Furqan Sunny Azhar


Managing Partner

 

Sunny's legal practice is devoted entirely to Immigration and Nationality Law and International Law. His practice includes the representation of companies seeking visas for their employees, employees seeking back pay for wages earned and the defense of aliens in federal immigration courts across the country. He frequently speaks on legal topics, has testified in criminal court as an expert witness and has served as an Adjunct Professor of Immigration Law at El Centro College. From 2012 to 2014, he was the AILA TX/OK/NM Chapter Consumer Protection/UPL Coordinator.

 

Sunny successfully argued on appeal the precedent setting Board of Immigration Appeals case of Matter of Quilantan , 25 I&N Dec. 285 (BIA 2010), where the court found that “an alien who physically presents herself for questioning and makes no knowing false claim to citizenship is ‘inspected,’ even though she volunteers no information and is asked no questions by the immigration authorities, and that such an alien…” has “made a lawful entry into the United States after inspection and authorization by an immigration officer.” His victory was a powerful ruling that allows aliens to be able to adjust their status to that of lawful permanent resident even when they have not received thorough questioning at the border.

 

Sunny spends much of his free time mentoring other attorneys and participating in pro bono legal clinics. Born in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunny spent his youth in Somalia, Oregon and Texas and has a working knowledge of Arabic, Urdu, Hindi and Spanish.

 

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Education

  • OCU School of Law (J.D., 2006)
  • Baylor University (B.A. in   Philosophy, with Honors, 2003)

 

 

Admissions

  • State of Oklahoma, 2007

 

 

Practice Areas

  • Removal Defense
  • EB1-EB5
  • Non-Immigrant Visas
  • Asylum and Refugee Law
  • Private International Law

 

 

Professional Memberships

  • Oklahoma Bar Association (OBA)
  • American Immigration Lawyer's Association (AILA)
  • Oklahoma Bar Foundation (OBF)