Immigration

About Our Immigration Law Practice

We represent individuals, families and businesses in a wide range of immigration-related matters.  To learn more about our services, contact us at (719) 635-2005.

Appeals

We handle appeals of all immigration-related matters.  Each year, thousands of immigration appeals are decided in the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) and the Federal Courts.  In the deportation/removal context, cases decided by Immigration Judges can be appealed to the Board of Immigration Appeals and from there, nondiscretionary matters may be appealed to the appropriate...

Asylum

We represent people seeking asylum in the United States, including those fleeing persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, political opinion, sexual orientation, HIV status, gender, or membership/perceived membership in other groups (such as gangs).  You can apply for asylum in the US if you have a “well-founded fear of persecution” in your country based...

Business Immigration

With the globalization of the U.S. economy, companies have an increasing need to bring talented foreign national executives, managers, and professionals to the United States.  But these needs are often challenged by restrictive immigration laws and policies.  As a result, the field of business immigration law has taken on increasing importance.  Our full-service immigration practice...

Citizenship and Naturalization

There are several routes to US Citizenship (naturalization, derivative, military service, dual, etc.).  We take pride in helping people from around the world achieve the dream of becoming an American.  We can handle all aspects of your citizenship cases, including presenting a flawless application and preparing you for the challenges of citizenship interviews.  In the...

Criminal Cases Impacting Immigration Status

Every year, thousands of immigrants, many of them long-time permanent residents, are placed into deportation/removal proceedings because of criminal convictions.  Some of these convictions are minor and some have been committed many years ago.  However, there is no statute of limitations in removal proceedings.  Sometimes, immigration officials classify convictions as “aggravated felonies” and sometimes they...

Delays in Processing

Delays in Processing:  If you are experiencing delays in processing an immigration-related application or petition, you do have options.  Talk with us about strategies that may work for you.

Deportaion/ Removal Defense

Immigration Judges determine removability and rule on applications for relief from deportation/removal (asylum, adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, waivers, etc.)  The decisions of Immigration Judges are final unless timely appealed or certified to the Board of Immigration Appeals.  However, some decisions can be reopened or reconsidered.  Whether you or someone you care about face...

Family Based Immigration

We represent people seeking family-based immigration benefits of all types, from all around the world.  This process is initiated by the sponsor (Legal Permanent Resident or US citizen) submitting a form I-130 visa petition on behalf of his/her foreign-born relative.  If the foreign-born relative entered the U.S. without inspection, he/she may have to apply for...

J-1 Visa Issues

The J-1 Visa allows those who are approved to participate in an “exchange program” to temporarily remain in the U.S. for the duration of the program.  J-1 program categories range from au pair, scientist, student to physician, and can also provide for summer employment.  Often, but not always, the J-1 non-immigrant is expected to return...

Waivers

Persons who have accumulated 180 days or more of unlawful presence after April 1, 1997, and have then left the country, cannot return to the U.S. for three years.  Persons who have accumulated one year or more of unlawful presence after April 1, 1997, and have then left the country, cannot return to the U.S....