We Can Help You With Your Immigration Issues
If you or a loved one needs assistance immigrating to the United States, you need to speak with an immigration lawyer right away. The U.S. immigration process can be complex. But you don’t have to handle it alone. An attorney can help you with completing official paperwork, obtaining documentation, filing necessary information, and speaking with government agencies. Contact Solano Law Firm, LLC today to learn more about how we can help.
Solano Law Firm Knows the Immigration Process
It’s important to work with an immigration lawyer who has experience with the U.S. immigration process. The process can be complex, and thus often results in questionable outcomes for individuals. However, we will listen to your goals and help you develop a strategy that meets your needs. Our immigration lawyer will guide you through the U.S. immigration process as well as help to lessen some of the stress involved.
- Immigration Bond Hearing
- Green Card (Adjustment of Status)
- Green Card for Spouse, Parent or Child
- Green Card (Consular Processing)
- Immigration Waivers
- Deportation/Removal defense
- Military and Family
- U Visas
- USCIS Interviews
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
- Work Permits
Our Immigration Law Services
Solano Law Firm assists individuals, organizations, and families with their U.S. immigration-related needs. We provide superior, dedicated guidance and attention to clients lost in the complex maze of U.S. immigration. Cases range from straightforward family petitions to highly intricate defensive litigation in immigration court. U.S. immigration law is federal law shared by all states. We act frequently as immigration lawyers in Georgia and Alabama. Solano Law Firm can represent clients in immigration court in all 50 U.S. states and territories. If you do not live in Atlanta, Georgia or if your case is not in the Atlanta Immigration Court, Solano Law Firm can still help you.
Solano Law Firm offers an array of immigration services that can address your needs. We provide family-based immigration services in Georgia, Alabama, and throughout the United States. Since U.S. immigration deals with federal laws, we can help you wherever you are located. Some of the immigration issues we can address include, but are not limited to:
Most of our services focus on family based visa petitions and removal based defense. These immigration issues require in-depth knowledge about how the process works as well as understanding of immigration laws. You may be facing a difficult situation obtaining a visa or defending one, and Solano Law Firm can help.
We can help you with the following:
Citizenship & Naturalization
After you obtain a valid visa, you may be concerned about working towards naturalization. We can help with obtaining citizenship and the process involved in this endeavor. An immigration lawyer from Solano Law Firm can address all if your citizenship needs.
As a United States citizen, you can do the following:
- Help your family and minor children become citizens;
- Hold public office;
- Vote in local, state, and federal elections; and
- Travel with a U.S. passport and the protections that it provides.
If you want to access these benefits of citizenship, having the help of immigration lawyer is vital.
Applying for Naturalization
The naturalization process, or becoming a citizen, can be difficult. You must meet many requirements, including age, status, residency, moral character, and more. You will also have to undergo background checks and an interview. An immigration lawyer can help you with applying for naturalization and the citizenship process.
In order to qualify for naturalization you must:
- Be at least 18 years old;
- Have been a green card holder, or legal permanent resident, for at least five years;
- Meet physical residency requirements;
- Prove that you have good moral character;
- Be able to read, write, and speak English;
- Prove that you have knowledge of U.S. history, government, and civics; and
- Be loyal to the principles of the U.S. Constitution.
Immigration Bond Hearings
If Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) or another entity has detained you or a loved one, then getting back to your family is understandably a priority. You may request an immigration bond hearing with an Immigration Judge (IJ), which will allow you to pay an amount of money to be released as you promise to come back to court when necessary. Because the U.S. government sees many immigrants as flight risks, it can be difficult to seek a bond when you’re detained by U.S. immigration officers. However, an immigration lawyer can help you with this process.
You may request an immigration bond hearing to take place either orally or in writing. If your bond hearing is to take place orally in court, then you will likely appear with your immigration lawyer in front of an IJ. However, if your bond hearing occurs in writing, then your immigration lawyer can submit a brief detailing why you should be released on bond. These hearings require in-depth legal knowledge and documents crafted by an attorney.
Green Card (Adjustment of Status)
If you wish to adjust your status from a visa holder into a lawful permanent resident, or green card holder, then you may want to work with an immigration lawyer to complete the adjustment of status process. This can involve submitting an Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status (Form I-485) and additional forms. Your additional forms may be submitted at the same time as your application or separately. Filing them together is called “concurrent filing.” This can reduce the amount of time it takes to obtain an adjustment of status.
You will also have to attend an Application Support Center Appointment and an interview with the USCIS. These appointments will require you to answer questions and review your background. It’s best to prepare for these appointments with the help of an immigration lawyer.
Green Card (Consular Processing)
If you are outside of the United States, then you may have to go through consular processing in order to obtain a visa or green card. This requires you to attend appointments and interviews at your local consulate. This is often done through family-based immigration or other types, depending on your current visa or goals. Your consulate will complete biometrics as well as a background interview that requires information about your purpose and connections in the United States.
If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States but have a blemish on your record, then you can seek an immigration waiver as you apply for a U.S. visa or green card. An immigration waiver is a “pardon” of sorts that indicates you have already dealt with a situation and still deserve to immigrate to the United States despite a situation in your past.
If you are currently in the U.S. and want to avoid deportation, you may also seek an immigration waiver. For example, if you are convicted of a lower level criminal offense that may result in deportation, you can seek an immigration waiver and stay in the United States.
Some immigration waivers are automatic; however, others are dependent upon the discretion of the USCIS. You should work with an immigration lawyer to obtain an immigration wavier for yourself or a loved one who may be threatened by deportation.
Our firm defends the rights of individuals and families in deportation and removal proceedings. We represent individuals in every step of immigration trials including bond hearings, master hearings, individual hearings, and obtaining relief from deportation.
Military and Family
Military families have an additional option when it comes to obtaining a green card. Called the Parole in Place program (PIP), this option was first implemented in 2013. Since then, it has given undocumented family members of U.S. military personnel the option to apply for a green card without leaving the country.
No matter what stage of the immigration process you are going through, you will likely have to endure an interview with the U.S. government. The purpose of the interview is to determine your history and goals in the United States. An immigration lawyer can help you prepare for a USCIS interview and feel more confident in your answers.
Contact an Immigrant Lawyer in Atlanta, GA and Birmingham, AL Today for Help
The United States immigration process is notoriously difficult to navigate. It’s best if you work with an immigration lawyer who can guide you through the process. Call Solano Law Firm today.