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The immigration system in the US can be divided in five great areas, four positive and one defensive, as follow:
The system as established in the INA 1965 as amended favors family reunification over employment. It also favors sponsored immigration (with the need of a petitioner) vs non sponsored (based in the circumstances or merits of the individual).
U.S. Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents can petition for certain relatives to immigrate to the U.S. and obtain Lawful Permanent Resident status. The process varies depending on many factors, including but not limited to, the status of the petitioner, the relationship, the country of origin, whether the beneficiary is inside the U.S. or abroad, etc. Additionally, one must always remember each case is unique in its set of facts, such that no two cases are identical. We are set up to help families navigate this complicated system successfully and achieve the benefits pursued. We have considerable experience in complicated cases, including those that need waivers of inadmissibility. Typical services under this category are:
Employers often need specific workers that are non-citizens. The law provides many avenues for businesses, institutions, churches and other enterprises to bring in those workers. Not every case is the same, and many times there are different paths to obtain the right person to fill the vacant position. Whether you are a small or medium size business, a church, a school, or any other type of employer we can help you find the best alternative that suits your needs. Typical services under this category are:
This broad umbrella covers a multitude of benefits and options for non-citizens. Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a benefit available to non-citizen children who have suffered abandonment, abuse, or neglect. This is one of the many alternatives available to very vulnerable populations. Humanitarian relief covers the spectrum ranging from asylum seekers to DACA applicants. Furthermore, it envelopes people from countries with Temporary Protected Status designation to victims of domestic violence and other violent crimes. These and many more alternatives can be available to eligible individuals. Typical services under this category include:
The ultimate step in the immigration ladder is the achievement of citizenship in the U.S., and qualified Lawful Permanent Residents can apply for it. The application process may appear deceptively easy, but the reality is that it is heavy with many hidden pitfalls. We encourage you to avoid unpleasant and potentially damaging surprises by seeking legal assistance that tailors to your unique situation, and evaluates all the potential variables and scenarios. In some cases, individuals can acquire or derive citizenship from their parents. This can be a complex process, but with the right help it can be successfully navigated and achieved. Typical services under this category are:
Studies have shown that the odds of winning your case in immigration court are over five and half times better when you have legal representation. Immigration law is widely acknowledged to be one of the most complex legal systems of the country. No one should go unrepresented in front of an Immigration Judge. Whether you are in ICE custody or non-detained, we offer representation to defend our clients against deportation.
Have immigration documents that need to be renewed? Perhaps you are here on a work-related visa and need to consult with an attorney who doesn’t represent your employer? You have questions and need to speak with an attorney who will have your best interest at heart? Maybe you are an international student with questions? Whatever the reason might be, we welcome you to schedule a consultation to visit with our attorney and receive sincere guidance and professional advice.
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