Defending against deportation in the United States is very difficult. It is highly recommended that you find a knowledgeable and experienced deportation attorney to represent you in any deportation proceeding.
Deportation proceedings are like a criminal trial. The non-citizen is first charged with an immigration “offense” or reason why the person should be deported. The non-citizen must respond to those charges. If the person cannot prove that he or she is a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
If you have a friend or loved one living outside of the United States, you may be able to help them apply for a visitor visa to enter the United States by preparing a letter of invitation. An experienced visa attorney can help you prepare a letter of invitation and help your friend or loved through the visitor visa application process.
Visitor visas are usually granted for a period of ten years. The visa can be used for multiple trips… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
If you are a US Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident, you have the right to file a petition for your husband or wife to obtain a spousal visa, otherwise known as a green card. The spousal visa application process can be confusing. That is why it is recommended to hire an immigration attorney who can help you navigate the changing immigration laws on behalf of your husband or wife.
The first step in a spousal visa application is… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
When an immigration judge issues you a deportation order, it can be very frightening. However, you have the right to appeal the judge’s decision if you think the judge made an error in your case. Filing an appeal in deportation defense is a very complicated and complex process. That is why it is highly recommended that you find an experienced and knowledgeable deportation attorney to represent you.
When you file an appeal in deportation defense, the appeal is sent to… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
The deportation process in the United States can take a very long time. Sometimes it can take five years or more from your first appearance in immigration court until the deportation judge makes a final decision in your case. During this time, it is very helpful to have a work permit to work lawfully in the United States while you wait for the judge to make a decision. The process for getting a work permit in deportation proceedings varies depending… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
Lawful Permanent Residents and U.S. Citizens can petition to help their family members become lawful permanent residents and obtain a “green card.”
A U.S. citizen can petition for his or her:
- Married Children
- Unmarried Children
- Parents (if the citizen is 21 or older)
A lawful permanent resident can petition for his or her:
- Unmarried children
If you are a United States citizen and you would like to marry your fiancé, who is a citizen of another country, in the United States you can file an application for a fiancé visa. A fiancé visa will allow your fiancé to legally enter the United States to marry you. Once you are married, your fiancé can file an application for a green card.
Steps in the Fiancé Visa Process
The first step in the fiancé visa process is… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
In June of 2012, President Obama announced a new program to help undocumented students who came to the United States as children. This program is called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA for short) or the Dream Act. Those who qualify under DACA have come to be known as The Dreamers.
This program allows those who qualify for DACA to receive prosecutorial discretion (meaning they will not be deported) and to obtain a work permit. The work permit is valid… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
Being detained by Immigration Enforcement (ICE) or finding out that a family member has been put in deportation proceedings can be very scary. Although you are not required to be represented by an immigration attorney in deportation, it is very helpful to hire a deportation attorney to represent you. Deportation attorneys know the immigration law and can determine your best options for relief.
Generally, there are two main applications that you can file in deportation proceedings: Asylum and Cancellation of… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo
The application process for a green card (officially known as a permanent resident card), may be initiated either within or outside of the United States. If you process from within the United States, it is called adjustment of status. If you process from abroad, it is called consular processing. It is important to have a foundational knowledge of which pathway you must take so that you don’t waste your time, money, and energy on a process that will… Continue readingSeguir Leyendo