Asylum/ Refugee Petition
Individuals with a well-founded fear of persecution in their country of origin may be eligible for Asylum in the United States. Persecution could be due to political affiliation, race, religion, or association with a particular social group. There are 3 possible ways to obtain asylum in the United States: (1) Affirmative Process, (2) An Asylum Merits Interview after a positive credible fear determination, or (3) The defensive process. Our Immigration Lawyers can help you with any of these.
Citizenship & Naturalization
Lawful permanent residents may be eligible to become United States citizens. There are different paths to becoming a United States Citizen: (1). Lawful Permanent Resident of 5 Years (Green Card Holder), (2) Married to U.S. Citizen, (3) Serving in the U.S. Military, (4) Child of a U.S. Citizen. Depending on which path applies, there are certain steps that must be followed, therefore it’s extremely important to hire an experienced immigration lawyer to help you with the correct steps for your specific circumstances.
Having a Green Card means having a “permanent resident card” which allows a person to lawfully live and work in the United States. The steps to obtain your green card truly depend on your individual circumstances. There are several paths to obtaining a Green Card, it could be through family, though employment, through Asylum or Refugee status, amongst other categories. Call us today to schedule your consultation to see if you’re eligible to apply for your Green Card or “permanent resident card”.
There may be various circumstances that may put an individual up for deportation. Hence, why it is extremely important to consult and hire an experienced immigration lawyer. If your immigration case is denied by local immigration court or USCIS, you may still have legal options to achieve the desired outcome. There may be the possibility of filing a motion to reopen or reconsider the case. If you’re put up for deportation due to a criminal matter, we can also assess your specific circumstances and assess what can be done for your specific situation. If your case has been denied by a local immigration court, there may be the option to seek relief and win your case by taking it all the way to federal court. As you can see these types of cases are extremely complex and require through investigation and strategy from an experienced immigration lawyer.
Business & Investor Visas
In an effort to stimulate the economy of the United States, in 1990 congress created the “Immigrant Investor Program”, also know as the EB-5 program. The goal was to increase job creating and capital investment by foreign investors. There are of course a set of requirements that must be met to qualify for this program. Please contact us today to see if you qualify.
Family Based Immigration
In order to promote family unity, immigration law allows legal permanent residents of the United States (Green Card holders) to petition for certain eligible family members to obtain immigrant visas to come and live permanently in the U.S. or to adjust their status to “Lawful Permanent Residents” if they currently reside in the United States.
There are deportable crimes that could cause you to lose your current immigration status, and depending on the severity of the crime, the court could prohibit you from re-entering the United States for a predetermined length of time. Some of them include Drugs, firearm charges, aggravated felonies, domestic violence, kidnapping, sexual assault, and murder to name a few.