The Immigration and Nationality Act provides corporations and individuals with several opportunities to either immigrate to the United States or to enter the United States on a temporary basis to perform a specific job. While the statutes do permit many of these individuals to enter the United States, the accompanying regulations and government policy memorandum make it increasingly more complex to have employees or self-petitioners enter the country on their designated visas.
Our firm provides over 40 years of experience in employment based immigra-tion. We represent Fortune 500 companies, medium sized companies and small companies with very few employees. We tailor our services to the needs of each company. Our firm remains conscientious of an employer’s bottom line and provides advice accordingly.
From self-petitioners with exceptional ability in their field, to researchers and those with specialty skills, we remain dedicated to providing the best legal services in order to meet the goals of those companies and individuals who intend to work in the United States.
For many people, relationships with family members are among the most important aspects of their lives. As a result, many United States citizens and lawful permanent residents seek to have family members living overseas come to live and work in this country. Other U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents seek to apply for family members who are already here who may not yet have status. Fortunately, under United States immigration law, a citizen or the holder of a green card (a lawful permanent resident) may petition to have certain relatives immigrate to the United States and obtain a green card. These relatives may also later be eligible to obtain citizenship through naturalization time if they meet certain requirements.
Due to the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act, the U.S. government, through the Department of Homeland Security, can attempt to deport (or “remove”) a person for a number of reasons – from simply overstaying or violating the terms of a visa to the commission of certain crimes, and from committing fraud in an immigration application to involvement in terrorist organizations. Our lawyers are experienced in defending foreign nationals against removal from the United States. With over 60 years of combined experience representing individuals and families under threat of deportation, we understand the law, know the defenses, and work our hardest to ensure your family stays together.
The federal courts may be useful to seek review of a Department of Homeland Security action or simple failure to act. The federal courts have the power to order the Department to take action on long-delayed applications or petitions. This is an especially useful tool with the Immigration Service, where applications sometimes linger in the system for years on end for no known reason. In addition, the federal courts have the power to review some decisions of the Department of Homeland Security, and even some of the decisions of the Board of Immigration Appeals. Federal courts may be the only recourse when a family member is detained for a lengthy period of time. Our attorneys are experienced litigators in the federal courts.
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The KB&A Team