The United States has long been, and still is, the land of opportunity. Most importantly, this is a land of immigrants. Without immigration many of the greatest minds, or achievements in this country would not exist. Without immigration the two attorneys at this Law Firm would not exist. In the old days, people were able to get onto a boat, have their names put onto a list at Ellis Island and enter the United States. Those people were able to work, start families and create a new life here in the United States. A life free from persecution. Oddly enough, the process could not have become more complicated, complete with giant books full of statutes (I.N.A.) and regulations (C.F.R.) that refer to foreign people as “Aliens.”
Today, people who immigrate to the U.S.A. in need to have some type of “status” that allows their presence. Some can stay on a temporary basis as visitors, temporary workers or on a long term basis as asylees, refugees or finally, as immigrants. Legally the term “Immigrant” refers to a foreign national who has received Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status from the Federal Government. This status is signified by an Immigrant Visa or “green card” inside of the passport. No matter what you situation is, we strongly encourage individuals seeking legal status, or adjustment of status, to do so through an attorney. By “attorney” we mean a licensed member of a State Bar Association and NOT a notary. The worst possible scenario would to be denied and then placed into deportation proceedings because of an application gone wrong. Keep in mind, people who apply for immigration benefits for which they are not eligible are often only letting the authorities know where they live.
Visas are available for people who wish to come to the United States for work or business. Many of the visas available are temporary, usually for a period of one to three years, which can usually be renewed. Under some circumstances, LPR status is available for certain workers and investors (EB-5).
We provide services to individuals who are in Removal Proceedings as the result of being issued a Notice to Appear before an Immigration Judge. Possible forms of relief from deportation include: asylum, withholding of removal, CAT (convention against torture), Cancellation of Removal, Executive Discretion, and Motions to Reopen.
The Balaguera Law Firm serves clients located in the following cities: Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Sunrise, Lauderhill, Cooper City, Oakland Park, Miami, Boca Raton, Pembroke Pines, Coconut Creek, Pompano Beach, Davie, Aventura, Sunny Isles, Plantation, Weston, North Miami, Hallandale, Hialeah, Coral Springs, Miami Gardens, Miramar, and Hallandale Beach, as well as Broward County, Miami-Dade County, Dade County, and Palm Beach County, Florida.
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