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Biography

Emmanuel Arowolo is an attorney at Foster LLP in our Houston office. His practice is focused primarily on corporate immigration law, specializing in nonimmigrant work and investment visas, as well as employment-based permanent residence applications.

Emmanuel graduated from North West University, South Africa, where he earned his Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB). He also received a Diploma in Human Rights Law and Administration.

Prior to joining the firm, Emmanuel worked for boutique immigration law firms in Atlanta and Virginia as a paralegal and office manager.  

Emmanuel is licensed to practice in the State of New York and is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), State Bar of New York, and New York State Bar Association.

 

Why Did You Decide To Become An Immigration Attorney?

My first ever job in the U.S. was as a paralegal for an immigration attorney. The very first thing he had me do was help draft a brief for an I-601 waiver so we could help keep a 19 year old USC daughter and her sick father, who was facing removal, together in the U.S. The feeling I got following the approval had a lasting impact on me. I’ll never forget the gratitude they displayed and the tears of relief. The experience reminded me why I’ve always wanted to become an attorney in the first place, which was to help people! As an immigrant myself, the idea of helping families take that first significant step towards realizing their own American dream resonated with me and still does today, ten years later. – Emmanuel Arowolo

Activities

  • July 2018 – Attended the U.S. Bilateral African Chamber of Commerce business roundtable.
  • June 2018 – Presented on “The U.S.-Africa Trade Program: Taking Full Advantage” at the Africa Trade & Investment Global Summit (ATIGS) in Washington, D.C.