immigration

Indiana Immigration Lawyer

I help families with immigration matters including:

  • Seeking a Green Card
  • Seeking Naturalization and becoming a US Citizen
  • Defending against deportation and removal efforts, including ICE Holds

Multiple Paths to Lawful Permanent Residence (“LPR”) – the “Green Card”

LPR provides individuals with the ability to live and work in the United States on a long-term basis.  When permanent residence is approved, individuals are granted a “green card” which documents such approval.

Normally, permanent residence is gained through either having qualifying family relationships, or through employer-sponsored visas.  It is important to understand whether the ultimate goal of a person may be naturalization and citizenship, as often the employer-sponsored visas will not permit such goals.

Citizenship by Naturalization

Naturalization is the process by which Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) become citizens.  If a person becomes a Legal Permanent Resident, then resides in the United States continually for a certain number of years, learns to understand, speak and read basic English, shows good moral character, and is at least 18 years old, then they can become a US citizen through naturalization.

I help clients and their families understand and navigate the often complex rules and regulations that can affect the path to citizenship.

Deportation and Removal

Indianapolis Immigration LawyerDeportation and removal proceedings can be initiated based upon a number of different bases, such as:

  • The person entered the United States illegally by avoiding customs
  • The person entered the United States illegally based upon document fraud or misrepresentation
  • The person overstayed a lawful entry into the US
  • The person entered lawfully, but subsequently was convicted of a felony or certain other crimes

When deportation and removal proceedings are initiated (or likely to be initiated), it is critical to seek the help of an immigration lawyer immediately.

I Offer Clients Dedicated Representation in Immigration Matters

The immigration laws are complex and are subject to continuous change – both through changes in the law, as well as Executive Order, such as the recent executive order from President Obama.  I help clients understand the law, how the law applies to their circumstances, and what may be required to meet their objectives.

Please call me to learn more, particularly if a time-sensitive matter is at stake.  I offer a free initial phone consultation, affordable fees, and dedicated representation.