Foreign citizens who want to enter the U.S. or alter their immigration status have to go through the immigration process and comply with the country’s immigration laws. This process can be confusing, especially as immigration policies change over time. Immigration issues can also take a significant amount of time, which can be especially frustrating for those who want to join a family or begin a new life. Immigration issues can also include the threat of deportation, which can be frightening.
No matter the immigration issue you’re facing, from filing for a change in immigration status to facing criminal charges and potential deportation, an immigration attorney can help limit the stress you’re under and support you and your rights.
The attorneys at U.S. Law Center want to bring exceptional legal support and compassionate guidance to anyone in Murrieta, CA looking for help dealing with immigration law. Our attorneys have worked for many years across different areas of immigration cases, including deportation defense, visa applications, immigration status adjustment, and those seeking asylum. Our lead attorney is fluent in multiple languages and works to understand and fight for each client’s unique needs and goals.
Immigration law can be complex, but our team has experience with complex cases, both civil and criminal. We know how difficult immigration issues can be for families and individuals, and we want to fight for your needs and explore the legal options available to you.
Whether you already live in the country and wish to alter your current immigration status or want to move to the U.S., there are different options for U.S. residency applications. There are both temporary and permanent residencies, and it’s important to determine which residency status you qualify for and what fits your needs. Types of residencies include:
An immigration attorney can help with the filing process of these residency options, as well as help prepare you for a citizenship test.
You can adjust your immigration status in several ways, but the most common is changing from a temporary visa to a permanent residency. An attorney can guide you through the process of applying and filing to prevent mistakes or inaccuracies that could lead to denial. In order to be eligible for adjustment of your status, the following must be true:
Adjusting your immigration status requires certain forms and documentation provided to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The agency will also conduct a biometrics appointment or background check. There will also be an interview with a USCIS officer. Your attorney can aid you with your application and documentation, help prepare you for the interview, and represent you during the interview.
U.S. Law Center has experience with many issues in immigration law, including:
If you are unable to reach one of our physical office locations, we also offer online services.
A: An immigration attorney’s fees can depend on several factors, including their location and experience level. A basic consultation is likely to be around $75 to $150 or more. A consultation is useful for several reasons. You want to be sure you feel comfortable with an attorney before you begin working with them and that you can trust them with your immigration issue. You can determine what your potential legal options are during a consultation and determine the fee structure and how much an attorney will charge for your situation.
A: Many immigration lawyers charge on an hourly basis or through a flat fee. Some attorneys may be willing to work on a reduced-fee basis. In some cases, there are attorneys who have a pro bono option. You should always discuss pricing and fee structures before you work with an attorney. You don’t want to be unable to afford legal services part of the way through your immigration issue.
A: Yes, a lawyer can attend most immigration interviews and is often beneficial to the interview. If you want to go to an interview yourself, an attorney can prepare you for that. During an interview, an attorney will use their significant knowledge of immigration law to defend your rights if it’s necessary. Though many agencies and interviewers are honest and fair with the process, some are more underhanded. An attorney’s presence can lessen the likelihood of bad faith and illegal tactics and ensure you have someone on your side.
A: An immigration lawyer is a great asset for many immigration cases, especially complex issues such as deportation defense, criminal charges, or unusual filing circumstances. An attorney can defend you and your rights. Even if your case is not overly complex, simple cases can become complicated when you don’t expect them to. An attorney is also useful for simple immigration cases and can help you prevent mistakes or actions that could result in application denial and lengthen the process.
At U.S. Law Center, we are founded on compassionate care and exceptional legal skill. You don’t have to go through this process alone. We can handle both complex and straightforward immigration issues and lessen the stress on you and the time it takes. Contact U.S. Law Center today to see how we can help you with your immigration goals.