From the Founder

Aloha is a Hawaiian word that can mean hello or goodbye, two words that have profound significance to the immigrant experience. Aloha can also mean kindness and compassion.

It is with a welcoming spirit, coupled with compassion and kindness, that Aloha Immigration was born.

With more than 25 years of experience in immigration law - and more than 30 years of involvement in defending immigrant rights - we offer a proven philosophy and work ethic, client dedication and a very unique perspective on US immigration. Have a look below to get to know us a bit better and feel free to contact us to see what we can offer you.

Wilbert YabesWilbert Yabes
02:34 04 Dec 22
Ms. Clare is so amazing and a blessing to us. For 6 years worked with other atty. And another of forms that we've filed with the other atty.'s and it's declined with no chance and hope left that I can get my conditional visa wave and getting my green card. But Ms. Clare and her team they just worked on my I751 application then in less than a year my I751 got approved. She's indeed a God's blessing to us because she gave us hope right when I talk to her about my case and now after 6 years of waiting and fighting for my permanent residency and going over 2 law firm and when I found ALOHA IMMIGRATION I finally got it. Thank you so much Ms. Clare and to all of your team.
Ryan MacCormackRyan MacCormack
00:30 15 Nov 22
Aloha Immigration provided an excellent service in assisting us in obtaining my wife’s long-overdue US citizenship. Clare and her team were professional, courteous, and highly knowledgeable in the field of immigration law. Clare, we both truly appreciate what you did for us, and we recommend you to anyone out there in a similar situation. What we learned from this process is never give up until the end - even if it feels like nothing is working out for you. And with good legal representation, it will come.
Bryan FelicianoBryan Feliciano
19:39 07 Sep 22
You are not going to find an immigration lawyer who is more compassionate and knowledgeable. They effectively use technology to update and communicate with you and are extremely responsive to their clients. Effective and dedicated to your immigration needs from start to end. Got our green card and cannot be happier with their services!
Dan “DGG” GDan “DGG” G
06:41 07 Sep 22
Just to do this review is not enough how grateful our family for Clare at Aloha Immigration. How I wish I’ve known her earlier but I only found out about Aloha immigration when I saw her at Hawaii news with her immigration advocacy. First of all, after our countless denials with my previous lawyer, we are losing hope already and our family. Our family waited for more than a decade and we are ready to give up,but Clare is our Angel and savior, just one submission of my adjustment of status and it’s already approved. Clare is very organized, smart and very knowledgeable. She is very updated with USCIS new policy that will help your case. There’s something about Clare, she has this energy that makes you feel very comfortable with her. There’s no words we can expressed how blessed and lucky we are for hiring Clare, she always put her client first and she will go above and beyond for you. She is a very kind person with true genuine heart to help your case. FOR THOSE WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A LAWYER WITH IMMIGRATION PROBLEMS! I WILL TELL YOU NOW TO GO WITH CLARE @ ALOHA IMMIGRATION AND DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME SOMEWHERE ELSE. I am the living proof to tell you how fortunate my family to hire Clare. I’m not writing this review just for Clare but for those people who can read this and need helps with their immigration problems. I will definitely hire them again for my next step. CLARE IS OUR SAVIOR AND ANGEL. We are beyond grateful to Clare and all staff at Aloha Immigration. Clare at Aloha Immigration is the best lawyer so far with immigration cases.
Lisa MattheusLisa Mattheus
20:19 05 Sep 22
Clare is our angel on earth! Her dedication to our case was incredible! We had some issues with another immigration firm and were going to give up but gave one last try with Aloha Immigration. Clare listened to me and asked me to write out my life story so that we were not just words on paper. She wanted them to get to know us. Her approach worked! We are so grateful for her diligence and her big heart. I am proud to say that through her hard work, my husband received his US Citizenship! She is such a blessing in our life!
Anne GuerreroAnne Guerrero
04:43 03 Aug 22
"Kindness in words creates confidence.Kindness in thinking creates profoundness.Kindness in giving creates love." But beyond what is quoted, Kindness to me means Clare, Lori and Aloha Immigration Law Firm! Every good start of their undertaking ended up with a remarkable result. I am truly indebted and grateful to this team for handling smoothly the process of my I-751 to removal. They work professionally and look for great opportunity to make things possible, hence, this firm is highly commendable.To Clare and the rest of the team, words are inadequate to express my innermost gratitude.Thank you is what I have to say without further delay. Commending you with my two thumbs up for I am now legally a US citizen .If it's not for your help, I might have experienced a rocky road process. May our good Lord continue to empower you as you are channelled to help others more!Thank you and Godspeed!
Vera O'BrienVera O'Brien
16:44 17 Jun 22
Clare and all Aloha immigration team have been a blessing. They took me and my case in without hesitancy.They were responsive and dedicated every time there was attention needed to move forward; they also stayed present and supportive on waiting periods. Impeccable work with a positive outcome!I can’t imagine having gone thru this process without them, they truly took much weight off my shoulders and besides a legal positive outcome they also granted me with the gift of restored faith and freedom.Clare and her team are very professional and highly efficient, plus they genuinely care about people and their lives.Aloha Immigration team has it all, a solid immigration law firm with a humane and friendly approach.Highly recommend and give them 10 stars!
