If you're facing deportation or seeking citizenship, it's crucial to have a New York City immigration attorney on your side.
Our law firm can gather the evidence needed to justify your goal of remaining in the United States.
Learn why people in Manhattan and White Plains, NY, trust the immigration lawyers at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph, PLLC...
Why You Need an Immigration Attorney
Familiarity with the Court
Every application filed with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) or Immigration Court has its own set of general rules and requirements. Our immigration lawyers understand what satisfies those general rules and requirements thanks to their work on many immigration cases over the years.
Immigration Law Knowledge
Immigration laws are always changing based on the political climate and the current administration. An immigration lawyer can inform you of green card and visa requirements, and keep you updated on how new statutes affect your immigration status.
Keeping You on Track
Immigration procedures can be complicated, with lots of paperwork to complete and strict filing deadlines. When you work with an immigration lawyer, he can help keep you on schedule with green card, visa, and immigration procedures.
If you or a family member are faced with deportation, it's crucial that you speak with an immigration lawyer right away. We have represented green card holders as well as undocumented workers throughout New York.
For lawful permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for 7 years and have a clean criminal record, we can seek a cancellation of removal. Even non-permanent residents may be eligible for cancellation of removal if they've been in the country for 10 years and can demonstrate good moral conduct. In addition, you can prevent deportation if your removal from the country would result in an unusual hardship on a family member residing in the U.S.
Even if you have a criminal record, our attorneys can work to obtain a waiver for certain criminal convictions that can improve your chances of avoiding deportation.
Staying in the U.S. for Your Safety
If you are scared of being harmed upon return to your country of origin, seeking asylum may be your best chance to remain in the United States. The reason for this fear could be based on your race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or your political opinions. Legal status within the country does not matter so long as you face a threat of persecution and file for asylum within the first year of entry into the U.S.
Our attorneys can guide you through the requirements of the asylum process, and help you apply for asylum in a timely manner. If your asylum is denied and referred to immigration court, an immigration lawyer will be crucial for presenting your case. An immigration attorney is also helpful to appeal your case if the court denies you asylum.
Do You Have an Immigration or Green Card Issue? Speak with Our Immigration Attorneys Today
If you or a loved one are facing the threat of deportation or have run into issues with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), it's crucial that you speak with an immigration lawyer at the Law Office of Michael H. Joseph. Our locations in Manhattan and White Plains allow us to help New Yorkers in need of diligent representation.
We offer free case evaluations, helping the people of New York get the legal services they need without pressure or obligation. We can discuss your legal status and address any immigration issues you may be facing. Our lawyers can offer timely legal advice whether you live in Brooklyn, Queens, Harlem, the Bronx, Staten Island, Manhattan, or just outside of New York City.
To speak with an immigration attorney about your case, contact our law firm online. You can also reach our lawyers by phone.
Our lawyers can conduct business in English and in Spanish, helping you understand the nuances of immigration law, and allowing us to understand all of your concerns. This allows our law firm to serve Spanish-speaking communities throughout New York City.
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Spouse and Partner Visas
Marriage is a common way to secure a spouse's entry into the United States. The Law Office of Michael H. Joseph can assist with both fiancé visas and marriage visas. A fiancé visa would help bring your spouse to the United States so long as you get married within 90 days of entry. A marriage visa allows your spouse to enter the country after getting married in their country of origin.
Issues may arise based on your spouse's criminal record or other factors, which is why it's important to have an attorney who understands the immigration process and the nuances of the law.
Naturalization and Citizenship
Once you are a citizen, you cannot be deported, which is why it's prudent to apply for citizenship if you have the opportunity. Even permanent residents or people who have lived in the country for decades may be deported for minor criminal infractions.
If you are a permanent resident and have obtained your green card through marriage to a U.S. citizen, you are eligible to apply for naturalization after three years. If you obtained your green card in any other method, you are eligible to apply for citizenship after five years.
These naturalization petitions are often cumbersome and confusing, but an immigration lawyer can assist with preparing these forms, maximizing your chances of being approved for citizenship.
Locations in Manhattan and White Plains
New York City
Our Manhattan law office is here to help the large and diverse immigration population of New York. Located in Midtown, we are easily accessible to people in all five boroughs.
Our office in White Plains is accessible to immigrants and their families. Whether you live in Westchester County or commute into New York for work, we are here to help.
Proudly Serving Immigrants in New York Our Attorneys Are Here to Help You and Your Family
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