Our Immigration Service Areas
Our Orlando immigration attorneys can assist you with:
- Asylum & Refugee Status. If you fear future persecution on the basis of your race, religion, nationality, political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group should you return to your home country, you may qualify for asylum or refugee protection in the United States. Both asylee and refugee status allow beneficiaries to live and work in the U.S. indefinitely. They also have pathways to lawful permanent residency and U.S. citizenship. However, obtaining asylee or refugee status can be extremely challenging and rely on difficult-to-obtain evidence. We can assess your situation, determine if you have a case, and work with you to get the protections that you need.
- Family Visas. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents have the ability to sponsor qualifying loved ones for green cards, which confer lawful permanent residency and a pathway to U.S. citizenship. The sponsoring process is complex and can be difficult to navigate, with different types of family members divided across two categories. Immediate relatives include spouses and unmarried children (under the age of 21) of U.S. citizens. Family preference relatives include the spouses, parents, and unmarried children under the age of 21 of lawful permanent residents as well as the parents, siblings, and adult children of U.S. citizens. The category under which someone is sponsored will determine the speed at which they can ultimately be granted a visa. Our team can effectively work with your family throughout this process and help your loved ones obtain their green cards as efficiently as possible.
- Marriage Visas. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents can sponsor their spouses for lawful permanent residency status. USCIS heavily scrutinizes these arrangements for marriage fraud and requires an exhaustive level of evidence that proves the legitimacy of the relationship. Younger marriages will result in the issuing of conditional green cards, which must undergo additional processes in order to “remove conditions” and further prove the authenticity of the marriage. We can guide you through the steps required to obtaining a marriage visa and ensure your petition includes a sufficient level of evidence and is successful.
- DACA Status. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an immigration program designed to extend relief to undocumented individuals who entered the United States as children. The DACA program grants work authorizations and protects beneficiaries from removal efforts. However, it does not currently offer a means to pursue lawful permanent residency or citizenship. Understanding the program’s complex eligibility requirements can be difficult, but our team can determine if you qualify and how best to approach your application. We can also assist in DACA renewals.
- LGBTQ Immigration. Individuals with LGBTQ sexual orientations or gender identities can often face unique challenges when pursuing immigration benefits. We are experienced with handling LGBTQ clients and their families and can help you navigate a number of common conflicts, including difficulty in pursuing marriage-based visas and seeking asylum or refugee status on account of your belonging to a particular social group.
- Temporary Protective Status (TPS). This status is offered to protect nationals of certain countries, such as Venezuela, Honduras, El Salvador, Haiti, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan & South Sudan, Syria and Yemen, who are unable to return home safely due to conditions or circumstances preventing their country from adequately handling their return. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in assisting you gather the appropriate documentation to support your application for this petition to ensure your request and the benefits derived from the TPS, such as employment authorization and parole advance to travel, are successfully obtained.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Cases. Victims of domestic violence, serious crimes, child abuse, elder abuse, or human trafficking may qualify for immigration relief under VAWA and similar legislation. Our team can assist you in pursuing U visas and T visas. We can also help you “self-petition” in situations of abuse or remove conditions after divorcing an abusive spouse.
- Consular Processing. When you are seeking to immigrate to the United States but are currently located abroad, you will pursue your visa through “consular processing” at your home country’s American embassy or consular office. We have the tools, resources, and experience to guide you through this process.
- Adjustment of Status. If you are already located in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa or some other basis, you can attempt to “adjust your status” to lawful permanent residency. We are intimately familiar with the procedural mechanisms involved in this process and help you avoid common errors.