Malacky LugoraMalacky Lugora
18:57 09 May 22
The team is very helpful, reliable and has the in-depth knowledge to handle even the most complex immigration issues. Highly recommended!
Tehani Dee-JarvieTehani Dee-Jarvie
22:02 07 May 22
We had a great experience working withClare and her team at Aloha Immigration. They’re very patient, diligent, efficient, and thorough. My husband and I couldn’t ask for better guides through this process.
Gissela T.Gissela T.
20:45 04 May 22
Attorney Clare and her team have been incredibly helpful in assisting me with my immigration case. They answered to all my questions, helped solved my doubts, and were there during the whole process. My case had a positive outcome, and I was accepted for approval of my citizenship in a short period of time. I will be eternally thankful. I highly recommend Aloha Immigration Law Firm for all your Immigration concerns!
Bec MunroBec Munro
01:57 21 Apr 22
The team at Aloha Immigration Law Firm are incredible. I wish I could give a rating above 5 stars.Clare are Mark were both extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Their professionalism shines in every aspect of the immigration process right from the very first contact with them but above all, they are super friendly and supportive.They made the process of me receiving permanent residency easier than I ever could have anticipated from their thorough knowledge of all the different laws, simplicity of supplying documents, filing the application on your behalf, regularly staying in touch and keeping you updated during the entire process right until the very end.Clare and Mark were always happy to answer any questions I had and did so promptly and accurately. I could not have asked for a better team to help me through this process.The price is also extremely reasonable for the level of service they provide. As happy as I am that I am now officially a permanent resident I am also a little sad that my working relationship with them is now complete as they are such lovely and helpful people that they feel like friends.I would 100% recommend Aloha Immigration Law Firm for any of your immigration needs and will definitely not hesitate to use them in the future to assist me through gaining citizenship.
ian dian d
23:03 11 Apr 22
Thank you so much to Clare and Mark for their assistance. We are very happy with the results and how amazing their service is. They provided excellent and easy guidance on what needs to be done. Mahalo!?
Lei Yoon LimLei Yoon Lim
03:51 27 Feb 22
Choosing Aloha Immigration has been the best decision ever. Clare and Mark walked us through the whole process throughly from beginning till end. Their service is top notch and very methodical, it put us in clear perspective and with everything in order. Not only that, they provided great encouragement and confidence. Without a doubt, my husband and I highly recommend Aloha Immigration to anyone who is seeking immigration needs.
Raul RuizRaul Ruiz
02:19 20 Feb 22
Since the beginning Clare was able to answer all our questions.As the process went through the team always made easy and clear all the information we need to provide and what were the next steps, plus their portal make easier to share documents.I definitely recommend them 100%Thank you Aloha Immigratiom Team
Diana RadichDiana Radich
20:05 20 Dec 21
Aloha Immigration should be given 10 stars. Their communication with monthly updates, getting back to us immediately when we had a question, caring for their clients and going above and beyond and to get results. We were not just happy but ecstatic. Aloha they take to heart. Claire is truly an amazing person and we highly recommend.
Om DasOm Das
22:51 11 Oct 21
Clare, Mark and the entire Aloha immigration team is awesome! They care about their clients. I highly recommend Aloha Immigration to anyone looking for legal assistance with immigration related matters!
motohisa tsurutamotohisa tsuruta
20:10 07 Sep 21
We came to work with this incredible team after disappointed to another attorney we hired before and it was a great choice that we switched to them. We worked with the team for my wife's greencard and they are extremely efficient and friendly and straightforward. Aloha immigration led by Clare and other team members are easy to work with and professional. I highly recommends working with them if you are struggle with your visa.
MERI-MINE ClarkeMERI-MINE Clarke
21:10 18 Aug 21
We came to Aloha Immigration Law firm after being turned down by another Immigration attorney. He didn't hear us out and I felt we were judged without hearing our story. Clare however, from the initial consult - she gave us HOPE!! Clare, Mark and Lori were amazing to work with!! After years of trying to resolve our Immigration process, they've made this process bearable. We hit a few road bumps along the way but they got the work done! They were patient and thorough. I highly recommend their services to anyone!!
Daisy LingDaisy Ling
18:36 01 Jul 21
The whole experience is very smooth. Both Mark and Clare provided professional service. If you don’t want to be frustrated with all paperwork or you worry about your case. Aloha immigrant provides good service. In my case, it only takes about 8 months to get my green card. Mahalo, Clare and Mark.
Karen EarnshawKaren Earnshaw
21:45 26 May 21
I recently received my Green Card in the mail and have to say that Aloha Immigration made the process extremely smooth. Aloha Immigration's legal team, led by Clare, is easy to work with -- they are all super helpful and communication levels are high. Clare laid out the steps at the beginning and it all happened as she said it would. I totally recommend you use them to help you solve any US immigration issues you may have. Would I use them again? Absolutely.
