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We help citizens and permanent residents obtain permanent resident status for foreign-born spouses and other family members. We also provide assistance for removal of conditions of residency and permanent resident status renewal.





You may be eligible for immigration benefits if you entered the U.S. without permission or have violated U.S. law since arriving. In some cases you may be eligible for a waiver. We have deep experience in this area and have prepared and filed many such applications with immigration services in the U.S. and U.S. Embassies overseas.



We represent individuals in humanitarian applications:

• Asylum for those who fear persecution in their home country

• Domestic violence victims

• Crime victims

• Human trafficking victims



We aggressively defend against the removal [deportation] of foreign-born individuals in the U.S. Immigration Courts and we work with state court criminal defense attorneys when their foreign-born clients have been charged with a crime.



As of June 15, 2012, certain young people brought to the U.S. as children are eligible to request Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA). We can help file a request for DACA with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).



We represent foreign nationals who have invested or seek to legally invest in the ownership of American franchise companies.

Please feel free to contact us regarding any other immigration matters.


About Us

Our offices have been located in Asheville, NC since October of 2004. Mr. Hill has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association since February 2005.



Immigration law is complex and always evolving. Making sense of it is difficult and confusing. You need answers. With so much at stake you need a place that can provide the assistance you require while giving you the respect you deserve. Here at the law office of Robb Hill, we respect each unique set of circumstances for foreign nationals and their loved ones living here or outside the United States. We’ll help simplify and make clear every option available to you.



Every person’s story is unique and every story can be hard to explain quickly and accurately. It’s why we take time to listen, to consider your feelings and to understand your history in your own words. Every single nuance of your situation is thought through in detail so that we can aggressively and intelligently represent you before the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, the U.S. State Department or the U.S. Immigration Court.



All we do is immigration law. Daily we update our knowledge to stay on top of its ever-evolving complex policies. This is the kind of attorney you want – one whose time, energy and resources are singularly devoted to knowing immigration law from top to bottom. Our knowledge gives us the confidence we need to fight on your behalf now and when it matters most.


Are you paying now for regrettable decisions from your past? Well, nobody is perfect. We understand. We also understand past decisions shouldn’t mean you can’t try your hardest to achieve a safer, healthier, happier future.

Robb Hill, Attorney At Law, PLLC

The law firm of Robb Hill, Attorney At Law, PLLC is dedicated to representing foreign-born individuals and families in all matters before the U.S. Customs and Immigration Service, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Immigration Court. Our practice works specifically and exclusively in U.S. immigration and nationality law.


We give personal attention to each client and stay by their side to guide them through the stress and complexities of the immigration process.



Our Mission

At the law office of Robb Hill, we take great satisfaction in knowing we do everything we can to win for you and your loved ones – foreign-born individuals at odds with the large and powerful U.S. Government.


You may be hopeful. You may be fearful. Perhaps both. Not knowing what comes next can be stressful, to say the least. We understand and we care.


It’s why we do what we do – it’s why we chose immigration law – to fight on your behalf for what’s right.


From our family to yours: We care about you. We care about what happens to you. And we’re on your side from start to finish.


Count on it.



Our People

Robb D. Hill, Attorney

Robb Hill earned his Undergraduate B.A. Degree at UNCA Asheville in 1997 and went on to Law school at the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, earning his J.D. in 2003. In 2004 he formed Robb Hill, Attorney At Law, PLLC in Asheville, North Carolina, which focuses exclusively on U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Hill is and has been a member of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association since 2005. When he’s not fighting for immigrant rights he enjoys fly-fishing, hiking and exploring the natural treasures the Western North Carolina Mountains. 

Kirti Shastri

Firm Manager • Senior Paralegal

Kirti A. Shastri earned her B.A. in Political Science at UNC – Chapel Hill. Her awards and certifications include UNC Chapel Hill NC Fellow and Order of Golden Fleece. She was raised in Asheville and joined Robb Hill Attorney at Law PLLC in 2006. Prior, Ms. Shastri helped improve the lives of people as a staff member and on the board of directors of several national non-profits and public relations firms advocating higher education access, university recruitment and retention of students of color, literacy education and environmental policy. When not hard at work, Ms. Shastri loves literature, film and fun fiction, walking and hiking, and gourmet cooking.

Paige Franklin



Paige L. Franklin, an Asheville native, graduated with a B.A. in International Relations and Spanish from the University of North Carolina – Greensboro. Fluent in numerous languages, including Spanish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and, yes, English, Ms. Franklin is an Advocate and Ally for Immigrant Rights and Social Justice. She’s currently an Executive Board Member of ALAS (Asheville Latin Americans Achieving Success), a Latino led non-profit organization that develops Latino leadership in WNC. Ms. Franklin’s hobbies include travel, technology, music fanaticism and dance (salsa, bachata, cumbia, merengue).

Jeff Theriault

Legal Assistant

Jeff Theriault boasts a B.A. in Psychology from East Carolina University. After moving at a young age from the north, Mr. Theriault is proud to have been raised in the southern U.S., from the coast to the mountains, where he developed an interest in playing volleyball and tennis. But his true love is the mountains, where he spends endless hours exploring. And after a good day of hiking Jeff searches out and enjoys the wonderful selection of craft breweries here in western North Carolina.

Xitlali Arellano

Legal Assistant/Receptionist


Xitlali Arellano likes to go by Lali. She grew up in Buncombe County and to this day still enjoys the mountains. Lali is a proud DACA recipient and caring mother who utilizes her bilingual and cultural skills to help out others and make positive progress in her community. Her favorite activity is spending time with her daughter and her family. Lali looks forward to continuing to use her special skills to help make the Robb Hill law firm the best it can be for everyone.



Why you should call us immediately if arrested.

If you are here illegally, you are deportable.

If you are arrested, even if you are innocent of the charges, you are deportable.

Deportation or removal can be stopped.
If we know the facts of your case, we may be able to help.
If you are arrested, call us as soon as possible!



Robb Hill Attorney At Law PLLC

35 Orange Street • Asheville, N.C., 28801


Tel:  828.210.8171

Fax: 828.210.8172

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Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 6:00pm EST

Friday by Appointment Only

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