Rhoda K. Dryer has been practicing U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law for over 40 years.


  • Temporary visas for study, work, and visits
  • Permanent family cases based on blood, adoption, and step-relationships
  • Processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas 
  • Motions
  • Waivers
  • Naturalization
  • Claims to U.S. citizenship
  • Administrative appeals:
    • Board of Alien Labor Certification Appeals (BALCA)
    • Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)
    • Administrative Appeals Office (AAO)
    • Federal Court Appeals


  • Brooklyn Law School, Law Degree 1966
  • University of Madrid, Instituto de Cultura Hispanica, Summer 1965
  • City College of New York, Bachelor of Science 1959

Acknowledgments from

  • The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
  • Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
  • Customs and Border Patrol (CBP)

Current Positions

  • Speaker at AILA’s Immigration Seminars
  • Honored Member of Who’s Who in Practicing Attorneys (from 1990 – present)

Past Positions

  • Chairperson of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) New York Chapter and a member of its Executive Committee
  • Member of AILA’s multiple Liaison Committees
  • Co-chaired AILA’s Department of Labor Liaison Committee 
  • Counsel in Federal Court case regarding rights of aliens in Immigration Court to invoke the Fourth and Fifth Amendments to the U.S. Consitution.  


  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

Bar Association Membership

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
  • New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
  • Women’s Bar Association of the State of New York (WBASNY)
  • Westchester Women’s Bar Association (WWBA)
  • New Rochelle Bar Association (NRBA)


  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Conversant in French and Portuguese