The United States of America has come to be known as the land of freedom, equality, and hope for immigrants of all nationalities. Every year, hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals apply for visas to pursue new lives in the States either through employment or by joining their families. The process of obtaining a visa or green card is not easy, however, which is why it is vital to retain an immigration lawyer for guidance and legal representation. If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States, obtain a visitor visa, then do not hesitate to retain a lawyer from our firm for excellent legal service.
In general, immigration to the United States can be split into two different categories: employment-based and family-based. Anyone seeking to immigrate to the U.S. for employment must meet numerous strict requirements and comply with various guidelines before employment-based permanent resident status will be granted. Non-immigrant employment visas are available, as well, for individuals seeking seasonal or otherwise temporary travel to the U.S. for business or employment purposes.
Whether you are facing an employment-based immigration matter, family-based immigration matter or any other immigration matter – we are here for you when you need us most. Some immigration cases may be more detailed and unique. Perhaps you are facing persecution in your home country due to your race, religion, gender, or political views. You may be able to apply at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate for the status of refugee or immigrate to the U.S. and obtain protection against removal by applying for asylum. As long as you apply within one year of entering the country, you cannot be removed. You may also be eligible for temporary protected status (TPS) if you legally entered the United States with a temporary visa but are unable to return home due to conflict, war, and other such turmoil. Each of the above circumstances can protect you from deportation due to unlawful presence, which is one of many grounds for removal.
Agencies that we work with include:
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Many of the primary agencies we deal with fall under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security. Its mission is to protect the United States from any threats. The immigration department of this agency provides immigration-related services and also enforces immigration laws.
Department of Justice (DOJ)
The Department of Justice is responsible for the enforcement of the administration of justice. It is led by the attorney general and defends the interests of the United States in accordance with the law.
Department of Labor (DOL)
The U.S. Department of Labor works to better the welfare of those who are employed or seeking a job. It also protects those who are retired in this country. It makes sure that United States citizens are being protected and given first priority for jobs.
Department of State (DOS)
The U.S. Department of State is responsible for providing U.S. visas. The type of visa that it issues is determined by immigration laws, particularly as relates to the reason for travel into the U.S. The DOS is also responsible for the diversity visa lottery.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is an agency that was created after the events of 9 / 11. It combined the law enforcement arms of the former Immigration and Naturalization Service with the former U.S. Customs Service. This agency was established to enforce immigration and customs laws.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS)
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is in charge of immigration administration as well as establishing immigration service policies. Our firm typically deals with this agency on a regular basis because it handles immigration-related applications and authorizations.