Family-Based Immigration

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Family-based immigrant visa categories The Immigration and Nationality Act allows U.S. Citizens and lawful permanent residents to petition for their foreign relatives to enter the United States and obtain lawful permanent residence. USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service, formally known as the I.N.S.) categorizes the availability of immigrant visas for family-based petitions in either an “Immediate Relative” (IR) or …

Marriage & Fiancé Visas

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K-1 Visa – Fiancé Visa: ​K-1 visas permit U.S. citizens to bring their foreign fiancés into the United States in order to marry. The children of your fiancé who are under the age of 21 and not married may obtain derivative K-2 status. Upon entry, your fiancé and you have 90 days to marry and to apply for his/her lawful …

Citizenship

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Naturalization is the process by which U.S. citizenship is given to lawful permanent residents when those individuals have complied with certain requirements set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Citizenship may also be acquired through other means, such as through the naturalization of parents or if born to U.S. citizens outside of the U.S.A. Need Immediate Help? Call …

Asylum

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Foreign nationals may be granted asylum if it is determined that the applicant has suffered past persecution or has a “well-founded fear of persecution” based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, or political opinion in their country of origin. Asylum seekers must file their applications within one year after entry into the United States, with some exceptions …

Deportation Defense

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Foreign nationals are often placed in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court due to their manner of entry into the United States, overstaying the time they were authorized to remain in the United States or if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) believes that the foreign national has committed crimes of “moral turpitude,” aggravated felonies, assault, or other aggravated crimes. …

Detained by ICE

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Foreign nationals are often detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) because they are present in the country without legal status or because of a criminal history whether it is for minor crimes or aggravated felonies. Once detained, individuals face removal/deportation before the Immigration Court. The Law Offices of Lizette M. Sierra, P.A. is experienced with bond motions before the …

Other Visas

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There are various visas that allow individuals to remain in the United States for specific purposes and time periods. If it is your intention to live, visit, work or study in the United States, the Law Offices of Lizette M. Sierra, P.A. can help you achieve your goals. Schedule an appointment to review your case and establish which visa meets …