- I.C.E. Hold and Bond Hearing: If your loved one is detained at the local jail under an I.C.E. Detainer, it is important that an attorney go see him or her immediately to assess the situation and to explain his or her options and what will happen if he or she says or signs certain things. If your loved one has never been sentenced to mandatorily deportable offenses, then he or she has a right to request an Immigration Bond Hearing with a federal immigration judge.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): If you were brought to the U.S. as a child and are undocumented, satisfy the national security requirements, you are in school, graduated from high school or obtained a GED, you may be eligible for a temporary work permit and valid social security number.
- Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS): If you are under the age of 21, and have been abused, abandoned or neglected, are a ward of the court, or a juvenile court has jurisdiction over you, you may be eligible to receive status as a Legal Permanent Resident.
- Family-based Petitions: Petitions to bring your fiancé(e), spouse, child, parent, brother or sister to live in or adjust their status in the U.S. as a Legal Permanent Resident.
- Naturalization and Citizenship: Individuals who have held the status of Legal Permanent Residents for 3 years (if married to a U.S. Citizen) or 5 years (for everyone else) can apply to become U. S. Citizens as long as they can prove eligibility and are not a threat to national security, have not committed certain crimes, satisfy the physical presence requirement, have filed required tax returns and have paid child support obligations. Some children can automatically become U.S. Citizens once a parent becomes a U.S. Citizen.
- Removal Defense: We can and will fight for you if you qualify for a defense under federal law.
If you have additional questions, please call us at (574) 807-0512 so we can talk about your particular case.