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Orlando Immigration Attorneys

Orlando, Florida Green Card and deportation attorney

Lawyers for Visa Applications, Deportation Defense, and Citizenship in Orange County, FL

The United States provides multiple opportunities for people from other countries. Those who are looking for a better life for themselves and their family or who need to escape a dangerous situation may be able to come to the U.S., where they can live in a safe community, earn enough income to support themselves, and pursue education or other opportunities that will allow them to improve their lives. Immigrants to the United States will need to meet multiple requirements as they work to obtain authorization to come to the country. If they do not provide the right documents or correctly follow the instructions of government officials, they may encounter significant delays during the immigration process, or they may be unable to immigrate at all. To avoid these types of issues and ensure that any roadblocks to immigration are addressed correctly, foreign citizens and their family members can secure representation from an experienced immigration lawyer.

The attorneys at the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC are highly skilled in cases involving immigration, and we have represented numerous clients, helping them obtain authorization to live in the United States and address issues that affect their immigration status. With more than 35 years of combined legal experience, we are fully prepared to respond to the concerns that affect immigrants and their family members. We can guide you through the process of applying to enter and work in the U.S., providing sponsorship for those who are planning to immigrate, being recognized as a permanent resident, or responding to legal concerns involving immigration officials.

Legal Help With Family Immigration in Orlando, FL

A large percentage of immigrants seek authorization to live in the United States by receiving sponsorship from family members. In family immigration cases, a U.S. citizen or a person who has permanent resident status will apply for a family visa on behalf of foreign family members. During the visa process, a sponsor will need to provide an Affidavit of Support, which will detail their income and financial resources to demonstrate that those who will be immigrating to the United States will not rely on public assistance to meet their needs. The affidavit will also serve as a commitment to provide ongoing financial support for all family members who will be immigrating.

The availability of visas and the amount of time that a person may need to wait before receiving approval to immigrate to the U.S. will depend on the status of the sponsor and their relationship to those who will be immigrating. Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens can usually receive visas with no waiting period. However, immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents and other relatives of U.S. citizens will qualify for visas based on an order of preference, and there are limits on the number of family preference visas that may be issued. A U.S. citizen can also sponsor a foreign citizen for a fiancé visa, allowing the person to come to the United States so the couple can get married.

Immigrant visas will allow family members to live in the United States permanently. Most of the time, an immigrant can apply for a Green Card along with their visa application, and they will be given the status of lawful permanent resident after entering the U.S. Those who are already present in the United States may be able to apply for adjustment of status, which will allow them to be recognized as permanent residents without the need to leave the country and apply for re-entry through an immigrant visa. After a Green Card holder lives in the U.S. for a certain period of time and meets other requirements, they may be able to apply for citizenship.

Deportation/Removal Defense

There are multiple types of situations where immigrants living in the United States may be detained. Immigration officials may begin deportation proceedings for multiple reasons, including because a person does not have the proper documents, because a temporary visa had expired, or because a person had been convicted of certain crimes. Our attorneys can provide representation for those who are facing deportation, helping them determine their options for defense. We assist with immigration bond hearings, working to ensure that immigrants can be released from detainment while their cases are ongoing. We also help determine whether a person can receive a waiver of inadmissibility or whether they can receive protection from removal based on asylum/refugee status, through the DACA program, or by cooperating with law enforcement as a victim of domestic violence or other crimes.

Contact Our Orlando Family Immigration Lawyers

Whether you or your family members are planning to immigrate to the United States or need to defend against deportation, our attorneys can provide the legal help you need. Contact us today by calling 407-955-5000 to arrange your complimentary consultation.

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