AREAS OF PRACTICE
Because immigration is a federal matter, immigration law is the same throughout the United States. Moreover, because of techology, including Skype, phone, fax and email, we can handle your case anywhere in the U.S., and send your case by mail to the US immigration agencies. For court cases or interviews which require an attorney present, we will travel to be with you at your hearing.
We help unite families through family-based petitions, including marriage and fiance visas (I-130 and I-129F); affidavits of support (DS 230 and I-864); consular processing; residency based on 245i, legal entries, Cuban reunification, or VAWA; and waivers for unlawful presence, crimes, and deportations (I-601A, I-601 and I-212).
We prepare our clients to have the strongest case possible to avoid denials.
If a case is denied, we prepare Appeals, Motions to Reopen or Reconsider with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
We help people who have been a victim of a violent crime, including domestic violence, assault with a deadly weapon, aggravated assault, kidnapping, rape, or intent to commit a violent crime, to obtain a U visa. This visa lasts for four years, but after three years, most people qualify for residency.
In addition, people who have suffered as victims of domestic violence by their spouses who are US citizens or legal permanent residents can self-petition themselves through the I-360 or Violence Against Women's Act (VAWA). without the signature of the abusive spouse.
This is another avenue to qualify for legal permanent residence.
We aid young people who entered as minors, have studied here, and meet a few other requirements obtain a work permit through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). This benefit affords a work permit that lasts two years, as well as the ability to solicit a permission to travel.
In addition, we handle Deferred Action cases for humanitarian reasons when the client or an immediate family member has a serious illness or condition.
We represent clients in immigration court in any state in the United States.
In court, we apply for the best defense for the client considering the factors of their case: political asylum, Cancellation of Removal
(the "law of 10 years") for immigrants and legal permanent residents, Prosecutorial Discretion, Residency in court, Termination of charges
(Administrative closure and Termination) and sometimes citizenship in front of the immigration judge.
Citizenship by naturalization and derivative
Responses to Notices of Intent to Deny cases and Responses to Requests for Evidence
Parole in Place: New benefits for military families and for humanitarian reasons
Requests for and Revisions of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Many people need immigration waivers for deportations, crimes, or unlawful presence. We help our clients receive each type of waiver, whether it be from inside of the United States (I601A) or outside of the United States.
Even in delicate and difficult cases, we can help you receive a waiver. Call us for a free initial consultation.