Christopher A. Gaston
Immigration attorney, Christopher A. Gaston, is the managing partner of
The Gaston Law Firm, P.A. Mr. Gaston provides comprehensive business and
family immigration representation to clients worldwide.
With substantial experience handling complex immigration law matters, Mr.
Gaston brings an innovative and problem-solving approach to challenging
immigration cases. Mr. Gaston's clients include international investors
and entrepreneurs, multi-million dollar commercial entities, start-up
companies, religious institutions, as well as families and individuals
seeking to make the United States their home.
Mr. Gaston works extensively on cases within the EB-5 immigrant investor
visa program, which allows US businesses to raise capital and provides
a pathway for foreign investors to gain permanent residency and eventually
US citizenship. In addition, Mr. Gaston's business immigration practice
includes representing applicants for E-2 (treaty investors), E-1 (treaty
traders), L-1, EB-1, and EB-2 visas. Mr. Gaston takes pride in helping
individuals and businesses overcome immigration hurdles as they expand
into the global marketplace.
An important part of Mr. Gaston's immigration practice is bringing
families together in the United States and helping individuals secure
the access they need to the United States. This includes securing visas
for family members, spouses, fiancé(e)s, students, religious workers,
athletes, entertainers, and visitors. In addition, Mr. Gaston assists
clients with such matters as Temporary Protected Status (TPS), Employment
Authorization, Citizenship/Naturalization, Residency (Green Cards), Freedom
of Information Act (FOIA) requests, Resident Card (Green Card) renewal,
passports, birth certificates, immigration interviews, Adjustment of Status,
Change of Status, and waivers. Mr. Gaston also has experience in successfully
appealing improperly denied immigration filings.
As a former prosecutor, Mr. Gaston has extensive experience in criminal
law, and he understands how a criminal case can impact one's immigration
status. Mr. Gaston provides immigration counsel to criminal attorneys
and their clients regarding case resolution strategies that ameliorate
the negative impact of criminal cases for noncitizens. Similarly, Mr.
Gaston advocates for the rights of noncitizens who become victims of crimes
and domestic abuse while in the US.
Mr. Gaston obtained his law degree from the University of Georgia School
of Law, a top-tier law school with an excellent reputation for international
law. Additionally, Mr. Gaston holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal
Justice. Before graduating from law school, Mr. Gaston gained experience
with several government agencies, including the Department of Homeland
Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Justice,
the Georgia Bureau of Investigations and the Georgia Department of Corrections.
In addition, prior to founding his own immigration practice, Mr. Gaston
was a prosecutor for the State Attorney's Offices for Miami-Dade County
and Martin County, Florida. Mr. Gaston has lived in Germany and traveled
in South America, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean. Through this
experience, Mr. Gaston has developed an enhanced ability to relate to
individuals from various cultures around the world.