- Immigration Detention (Bonds)
- Deferred Action (DACA)
- Adjustment of Status (Green Card)
- Deportation Defense
- Temporary Visas
Stay on track. Realize your dreams. While recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions on immigration have been mixed; rulings that restrict immigration will affect a small percentage of people whose goals are becoming United States citizens or permanent residents.
Immigration Lawyers and Advocates
We appreciate the contributions immigrants have made to the United States of America — the spirit that drives you to live the dream and your courage to endure hardship for family safety and prosperity. The uncertainty that comes with today’s political climate weighs heavy because you have a lot at stake.
Navigating changing immigration laws and shifting rules makes the system more complex now than in previous years. Rely on us to guide you through the red tape. At your side, we will work to see you through your journey to meet your immigration goals.
If you are charged with a crime they might try to deport you. We can help. We’re also criminal defense lawyers. Let us handle your case and help you meet your goals.
We stay on top of immigration law and policy changes and communicate this information to all of our clients. Our goal is to find the best possible pathways to U.S. citizenship and help negotiate the unforeseen roadblocks that will arise.
DACA Ruling: On July 17, 2020, a Federal Judge ordered full reinstatement of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Since the current administration ended it in 2017, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has not accepted new DACA applications and only considered renewal applications.
DACA reinstatement allows current recipients that meet USCIS requirements to live in the United States legally with protection from deportation.
However, while granted DACA, citizenship might be a challenge at this time. As the USCIS has not yet said they will be accepting new DACA applications.
Employment Eligibility Ruling: On June 22, 2020, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced changes to employment eligibility requirements to discourage people from entering the country illegally and filing illegitimate or inaccurate claims for asylum to obtain employment authorization. The rule includes:
- New “bars and denials,” or requirements and disqualifications for employment authorization.
- Increases the wait time to apply for employment authorization from 150 calendar days to 365.
- Limits the employment authorization validity period to a maximum of two years.
- Automatically terminates employment authorization when the applicant’s asylum denial is administratively final.
While the new ruling does not affect the eligibility criteria it does have stricter requirements for obtaining legal work authorization and longer waiting periods. It goes in effect Aug 25, 2020.