Get competent legal representation in immigration matters. If you are seeking a green card, temporary visa, or citizenship, consult with Hickman Law Office. We practice in many areas of immigration law, including:
- Temporary work visas: Employment Authorization Documents, H1B visas for professional workers, L-1 visas for intra-company transfers, E-1 visas for treaty traders, E-2 visas for treaty investors, O-1 visas for scientists, artists, business executives or athletes with extraordinary ability, and R-1 visas for religious workers.
- Asylum, refugees, and crime or abuse victims.
- Removal (deportation) proceedings. Deportation (also known as “removal”) may be avoidable, but time is of the essence if proceedings have commenced.
- Grounds for deportation include: conviction of certain crimes, entering without inspection, overstay of non-immigrant visa, unauthorized employment, failure to apply for removal of conditional residency, alien smuggling. Other grounds include: unlawful voting, false claim to U.S. citizenship, document fraud, and being inadmissible at time of entry
- Permanent residence based on employment or family relationships. Obtain legal status in the United States through a qualifying relative to include: immediate relatives of U.S. citizens (spouse of U.S. citizen, unmarried child under 21 years of age of a U.S. citizen, parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old. Other immigrant classifications involve specific, more distant, family relationships with a U.S. citizen and some specified relationships with a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR). Under immigration law, there are fiscal year numerical limitations on family preference immigrants.
- Family First Preference (F1): Unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their children, if any.
- Family Second Preference (F2): Spouses, minor children, and unmarried sons and daughters (over age 20) of lawful permanent residents.
- Family Third Preference (F3): Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and their spouses and children.
- Family Fourth Preference (F4): Brothers and sisters of United States citizens, and their spouses and children, provided the U.S. citizens are at least 21 years of age.