Pramuk BogyPramuk Bogy
22:55 12 May 21
If you are looking for the best in immigration law, look no further!! Clare and Mark have years of experience which is evident in how they make things so seamless with all the paperwork required and the preparation needed for the interview. Clare made us feel so comfortable and was with us in person for the interview as well. We really appreciate the assistance and guidance in the whole process and highly recommend Aloha Immigration!! If we could give 6 Stars if we would!!
Katia N.Katia N.
01:54 08 May 21
Thanks to these wonderful and helpful people , I've finally succeeded in becoming a citizen. I am so grateful to have had their assistance in this and very much recommend their services. Aloha.
j riyaitj riyait
00:30 30 Apr 21
After deciding to retain a lawyer for my immigration needs I was referred to Aloha Immigration. It was the best decision I could have made. Clare and Mark were so professional and hands on when it came to gathering and organizing pages of documentation. Clare was also present during my interview which really helped with calming my nerves. The results were successful! I could not have done it without them!
Dwaine HaywoodDwaine Haywood
22:28 01 Sep 20
My wife and I are extremely grateful and thankful for the amazing work of Clare, Mark and the Aloha Immigration team. We can’t thank them enough for their hard work, knowledge and professionalism of getting my wife approved for her Green Card. I can honestly say without Clare, Mark and the Aloha Immigration Team my wife and I would never have been approved. We had a very difficult case which required an I-601 waiver and Clare guided us through every step. She went above and beyond what an attorney would normally do, she came to the Big Island where we live and went over our case, she is very knowledgeable, easy to talk to and makes you feel like you’re a part of her family. The case took a while at no fault of Clare but had to be rescheduled for the interview process because of COVID-19, several times during the process we felt like giving up but Clare kept giving us encouragement and telling us to have patience. My wife scared at the interview but with the help and guidance Clare gave her, my wife was able to answer almost every question the Immigration Officer asked of her. When the interview was complete the Immigration Officer approved our case and granted my wife her Green Card on the spot. I know with Covid-19 we are not suppose to be hugging or getting close,, but when my wife was walking out of the office of the Immigration Officer she began to cry tears of joy, I guess Clare couldn’t control herself either and they both embraced each other and cried together. I truly will never forget that moment! If you want an attorney that really cares about you than I highly recommend Clare, Mark and her team! Than you from the bottom of our heart.....Dwaine and Lily
Johana RoblesJohana Robles
08:47 29 Aug 20
My family and I honestly can't thank enough Clare, Mark and their team at Aloha Immigration. They have been amazing in helping us with my mother, sister and my green card process. They are very professional and go above and beyond in their work. We had a complicated case after we ran into a person claiming to be an "attorney" and ended up losing our U-Visa immigration status. They worked very hard on my mother,sister and my case. They got us back on track and today all 3 of us are green card holders. The process was very smooth too and they made it super easy. We are forever grateful they were able to save our case. If you need help with any immigration process, put your self in excellent hands with Clare, Mark and their team. They are very professional, trust worthy and overall a big blessing in our life and we are forever grateful for all Aloha immigration did for us.
Healani WulanHealani Wulan
20:35 22 Aug 20
Much Mahalo to “Aloha Immigration”, Clare, Mark, and their team! When we received a surprising, intimidating, and frankly scary denial letter for I-751 (Removing Conditions on Residence), they were our guiding light and hope through the darkness that we felt at that time. Clare gave us clarity and insight into our case not to mention the comfort and support through the challenging process. Our time working together and learning more about each other strengthened the “Aloha Spirit” and we consider Clare and Mark as family. Through their hard work which at times was very time sensitive, we were able to change inconvenient court appearances and meet short-notice deadlines. And finally, we were successful to turn around and right an unjust denial decision, into a long and highly anticipated LPR Approval!We have no words to express our thanks to Clare, Mark, and the team for all that they have done for us. They will continue to be in our hearts and memories, especially when meeting life’s future challenges. Mahalo Nui Loa Aloha Immigration!
David BoncheffDavid Boncheff
01:14 03 Mar 20
Aloha Immigration provided some incredible support to help get my wife's rejected I485 reversed and Green Card issued.With a very limited deadline to manage and provide the necessary work Clare and Mark worked tirelessly throughout a very stressful process in order to assure USCIS compliance.The approach was caring and understanding and provided us with the confidence we needed that this situation could successfully be overcome.Nothing can speed up the current USCIS processing times however once the paperwork was submitted on time we knew the overwhelming evidence that we produced would produce a positive outcome.Mahalo Aloha Immigration. Will be looking forward to your help when the citizenship train comes around in a few years.
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About Clare

