Protecting Your Rights in an Immigration Matter
Green Card Applications | Lawful Permanent Residency | Employment and Family-Based Visas | Deportation and Removal Proceedings | Citizenship and Naturalization | Asylum Petitions
If you’re a foreign national looking to establish lawful permanent residency in the United States, or you’re fighting a wrongful attempt to deport you, you want an experienced and knowledgeable attorney to help protect your rights. Finding a lawyer can be hard, though. At The Legal Café, we make it easy. We have the tools and resources to help you quickly and effectively connect with proven immigration attorneys who can protect your rights. To initiate the process, complete our online form or stop by the Café at 114 Main Street in the Fort Worth courthouse district.
Common Immigration Concerns
An immigration lawyer can help you:
- Establish lawful permanent residency in the United States – Lawful permanent residency means you receive your green card. There are a number of ways that you can be granted status as a lawful permanent resident:
- Employment-based visas – You can seek a visa based on your employment skills. Typically, your employer will file the sponsorship petition on your behalf.
- Family-based visas – Certain family members can sponsor other family members to become lawful permanent residents.
- Fiancé visas – If you are engaged to be married to an American citizen, you can enter the United States in pursuit of lawful permanent residency, but you must go through the marriage ceremony within 90 days of arrival.
- Special treatment as a battered spouse, child, or parent – Certain federal laws, including the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), allow special consideration for spouses, children, and parents who are victims of domestic violence or abuse, allowing them to petition for a special immigrant visa.
- Special treatment as a victim of crime -People who are victims of certain types of crimes may apply for a nonimmigrant U visa.
- Challenge or defend against deportation or removal proceedings – If you have not received your green card, ICE (the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency) or DHS (Department of Homeland Security) may notify you at any time that they are attempting to deport you. In many instances, the grounds for seeking your removal are invalid. Your attorney can defend you in an active deportation proceeding or take a number of other steps to prevent deportation or removal, including:
- Filing a petition for adjustment of status
- Filing a motion to re-open your deportation or removal proceeding, so that you can introduce new evidence
- Filing a request for cancellation of the removal proceeding
- Filing a request for a waiver of inadmissibility
- Citizenship and naturalization – Citizenship offers a number of additional benefits to foreign nationals, including:
- The right to vote in federal elections
- The right to run for federal office
- The ability to travel internationally with an American passport
- The opportunity to apply for a green card for relatives
- Eligibility for federal government benefits or to work for the federal government
- Requests or petitions for asylum – If you are subjected to repression or persecution in your country of origin because of your ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or political beliefs, you can apply for asylum in the United States, allowing you to remain here and be safe. A limited number of asylum petitions are granted every year.
Connect with an Experienced Immigration Attorney Today
At The Legal Café, we have the tools and resources to help you find the right lawyer to resolve your immigration issues. Fill out our online form or come to the Café to start the process.