Family Based Immigration Law
• Immediate Relatives of United States Citizens
• Other Family Members
• Employment Based Based
• K-1 Fiance(e)
• K-3 Spouse
In many cases, family members of United States citizens and permanent Residents are eligible to apply for permanent resident status (green cards). Most often, this benefit is extended to the spouses, parents, and unmarried children under 21 of U.S. citizens or permanent residents. However, many different family relationships can result in immigration benefits.
At VERDIN, our attorneys have extensive experience in obtaining permanent resident status and other immigration benefits through family relationships. Some of the firm’s areas of expertise include:
• Naturalization and Citizenship
• I-9 and E-Verify Compliance
• Adjustment of status
• Consular processing
(including the new provisional waiver process)
• Removal of conditions on permanent residence
• Fiancé/e visas (K visas)
• Deferred Action, Crime Victims, and Other Humanitarian Relief
U Visas and VAWA
Additionally, many immigrants are afraid to report that they have been the victim of a crime. Often, this is because the immigrant believes he or she will be arrested and deported if they report the crime. However, the laws of the United States provide a number of protections for immigrants who have been the victim of a crime. Many such immigrants are eligible for benefits such as U non-immigrant status (the “U visa”), adjustment of status under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), and VAWA cancellation of removal.
Crimes such as domestic violence, human trafficking, sexual assault, aggravated assault, and many others can form the basis for the victim to obtain lawful immigration status in the United States. The attorneys at the VERDIN are highly experienced in helping immigrants obtain legal status and even permanent residence based on their victimization.