Clare Hanusz founded Aloha Immigration in June 2017, after working with the Immigration Practice Group at Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert in an Of Counsel affiliation since October 2013.

Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, Clare has lived in Honolulu since 1995 (with an 18-month move to Melbourne, Australia from 2012-2013). After graduating from Ohio University’s Honors Tutorial College in 1991 she moved to Arizona worked for the Valley Religious Task Force on Central America,  advocating for immigrants and more just U.S. foreign policies.  The opportunity to meet and work with refugees and their attorneys in Arizona propelled Clare to pursue a career in immigration law, and she enrolled in the University of Hawaii’s William S. Richardson School of Law in 1996.

While a first-year student, she was awarded a fellowship from the National Lawyers Guild for a summer internship with the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project in Florence, Arizona. It was there, in the summer of 1998, that Clare litigated her first deportation case for a Spanish-speaking detainee. Upon returning to Hawaii she continued her work with immigrants, serving on the Board of Directors with Na Loio (now the Hawaii Immigrant Justice Center at Legal Aid) where she also spent a summer as a legal intern.

After graduating from law school in 1999, Clare worked at Na Loio heading up a Neighbor Island immigration project to bring legal services to immigrants in rural and isolated communities. She also  worked for a two Honolulu law firms and had a solo practice under the Law Office of Clare Hanusz.

Clare has represented hundreds of individuals before the immigration court, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. She has assisted clients with naturalization, adjustment of status (“Green Cards”), U visas (for immigrant victims of certain serious crimes) and T visas for victims of human trafficking, as well as consular processing, waivers of inadmissibility, asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, employment based and religious worker visas and options for immigrant survivors of domestic violence.

Clare is the recent past Chair of the Hawaii Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and has served as local AILA liaison to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and as co-chair for the Advocacy Committee. She is also a member of the National Lawyers Guild’s National Immigration Project and a founding member of the Hawaii Coalition for Immigration Rights and the Hawaii Coalition for Civil Rights. She has partnered with the American Civil Liberties Union to litigate cutting-edge motions to suppress in immigration court and serves on the ACLU of Hawaii Litigation Committee.  She has written on immigration issues for the Hawaii State Bar Association, AILA, and local publications, and has spoken locally and a nationwide. She has been featured in local, national and international news.

Clare lives in Honolulu with her husband Nevi, a professor of political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and two children. Public school advocacy is another of Clare’s passions and she currently serves on the board of Parents for Public Schools-Hawaii. Her full resume can be found here.

 

As of October 2022, Worldwide Migration Partners and Aloha Immigration are proud to announce our new partnership. Lead by Melissa Vincenty and Clare Hanusz, our new team of professionals in Australia and the U.S. are pleased to offer a wide-range of U.S. and Australian visa services. Our attorneys have over 80 years of combined experience in U.S. immigration from USCIS, ICE, and State Department.

Melissa and Clare’s friendship began back in law school, meeting each other at the beginning of their studies at the William S. Richardson School of Law in Honolulu, Hawaii. Being both Ohio born and having an uncannily similar taste in music and humor, they knew that it was a serendipitous meeting. Through many Taco Bell lunches and late night studies sessions in the library, they supported and cheered each other on. Over the years they shared office space and jointly worked with victims on one of the largest labor trafficking cases ever brought to trial. After graduating from law school in 1999, and starting their careers in Hawaii, Melissa eventually started Worldwide Migration Partners in Sydney Australia, in 2015, Clare founded Aloha Immigration in Honolulu, Hawaii in 2017. Now, working back together again, they look forward to future, where their new combined team of dedicated professionals across the world will be a powerful resource for all of our clients,

We look forward to having you as a client!

Why choose Aloha Immigration?

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Over 20 years of immigration experience in Hawaii
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