U.S. immigration law is complicated, confusing, and it is constantly changing. We can expect those changes to be on-going. Even after anticipated immigration reform takes effect, we will see years of confusion in how the new laws are interpreted by the courts. You do not have to face this alone. The immigration lawyers of the Chávez Law Group are here to help.
Removal Proceedings and Deportation
Removal proceedings and deportation orders are frightening and very serious. However, there are several possible legal remedies that can provide relief from removal. Your unique circumstances will determine which strategy is appropriate for your case. The immigration lawyers of the Chávez Law Group can help you fight removal. Examples of relief from removal which may be available to you include:
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Adjustment of status
- Withholding of removal
- Cancelation of removal
- Stay of removal
- Motion to reopen
- Motion to reconsider
- Administrative appeal
- Judicial review
U.S. citizens can petition for permanent residency, commonly known as a green card, for their family members. In some cases, green card holders can petition for their family members as well. Preference is given to spouses and minor children. Those who are sponsored by U.S. citizens also get priority over those sponsored by green card holders.
U.S. citizens can sponsor their:
- Children under 21 years old
- Grown children and grandchildren
- Parents and siblings, and the spouses and children of siblings, when petitioner is at least 21 years old
Permanent residency is an important step on the road to citizenship.
Employment and Business Immigration
There are numerous types of temporary, also called non-immigrant, visas which allow aliens to visit for business purposes. Some allow you to work while you are here and others only allow you to conduct business. Non-immigrant visas are for people who have a permanent residence outside the U.S. where they intend to return. These types of visas last for different amounts of time. However, if your circumstances change you can apply to adjust your status to permanent resident.
Employment-based green cards are available to those who have an offer for a permanent job in the U.S., and for investors who meet certain criteria.
If you or someone you love is interested in obtaining U.S. citizenship or is facing deportation, please talk to the immigration lawyers of the Chávez Law Group today, or submit our online questionnaire.