We assist individuals who have fled their home country because of past persecution, or who have a well-founded fear of future persecution, in applying for asylum or withholding of removal. We provide zealous representation during interviews and hearings before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the Immigration Courts throughout the country and aim to achieve favorable results in every case. Because we understand our asylum clients are looking to establish a place of refuge and security in the United States, we do everything possible to assure that they are granted work authorization while their cases are pending before USCIS or the Courts. Our office is also equipped to represent individuals in appealing denials of asylum or withholding of removal before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals.
Our office aims to unify and keep families together by offering exceptional assistance in family-based petitions. Our services include marriage-based adjustment of status and the necessary waivers to overcome inadmissibility issues, which may arise during the course of the application process. We also assist individuals who are looking to do consular processing abroad.
Removal, Deportation, & Bond
Our office takes pride in the fact that we have helped many individuals who deserve a second chance remain in the United States with their loved ones. We have extensive experience in preventing removal from the United States and prolonged detention. We can assist in all related matters, including ICE detentions, immigration bonds, and hearings before the Immigration Courts. In cases where an individual has pending criminal charges or final convictions, we can provide guidance to criminal practitioners in order to help them understand the immigration consequences certain criminal offenses.
Citizenship & Naturalization
The process of applying for U.S. citizenship or naturalization can be overwhelming for many, particularly for individuals who have had prior immigration legal problems. Our office can help alleviate the pressure and stress of applying for such an important benefit by representing applicants in the entire application process, including the interview. We are always eager to take on complex cases that require briefing in order to demonstrate eligibility, and will fight for your right to become a U.S. citizen.
We can help determine eligibility for DED or TPS, and we can assist qualified applicants in applying for the first time or renewing their status. DED allows certain individuals from certain countries (currently Venezuela and Liberia) facing political or civic conflict, or natural disaster, to stay and work in the United States. Although DED is not a specific immigration status, individuals who qualify for DED are not subject to removal from the United States for a designated period of time. Similar to DED, TPS is a temporary status given to eligible nationals of designated countries (currently Haiti, El Salvador, Syria, Nepal, Honduras, Yemen, Somalia, Sudan, Nicaragua, and South Sudan) who are present in the United States. TPS also protects nationals affected by armed conflict or natural disaster and allows qualified applicants to live and work in the United States for limited periods.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
The Violence Against Women Act, or VAWA, provides abused spouses and children of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents, who are living in the U.S., an avenue to obtain lawful permanent resident status (a U.S. green card), without the participation of the U.S. spouse or parent. Derivative status is also available to certain children and parents of the principal applicant. Our office understands the delicate nature of VAWA cases and the trauma of the victims battered by their spouses or parents and can provide comforting representation in the self-petitioning immigration process under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
We help victims of certain crimes in the United States, who have suffered mental or physical abuse, and have been cooperative with law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity, obtain lawful immigration status.The U Nonimmigrant Visa was created under the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act of 2000 to protect certain noncitizen victims of crimes, who assist, or are willing to assist, in the investigation or prosecution of a criminal offense. A Nonimmigrant U Visa gives the victim permission to live and work in the United States and can prevent the removal of the victim from the United States.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
We help minors who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected, by one or both parents, in their home country, apply for lawful permanent residence in the United States after obtaining Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS). SIJS is a special status granted to children in the state juvenile court system who cannot reunify with either parents due to abuse, abandonment or neglect, and who meet certain other criteria.
We assist individuals who entered the United States as children and meet certain age, educational, and continuous presence requirements obtain lawful immigration status through DACA.
“No human being is illegal”