Immigration and Deportation Defense
Helping People from All Over the World Make a Home in on US soil...
Our full-service law firm can assist you with your immigration issues.
For generations, people from countries across the globe have dreamed of making a life in the United States. As the world has become increasingly complex, so have immigration laws. A maze of paperwork and administrative requirements now hounds both aspiring immigrants and temporary visitors alike — so much so that many have been forced to enter the country without inspection and every day live under the fear of removal. With a substantial portion of our staff and attorneys being immigrants themselves, we at Lawrence Legal Group, LLC understand what you and your family are going through -- firsthand. That is why we make every effort to take the guesswork out of immigration and give our clients peace of mind during the process.
Permanent residency and citizenship:
Our team can assist you with obtaining a green card to enter or remain in the United States. We also advise lawful permanent residents and others on the various paths to citizenship and help initiate the process. Both citizens and permanent residents who wish to obtain residency for educational or other reasons can benefit from our services. We understand the value that people place on permanent residency and citizenship and remain committed to comprehensive immigration reform to promote legal immigration and assimilation for the many hardworking people who want to make their homes in the United States.
Obtaining temporary authorization through a visa to enter the United States can be a complex process. There are numerous types of visas, each with unique limitations, special requirements, and unique processes:
- Student visas
- Employment visas
- Family visas
- Special visas
Obtaining the wrong type of visa can prevent you from accomplishing what you set out to do in the United States. Our attorneys advise businesses, investors, entrepreneurs, professionals, students and individuals on the various options available for living or working temporarily in the country.
Removal and undocumented immigration:
Those who enter the United States without documentation are often forced to live on the fringes of society. They may be denied access to employment and various government programs and face the constant threat of discovery and deportation. If you are living in the country as a non-citizen, an attorney can help you understand your options for gaining permanent legal residency or another adjustment of status, including deferred action if you entered the country as a child. If you have already been discovered by immigration authorities, we can provide zealous representation during removal proceedings and subsequent appeals.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity:
If you are a not a citizen who has pled guilty to a crime and you believe that you were not properly advised as to how the conviction will effect your immigration status, contact The Lawrence Legal Group, LLC, immediately to discuss your rights.
Hope is not lost! In 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a precedential decision regarding the complex nature of the relationship between criminal convictions and immigration status. In Padilla v. Kentucky, the Court ruled that a noncitizen accused of a crime is entitled to accurate legal advice regarding the immigration consequences of his or her guilty plea. In the event a noncitizen defendant has not been adequately advised, the defendant may have grounds to vacate the guilty plea based on an ineffective assistance of counsel claim.
Did You Previously Enter A Guilty Plea Without Understanding How Your Immigration Status Can be Effected?
Are you in the United States as a permanent resident, visitor, or without legal status? Did you know that even a single criminal conviction can bar you from certain immigration benefits and even lead to your removal from the United States? We understand the complex relationship between criminal activity and its effects on immigration status. From crimes involving moral turpitude to drug possession, accepting a seemingly favorable plea to certain charges could result in an inability to adjust status, mandatory detention, and removal from the United States.
Contact our dedicated attorneys and staff today!
Our team at Lawrence Legal Group, LLC has years of firsthand experience with the immigration process and assists clients across the United States. Contact us at (678) 324-8511 or online for creative solutions to your complex immigration problems.
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Our immigration clients are nationwide. We have in-person consultations at our headquarters and video-conferencing available.