If you are a victim of domestic violence or another serious crime, you may be eligible for a U visa. To be eligible, you must have reported the crime to the police and cooperated in the investigation, and you must have suffered serious emotional or physical trauma.
Family members of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents who entered the United States lawfully, or who had a visa petition filed for them on or before April 30, 2001, may be eligible to "adjust status" to become lawful permanent residents, even if they are currently in the United States without status.
Many individuals are required to apply for "waivers" along with their visa applications, due to immigration or criminal issues they have had in the past. Our office will prepare a thoughtful, comprehensive waiver to help show USCIS why you deserve an immigration benefit.
DACA - DEFERRED ACTION
Sadly, the DACA program will be phasing out under the Trump Administration-- current DACA recipients will remain in status only until the expiration date of their work permits. DACA recipients whose work permits expire on or before March 5, 2018 have a final chance to renew, but MUST renew their status before October 5, 2017. Contact our office as soon as possible if you need assistance with your DACA renewal.
CITIZENSHIP & NATURALIZATION
Applying for U.S. citizenship can be a confusing process, especially for those with complex immigration histories or criminal records. Please contact us for a consultation if you are considering applying for citizenship.
REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS ON RESIDENCY
Conditional lawful permanent residents need to request jointly with their petitioners to have the conditions "removed" on their residency two years after receiving their green cards. Individuals who are unable to petition jointly may request a waiver in certain circumstances. Our office can represent you in your joint petition, or with your waiver of the joint petition requirement.