Aguinaga Law Group specializes in immigration. We fully understand the difficulties facing immigrants today and how best we can help with any of these immigration areas:
Under the United States Immigration and Nationality Act, a person may seek refugee or asylum status if they have been persecuted or they have a well-founded fear of persecution in the country of their nationality due to their race, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. We can help you apply for refugee or asylum status affirmatively, before an immigration officer, or defensively, before an immigration judge.
Board of Immigration Appeals Representation
When a person disagrees with the immigration judge’s ruling at the conclusion of his or her removal proceedings, he or she may appeal the immigration judge’s ruling to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). Having a skillful, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney is vital to winning your appeal before the BIA. We have the skill, experience, and knowledge needed to represent you before the BIA.
Each year, thousands of employers in the United States hire foreign nationals to join their businesses and organizations. Foreign national workers often bring highly specialized knowledge in their respective fields, add cultural diversity to the workplace, and help American employers maintain a competitive advantage in the global market. However, business immigration procedures are complex and the legal processes can feel overwhelming. We have worked with many types of businesses and organizations and can work with you to navigate the maze of immigration processes involved in hiring or transferring foreign national workers.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
In the summer of 2012, President Obama announced undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children would be eligible for deferred action and work authorization for a period of two years subject to certain criteria. We can help you determine whether you are eligible and guide you through what impact President Trump’s recent executive action has on you whether you already qualified for DACA or whether you are interested in applying.
Through our extensive experience with deportation defense, we fully understand the fear and uncertainty people feel when they or a loved one receives a notice to appear for a deportation or removal proceeding. We can help with every step of the way from preparing for hearings by drafting necessary documents to assisting to negotiate a voluntary departure rather than being deported.
A United States citizen or permanent resident may file a petition for a family member to join them in the United States as a permanent resident subject to certain categories and restrictions. We can guide you through the various phases of a family petition.
Foreign nationals may obtain a conditional permanent residency, also known as a green card, for themselves and their immediate family by investing money in the United States. We have experience guiding foreign national investors through the process of obtaining permanent residency for themselves and their family and can help your family successfully complete the process, too.
Permanent residency, commonly referred to as green cards, allow foreign nationals to live and work in the United States indefinitely. A person can obtain permanent residency, or a green card, through employment sponsorship, family sponsorship, the annual diversity lottery, qualified investment, or extenuating circumstances such as political asylum. No matter which of these avenues you qualify for, we have the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process.
Temporary Protected Status
When a foreign country is designated for temporary protected status (TPS), foreign nationals of that country or individuals without nationality who last resided in the foreign country may be granted TPS in the United States. People with this status can remain and work in the United States and may also be granted travel authorization. We can help you determine whether you are eligible for and guide you through the forms and evidence required to file for temporary protected status.
A person not born in the United States or in certain territories of the United States may become a United States citizen through naturalization or parents who were United States citizens at the time of the person’s birth. Let us help you apply for United States citizenship through either of these avenues.
A person who is ineligible to enter the United States or to adjust their immigration status may apply to waive their ineligibility. We have extensive experience obtaining waivers of ineligibility that we can apply to your unique situation.Schedule Your Consultation Today