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Nadezda (Nadia) Roife, Esq.

Lead Attorney

The life and career of Nadia Roife spans cultures and continents. An immigrant herself, Nadia was born in Russia, raised in Israel and finished high school in Canada. Nadia earned a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she graduated with honors. She came to the United States in 2004 and attended law school at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul Minnesota. Nadia has actively practiced in the area of immigration law since 2007 and in the area of social security disability since 2009. As a consequence of her international life and education, Nadia speaks Russian, French, Hebrew, Arabic, and — with the help of her staff — Spanish.

Nadia is an experienced and tenacious advocate for her clients. She assertively represents immigrant and disabled clients before the Executive Office for Immigration Review, US Customs and Immigration Services, Board of Immigration Appeals and the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review. Nadia’s practice has led her to be attentive to both physical and mental disabilities of her clients, either in immigration or disability disciplines. Nadia has co-written many Board of Immigration Appeals briefs as well as several Eight Circuit Court of Appeals briefs. When not working, Nadia enjoys spending her time running outdoors and keeping up with her son Isaac “Ike” Leo.

Kate Wojciechowski

Marketing Executive | Legal Assistant

Kate’s marketing career has taken her places locally and globally since graduating from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Before graduation she launched into the marketing sector with a Fortune 500 company which equipped her with the skills to be an expert in event and sponsorship coordination, social media management, strategy and communication optimization to help streamline and excel growth in all departments. In her previous role, she was hand selected to move to Munich, Germany to assist in growing efficiency in department communication and overall department productivity. During this time, she traveled to 10 countries where she realized her passion for new cultures and their traditions. Having now returned to the United States she takes advantage of any situation to work with those from other countries. Kate is meticulous with details and people, incredibly driven by ambition, and has the desire to help others reach their full potential. Kate is wholly dedicated to her work and loves what she does but in her free time she enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Zoey and Daisy, and showing her horse Gilda.

Silvia Cavas

Legal Assistant

Silvia is a crucial asset to the Roife Law Group roster, greeting everyone who walks through the door with a warm smile to being there till the final stages of a case, Silvia is there every step of the way. With over five years of working experience in both leadership and legal positions, Silvia has obtained skills that make her able to adapt quickly to new environments and be a highly productive employee. These opportunities have given her the chance to explore her creativity and talents in dynamic and diverse settings that have allowed her to make use of her fluency in the English and Spanish languages. In her quest to expand her knowledge and skills in areas that go beyond leadership and organization, she is currently attending the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities to obtain a B.A. in Finance by the year 2022. Silvia spends her free time playing rugby, hiking, and taking a walk in the park to feel connected to people and nature.

We solve complex legal issues with ease.

No matter the situation you’re in, our experienced team is determined to represent your immigration process with integrity you can trust. Allow us to handle your case honestly and efficiently, at a reasonable fee you can feel comfortable with.

  • A Collaborative Effort

    We work as a united team to deliver the best possible outcome for your case, while keeping you in the know during all stages of the process.

  • Your Rights Matter

    Understanding where you stand and what you have to gain or lose is immeasurable. We fully and clearly explain your rights and never leave you wondering what’s next or what to do.

  • Every Case is Critical

    Big or small, your case matters. We are up to the challenge for the most complex cases, and believe no case is too small to take seriously.

  • Kindness and Compassion

    We’re more than a law firm. We care about our clients and have a true interest in your well-being. We treat you like we’d treat family.

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Immigration FAQ’s

How does the pandemic impact the most common U.S. immigration processes both here in the U.S. and abroad?

The current pandemic has created many issues with processing cases, creating delays that frustrate those abroad and those currently in the States. When it comes to applicants currently in the United States, COVID-19 has created delays in scheduling interviews, taking biometrics, and having decisions be issued on pending applications. When it comes to people applying for visas abroad, movement varies greatly on the consulate and country. Some consulates are entirely closed while others are back to fully functioning. We have seen processing times increase, but are carefully monitoring our client’s cases so everyone can be prepared when movement is possible.

Can I work in the U.S. while waiting for my green card?

Yes, but only if you have received an EAD or Employment Authorization Document. Some people might know this document as a “work card”, “permiso”, etc. You cannot work in the United States without authorization.

Social Security Disability FAQ’s

How much can I earn and still receive Social Security Disability Benefits?

The process and length of time required to bring a family member to the United States vary greatly and can be impacted by a variety of factors. If your family member has previously been present in the United States without status, has been previously deported from the United States, they may have issues in their legal standing that drastically increases the amount of time needed to process their case. If it is your minor child, the process could be relatively quick. It is highly recommended you schedule a consultation to discuss the details of your case with a qualified representative.

I currently receive Disability benefits but my condition has worsened. Can my benefit be increased?

If you are in the United States without documentation (documentation meaning a green card, valid unexpired visa, or some kind of status) you are at risk of being deported. Your risk greatly increases if you are caught committing a crime such as Driving Under the Influence, Domestic Violence, or other serious crimes. If you are a permanent resident you can still be deported if caught committing serious offenses. Regardless of status, you are entitled to hire an attorney to represent you throughout your proceedings. If your family member or loved one is detained, contact an attorney to see if bonding out of custody would be an option, as this would permit you more time to prepare your defense.

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