Areas of Expertise
Family status is the most common basis for lawful immigration to the U.S., but the rules can prove incredibly intricate without legal guidance.
Green Cards for Spouses, Children, Parents and Siblings
Green cards let people’s relatives work and live in the U.S., so they’re essential for those who want to become naturalized.
Fiancées of U.S. Citizens
Fiancées of U.S. citizens need to follow specific steps to obtain their K-1 nonimmigrant visas or file petitions as alien relatives.
Removal of Conditions on Residency
Seeking dismissals of residency conditions after marriages or other life changes could be a significant step towards a stable status.
Waivers of Inadmissibility
Being deemed inadmissible to the U.S. isn’t necessarily permanent. Applying for a waiver using Form I-601 could help.
Consular Processing – Immigrant Visas at U.S. Embassy Abroad
Visa seekers abroad must get their credentials by following the correct procedures at U.S. embassies and consulates.
Change, Extension and Adjustment of Status
Those whose immigrant situations might change need to let the government know and follow the right procedures to secure their lifestyles.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
DACA provides administrative relief to individuals who might typically face deportation after entering as children.
Green Card for Victims of Abuse (Violence Against Women Act)
Abuse victims are particularly vulnerable to continued harm, but the Violence Against Women Act offers various forms of relief.
Victims of various kinds of criminal activity in the U.S. may seek nonimmigrant status U visas to protect themselves and their family members.
Human Trafficking Visa (T Visa)
Human trafficking victims who leverage the law properly can obtain T visas to avoid removal from the U.S.
Individuals who suffer persecution for factors they can’t control, like their political opinions or nationalities, may apply for asylum to live – and possibly work – in the U.S.
Temporary Protected Status
Eligible nationals from specific countries might be able to seek Temporary Protected Status to avoid dangerous conditions in their nations of origin.
Obtaining citizenship is known as naturalization, and immigrants can apply on many different grounds.
Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status
Minors who entered the U.S. unlawfully may be able to pursue SIJ status as an alternate pathway to valid immigration.
Seeking relief following a criminal conviction might benefit would-be immigrants whose records would otherwise stand in their way.
Visiting the U.S. for tourism requires a special nonimmigrant B-2 visa in addition to a passport and other documents.
In certain limited cases, individuals who need to enter the U.S. for emergency purposes may seek special humanitarian parole.
Those who have had their formerly approved petitions revoked might be able to request reinstatement on humanitarian grounds.
Re-entry Permit/Advance Parole
Non-citizens who have to travel abroad yet lack immigrant visas should seek Advance Parole to ensure they can reenter upon returning.
Green Card Renewal
Green Cards don’t last forever. Their holders have to keep them current or risk deportation.
R-1 Religious Workers
Individuals who devote their lives to religious work and meet specific qualifications can apply for special R-1 visas.