Applying for immigration benefits can be a complex and difficult process to navigate. There are so many options to consider. Our office is prepared to help you with whichever option best suits your needs. The following is a short list of some of the services we provide our clients.
WRITS OF CERTIORARI
When all other options have been exhausted, an individual can request that the United States Supreme Court hear his case. With our expertise in immigration law, we can help you file a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court. Our nation's highest court has taken an increasingly active interest in the development of immigration law, and we provide our clients with one more opportunity to have their cases heard and their rights vindicated.
Unsatisfied with the result of your Immigration Court case? Was a petition you filed for your relative denied? You have the right to appeal the decision to a higher court, but you usually must do so within 30 days. Our office has extensive experience with appeals, and we will be happy to help you continue fighting your case.
We represent clients who the U.S. government is trying to deport. A good immigration court defense can take many forms, and we will find the defense that is right for your case.
MOTIONS TO REOPEN
If you missed your immigration court hearing and wish you to have your case reopened, or if your case was denied, and you have new evidence that may support your claim to remain the United States, we can prepare your request to reopen your immigrationwith the proper documentation
Many people fear returning to their home countries for a variety of reasons. We handle asylum applications for clients with immigration court proceedings and for clients who wish to apply for asylum through the Asylum Office.
Criminal convictions, unlawful entries into the United States, and misrepresentations to the U.S. government can cause problems for lawful permanent residents and people applying for their permanent residence. These cases can be complex, but we have the experience to know which waiver applies to your case and what evidence you need to present with your request for a waiver.
We can assist U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, and asylees who wish to sponsor family members for their permanent residence. We handle family-based applications with the Immigration Court, Citizenship and Immigration Services, and through U.S. consulates abroad.
Are you an employer looking to bring a foreign national to the United States to work for your company? Or perhaps you are an individual of extraordinary talent seeking immigration options in the United States? Our office can assist you in applying for an employment-based nonimmigrant visa or employment-based lawful permanent residence.
CLAIMS TO U.S. CITIZENSHIP
Do you believe you may be a U.S. citizen already because your parent or grandparent is a citizen? We can help you research whether you have acquired or derived U.S. citizenship.
DEFERRED ACTION FOR CHILDHOOD ARRIVALS (DACA) AND DACA RENEWALS
Were you brought to the United States before your 16th birthday? You may be eligible for DACA, which provides protection from deportation and an employment authorization document. Do you currently have DACA, but need to renew it? Time is of the essence! You do not want to allow any lapse in time between your original DACA and your renewal. Our office knows the ins and outs of the DACA process, and can help you whether you’re applying for DACA for the first time or renewing your DACA benefits.
Do you need to bring a relative into the United States for a temporary period of time because of an emergency, but cannot get a visa for him or her? Our office can help you prepare an application for humanitarian parole.
While it is exciting to take this final step in an immigration journey, it is important to carefully prepare all of the necessary materials.
RE-ENTRY PERMITS, ADVANCE PAROLE, REFUGEE TRAVEL DOCUMENTS
Sometimes a family emergency or other exceptional circumstance will require that you depart the United States before you have obtained your permanent residence. If you are already a permanent resident, special circumstances might require you to leave the United States for an extended period of time. In both of these cases, it is important to apply for the proper travel documents before you leave the country, to prevent you from accidentally abandoning your immigration status.
REGISTERING CHILDREN BORN TO U.S. CITIZENS AND LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENTS ABROAD
If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident living, working, or traveling abroad at the time of your child’s birth, it is of the upmost importance that you notify the proper government authorities of your child’s birth, in order to register the child’s right to permanent residence or U.S. citizenship.
REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCE
Did you receive a two-year lawful permanent resident card? Is the two-year anniversary of your residence coming up soon? It is important to properly complete the application to remove the conditions on your residence and provide all necessary evidence if you wish to obtain a ten-year resident card. Our office can assist you with this process.
RENEWAL OF LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENT CARDS
We can assist you in renewing your lawful permanent resident card if it is expiring.
STAY OF REMOVAL
Have you already been ordered deported from the United States? Do you have family that needs you here? Are you ill and in need of medical treatment in the United States? Our office can help you request a delay of your deportation based on exceptional family or health-related circumstances.
TEMPORARY PROTECTED STATUS (TPS)
Certain citizens of Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Syria, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan may be eligible for this form of immigration status, which allows a person to reside and work in the United States. We assist clients in determining their eligibility for TPS and completing the application process.
T VISA/U VISA/VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT
Have you been the victim of domestic violence, human trafficking, or another violent crime? You may be eligible for immigration status. Our office can help you gather all of the evidence you need and file your application for a T visa, U visa, or a VAWA self-petition.
special immigrant juvenile status
Our office represents children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, and who are in need of a guardianship order with the necessary findings to allow them to apply to for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.