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Tallahassee Immigration Lawyer

Tallahassee, FL family-based immigration attorney

Attorneys Assisting With Family-Based Visas and Green Cards in Tallahassee, Florida

For nearly 250 years, the United States has provided freedom and opportunity, not only for its own citizens, but also for people around the world who wish to settle in the country. The U.S. offers multiple ways that foreign citizens can immigrate to the country, live with their families in thriving and peaceful communities, seek employment, obtain education, and pursue other methods of improving their circumstances. People who plan to move to the United States and U.S. residents who wish to bring their loved ones to the country will need to understand their options, as well as the steps that they will need to follow during the immigration process. An immigration attorney can be an invaluable resource in these cases, providing guidance on the requirements that immigrants and their family members will need to meet, helping them file the proper forms and documents, and addressing concerns that may delay or impede a person's ability to immigrate to the United States.

The Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC provides experienced and dedicated legal help with multiple types of immigration issues. Our lawyers have been working with clients to address these and other legal matters for more than 35 combined years. We understand the complications that can arise in immigration cases and the concerns that families may face about safety issues or uncertain living situations. We are dedicated to helping our clients resolve immigration issues as quickly and effectively as possible, ensuring that their families will be prepared to pursue success as they live together in the United States.

Representation in Immigration Cases in Tallahassee, FL

Many immigrants will pursue immigration based on family relationships, although other options may also be available, such as receiving sponsorship through an employer. We help our clients understand the types of family visas they may be able to apply for, and we work with them throughout the visa process to ensure that they file the correct forms with the proper government agencies and submit all required documentation to demonstrate their legal status in their home countries and their eligibility for immigration. We can also help immigrants and their sponsors respond to visa denials and appeal these decisions or reapply for a visa based on different eligibility requirements.

We assist with a wide variety of immigration-related matters, including:

  • Immediate relative visas - Immigrants with close family relationships to U.S. citizens can usually qualify for immigrant visas without any waiting period, and there are no limits on the number of people who can immigrate under these types of visas. A citizen can sponsor a foreign spouse, a minor child who is not married, or a parent for immigration.
  • Family preference visas - A certain number of visas are available each year for immigrants who have close family relationships to permanent residents. U.S. citizens may also sponsor relatives such as adult children or siblings for these types of visas. A waiting period will usually apply, and visas are granted according to an order of preference.
  • Fiancé visas - A foreign citizen can receive authorization to come to the U.S. and get married to a citizen, and they will be granted conditional residence. After remaining married and living in the United States for a certain period, the conditions may be removed, and the immigrant spouse will be able to maintain permanent residence in the U.S.
  • Waivers of inadmissibility - Upon review of a visa application, immigration officials may find that a person is not admissible to the United States for multiple reasons, including illegal entry into the U.S., failure to meet medical requirements, or criminal convictions. Immigrants may be eligible for waivers in some cases, including by showing that refusing to allow them to enter or live in the United States would cause hardship for a family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • Green Cards - When applying for a visa or after coming to the United States, an immigrant may seek authorization to live in the country permanently. In addition to remaining in the U.S., a person who has a valid Green Card may be able to sponsor other family members for immigration.
  • Adjustment of status - Immigrants who currently reside in the United States may seek to adjust their status from a temporary visitor to a permanent resident. When applying to adjust status, an immigrant will usually need to obtain an immigrant visa through sponsorship by a family member or employer.
  • Citizenship/naturalization - Permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. continuously for a certain number of years have the option to obtain U.S. citizenship, which will provide benefits such as the ability to vote or be elected to public office, the ability to receive government benefits, and the ability to obtain a U.S. passport and travel internationally.
  • Deportation/removal defense - Immigration officials may take action to remove a person from the United States if they do not have the proper documentation, if they did not maintain legal immigration status, or if they did not follow the correct procedures when entering the country. Immigrants may have multiple options for defending against deportation, including receiving protection as an asylee or refugee, applying for a U visa as the victim of a crime, or qualifying for the DACA program.
  • Immigration detention bond hearings - If an immigrant is detained by immigration officials, they may be able to pay a bond that will allow them to be released, return to their family, and continue working while their deportation case is ongoing.

Contact Our Tallahassee Immigration and Deportation Defense Lawyers

To get legal help with your immigration case, contact the Vasquez Law Firm, PLLC by calling 407-955-5000 and arranging a free consultation today.

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