Houston Immigration And Naturalization Lawyer
Immigration is one of the most important issues facing businesses and individuals in the Houston area. For businesses, having reliable access to quality workers from other countries is essential to moving forward. To families and individuals, immigration problems can cast a cloud over their future in the U.S.
Sugar Land U.S. Citizenship Lawyer
At Salinas Law Firm, we work to provide those seeking immigration and naturalization with diligent, legally sound strategies for achieving prosperity and acceptance. We provide assistance in issues ranging from employment-based immigration to defense against deportation actions. Other immigration issues we handle include:
- Employment authorization documents/work permits
- I-9 compliance
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Deferred action policy
- Permanent resident status/green cards
- Family-based immigration
- Criminal charges
- Waivers of inadmissibility
- Visa waiver program
Houston Immigration And Naturalization Attorney
We are ready to serve at every stage of your situation, filling out papers, attending hearings and representing you at trial and in appeals.
A particular interest of our firm is assisting people who have been victims of crimes or of domestic violence to obtain residency.
I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers
The Secretary of Homeland Security has announced the final rule establishing a process that allows certain individuals to apply for a provisional unlawful presence waiver before they depart the United States to attend immigrant visa interviews in their countries of origin.
Under current law, immediate relatives of U.S. citizens who are not eligible to adjust status in the United States to become lawful permanent residents must leave the U.S. and obtain an immigrant visa abroad. Individuals who have accrued more than six months of unlawful presence while in the United States must obtain a waiver to overcome the unlawful presence inadmissibility bar before they can return to the United States after departing to obtain an immigrant visa. Under the existing waiver process, which remains available to those who do not qualify for the new process, immediate relatives cannot file a waiver application until after they have appeared for an immigrant visa interview abroad and the Department of State has determined that they are inadmissible.
Under the new provisional waiver process, immediate relatives must still depart the United States for the consular immigrant visa process; however, they can apply for a provisional waiver before they depart for their immigrant visa interview abroad.
If you would like more information about the I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver process, we invite you to call Salinas Law Firm at 713.518.1711.
Naturalización y Inmigración
There are numerous immigration law firms in the Houston, Texas, area. But few combine our knowledge of the law, our experience in addressing immigration issues and our commitment to being a resource to Houston's immigrant community.