U.S. and Canadian Immigration and Nationality Law Specialist Lawyer and Attorney

SAMANTHA OBERSTEIN, ESQ. is Counsel at the Nachman Phulwani Zimovcak (NPZ) Law Group, P.C., a pre-eminent International Immigration and Nationality Law Firm dedicated to providing a wide array of business and family immigration law services for skilled U.S.-and Canada-bound workers. Mrs. Oberstein earned a Juris Doctorate (JD) from the St. John’s University School of Law in Queens, New York, where she was an editor on the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development and participated in numerous immigration and family law clinics and internships including time at the US-Mexico Border at the Karnes County Civil Detention Center. She also has authored articles primarily on the topic of immigration and First Amendment rights. Prior to law school, she received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) with Honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo earning degrees in both Political Science and Spanish and studied abroad in Cusco, Peru.

Mrs. Oberstein’s experience in the U.S. immigration arena includes general removal defense, bond hearings, asylum, cancellation of removal, u visa applications, family-based petitions, hardship waivers, and consular processing, as well as criminal immigration law matters. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is fluent in Spanish.

Bar Admissions
  • New Jersey, 2018
  • New York, 2018
  • St. John’s University School of Law, Queens, NY, 2017
  • State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, 2014
Published Works
  • Giving a Voice to the 32,000: Why Immigrant Detainees Must have First Amendment Rights, Jurist.org, 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), 2015 – Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Spanish