Christian D. Connolly
Chris Connolly is a former Officer within the Asylum Division of the Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Directorate of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in Anaheim, California.
Before and after his government service, Chris has been a devoted advocate on behalf of immigration clients. He provides legal representation in a variety of immigrant and nonimmigrant matters, including representing applicants during USCIS interviews (Adjustment of Status and Naturalization), and during Removal Proceedings in U.S. Immigration Courts. Chris assists immigrants in pursuing Waivers of Inadmissibility and Provisional Waivers (I-601 and I-601A), as well as Removal of Conditions on Residency (I-751) cases. His practice areas extend to humanitarian petitions, including Asylum, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), and Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) representation.
Chris began practicing immigration law during law school, where he served as student attorney for the Roger Williams University School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, in Bristol, Rhode Island, and continued in private practice in Asheville, North Carolina, where he focused solely on immigration law.
Attorney Connolly is a tireless advocate, whose entire life’s work has been focused on immigration. He has been complimented on his ability to empathize with his clients and for his contemplative and creative style in pursuing solutions to individuals’ legal issues.