Procon Law




DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

DACA is a U.S. immigration policy that allows certain undocumented immigrants who came to the country as children to receive temporary protection from deportation and work authorization.

Eligibility: To be eligible, applicants must meet specific criteria, including age, arrival date, continuous residence, and educational or military qualifications.

Process: Eligible individuals can apply for DACA by submitting an application to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Approved applicants receive temporary legal status, which must be renewed every two years.

How We Can Help: Our experienced Attorneys can guide you through the DACA application process. We assess your eligibility, help gather the necessary documentation, complete application forms, and ensure compliance with all criteria. We provide comprehensive support to help you secure DACA status and the associated benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions

A Green Card, or lawful permanent resident status, allows individuals to live and work permanently in the United States. Green Card holders have many of the same rights as U.S. citizens.

Eligibility: Green Cards can be obtained through various avenues, such as family sponsorship, employment, refugee/asylee status, or the diversity visa lottery.

Process: The application process can be complex and lengthy, involving petitions, interviews, and background checks. Once approved, Green Card holders typically have conditional status at first, which can become permanent after a specified period.

How We Can Help: Our Attorneys provide comprehensive guidance for obtaining Green Cards through family sponsorship, employment-based avenues, or other eligible categories. We navigate the complex application process, ensuring that you meet all requirements and receive the necessary legal support.

Asylum is a form of protection granted to individuals who have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home countries based on factors like race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

Process: Asylum seekers must apply for asylum within one year of their arrival in the United States. The process includes interviews and a review of their asylum claim. If granted asylum, individuals can live and work legally in the U.S. and eventually apply for permanent residency.

How We Can Help: Our legal team assists asylum seekers in preparing their applications and representing them during asylum proceedings. We work diligently to build a compelling case, gather supporting evidence, and advocate for your right to protection in the United States.

Religious visas are available for religious workers and religious organizations. They allow individuals to come to the United States to work or serve in a religious capacity.

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific religious visa category, which may include ministers, religious workers, or individuals affiliated with religious organizations.

Process: Applicants typically need to be sponsored by a religious organization in the United States. The organization files a petition on their behalf, and, if approved, the individual can obtain a religious visa.

How We Can Help: We provide essential assistance to religious workers and organizations seeking religious visas. Our team helps you navigate the application process and ensures compliance with immigration regulations, allowing you to continue your valuable religious work in the United States.

Naturalization is the process by which lawful permanent residents (Green Card holders) become U.S. citizens. It grants individuals all the rights and privileges of U.S. citizenship.

Eligibility: Eligible applicants must meet requirements related to age, continuous residence, physical presence, good moral character, and knowledge of U.S. history and government.

Process: The naturalization process involves submitting an application, attending an interview, taking an English and civics test, and participating in a swearing-in ceremony if approved.

How We Can Help: We assist permanent residents in their journey to U.S. citizenship. Our Attorneys ensure you meet eligibility criteria, guide you through the application process, prepare you for interviews and tests, and help you achieve your goal of becoming a U.S. citizen.

Family petitions are used to sponsor the immigration of family members to the United States. These petitions help reunite families by allowing eligible family members to join their relatives who are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.

Eligibility: Eligibility is based on the relationship between the petitioner (U.S. citizen or Green Card holder) and the beneficiary (family member).

Process: The petitioner files a family-based immigrant petition, and if approved, the beneficiary can apply for an immigrant visa or adjust their status to become a lawful permanent resident.

How We Can Help: Our firm specializes in family-based immigration services. We guide you through the family petition process, assisting with petitions and sponsorships, and facilitating the legal reunion of your loved ones in the United States.

Some individuals are deemed inadmissible to the United States due to factors like criminal convictions, fraud, or unlawful presence. A waiver of inadmissibility is a request for forgiveness or exception to these grounds of inadmissibility.

Eligibility: Eligibility for a waiver depends on the specific grounds of inadmissibility and the circumstances of the applicant.

Process: Applicants must demonstrate extreme hardship to qualifying relatives or other compelling reasons to be granted a waiver. The waiver process can be challenging and may require legal representation.

How We Can Help: Overcoming inadmissibility challenges can be complex. Our Attorneys provide guidance and representation, helping you seek waivers based on compelling reasons, ensuring that you can pursue your immigration goals.

SIJS is a humanitarian immigration option for immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned. It allows them to obtain lawful permanent resident status.

Eligibility: Eligibility requires a court finding of abuse, neglect, or abandonment and that returning to their home country would not be in the child’s best interest.

Process: After obtaining a court order, the child can apply for SIJS and, if approved, adjust their status to become a lawful permanent resident.

How We Can Help: Our mission is to protect vulnerable youth. We represent immigrant children in obtaining SIJS status, ensuring their safety and well-being while paving the way for permanent residency in the United States.

The Fiancé Visa, or K-1 Visa, allows U.S. citizens to bring their foreign fiancés to the United States for the purpose of getting married.

Eligibility: Eligibility requires both the U.S. citizen petitioner and the foreign fiancé to intend to marry within 90 days of the fiancé’s arrival in the United States.

Process: The U.S. citizen petitioner files a petition, and if approved, the foreign fiancé can apply for the K-1 Visa. After arrival in the U.S., the couple must marry within the specified timeframe.

How We Can Help: We offer comprehensive assistance to couples navigating the K-1 Visa process. Our services encompass guidance through the application process, compliance with requirements, and support as you embark on your journey to be together in the United States.

In immigration cases involving domestic violence, the focus is on protecting survivors of domestic abuse, who may be eligible for immigration relief such as VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions or U visas.

Eligibility: Eligibility criteria vary depending on the specific relief sought and the circumstances of the survivor.

Process: Survivors can file petitions or applications for immigration relief with USCIS, providing evidence of the abuse or violence. Legal representation can be crucial to navigate these complex cases.

How We Can Help: Our firm is dedicated to supporting survivors of domestic violence. We assist in obtaining restraining orders and immigration relief, ensuring your safety and well-being through compassionate legal representation.

This category encompasses legal representation in various court proceedings, including immigration court, family court, criminal court, and other legal matters.

Eligibility: Eligibility depends on the specific legal issue and the need for representation.

Process: Legal representation in court involves Attorneys advocating on behalf of clients, presenting evidence, making legal arguments, and defending clients’ rights and interests in accordance with the relevant legal procedures and regulations.

How We Can Help: Our experienced Attorneys are well-prepared to represent you in court, defending your rights and interests. Whether it’s immigration court, family court, or any other legal matter, we provide comprehensive legal advocacy to ensure your voice is heard.