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When you are applying for an immigrant or nonimmigrant visa, petitioning for lawful permanent resident status through a green card application, or are hoping to pursue the path of naturalization and citizenship, you have too much at stake to take any chances with the outcome of the situation. While many people seek to immigrate to the United States, a large percentage of applicants are denied. For example, the Department of Homeland Security reports that 57,065 petitions for naturalization were turned down in 2011, while the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services is currently denying employment immigration applications even for people who possess outstanding skills in their professions. Success in your case depends in large part on your decision to hire a skilled Virginia immigration attorney to assist you with preparing your petition and to advocate on your behalf with the immigration authorities.
If you are determined to get the best possible results in your case, contact us at Fayad Law, P.C. for help. Our Fairfax immigration attorneys have more than 20 years of combined legal experience, and we know how to get results when working through the immigration legal system. We have assisted countless clients from all walks of life with family-based and employment-based immigration and we are ready to help you with every aspect of your own case.
Representation for Virginia
Our firm maintains Virginia offices in Fairfax and Richmond, and we serve clients internationally. While we have the resources and experience that you can expect to find at a large law firm, we still provide our clients with the personalized service and one-on-one attention that you can only find in a small, boutique law office. Our legal team includes attorneys who themselves hail from immigrant backgrounds, which provides them with firsthand understanding and compassion for every client we represent and gives us the motivation necessary to aggressively advocate for you. We make service to our clients and to our community a key focus. In fact, the founder of our firm has even been given an “excellence in service” award–specifically the Asian Leadership Inspiration Award–by the Virginia Asian Chamber of Commerce.
Virginia Immigration Lawyers Dedicated to Your Case
Our immigration lawyers serve on multiple cultural boards and are also members of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, an organization that promotes justice, advocates for fair and reasonable immigration law and policy, and works to advance the quality of immigration and nationality law and practice. We have a long track record of success that includes winning difficult cases such as deferral of removal. In every case we represent, our attorneys take the time to carefully examine the situation in order to discover all available avenues of relief that may be effective in furthering our client’s interests.
When you contact us for your initial consultation, we will listen to you and discuss your concerns and goals regarding the case. We will then lay out your options and assist you with making an informed decision about how to proceed. From the time we begin working on your case until the conclusion of the process, you will be able to count on us for support and for answers to your questions, and we will do everything that we reasonably can to help you.
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There are dozens of different types of visas available under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), but they can all be placed in one of two categories: immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. The former is for individuals who are hoping to establish permanent residency with a green card and perhaps even to pursue the path to naturalization and citizenship. The latter is for those who are only planning a temporary visit to the United States, such as for the purpose of conducting business or attending school.
The INA sets limits on the number of people who will be permitted to immigrate to the United States each year using certain types of visas, while other visas are unlimited. Family immigration visas for the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are available on an unlimited basis, while there are annual quotas set for the relatives of lawful permanent residents and extended family of citizens, with a maximum quota of 480,000. The number of employment immigration visas is limited to 140,000 per year.
Pathways to citizenship include service in the United States military and adoption, but a large percentage of all people who become citizens do so through the process of naturalization. The basic qualifications for naturalization include:
- Living in the U.S. as a permanent resident for 5 years (or 3 years for a spouse of a U.S. citizen)
- Being at least 18 years of age
- Living within the state where you will apply for citizenship for at least 3 months prior to the application date
- Being physically present in this country for at least half of the past 5 years
- Maintaining continuous residence in this country from the date you submit your application for naturalization
- Being able to read, write and speak English
- Have a basic understanding of U.S. government and civics
It is also necessary to supply evidence that you are a person of good moral character and are attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution. We can assist you with proving these factors, as well as preparing your petition and helping you get ready for the tests.
In June of 2012, the Obama Administration directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to begin applying a policy that is referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under deferred action, DHS is exercising discretion in its execution of the laws concerning deportation and removal of immigrants who are illegally present in the United States. Deferred action is not a change to the existing law, but is instead a change in the way that the law is being applied. You may qualify for relief under DACA if you were younger than 31 years of age on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday, have continuously resided in this country since June 15, 2007 and are either currently in school or have already graduated from high school or earned your general education development (GED) certificate, among other criteria. With deferred action, you may be able to avoid being deported, though it does not grant any change of immigration status.
In its review of immigrant visa petitions, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) weighs factors related to the ties that the prospective immigrant has in the United States and the reasons why he or she wants or needs to come to live in this country. For example, a family immigration petition will not be approved unless the foreign national has immediate relatives such as a spouse, mother or father, child or sibling already living here as a citizen or green card holder. An employment immigration petition is more likely to receive approval if the applicant has a job offer in this country and is coming to fill a position that cannot reasonably be filled from the local labor market. A foreign national who is fleeing persecution in his or her home country may be granted an immigrant visa as a refugee or asylee.
There are many strategies for challenging a removal action. If the proposed deportation is based on a criminal conviction, it may be possible to appeal the conviction in order to have it overturned. Another option is to petition for cancellation of removal, a type of immigration relief which is available to people who are of good moral character and whose deportation would subject a family member who is a citizen or permanent resident to extreme hardship. The key to success in stopping deportation is to take immediate action by hiring a Virginia immigration attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Contact us now at Fayad Law, P.C. for a confidential consultation and to let us get started on your case!
Fayad Law, P.C. maintains offices in Richmond and Fairfax, Virginia. We work with individuals, families, and businesses across the world, providing them with assistance in resolving the legal issues involved with helping their loved ones and employees to immigrate to the United States. We work directly with foreign nationals living abroad, guiding them through the process of obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for entry to the U.S.