Complete and competent evaluation of an immigration issue requires different approaches.
Experience in only one area may cause the wrong lawyer to miss opportunities to help you.
The Rios Immigration Law Firm considers all available approaches to solving your problems.
This is civil in nature and involves both affirmative and defensive issues before the federal district courts covering a broad range of matters, including the admission of aliens, visas, asylum, and naturalization.
Deportation, referred to as "removal" in legal terms, occurs when the federal government orders that a non-citizen be removed from the United States. This can happen for different reasons, but typically occurs after the immigrant violates immigration laws or the more serious criminal laws.
Appeals & Waivers
The denial of an immigration benefit request can be reviewed on appeal. The jurisdiction, rules and procedures can be treacherous. The Rios Immigration Law Firm has extensive experience in this area that can often be the last hope for many litigants.
There are a number of waivers to grounds of inadmissibility available for specific conditions and situations. Let us evaluate your unique case to see if any may apply.
Post Conviction Relief
A criminal conviction can cause numerous immigration problems. Often there are avenues available to set aside or mitigate such a conviction. An experienced lawyer can recognize such avenues and get your immigration petition back on track.
Visas & Adjustment
A citizen of a foreign country who seeks to enter the United States generally must first obtain a U.S. visa, which is placed in the traveler’s passport, a travel document issued by the traveler’s country of citizenship. There are two types, immigrant and non-immigrant.
Adjustment of status is the process by which an eligible individual already in the United States can get permanent resident status (a green card) without having to return to their home country to complete visa processing.
A requirement for U.S. employers seeking to employ certain persons whose immigration to the United States is based on job skills or nonimmigrant temporary workers (attestations) coming to perform services for which qualified authorized workers are unavailable in the United States. Labor certification is issued by the Secretary of Labor.
Employment Based Visas
A person can come to the United States to work, on a permanent or temporary basis. There are a wide variety of employment based visas available for such cases that can be isued to either individuals in the United States or those seeking to come to the United States for employment.