Monica E. Ahmad-Yee

Monica E. Ahmad-Yee

Managing Associate
New York, New York

Monica E. Ahmad-Yee is the Managing Associate Attorney of the Jackson Heights, Queens office of Youman, Madeo & Fasano. Ms. Ahmad-Yee is admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She is a summa cum laude graduate of Barnard College and a graduate of Cornell Law School. Ms. Ahmad-Yee is fluent in Spanish.

Ms. Ahmad-Yee's work includes immigration representation for clients facing removal proceedings, waivers of inadmissibility and removability, asylum applications, applications for adjustment of status, applications for cancellation of removal, Form I-360 petitions, federal habeas corpus petitions, requests for prosecutorial discretion, U-visa applications, motions to reopen, and appeals. Ms. Ahmad-Yee has also represented debtors in chapter 7 bankruptcy cases and creditors in chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

Ms. Ahmad-Yee was selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers New York Metro Rising Stars lists for the years 2015 and 2016. The lists are published in the New York Metro Super Lawyers Magazine and the New York Metro Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times newspaper, the attorney directory on, and the New York Metro – Top Women Super Lawyers supplement in The New York Times newspaper. Ms. Ahmad-Yee is a member of the Federal Bar Association and the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

One basis for Ms. Ahmad-Yee's dedication to immigration law is the diligence and tenacity that she witnessed in her mother, who immigrated to the U.S. from Colombia, and her father, who came to the U.S. from his native country of Pakistan. Ms. Ahmad-Yee considers her own son Xavier lucky to have four grandparents with immigrant roots and a decades-long commitment to perseverance, responsibility, and civic-mindedness in the U.S. Xavier's paternal grandfather immigrated to the U.S. from China and his paternal grandmother is of Western European descent.