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Grapevine Immigration Attorneys

Grapevine immigrant visa and citizenship attorney

Lawyers for Visas, Adjustment of Status, and Humanitarian Relief in Grapevine, TX

Matters related to immigration can be very complex, and the assistance of an attorney can be crucial in cases where family members or employers sponsor people for immigration or where immigrants need to defend against being deported from the United States. The law firm of John W. Lawit, LLC offers experienced and dedicated legal help in these matters and a wide variety of other types of cases in which people are looking to enter or stay in the U.S. Our lawyers represent clients in Grapevine and other nearby communities, as well as throughout the rest of the United States and around the world.

Assistance With Visa Applications

Depending on whether a person plans to visit the United States for a limited amount of time or make a permanent move in order to live near family members or pursue employment, they may apply for an immigrant visa or a non-immigrant visa. Temporary visas will allow for entry to the U.S. for certain purposes, and they may include tourist visas or student visas. Certain types of workers may be able to receive authorization to live and work in the United States, including people with extraordinary skills and abilities, people who are classified as skilled or unskilled workers, and temporary or seasonal workers in the agricultural industry or other fields.

Immigrants who plan to live in the United States on a permanent basis will usually need to receive sponsorship. In family-based immigration cases, U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may sponsor family members for immigrant visas. These include immediate relative and fiancé visas, which are generally available without any limitations on the number of visas issued, as well as family preference visas, which are available in limited quantities each year. Employment-based visas may also be available through sponsorship by an employer in the United States, and these are available in limited quantities and are issued in order of priority based on a worker's skills, abilities, and experience. Investor visas may also provide an avenue for immigration for entrepreneurs who plan to start new businesses that will create jobs for workers in the United States.

Obtaining Permanent Residence

When applying for an immigrant visa, a person may also apply to receive a green card, and upon their entry into the United States, they may attain lawful permanent resident status. Those who are already present in the U.S. may apply for adjustment of status to ensure that they will be able to continue living in the country permanently. If there are any grounds of inadmissibility that may affect a person's ability to become a lawful permanent resident, waivers of inadmissibility may be available. These include 212(h) waivers that address inadmissibility due to criminal convictions, 212(i) waivers in cases where a person is accused of committing fraud or misrepresentation, and provisional waivers that address unlawful presence in the United States.

Defense Against Deportation

Immigrants may become involved in removal proceedings if they are accused of violating immigration laws, including by entering the United States without authorization or staying in the U.S. after the expiration of a temporary visa. A person may be placed in detention when entering the United States, because immigration officials find that they do not have the proper documentation, or because they are convicted of crimes that would cause them to be deportable.

Our firm provides representation to those who have been detained or who have received a Notice to Appear in immigration court. We can help request bond hearings when necessary and show that a person would not be a flight risk or a danger to the community if they are released during their deportation case. We can also help determine the options for defending against deportation, including requesting cancellation of removal or applying for different forms of humanitarian relief. Following an unfavorable decision, we can help pursue appeals whenever possible.

Contact Our Grapevine Immigration Lawyers

Our firm has over 40 years of experience in immigration cases, and we have represented people from around the world and helped them resolve issues that affect their ability to live in the United States or obtain visas or work authorization. To learn how we can help you address these issues, contact our office today by calling 214-609-2242.

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