On Wednesday, December 21, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals suspended Brooklyn attorney Owolabi M. Salis over the case of Fraud. The case is entitled “In the matter of Owolabi M. Salis” with case no. D22-0211.
On November 29, 2022, the Supreme Court of the State of New York disbarred the respondent from the practice of Law in New York for violating the Rules of Professional Conduct for filing more than 1,000 “fraudulent and frivolous” immigration applications. Salis intentionally filed 1,185 frivolously green card applications over the course of eight(8) years.
Consistent with the disbarment order issued by the Supreme Court of the State of New York, the U.S. Department of Justice Executive Office for Immigration Review Board of Immigration Appeals granted the petition for Immediate suspension filed by the Disciplinary Counsel for the Executive Office for Immigration Review and the Disciplinary Counsel for the Department of Homeland Security. Therefore, the respondent was hereby suspended from the practice of law before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Immigration Courts, and DHS pending final disposition of the proceeding.
Moreover, the respondent was ordered that he shall promptly notify, in writing, any clients with cases currently pending before the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Immigration Courts, or DHS that he has been suspended from practicing before these bodies.
As of today, Mr. Salis is listed on the website of the law firm Salis law PC as a practicing attorney. His info can be found on Linkedin. Salis practices in Brooklyn, New York.
A copy of the original filing can be found here.