Immigration law in the United States can be a complicated and lengthy procedure. Immigration law dictates the status of a person within the United States and respectively assigns their rights, obligations and duties. Immigration laws are constantly changing so it is wise to consult with an attorney if you have any concerns regarding your status in the United States. It is essential to deal with immigration law matters sooner rather than later because they can impact your future in the United States.
Areas of Expertise
- Green Cards and Visas
- Family based immigration
- Employment based immigration
- Deportation litigation
- Waivers of inadmissibility
- Criminal immigration defense
Becoming a citizen of the United States is a complicated procedure and there are many legal and residential requirements that need to be met. At NNK, our experienced attorneys can help you come up with a comprehensive plan and guide you through the process of naturalization. Our attorneys will work with your specific situation and are not hesitant to take on challenging cases.
To be eligible for US citizenship, you must be a permanent resident for 5 years. Another way to be eligible for citizenship is to be married to a United States citizen for 3 years. You must show that you have good moral character, which encompasses not having any kind of criminal record for the statutory time frame.
If you have a criminal record, we can guide you to the process of overcoming this obstacle and resuming the road to citizenship.
Green Cards and Visas
Obtaining a visa or green card is a lengthy and complicated procedure. There are many types of visas depending on your reason for entering the country and your intended duration. At NNK, we can help you assess what type of visa you should be applying for based on your specific circumstances.
Green cards are the most common way to stay in the United States on a permanent basis. Applying for a green card is complicated and there are many pre requisites to obtaining a green card. The process also varies depending on whether you are applying from within the United States or outside of the United States.
There are a few different types of immigrant visas including employment visa and family visas. Family visas are given to relatives of citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The relationship between the family members and the current citizenship status are the two main factors that will be considered when a family visa is being granted. These factors also influence the amount of time it will take to obtain one.
Employment visas are given through employers who hire foreign workers. If you are an employer looking to hire an international worker, our experienced attorneys can help you through the process.
Non-immigrant visas include student visas, visitor visas, J visas and visas for aliens of extraordinary ability. These visas are for people who do not want to stay in the country permanently. At NNK, we can help you apply for a visa of this sort for yourself or for a loved one you are trying to see.
Family Based Immigration
At NNK, we understand the stress that can be involved in the family immigration process and we will work aggressively to pursue your goals. Family based immigration is way to seek permanent residency in the United States. Relatives of U.S. citizens may be eligible for a visa to the United States. The U.S. citizen files a visa petition for the foreign relative they wish to sponsor. The relative must be a husband or wife, a child, a brother or sister if you are at least 21 years old, or a parent. There are several other requirements that need to be met in order to apply for a family based immigration.
Family based immigration is a complicated and lengthy procedure, so it is best to consult with an attorney as soon as you are planning to take any action in this area.
Employment Based Immigration
Employment based visas are often difficult and tricky to obtain because there is a cap on how many can be given out. Employers wanting to bring over foreign workers need an H visa. As an employer wishing to bring over foreign workers, it is vital to plan ahead. At NNK, we can help you come up with a specific plan and make your business goals a reality.
There are a few different types of employment visas, so it is important to consult with an attorney so that we can help you figure out the most accurate one for you. We will help you throughout the entire process to ensure everything is being done in the most timely and efficient manner possible.
At NNK, we handle all types of removal litigation including the following situations: firstly, when the person is in the country illegally, and secondly, when the person has committed a crime that subjects him or herself to deportation.
If you are facing deportation, it can be an extremely scary process. NNK can help you fight to stay in the country at a difficult time like this. We understand that you probably have a life here that you do not want to leave, and we will fight aggressively to help you. If you are facing potential deportation, you should consult an attorney immediately. The longer you wait, the higher the risk of deportation.
Waivers of Inadmissibility
Even if you are facing deportation, there may be a waiver, which makes you eligible to stay in the country. Let an NNK lawyer review your case to assess whether a waiver is applicable and can help you remain in the United States. If you have immigration problems, contact an attorney immediately.
Often times, immigration judges review cases and weigh evidence regarding the particular situation. If removal can be avoided because of a waiver, we will fight aggressively to have that waiver applied.
Criminal Immigration Defense
Deportable crimes are on the rise, especially given the recent problems with the influx of illegal aliens. Some crimes can even result in instant deportation. If you pled guilty to a crime prior to 1997, you may be eligible for a specific waiver. You should immediately contact an attorney if you are facing deportation because of a criminal conviction so that we can assess the best course of action. Since laws are constantly changing, we realize the importance of being informed every recent development in the law and will work aggressively to defend your interests.
You may be eligible for asylum if you come from a country where you would not be safe returning. Asylum allows you to stay in the United States because returning to your own country may subject you to violence, torture or persecution based on race religion, political affiliation, nationality, social affiliation and even sexual orientation.
However, because of the risks of falsifying dangers, you have to prove your case. At NNK, we will fight for your rights by trying to help you seek political asylum if you are truly under threat in your own country. Contact us immediately if you or someone you know wish to seek political Asylum in the United States.