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Jacksonville Immigration Attorneys

Jacksonville, Florida family-based immigration attorney

Lawyers Assisting With Immigration Visas, Green Cards, and Citizenship in Jacksonville, FL

Immigrating to the United States is a goal for people all over the world. However, the immigration process can be complicated. Immigrants will need to meet a wide variety of requirements, such as obtaining a visa, providing the proper documentation, and demonstrating that they are admissible to the United States. During this process, immigrants can make sure these issues are addressed properly by working with an immigration attorney.

The Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC provides legal help in multiple types of immigration cases, and we ensure that our clients submit the correct forms and documentation and meet all requirements to enter and live in the United States. Our lawyers have a total of more than 35 years of legal experience. We can provide guidance throughout the immigration process, helping immigrants address any issues that they may arise during their case.

Applying for Visas and Green Cards

In many cases, those who wish to live in the United States will pursue family-based immigration by receiving sponsorship from a family member. We work with immigrants to apply for the correct types of family visas, and we provide guidance throughout the visa application process, as well as assistance with visa denials and appeals. Visas that family members may qualify for include:

  • Immediate Relative visas - A U.S. citizen can provide sponsorship for immediate family members who are planning to immigrate to the United States, including their spouse, unmarried minor children, and parents. In these cases, visas will be available immediately.
  • Family Preference visas - Lawful permanent residents can sponsor immediate relatives for immigration, and U.S. citizens can sponsor other relatives, including brothers and sisters or adult children. These types of visas are limited, and they are issued according to a certain order of preference.
  • Fiancé visas - A U.S. citizen can sponsor a foreign fiancé for immigration. After the couple gets married, the foreign spouse will receive conditional permanent residence.

Most of the time, family members who receive immigrant visas will qualify for Green Cards after entering the United States. Those who are already in the U.S. may apply to receive an adjustment of status and become lawful permanent residents. After maintaining continuous residence for a certain number of years and meeting other requirements, an immigrant can apply for U.S. citizenship.

Defense Against Deportation

There are a variety of reasons why an immigrant may be subject to deportation. In some cases, an undocumented immigrant may be detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because they did not receive authorization to come to the U.S. or because they continued living in the country after a temporary visa had expired. Immigrants may also be subject to removal proceedings based on criminal convictions.

We work with immigrants and their loved ones to determine the best ways to prevent deportation. We provide representation in immigration detention bond hearings, and we help our clients determine whether they qualify for cancellation of removal based on hardship or whether they can apply for waivers of inadmissibility. We can also help immigrants determine whether they can receive asylum or be recognized as a refugee, whether they are eligible for deferred action for childhood arrivals (DACA), or whether they can receive protection as a victim of domestic abuse or other crimes through the Violence Against Women Act or a U visa.

Contact Our Jacksonville, Florida Immigration Lawyers

Whether you are planning to come to the U.S. from a foreign country, wish to sponsor one or more family members for immigration, or need to determine how to avoid deportation, we can provide you with dedicated legal help. To arrange a free consultation, contact our office by calling 407-955-5000.

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