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IMMIGRATION

EMPLOYMENT VISAS AND LABOR CERTIFICATION

The clients Mrs. Ramos represents include employers and workers who are desirous of obtaining legal permanent residence in the United States based upon a job offer as well as temporary jobs. She represents both immigrants and non-immigrants to help them obtain work permits of all kinds, including: visas H-1B – is for certain foreign professionals in specialty occupations, such as a fashion model of distinguished merit or extraordinary ability; L-1A nonimmigrant visas- allows a U.S. employer to transfer an executive or manager from one of its affiliated foreign offices to one of its offices in the United States.

INVESTMENT VISAS/TREATY INVESTORS

Mrs. Ramos may represents individuals seeking this status and also obtaining visa extensions  including:

E-1 treaty traders – allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States solely to engage in international trade on his or her own behalf.

E-2 treaty investors – allows a national of a treaty country (a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation) to be admitted to the United States when investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. business.

FAMILY BASED PETITIONS

The family-based immigration practice has helped to reunite many families in the United States. Immigrating through a family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident is the easiest and most common path to U.S. residency. Mrs. Ramos can help you determine whether you have a qualifying relative as well as to confirm whether you can file with a U.S. Embassy outside of the United States.

ASYLUM

It can be difficult to know when and how to apply for asylum, especially when you have just escaped a difficult situation in your home country. It is highly recommended that you received legal advise from an attorney that will be able to explain the benefits and consequences of this relief. If you are contemplating applying for asylum, contact our office right away, most clients are unaware of certain deadlines.

DEPORTATION/REMOVAL DEFENSE CASES

One of the most frightening and confusing experiences that a non-citizen can face is the prospect of being detained and deported/removed from the United States by Immigration & Customs Enforcement. Non-citizens can be placed in "removal proceedings" before the Immigration Court for a variety of reasons: overstaying a visa, violating the terms of a visa, unlawful entry or being convicted of a crime. First we discuss your situation, then we give you our opinion of your options and the best course of action moving forward.

If you need help with any type of immigration or citizenship matter, please call, write or email the office to arrange for a consultation.