Many lawful permanent residents are eligible to apply for admission to citizenship through naturalization proceedings. Other aliens actually become U.S. citizens automatically by being born outside the United States to one or more U.S. citizens. Some aliens acquire U.S. citizenship through the naturalization of one or both of their parents. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will sometimes seek to deny or revoke the citizenship obtained by aliens.
Almeyda Law, P.A. offers complete legal services in all types of citizenship including attendance at citizenship or naturalization interviews.
Removal Hearings and Bond Proceedings
When an alien is taken into custody, the USICE, in many cases, does have the option to release the alien. An alien must show that he or she does not pose a threat to national security or a bail risk. Factors to consider are previous arrests in the U.S., previous convictions, illegal entry into the U.S., employment status, participation in subversive activities, and the presence of relatives in the U.S. Some aliens are entitled to bond hearings in immigration court.
Our firm provides skilled legal services to men, women and children in South Florida who are detained by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), formerly a part of the INS.
The law provides for asylum and/or withholding of removal for an alien if the individual can prove he or she was persecuted or feared persecution in his or her home country based on his or her religion, political opinion, nationality, race or membership in a particular social group. An individual who fears torture may also qualify for relief.
Our office provides quality legal representation to clients throughout South Florida and abroad. In asylum cases, we will appear before a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) examiner or in U.S. immigration courts on your behalf.
Appeals are requests for a higher authority (an agency or court) to reverse or modify a decision by a lower authority. Usually, you would request an appeal if the lower authority made an error of law or fact or if something occurred to make the proceedings before the lower authority unfair.
Our firm is experienced in the immigration appeal process, and can help in cases of appeal refusal.
Family-based immigration ranges from bringing in immediate relatives of U.S. citizens to "preference" relatives in several categories. The United States has provisions for certain visa holders to bring dependents such as their spouses and children on accompanying visas.
Our firm provides expert legal counsel and representation in all family sponsored immigration matters. The firm also has extensive experience assisting clients with the K1 fiancé visa, K3 marriage visa, adjustment of status to permanent residence, and consular processing of immigrant visas.
Residence and Visas through Investment
The Immigration and Nationality Act offers a foreign national the opportunity to obtain a non-immigrant visa for the purpose of carrying on trade (E-1) or investing in the United States of America (E-2). It also permits a foreign national to apply for lawful permanent residence ("green card") based on an investment (EB-5). Spouses and dependent children, 21 years old or younger, can also benefit from these sections of law.
Through our professional representation, we will guide the foreign investor through the labyrinth of laws, regulations, memorandum and processes.
Many United States companies choose to bring in skilled workers and professionals from other countries. The rules and regulations governing employment-based immigration are exceedingly complex. If you are an employer who desires to hire a foreign worker or if you are an immigrant or non-immigrant employee, it is important to pay the strictest attention to every detail.
Our practice is active in the preparation and filing of non-immigrant worker petitions with the USCIS. The firm provides this service to corporate, governmental and non-profit organization clients interested in employing a foreign national in an executive, managerial or otherwise professional capacity.
Medical Employment Visas and Residence
When a medical professional such as a doctor, nurse or physical therapist wishes to work in the United States, he or she must obtain a visa or green card. He or she may also be subject to medical license testing depending on employment requirements.
Our firm works with business clients throughout South Florida and the United States to secure a much needed workforce. Whether you need to secure a physician's visa or permanent residence for a nursing professional, our firm is knowledgeable and experienced in helping the process run smoothly.