Immigration

Our firm represents clients in family-based immigration, employment based immigration and deportation defense matter. We represent clients seeking temporary (non-immigrant) or permanent (immigrant, or “green card”) status in the U.S. based on offers of employment (and in some cases without an offer of employment on the basis of superior qualifications), based on investment, or based on a relationship to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. However, we also represent clients seeking advice with any variety of temporary visa, retention of Lawful Permanent Resident status, naturalization, virtually any type of deportation matters and matters involving Customs and Border Protection.

We assist individuals from all backgrounds and all countries seeking to reunite their families, or create new families in the U.S. This has included bringing a fiancé to the U.S. to marry a U.S. citizen, obtaining green card status in the U.S. on the basis of marriage to a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident by adjusting status (if the applicant is in the U.S.) or processing immigrant visa applications at U.S. Consulates abroad and obtaining permanent status for children. We frequently assist Conditional Residents with Petitions to Remove Conditions including situations involving separation, divorce, domestic violence or estrangement from the U.S. citizen Petitioner.

In many cases we are retained by employers to obtain benefits for a foreign national to allow that person to come to, or remain in the U.S. to work for that employer. We welcome inquiries from potential employers who need assistance for a single case or with numerous workers. Often foreign nationals consult with us initially and then arrange for their employer to retain our firm to process their case.

We represent clients in all phases of the naturalization process. This may involve assisting individuals with routine applications as well as more complex matters involving extended absences from the U.S., criminal matters, Selective Service issues or other irregularities. We also counsel and assist clients in the law of derivative citizenship for children born abroad who have at least one U.S. citizen parent.

Our firm represents individuals facing deportation by analyzing their case and making effective arguments to prevent their removal. We have successfully obtained many forms of relief for our clients, including Termination of Removal Proceedings, Waivers of inadmissibility and removability, Cancellation of Removal, Asylum, Adjustment of Status to that of a permanent resident, reinstatement of non-immigrant status and voluntary departure. In instances where relief is not available before an immigration judge, our firm has obtained orders of supervision, in which removal from the United States is not carried out.

For more information regarding Szyjka & D’Eramo’s Immigration practice, please contact Peter Szyjka.

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