Rosina C. Stambaugh, Esq. | York Immigration Attorney
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Rosina C. Stambaugh, Esq.



Before she started The Law Office of Rosina C. Stambaugh in York, Ms. Stambaugh was an associate at The Law Office of Christopher A. Ferro, LLC, where she handled the firm’s immigration services and a variety of criminal cases, many of which included complex immigration issues. She focuses her practice on removal defense in the detained and non-detained settings. Ms. Stambaugh has extensive experience with all forms of relief from removal and has successfully litigated cases in different Immigration Courts throughout the U.S., the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Third Circuit Court of Appeals. She also represents individuals and families applying for affirmative benefits with U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services. The daughter of Italian immigrants, Ms. Stambaugh understands the importance of immigration and its effects on all aspects of a person’s life.

Ms. Stambaugh is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Pennsylvania Associations of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), the Pennsylvania Bar Association (PBA), the PBA Immigration Law Committee, the PBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee and the York County Bar Association (YCBA). Ms. Stambaugh is also a member of the York County Bar Association Board of Directors. Ms. Stambaugh is admitted to practice before the Pennsylvania Superior Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the United States Supreme Court. She has also been appointed Vice Chair of the PBA Immigration Law Committee and Vice Chair of the PBA Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee for the upcoming bar year.

Ms. Stambaugh was selected as a Rising Star for 2019-present by Super Lawyers for immigration law in Pennsylvania. She also was the recipient of the Pennsylvania Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the Year in 2017. In 2016, she received the Light of Liberty Attorney of the Year by the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC), and she was selected as a Susquehanna Valley’s Select Lawyer for Immigration Law in York in 2014 and 2015.

Ms. Stambaugh received her B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science from York College of Pennsylvania and her J.D. from Widener University School of Law in Harrisburg, where she received the Nancy & Howard Finkelman Scholarship, awarded to deserving, advanced-standing and extended-division students who have demonstrated scholastic excellence in the area of trial advocacy. While attending Widener, Ms. Stambaugh worked full-time at the Pennsylvania Immigration Resource Center (PIRC) as a legal secretary and a Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) Accredited Representative. She worked with the detained immigration population at the York County Prison and represented several immigrants going through removal proceedings at the York Immigration Court. Ms. Stambaugh was also a legal volunteer intern at the York Immigration Court, where she provided legal research and writing assistance to the immigration judges.

The areas of immigration she handles include, but are not limited to:

  • Deportation Defense
  • Family-based petitions
  • Fiancé visas
  • Adjustment of status
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Petitions (SIJ)
  • U visa petitions for victims of crime
  • Naturalization and certificates of citizenship
  • Consular Processing and Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

She is a member in good standing of the Pennsylvania Bar and is admitted to practice before:

  • Pennsylvania Superior Court
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court


  • Admitted to practice in Pennsylvania
  • Admitted to practice in front of:
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Third Circuit
    • Pennsylvania Supreme Court
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
    • Philadelphia Chapter Liaison Chair
    • Pittsburgh Chapter
    • Military Assistance Program (AILA MAP)
  • York County Bar Association Board Member
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
    • Immigration Law Committee
    • Vice Chair of Immigration Law Committee (2022-2023)
    • Unlawful Practice of Law Committee
      • Vice Chair of UPL Committee (2002-2023)


  • PA Bar Association Immigration Law Pro Bono Award 2022
  • Super Lawyer’s Rising Star for Immigration Law in Pennsylvania 2019-present
  • PA Bar Association Pro Bono Attorney of the year 2017, 2020
  • PIRC pro bono attorney of the year 2016
  • Susquehanna Valley’s Select Lawyer for Immigration law in York 2014 & 2015


  • AILA National Conference June 24, 2023
  • Federal Practice CLE- Immigration Litigation and Appeal Issues 2022
  • Immigration 101-All about Immigration (CLE) to the York Bar Association) 9/14/22
  • AILA Paralegal Conference (Removal) 2022, 2021
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status and Family Court 2022
  • PBI Civil Rights Symposium (presenter on immigration) 2021
  • Philadelphia AILA Spring CLE 2021
  • Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers DUI & Motor Vehicle Summit 2021
  • Immigration 101 (Inns of Court) 2020
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions 2020
  • PBI Criminal Law Symposium (presenter on crimmigration) 2022- 2018, 2016
  • PBI Immigration Law Symposium 2018
  • Removal and Bond proceedings 2018
  • Unlawful Practice of Law Training, York, PA 2018
  • Asylum and Removal Defense Training 2018
  • Philadelphia AILA Spring CLE Conference Co-Chair and presenter 2015- 2016
  • CLE Presenter to York County Bar Association – Representing Non-Citizen Clients 2014
  • Mennonite Central Committee Basic Immigration Training—Akron, PA 2014-2019

To make an appointment with this skilled York immigration attorney, please contact her office now at 717-900-1818.

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