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The United States immigration laws cover many different situations that may arise when a non-citizen is residing or trying to enter the country. For those of you who wish to live, work, go to school or temporarily visit the United States, a Charleston Immigration Attorney from our firm can guide you through the process. At Charleston USA Immigration Law Center, we have more than 30 years of combined experience and can assist you through your immigration process.
The immigration method you should follow will depend on your specific circumstances; therefore, you should develop a strong understanding of your situation, your family relationships, education, employment, and reason behind your visit to the U.S. To determine your eligibility, speak with an attorney from our firm.
We can advise you of your options involving the following immigration matters:
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Under President Obama's immigration reform, effective June 2012, a certain "Child Arrival" who came to the U.S. (without inspection) can request for DEFERRED ACTION from REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS if several key guidelines are met, for a period of 2 years, subject to renewal.
- Immigration Reform: Proposed reforms for United States immigration law promise to bring major changes to the legal landscape for those seeking permanent residence and citizenship or who need to take action to avoid deportation. Understand the planned changes and how they may affect you.
- Miscellaneous Immigration Information: Confused about whether you need to contact USCIS, ICE or CBP? Don't get lost in the ABCs of the immigration legal system. Find the information you need and when you need it so that you can take the next step in your case on time and with a minimum of complications.
- Family Unification Based Visas: A large percentage of all visas made available every year are for those who want to come to the United States to reunite with their loved ones. Some are for the purpose of a temporary stay and to visit with family, while others make it possible to obtain a green card and begin down the path to full U.S. citizenship.
- Employer & Skill Based Visas: Our firm works closely with employers and foreign nationals who need to obtain employment-based visas, including both nonimmigrant visas for temporary, seasonal or short-term employment and immigrant visas for workers who are planning to accept a long-term position with a company.
- Asylum: For refugees who fear persecution or have been persecuted in their home country, the U.S. offers protection in the form of Asylum. There are different reasons for persecution, but it will have to be proven that it is likely to occur.
- Court Proceedings: Whenever possible, we seek to resolve our clients' cases out of court through the routine administrative channels. When necessary, however, we do not hesitate to go to court to defend our clients' rights and fight for the best possible outcome to their situation.
- Inadmissibles, Illegals, Overstays & Criminals: Certain circumstances, such as a criminal conviction, can result in a foreign national being declared inadmissible. Fortunately, we may be able to help you clear up the situation so that mistakes from your past or wrongful accusations do not end up causing you to be barred from entering or remaining in the United States.
- International Adoptions: The legal process of adoption is rarely easy, but the matter often becomes exceedingly complex in cases where the parents are hoping to adopt a child who was born and is currently living in another country. You need an experienced attorney who can assist you in working with the various agencies and in completing the process quickly so that you can focus on building your new family.
- Specialty Visas: In addition to the many standard types of visas, the United States immigration legal system offers dozens of less common visas to meet the requirements of specific situations. Applying for one of these visas may make it easier for you to obtain admission to the U.S., rather than having to wait in line for one of the visas that are in higher demand.
- NAFTA TN / TD / TC Visas: The North American Free Trade Agreement, enacted two decades ago, dropped many of the barriers to commerce and immigration between Canada, Mexico and the United States. Workers from either of the United States' neighbors can often use a NAFTA visa to more easily gain permission to live and work in the U.S.
- Foreign Government Visas: Certain types of visas are available for individuals of high standing in foreign governments, as well as for those who need to travel through the U.S., while other visas are provided for other types of government employees and their family members. We can help you select the appropriate category and assist you in the application process.
- Student & Exchange Program Visas: Obtaining a student or exchange program visa enables you to enter and remain in the United States for the purpose of pursing an education at a school or university in this country, or to participate in a cultural exchange program. Visas of this type are in high demand, and even minor mistakes in their application can cause major delays or even a wrongful denial.
- Expatriates & Global Immigration: The global population has never before been more fluid, with people from across the globe leaving their home countries and starting new lives elsewhere. The legal barriers to immigration into the United States or other countries often stand in the way of pursuing one's dream of living and working in another country, but you can improve your chances of success in this situation by working with an experienced immigration attorney.
- Obtaining a Visa: On paper, the process of obtaining a visa should be relatively simple. All that should be necessary is to fill out the application, submit any required supporting evidence and to appear at any interviews that may be necessary. However in practice, the process can be daunting, and often ends in a quagmire of red tape and confusion. Let us guide you along the way and put our years of experience to work for you.
Obtaining a substantial knowledge of the different visas and methods of entry into the United States and the issues you may encounter are the first step to gaining access into the United States. At Charleston USA Immigration Law Center, we understand the immigration laws that may pertain to your situation. Our firm will fight for your rights to immigrate through legal representation. As Charleston Immigration Attorneys, we are dedicated to answering all your questions.
Do not hesitate to contact our firm today!