AREAS OF

PRACTICE

FAMILY-BASED IMMIGRATION

 

U.S. citizens and permanent residents may sponsor certain family members for lawful permanent residence in the United States.

Examples of the types of matters we handle include:

 

• I-130    Marriage-based petitions

• I-485    Applications to Adjust Status 

• I-129F  Fiancé petitions

• I-751    Petitions to Remove Conditions 

               of Residence

• I-130    Petitions for parents of U.S.

                citizens

• I-130    Petitions for children of U.S.

               citizens and permanent residents

DS-260  Consular processing of immigrant

               visas for eligible family members

CITIZENSHIP and NATURALIZATION 

 

Many people become U.S. citizens through a process called naturalization. However, some individuals born outside the United States become U.S. citizens either at birth or when a parent naturalizes. The rules of citizenship are complex and it can be surprisingly difficult to prove that someone is a U.S. citizen. 

Examples of the types of matters we handle include:

 

• N-400  Applications for Naturalization

• N-600  Applications for Certificate of

               Citizenship 

YOUR IMMIGRATION DOCUMENTS and RECORDS

Planning and proper documentation are critical when dealing with U.S. immigration officials. Throughout your immigration journey we can help you to comply with the law, plan for the future immigration of family members, and obtain copies of your own records from U.S. government officials. 

Examples of the types of matters we handle include:

 

• I-90      Applications to renew or replace

               permanent resident cards

• N-600  Applications for Certificate of

                Citizenship 

• N-565   Applications to replace a

                Certificate of Citizenship 

• FOIA    Freedom of Information Act 

               and other requests to obtain 

               copies of government records 

               about you

WAIVERS of INADMISSIBILITY

 

U.S. immigration law lists many reasons why a person may be inadmissible, meaning ineligible to become a permanent resident. These grounds of inadmissibility range from immigration violations, criminal violations, political affiliations, and even certain health conditions. However, some people who are inadmissible are allowed to apply for an exception, referred to as a waiver of inadmissibility.

Examples of the types of matters we handle include:

 

• I-601    Waivers of Inadmissibility

• I-601A  Provisional Unlawful 

                Presence Waivers

HUMANITARIAN IMMIGRATION RELIEF

 

Immigrants who are survivors of domestic violence or other crimes may be eligible to apply for immigration benefits for themselves.

Examples of the types of matters we handle include:

 

• I-360    VAWA Self-Petitions

• I-918    Applications for U 

               Nonimmigrant Status, often

               referred to as "U Visas"

• I-751   Waiver petitions