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Immigration

Whether you want to gain legal status in the U.S., you want to bring a family member to the U.S., or you find yourself in deportation proceedings, we can help. We will work closely with you to help you navigate the complex world of U.S. immigration law. We give expert legal advice and are committed to listening to you and helping you reach your goals. Please call for a consultation so we can have a thorough discussion regarding your immigration questions.

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Family Immigration

We understand how important it is for you to be united with your family, and we offer a personal consultation regarding your family’s immigration situation. We will work with you to explore all available avenues by which you or a member of your family may qualify for a family-based visa and a “green card.” If your case qualifies for immigration benefits, we will work closely with you and your family to prepare and file the appropriate documents and navigate your case through the consular process abroad or the adjustment of status process in the U.S.

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Deportation

We represent immigrants in removal and deportation proceedings before the Immigration Court. If you have overstayed or otherwise violated the terms of your visa, entered the United States without inspection, or are a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) facing deportation or removal because of a criminal conviction, please call today for an evaluation of your case and for representation in immigration court.

If you are in immigration detention, we can represent you in a bond hearing before the immigration judge to get you released with a bond. We also handle appeals.

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Crimes and Immigration

Whether you are a lawful permanent resident or a nonimmigrant visa holder, any arrest or conviction can seriously affect your immigrant status and could result in deportation. If you are an immigrant facing criminal charges, it is imperative that you address the potential immigration consequences immediately. Our law firm practices extensively in both immigration law and criminal law and can advise you and your criminal defense attorney regarding the potential immigration consequences of a criminal case.

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DACA (Deferred Action for “Dreamers”)

DACA provides employment authorization and a temporary right to remain in the U.S. for young individuals who, among several other requirements, were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16 and are currently in school or have already graduated. Obtaining DACA allows young individuals to come out of the shadows and legally work, study, and drive. If you are an undocumented individual who entered the U.S. before the age of 16, we strongly encourage you to visit us to see if you qualify for DACA.

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Citizenship

If you have some legal status in the U.S. other than that of a “citizen,” you are missing out on some very important benefits that citizens enjoy, including the ability to vote, to obtain public benefits, to obtain a U.S. Passport, and to bring more family members to the U.S. more quickly. Also (and perhaps most importantly), if you are not a citizen, you always run the risk of being deported under any of the several grounds of deportation listed under U.S. immigration law. As a U.S. citizen, you will enjoy full rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution, which you are missing out on currently. There is no better time than now to make a plan for becoming a U.S. citizen so you can solidify your right to remain in the U.S. with all the attendant benefits that citizenship carries.

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U-Visa

If you have been the victim of a crime in the U.S. and you were helpful to law enforcement in investigating the crime, you may qualify for a U-Visa. A U-Visa would give you temporary legal status in the U.S. and would provide a pathway to lawful permanent residency. There are two steps to applying for a U-Visa. First, we must request and obtain a signed certification from local law enforcement stating that you were helpful with the investigation of the crime. Second, we must prepare and submit the U-Visa application to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. We will work closely with you and local law enforcement to submit a persuasive application that could benefit you and your family members for generations to come.

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Asylum

No individual should be forced to return to a country in which they will be harmed. We represent asylum seekers before the USCIS asylum office on affirmative asylum applications. We research country conditions, gather documentation and evidence, identify and contract non-expert and expert witnesses, write applicant and witness affidavits, prepare asylum applications, and represent clients at the asylum interview. We also defend asylum applicants in removal proceedings.