Areas of Practice
U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents can petition for their foreign relatives to become lawful U.S. Residents.
K1 visas allows U.S. citizens to bring their foreign fiancés into the U.S.
K2 visas allow your foreign fiancé’s children (under 21) to enter the U.S. with his/her parent.
U.S. citizens may obtain visas for their foreign spouses if they are legally married, can demonstrate the marital relationship is bona fide, and the spouse is otherwise admissible to the United States.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status.
UPDATE: Due to a federal court order, USCIS will not begin accepting requests for the expansion of DACA on February 18 as originally planned. The court's temporary injunction, issued February 16, does not affect the existing DACA. Individuals may continue to come forward and request an initial grant of DACA or renewal of DACA under the guidelines established in 2012.
Asylum may be granted to foreigners who can establish a well-founded fear of persecution if they were to return to their home country. Our firm handles both affirmative applications for asylum before the Asylum Office as well as defensive asylum applications before the Immigration Court.
The removal/deportation process can be very stressful and intimidating given the high stakes. We have substantial experience representing individuals in immigration courts before immigration judges. Our experience allows us to be aggressive and creative in finding solutions for our clients and our priority is to ensure that no one is unfairly deported.
After 5 years as a legal permanent resident, or 3 years if acquired through marriage, individuals may apply to naturalize and become U.S. Citizens.
If beneficiary is abroad, he/she must got through consular processing to enter the U.S. as Legal Permanent Residents.
Unlawful presence, fraud/misrepresentation, prior removal orders, crimes, etc.
Applications under the Violence Against Women Act require evidence of abuse by a US Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident Spouse, and are an avenue to obtaining Legal Permanent Resident Status.
Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residency
90 days before conditional residence is set to expire, individuals must file their applications to remove conditions on residency, or they risk losing their status altogether.
Green Card Renewals
Employment Based Visas