Our Practice Areas
Within the multi-layered immigration scheme of the US, even the simplest of immigration requirements can prove difficult to understand. Through clear and personalized service, we can simplify the process for those US citizens and green card holders who wish to sponsor their close relatives for a Green Card.
Employment-based immigration allows for US businesses to draw from a broader pool of talent to find employees that best fit the needs of their business. However, employment-based immigration can be complicated, requiring coordination between employer, employee, and several government agencies. Failing to submit the proper documentation or fees can significantly delay the process. For many businesses, such delays are simply unacceptable. We know how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls that can slow down processing, helping employers and prospective employees get their applications right the first time.
Consular processing refers to immigrant visa interviews conducted outside the United States at an embassy or consulate. The process can be thought of as the second part of a two-part process toward obtaining a green card. The first part requires the alien to be a beneficiary of a family-based or employment-based visa petition. All beneficiaries of an immigrant petition currently abroad must go through consular processing
Over 700,000 persons are currently in removal proceedings and only about 14% of those in removal proceedings are represented by an attorney. However, represented immigrants in Immigration Court greatly increases the chance for success and likelihood of release from detention. In fact, represented immigrants are five times more likely to obtain the relief for which they asked than unrepresented immigrants. If you find yourself in removal proceedings, do not take the risk removal by handling your case without legal help.
In essence, the process for naturalizing as a US citizen requires the filing of a form and attending an interview. This process sounds deceptively simple, but determining eligibility is not always so easy. Also, just because a permanent resident may be eligible does not always mean, he or she should apply for naturalization. For those permanent residents, whose cases are complicated or risky, consulting with an experienced immigration lawyer is highly advisable.
Humanitarian relief includes asylum, TPS, VAWA, among others. At Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani we are committed to assisting those fleeing harm and seeking safety in the United States. Schedule a detailed case evaluation with one of our experienced immigration attorneys to discuss if one of the many humanitarian options is right for your case.
Non-immigrant visas are available to foreign nationals who wish to enter the United States for a temporary period, for some specified purpose. Some non-immigrant visas permit study or tourism, while others permit a foreign national to work. The team at Larson, Lyons & Al-Hamdani can negotiate the maze of ever-changing laws and regulations that govern the eligibility requirements for these visas. We assist employers and foreign nationals in determining the right visa category for the given circumstances.
Waivers of Inadmissibility
A foreign national may be inadmissible for one or more reasons, such as (1) criminal violations, (2) prior orders of removal, (3) unlawful presence, or (4) immigration fraud or misrepresentation. When available, a foreign national may request a waiver of inadmissibility. Essentially, a waiver asks the government to forgive the reason for inadmissibility. If you are concerned that you may need a waiver of inadmissibility, we are here to help. Contact our office to discuss the details of your case.