share their music and their immigration experience. They want to offer some balance to the immigration debate that often focuses on fear of immigrants. For more information visit On Your Feet

Read Chicago Tribune Review of On Your Feet.

Job Opening


Job Opening for the Position of Office Manager:

Job Description:

Office Manager for a small team of immigration and naturalization attorneys. The Office Manager will:

  • help redesign the current office and document work flow
  • integrate online programs and tools to make work flow more efficient
  • facilitate remote work for attorneys
  • handle mail & FedEx, basic filing, copying, scanning
  • field client inquiries via phone and email
  • become familiar with immigration law and clients’ needs to help the office team strategize ways to better serve clients and reach office growth goals.

Please read the qualifications for this position carefully. The successful candidate needs to get up to speed quickly. Therefore, we will only consider applicants who meet all the criteria listed below.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • High level of skill with office programs such as Word, Excel, Google Mail and Calendar
  • Comfortable learning and using new technology and programs
  • Problem solving skills in an office work flow environment with a very high level of attention to detail
  • At ease offering clients excellent customer service & maintaining client confidentiality
  • Excited to work in a team
  • Interested in working with people from a variety of cultural and language backgrounds

Compensation & Benefits

  • 40 hours a week, with some flexibility in setting hours
  • $32,000-$35,000 salary depending on experience, bi-weekly pay
  • Up to $1000/month Employer contribution toward your selection of health insurance
  • 15 days vacation/personal/sick
  • 11 Holidays made up of: 3 days at Thanksgiving; 5 days between Christmas and New Year’s Day; Memorial Day, Independence Day, & Labor Day
  • Annual review process and possibility of annual bonus

How to Apply

• Submit a resume, cover letter, and references to office@moonlawoffice.com, including “Office Manager” in the subject of your email

New Immigration Team


Janet E. Moon & Diane R. Chappell-Daly

New Immigration Team: After more than 21 years of practicing in the area of immigration law in central New York, Diane Chappell-Daly has decided to take advantage of an opportunity to form an immigration team with attorney, Janet E. Moon.  As of September 30, 2015, the practice will be known as the Moon Law Office LLC (Formerly known as The Law Office of Diane R. Chappell-Daly).  Janet and Diane will work together offering immigration law services to the Syracuse area and beyond. Janet is admitted to the New York State Bar and has been practicing in the area for 7 years. She brings her background in criminal defense and the Federal Court practice of social security law to the practice of immigration law. Janet and Diane are excited to work together in this evolving venture.