Welcome to Lawit Law! Immigration laws in the US are quickly changing; and it is becoming increasingly more challenging for many migrants to enter the US. For this reason, alone, you want a full-service, AV rated immigration law firm. Lawit Law offers 40 years of immigration-law experience for our clients. If you have one or more immigration concerns that pertain to you, your family, or your employees, Lawit Law can become your potent, legal ally. Our attorney’s are compassionate and dedicated to helping all our clients secure the most advantageous end-result, possible.
Around the world, forgotten faces deal with profound poverty, horrific gang violence and severe persecution from their own governments. Unfortunately, for this group of individuals, gaining entry into the US is, now, far more challenging due to new US governmental regulations. Form N-400, for example, was once four pages long but is, now, 21 pages in length; and a single error on the US citizenship application form can lead to the denial of a green card. Some immigrants, already in the US, are being deported in greater numbers; and the unprecedented “Remain in Mexico” plan means asylum-seekers from Central American countries will need to wait in Mexico while their cases are being reviewed. In the past, asylum seekers were allowed to stay in the US during processing. The standards for acquiring asylum status are very strict and require proof that specific risks of persecution are real – providing proof can be next to impossible for many asylum seekers which is why obtaining legal counsel is vitally important.
All-Encompassing Legal Assistance
We encourage you to contact Lawit Law today, at 214-609-2242. You are entitled to a free case-assessment; and legal team is ready to assist you in the following areas:
*** family petitions
*** employment petitions
*** removal defense
*** waivers of inadmissibility – all types
*** unlawful presence/fraud/criminal waivers
*** humanitarian relief
*** family-based services
*** investor visas
New Laws Mean Fewer Entries into the US
The Department of Homeland Security has made it clear that migrants, currently, in the US as well as many seeking to enter the US could be denied visas or green cards if those individuals are using, or will likely use, public benefits – food stamps, Medicaid, etc. And, as mentioned, those who are seeking asylum, now, face new hurdles – in June of 2018, Homeland Security Secretary, Kirstjen Nielsen, stated: “Over the last 10 years, there has been a 1,700% increase in asylum claims, resulting in asylum backlog, to date, of 600,000 cases”. As a result, former US Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, initiated new rules regarding asylum seekers. Those new rules state that most victims of gang violence and domestic abuse will not qualify for asylum within the US. Having powerful, experienced immigration lawyers on your side is vitally important.
Types of Green-Card Applicants
Family-based Green Card Categories
The process of obtaining a green card can be quite seamless and efficient or it can be disheartening and frustrating. The ease or challenge with being granted a green card is determined by the category, in which, an applicant is placed. Immediate relatives of US citizens are granted priority and have access to an unlimited number of green cards, during any given year. Family preference individuals, however, may be forced to wait years or, even decades with uncertainty; and only a limited number of a green cards are made available for this group, during any given year.
Individuals within the Immediate-Relative category wishing to receive family-based green cards include: 1) a spouse of a US citizen 2) an unmarried child under the age of 21 years, of a US citizen 3) an orphan adopted abroad by a US citizen 4) an orphan to be adopted in the US by a US citizen 5) a parent of a US citizen where the petitioner must be a minimum of 21 years of age.
Individuals within the Family-Preference category wishing to receive family-based green cards include: 1) unmarried sons and daughters of a US citizen as well as their minor children, if any 2) spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (21 years and over) of a lawful, permanent resident 3) married sons and daughters of a US citizen, and their spouses and minor children 4) brothers and sisters of a US citizen, and their spouses and minor children (petitioner must be at least 21 years old).
Preferred Employees and Workers Category
A limited number individuals who are not US citizens but who are are highly-trained professionals or unskilled laborers can enter the US as ’preferred employees and workers’. These preferred employees and workers could be 1) professors or researchers with special talents in the arts, sciences, business, athletics etc. 2) transferring executives or managers of multinational companies 3) skilled workers whose jobs would require a minimum of 2 years training or work experience and 4) unskilled workers who would require less than 2 years training or experience – not including temporary or seasonal workers.
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