What do we do?
United States Immigration law is federal law, so that means that our law firm can represent any person or business, in any state or any foreign country, involving any United States immigration matter.
Immigration law is constantly changing, so it is imperative that those seeking help consult with an immigration attorney to determine the best solution to their immigration needs. Our law firm practice is dedicated 100% exclusively to immigration law.
This firm provides services for the following six immigration categories detailed below: (1) Family Based Immigration; (2) Employment Based Immigration; (3) Investor Based Immigration; (4) Non-Immigrant Visas; (5) Asylum and Refugees; (6) Removal-Deportation Defense. These categories are detailed towards the end of this page.
Who are our clients?
Our clients come from different walks of life, and from different parts of the world. The following clients have trusted their cases with our law firm:
|SOME OF OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:|
|College Student||Medical Doctor|
|Company Executive||Member, Native American Indian Tribe|
|Construction Worker||Military Veteran|
|Film Maker||Post. Doc. Researcher, at NASA|
|Foreign Exchange Student||Professor|
|Foreign Business Investors||Speech Pathologist|
|Manager, at Hewlett Packard Corp.||Writer/Novelist|
How do we handle client cases?
An immigrant herself, Christy knows that the stakes are high for her clients. Therefore, she takes a personalized approach to client management. This is a solo law firm — so Christy performs work on client files, and she interacts directly with her clients. Christy enjoys this one-on-one interaction because it enables her to get to know her clients’ stories intimately, and allows her to work hand-in-hand with her clients to develop case strategy.
On a logistical note, clients calls are returned promptly. Clients are provided with exact electronic copies of their filings and tracking information — which erases any doubt that a petition was filed. And client cases are electronically tracked — ensuring up-to-date status on each case.
How do we charge for our services?
Legal fees at our firm are billed on a “flat fee” basis. We determine what amount of money we think constitutes a fair legal fee. If the person agrees that this is a fair legal fee, and if person decides to sign a written agreement with us, then we have officially entered into “an attorney/client relationship.” We accept cash, check, and credit cards for payment of legal fees.
What are the six categories of immigration law?
1. Family Based Immigration
- Family Sponsored Green Cards
- Diversity Lottery Green Card
- US Citizenship (Naturalization)
- Citizenship for Military Personnel
- Foreign Adoptions
- Fiance/Spouse Visas
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)
- Waivers based on inadmissibility
- Consular Processing abroad in foreign countries
- Humanitarian Reinstatement
- Removal of Conditions on Green Cards
- Re-entry Permits
- U Visa and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
2. Employment Based Immigration
- Visas for employees seeking permanent employment in the United States. Applications with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) are required. The beneficiary is ultimately issued a permanent resident (green) card.
- Employer Compliance with 1-9 Forms and E-Verify
- Work Visas — Comprises professional workers, intra-company transferees from foreign companies to U.S. subsidiaries, affiliates, or joint ventures, special need workers, temporary agricultural workers, and religious workers.
- H1B– Temporary Work Visas
- National Interest Waiver (NIW)
- Visas for NAFTA Country Citizens
- O visas for those with extraordinary abilities
3. Investor Based Immigration
- EB-5 Visas — Foreign investors may obtain conditional visas allowing them and their families to live, work and attend school in the U.S. To qualify for this visa, the foreigner must invest at least $1 million in a new or recently created business, or $500,000 for businesses in rural or high-unemployment areas. (These investment amounts are subject to change in November of 2019.) If the investment has created at least 10 full-time jobs for U.S. workers within two years, the investors and their families can obtain permanent resident status, and can apply for full citizenship three years later.
- L visas
4. Non-Immigrant Visas
- Student Visas (F-1)
- Trainee Visas (J-1)
- Tourist Visas for Business or Pleasure (B-1/B-2)
- Non-immigrant waivers
5. Asylum and Refugees
A person within or outside of the United States may be granted asylum that person can demonstrate a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on political opinion, religion, race, nationality, or membership in a particular social group.
6. Removal (Deportation Defense)
Removal, or deportation, occurs when the United States government determines that a foreign born individual should no longer be in the United States, and legally removes that person from the United States. The foreign national has a right to be represented by an attorney during removal proceedings in Immigration Court, and has a right to appeal a removal order. However, the right to appeal is time-sensitive. Consequently, it is important to retain an immigration attorney immediately once removal proceedings have started.