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Representing immigrants through a complex legal system

The immigration system triggers anxiety and uncertainty, and even fear and heartbreak. Whether you face deportation and potential separation from your loved ones, starting a family through an international adoption, hiring your perfect employment candidate from overseas, or fleeing persecution, we can help you. Whatever your issue, The Albizu Law Firm worked on behalf of foreign nationals in the full range of immigration cases, including:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Business immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Non-immigration visas
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • U crime victims
  • Immigration Bonds
  • Asylum / Refugee Adjustment of Status
  • Violence Against Woman Act (VAWA)
  • Visa Waiver Program
  • B-1 / B-2 Visitors Visa
  • L-1 Intra-Company Transfers
  • F-1 Academic Students

Fighting the immigration bureaucracy

With so much at stake, the U.S. immigration system can be frustrating. The complicated laws can often seem harsh and unreasonable, and the enormous government agencies can appear impenetrable. Attorney Iris Albizu maneuvers persistently through the red tape to ease some of the burden of dealing with:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Worldwide consulates and embassies
  • Immigration court
  • Detention facilities

Filling in your form is only the first step in your visa application process. The U.S. government sets strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and a potential denial with heartbreaking consequences. The disruption of your family, home, job and life in America, and in some cases, your freedom is at stake. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which must precisely match your qualifications. Our lawyer discusses your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. We thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that proves each element of your eligibility. We review red flags – such as past arrests, deportations or illegal employment – and address these potentially damaging issues form the start.

Constantly changing immigration laws

Immigration laws are frequently modified, creating a changing immigration landscape with many roadblocks that tea families apart and block good workers from jobs in the U.S. The various agencies that administer immigration benefits regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines, creating further flux. The Albizu Law Firm stays current on shifts in immigration law and remains ready to act upon potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, we consider the laws as they exist and the possibilities for beneficial – as well as harmful – reforms. We relentlessly pursue your case and develop unique solutions to completed issues.