If you are worried about how your immigration status will be impacted by the new administration, you are being proactive, which is great news! Below, I have provided a few different circumstances where you may be able to obtain a green card or naturalize. If you fall into any of the below, please call us to see if we can help you.
1.If you are a lawful permanent resident with no arrests/convictions, no selective service issues, no continuous residence/physical presence issues, and still living in marital with the spouse who gave you your LPR status, you may want to naturalize so you can vote in the next presidential election.
2.If you are a lawful permanent resident and have arrests/convictions, failed to register for selective service, failed to maintain continuous residence/physical presence, and/or are separated or divorced from the spouse who gave you your LPR status, call us to see if you are able to naturalize.
3.If you entered the country without inspection (EWI), are an “immediate relative” (married to a U.S. citizen, have a U.S. citizen son or daughter over age 21, or are a child under 21 years old) and have Temporary Protected Status or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, please call us to learn about Advance Parole (which would “cure” your unlawful entry since you would be “inspected and admitted”).
4.If you entered the country without inspection and are an “immediate relative” (married to a U.S. citizen, have a U.S. citizen son or daughter over age 21, or are a child under 21 years old) and have 245(i) relief, then please call us as we may be able to obtain your green card.
5.If you have an old deportation/removal order and are an “immediate relative” (married to a U.S. citizen, have a U.S. citizen son or daughter over age 21, or are a child under 21 years old), then please call us as we may be able to reopen/terminate your case so you can adjust before USCIS.
6.If you have an old I-130 that was approved with your name on it, (either as a child or an adult), please call us to see if we can either 1) reinstate that I-130 or 2) use it for 245(i).
7.If you are engaged to a U.S. citizen, but arrived on ESTA, a tourist visa, and are either still in status or your status has already expired, then please call us as you may be able to apply for a green card.
8.If you filed your case on your own and received a Request for Evidence, a Notice of Intent to Deny, or a Notice of Intent to Revoke, please call us as this is your last chance to win your case.
9.If you are in lawful status and can prove that you have been persecuted because of your 1) political opinion; 2) religious belief; 3) racial background; 4) nationality; or 5) membership in a particular social group, then please call us to see if you qualify for asylum.
10.If you have been selected in the Diversity Visa (DV Lottery) and either have maintained or have not maintained lawful status, please call us as you may be eligible for a green card.
Above, we have listed some of the most common situations. We handle all immigration matters, but specialize in the most complex cases. We urge you to take action now instead of just sitting back and waiting to see what the new administration will do.
If you have some sort of immigration relief, now is the best time to take that first step towards freedom by calling us. If you just aren’t sure if there is any immigration relief available for you, please call us for a free phone assessment. During the call, we will tell you if we believe we can help you. At that point, you can make an appointment to meet with us.
We offer a free case evaluation by phone. We are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. In-person consultations are by appointment only. Please call our office at 301.529.1912 or click here to contact us. Please be sure to provide a timeline of events along with details of your entire immigration history.