Navigating the complexities of immigration laws and policies in the U.S. is a tricky business. It is extremely important to make sure that you are working with a competent attorney who is committed to your case and understands your needs. Every case is different and requires personalized attention from an experienced attorney who can work with you to find the most effective approach to achieving the most beneficial outcome possible for your specific case.
More detailed information regarding the various services I offer to individuals, families, and businesses is provided in the following areas:
Detention & Deportation Defense
When applying for naturalization, the application process can be fraught with technicalities, unfair immigration officials and will most certainly open your entire immigration and criminal history up for review. Guidance from an experienced immigration attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are not only approved, but that you don’t suddenly wind up in deportation proceedings.
Getting Your Citizenship
Too often non-citizens do not understand that even a minor infraction or conviction, even if it occurred decades ago, could trigger deportation or removal proceedings. The U.S. government does not forget. In fact, they are actively picking up people even if they have been living in the U.S. their entire lives. I provide aggressive immigration defense for those who the U.S. government wants to deport.
Visa Applications & Renewals
During our initial consultation, I will work with you to determine which visa is right for you or your loved one. I handle a wide range of visa application and renewal cases for individuals and their family members, including change of status, marriage and fiancé visas, family petitions, as well as many others.
Getting Your Green Card
The first step for someone immigrating to the U.S. on a permanent basis is to obtain lawful permanent residence; commonly known as a “Green Card.” The steps to obtaining your Green Card can vary greatly depending on your specific circumstances. The Obama administration’s progressive immigration agenda may soon, if it is successful, fundamentally alter the ways in which Green Cards are obtained.
Helping Relatives Immigrate
If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to help bring a relative into this country, it is important that all of the required documentation be submitted correctly on the first attempt and within the allotted time frames. I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits and the eventual interview.
Many immigration judges and state judges make mistakes. And many attorneys are satisfied with unsatisfactory rulings. Most do not want to upset a judge by challenging his or her decision, nor do they want to spend more time appealing the same case at a federal level. However, it is my strong belief that when a judge passes an unfair verdict that could ultimately devastate or destroy a person’s life, it is my responsibility as his or her attorney to do everything in my legal power to prevent that from happening. Taking a case before a federal judge is a serious and time consuming endeavor, but if successful can result in the reversal of a previous decision made by either an immigration or state judge.
Vacating Guilty Pleas
Vacating Guilty Pleas: Many clients find themselves in deportation proceedings after entering a plea of guilty to a crime on the advice of their criminal attorney. Unfortunately, their attorney never tells them that their guilty plea will result in their deportation. This can lead to disastrous consequences. In this scenario, it is my job to handle damage control and keep my client in this country and out of jail.
Identifying the proper visas for various work related opportunities can be a confusing process because there are so many. Working with a knowledgeable business immigration attorney who can guide you through the process is the most effective way to ensure your individual needs are met.