Senior Associate Attorneynganberg@darrensilver.com
Nusrat Ganberg an Associate Attorney with over 13 years of immigration experience. Nusrat’s practice areas include investment-based immigrant petitions (EB-5); extraordinary ability immigrant and nonimmigrant petitions (including for artists, musicians, athletes, entrepreneurs, and scientists); and employment, family, and humanitarian-based petitions. Nusrat is a former immigration officer and worked for USCIS both domestically and internationally. Nusrat recently returned to Darren Silver & Associates after working for an AM100 law firm where her roster of clients included corporate clients ranging from Fortune Global top 5 companies to start-ups, as well as with individual clients. Nusrat has also previously worked with nonprofit organizations representing survivors of torture in asylum proceedings and directed a State-wide crime victim services program for survivors of anti-LGBTQ+ violence.
Nusrat has successfully challenged consular denials as well as erroneous Child Status Protection Act erroneous decisions by USCIS and consular offices. Nusrat has also secured fast approvals on complex extraordinary ability or national interest waiver petitions for a wide range of professionals, including business executives, artists, and athletes.
Nusrat graduated With High Distinction from the University of Michigan (Dearborn) in 2005 with a degree in Political Science and Psychology and graduated from Wayne State University Law School as a Dean’s Scholar and Lombard fellow in 2008. Nusrat was licensed to practice law in Michigan in 2008 and is fluent in Hindi and Urdu.
Selected Publications and Presentations:
- Presenter at the White House LGBT Conference on Housing and Homelessness (2012) Detroit MI
- Contributing author, National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, Report on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-Affected Hate Violence (2010 and 2011)
- Ventimiglia, N. (2012). “LGBT Selective Victimization: Unprotected Youth on the Streets.” Journal of Law in Society, 13(2): 439-45