Whether it’s reuniting families, securing work visas, or navigating the path to citizenship, our team of immigration attorneys in Atlanta is committed to turning your American dream into a reality.
Expert Immigration Attorneys in Atlanta
On a first consultation at our Atlanta office, we will delve into the heart of your immigration case, understanding the complexities and emotional weight it carries. Our attorneys are equipped with deep knowledge and an empathetic approach, ensuring that every client feels understood and supported.
Deming Immigration Law Services in Georgia
At our law firm, we are dedicated to providing a broad range of immigration law services, tailored to meet the unique needs of each client. Here’s an overview of the areas we specialize in:
- Navigating the complexities of visa applications and renewals, including student, work, and family reunification visas.
- Handling all facets of family-based immigration, from spousal visas to the intricacies of fiancé(e) visa processes.
- Assisting with employment-based immigration, including work visas and green card applications for professional advancement.
- Guiding clients through the green card process to achieve lawful permanent residency, whether through family ties, employment, or other eligible pathways.
- Providing compassionate and effective legal support for asylum seekers and refugees.
- Offering robust defense strategies for individuals facing deportation, exploring every legal option to challenge removal.
- Facilitating the naturalization and citizenship process, from initial application to the final oath ceremony.
- Assisting individuals already in the U.S. with the adjustment of status to become lawful permanent residents.
Our team at Deming Law is committed to offering personalized, empathetic legal assistance, ensuring you receive the best possible support on the path to achieving your immigration goals.
What Is the Process for Obtaining Legal Status in the United States?
In fiscal year 2022, nearly 136,000 noncitizens were issued immigrant visas by the Department of State, representing a 29% increase from the previous year. But the journey to obtaining legal status in the United States is a multifaceted process, governed by a set of specific steps and requirements.
For those aspiring to become lawful residents or citizens, the pathway to legal status typically involves determining your eligibility, submitting the appropriate applications, and navigating through various procedural stages:
- Determine eligibility: The first step is to identify the category under which you may qualify for legal status. This could be through family relationships, employment, refugee or asylum status, or other special provisions.
- Application submission: Once eligibility is established, the next step involves submitting the necessary application forms. For instance, Form I-485 for Adjustment of Status or Form N-400 for Naturalization.
- Interview and tests: Depending on your application type, you might need to attend an interview with a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer. For naturalization applicants, this includes passing a civics and English language test.
- Decision: USCIS will make a decision on your application based on the information and documents provided. This could result in approval, a request for additional evidence, or, in some cases, denial.
- Receive legal status: Upon approval, you will receive your legal status documentation, such as a Green Card for permanent residents or a Certificate of Naturalization for new citizens.
Seeking Legal Help – Contact Our Immigration Lawyers in Atlanta for a Free Consultation
Whether you’re applying for a visa, seeking asylum, facing deportation, or pursuing naturalization, our team is equipped to handle your case with the utmost care and professionalism. We believe in a personalized approach, ensuring that you receive the attention and expertise you deserve.
If you’re in need of legal assistance with your immigration matters, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case and explore how we can assist you in achieving your immigration goals. Our team is ready to stand by your side and guide you through every step of your immigration journey.
FAQs Related to Immigration Cases in Atlanta
Can we go to an immigration interview with you?
Absolutely, we can accompany you to your immigration interview. Our presence can provide essential legal support and ensure that the process runs smoothly. We’re here to help with any legal questions and to make sure your rights are fully respected, although we won’t actively participate in the interview itself.
Does having a lawyer speed up the immigration process?
While we can’t accelerate the USCIS processing times, our involvement ensures that your application is accurate and complete, which can help avoid delays. Our expertise in navigating the immigration system efficiently can also help in managing complex cases more effectively.
Can we help you get a green card?
Yes, we can assist you in the green card application process. Our role includes advising on the best application category, preparing and filing necessary documents, and ensuring all legal criteria are met. While we can’t guarantee the approval of your application, our legal expertise can significantly improve the chances of a successful outcome.
Can a U.S. citizen sponsor my green card?
Yes, a U.S. citizen can sponsor your green card application. This is most commonly done through family-based immigration, where a U.S. citizen can sponsor a spouse, child, parent, or sibling. The process involves submitting a petition to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), proving the relationship, and meeting certain financial requirements to ensure the immigrant will not become a public charge.
Can any company sponsor you for a green card?
Not every company can sponsor a green card, but many can and do. For a company to sponsor an employee for a green card, they must typically demonstrate that they were unable to find a suitable U.S. worker for the job. This process involves obtaining a labor certification and then filing an immigrant petition on behalf of the employee. The company must also prove its ability to pay the prevailing wage for the job. It’s important to note that the process and requirements can vary depending on the type of employment-based visa category.
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