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Christopher Setz-Kelly


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Chris is an associate attorney at Gian-Grasso, Tomczak & Hufe, P.C. where his practice focuses on representing non-citizens in removal proceedings as well as in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals and federal courts.

Chris often assists clients who are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).  In the detained context he has assisted clients in applying for asylum, cancellation of removal, waivers of criminal grounds of inadmissibility under former INA Section 212(c), and withholding of removal under the Convention Against Torture.

Chris regularly represents individuals in Immigration Court and has extensive experience in asylum law, motions to reopen, and minimizing the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Previously, Chris was a staff attorney at Nationalities Service Center (NSC) in Philadelphia.  At NSC, Chris provided immigration legal services for survivors of human trafficking.  He also assisted clients with family-based I-130 Petitions, adjustment of status, Special Immigrant Juvenile petitions (SIJ), VAWA self-petitions for victims of domestic violence, U Visa petitions for crime victims, naturalization and certificates of citizenship, consular processing, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

Chris received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law.  While in law school Chris represented clients in their applications for legal status through the Immigrant Justice Clinic.  Chris received a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado. Chris is conversant in Spanish.  He lives in South Philadelphia with his wife and their pit bull Kirby.

Gian-Grasso, Tomczak, & Hufe P.C.

990 Spring Garden Street, Suite # 304 Philadelphia , PA 19123
Phone: (215) 437-0392
Fax: (215) 437-0490

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