Betty was born and raised in New York City by Taiwanese immigrants. After graduating from Stuyvesant High School in 1996, she attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After graduating Wellesley College in 2000 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, she worked as a legal assistant at Sullivan & Cromwell in their New York and London offices. Thereafter, Betty attended Brooklyn Law School, where she graduated in 2006. Betty is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin and Taiwanese) and proficient in Spanish.
Betty represents individuals from various backgrounds, ethnicities and nationalities from across the world in assisting them to obtain their legal permanent residency (i.e. green card) through a family petition, an employment petition or a self-petition as a widow or as a battered spouse (i.e. VAWA). In addition, Betty represents in obtaining their non-immigrant visas (including B, K, O, P, U), waivers of inadmissibility (i.e. I-601, extreme hardship waivers), and their U.S. citizenship (i.e. naturalization). Betty accompanies her clients to interviews with USCIS officers in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. She has represented clients in deportation/removal hearings in Immigration Courts located in New York and New Jersey and via telephonic hearings in Pennsylvania and Texas. Betty has represented individuals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York. Betty has been successful in working with ICE officers from all jurisdictions across the United States in obtaining bond for clients who are detained. She also has also successfully reopened cases in which orders of deportation/removal have already been entered against an individual (i.e. an outstanding order of deportation/removal).
Along with immigration and naturalization matters, Betty is an advocate for women and men who suffer from domestic violence. She has assisted these individuals in obtaining orders of protection from Family Court and/or Criminal Court. Additionally, Betty has helped her clients obtain uncontested divorces in New York.
Prior to launching the Law Office of Betty Huang P.C. Betty’s legal experience included the following:
Betty’s Professional Portfolio
NEAL RICHARDSON DATTA ATTORNEY AT LAW, P.C., NEW YORK, NY
Associate, December 2006 – October 2010
Sole associate at full-service immigration law firm focusing on United States Immigration and Naturalization law, including deportation defense, immigrant and non-immigrant visa processing, naturalization, corporate and business immigration and litigation.
BROOKLYN LEGAL SERVICES CORP BROOKLYN, NY
Clinical Intern, Safe Harbor Immigration Clinic, January 2006 – May 2006
Betty assisted asylum-seekers with affirmative application for asylum based on past persecution on account of political opinion.
BRETZ & COVEN, LLP, NEW YORK, NY
Legal Intern, March 2005 – December 2005
Betty drafted appeals briefs, motions to reconsider, motions to reopen and petitions for review to the Board of Immigration Appeals and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit concerning various issues of immigration law, including cancellation of removal, waiver of inadmissibility and adjustment of status, for clients in removal proceedings.
SAFE HORIZON IMMIGRATION LAW PROJECT, JACKSON HEIGHTS, NY
Clinical Intern, January 2005 – April 2005
Betty helped low-income clients prepare VAWA self-petition affidavits and applications for U-Visas. She drafted briefs for political asylum appeals, and researched human rights violations and political environment in various countries to support political asylum applications.
BROOKLYN LEGAL SERVICES CORP., BROOKLYN, NY
Clinical Intern, Children’s Law Center, August 2004 – December 2004
Betty assisted staff attorneys in representing children in custody/visitation, guardianship, domestic violence and child protective cases in Brooklyn Family Court.
INMOTION, INC., NEW YORK, NY
Intern, May 2004 – August 2004
Betty drafted petitions and answers for low-income and abused women seeking uncontested divorces. Betty also helped these women with their VAWA immigration self-petitions in order to obtain legal residency in the United States. She also provided legal counsel to potential new clients regarding orders of protection, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation and divorce.
SULLIVAN & CROMWELL, LLP, NEW YORK, NY AND LONDON, UK
Legal Assistant, Commercial Real Estate, July 2000 – August 2003
Betty conducted due diligence, drafted corporate certificates and resolutions, abstracted leases and coordinated compilation of closing documents in connection with high profile mergers, acquisitions, financing, securitizations and sales of commercial real estate throughout the United States. Betty also drafted documents for the sale and transfer of foreign entities in the London office. She compiled and summarized subscription agreements from investors in financing a multi-billion dollar real estate investment