U.S. immigration laws are constantly evolving. Navigating the immigration system can be overwhelming. A Jackson immigration lawyer at Andres Mejer Law can educate you on your legal rights and guide you through every step of the complex immigration process.
Types of Immigration Matters
We provide services for a multitude of immigration practice areas. We discuss some examples below.
The United States government grants asylum if a person legitimately fears or suffers from persecution based on:
- Political views or opinion
- Social group membership
You are permitted to remain indefinitely in the U.S. after approval of your asylum status. You can then apply for permanent residency a year after you receive the approval. Our Jackson immigration lawyer can assist you and your family in applying for asylum.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Before you can obtain U.S. citizenship, you must first go through the time-intensive and sometimes difficult process of obtaining your naturalization. Generally, you may apply for citizenship five years after receiving your green card, or legal permanent residency status. Some circumstances permit a shorter waiting period, such as a spouse of a U.S. armed forces veteran or a U.S. citizen. The application process for citizenship involves substantial paperwork, testing and interviews. Our knowledgeable Jackson immigration lawyer can provide you with more information regarding eligibility requirements and the naturalization and citizenship processes.
Pursuant to U.S. immigration laws, immigrants can be deported if they fail to maintain their legal status, violate the terms of their visas, or commit certain crimes, such as a felony or violent crime.
If you are facing deportation, you should contact an experienced Jackson immigration lawyer immediately. At Andres Mejer Law, we utilize our collective knowledge, experience and skills in both immigration and criminal defense matters for your benefit.
You may enter the U.S. with an employment-based visa. This type of visa includes:
- Extraordinary ability visas
- E-3 visas for other immigrant workers
- Priority worker visas
- Immigrant investors
- Temporary work visas, e.g. H1-A and H1-B visas
We help both individuals and companies to properly file visa applications, Immigrant Petitions for Foreign Workers (Form I-140), and labor certifications.
Since there are limited numbers of accepted employment-based visas annually, it’s vital that you file your paperwork correctly. A seasoned Jackson immigration lawyer will aid you throughout the visa application process and ensure compliance with requirements from both the Citizenship and Immigration Service and the U.S. Department of Labor.
Family Member’s Visas
Immigrant visas may also be issued due to a family connection with the U.S. Citizens of the U.S. can sponsor their:
- Fiancés and spouses
- Adopted children
- Siblings (including their spouses and minor children)
- Adult children (including their spouses and minor children)
They cannot, however, sponsor extended family, such as cousins, uncles, grandparents, aunts, or in-laws. Green card holders can also sponsor a limited range of family members.
Although the U.S. government has recognized the validity of same-sex marriages since 2013, same-sex couples still face many challenges during the visa application process. A dedicated Jackson immigration lawyer will aggressively protect your rights.
The Diversity Immigration Visa Program – an alternative to obtaining your visa – is a lottery system that furnishes a finite number of visas to citizens of certain countries.
To take advantage of the program, you must first apply for the diversity visa lottery during the annual registration period. However, even if your lottery application is selected, you are not guaranteed an immigration visa. You must still apply for a visa and go through that application process, including meeting the government’s eligibility criteria.
Before becoming a U.S. citizen, you must first obtain a legal permanent residency, or green card. As a legal permanent resident, you may reside and work in the U.S. so long as you maintain a valid green card. Unfortunately, the process to apply or renew a green card is complex. A Jackson immigration lawyer can ensure that you file your forms properly to increase your opportunities to obtain a green card.
There are people who come to the U.S. with the sole intent of staying here temporarily, such as for purposes of education, recreation, business, or medical treatment. Our Jackson immigration lawyer can assist you, as a visitor, to procure non-immigrant visas to prevent being refused entry into the U.S.
Trustworthy Advice and Cost-Effective Legal Services
With immigration becoming progressively complicated and politicized, our immigration lawyers remain well-versed in the rapidly evolving immigration policies and laws. We offer our clients with honest and trustworthy advice as well as affordable services. We firmly believe that by educating our clients regarding their options and likelihood of success, they are subsequently able to make better decisions to obtain the best possible results.
Contact a Jackson Immigration Lawyer
As immigrants ourselves, we know the importance of the assistance of an accomplished Jackson immigration lawyer advising you throughout the immigration process. Our tenacious immigration lawyers provide comprehensive services to our clients. Call us at 888-290-9354 for a confidential, personalized evaluation today.