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Immigration: Navigating
the Legal Labyrinth

     Among other legal specialties, the Legal Associates of California has assisted hundreds of immigrants achieve their goal of living, and working in the United States or even becoming U.S. citizens.

     Because immigration and nationality law is so complex and fraught with potential obstacles, retaining an experienced immigration lawyer is essential to efficiently manage all of the issues which may arise in the immigration process.

     Today there are many non-lawyers who provide so-called immigration assistance. For the most part these persons can only assist you in filling out forms. But, except under very special circumstances, they cannot represent you in court. If court appearances are required (which frequently occurs) a lawyer will have to be retained, costing significantly more money.

     At Legal Associates of California, immigration expert Marvin Gong will personally handle your immigration matters. Marvin has many years of experience in the most complex immigration issues and will see to it that your claim or petition receives the attention it deserves.

A BRIEF OUTLINE OF
IMMIGRATION SERVICES

    Federal Litigation
  • Habeas Corpus petitions challenging unlawful detention
  • Mandamus actions in federal district courts to compel adjudication of a benefits application
  • Petitions for Review in a federal Court of Appeals
  • Motions for stays of deportation or removal or stays of voluntary departure
    Employment-based Immigration
  • Preparation and filing of temporary visas for working and studying
  • Preparation and filing of employment-based lawful permanent residency applications
    Family-based Immigration
  • Preparation and filing of a relative visa petition (Form I-130)
  • Preparation and filing of adjustment of status application (Form I-485)
  • Preparation and filing of affidavit of support (Form I-864)
  • Adjustment of Status (green card) or marriage interviews
  • Preparation and filing of application to remove condition on residency (I-751)
  • Motions to reconsider and/or motions to reopen denial of adjustment of status
    Consular Processing
  • I-130 Petitions for Alien Relatives
  • I-212 Application to reenter after deportation
  • I-601 waivers (utilized to waive certain grounds of inadmissibility and unlawful presence)
    Asylum
  • Preparation and filing of affirmative (with USCIS) or defensive (in immigration court) asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture application
  • Asylum interviews
    Naturalization and Citizenship
  • Preparation and filing an application for naturalization
  • Naturalization interviews
  • Naturalization appeals
  • Issues related to derivation and acquisition of citizenship
  • Petitions for review from denial of naturalization (to be filed in a federal district court)
    Criminal Deportation Defense (Before US ICE and the Immigration Courts)
  • Aggravated felony convictions
  • Bond and detention hearings
  • Cancellation of removal (relief before the Immigration Judge)
  • Drug offenses (state or federal misdemeanor and felony possessions and/or sale)
  • Fraud convictions
  • Special Rule Cancellation for battered spouse and/or child
  • Suspension of Deportation
  • Theft offense convictions
  • Waivers under INA 212(c), INA 212(h), INA 212(i)
  • Weapons possession convictions
    Miscellaneous
  • Joint motions to reopen a final deportation or removal order
  • Parole requests (under certain circumstances, a detained alien can be paroled from custody.
  • Requests for supervised release (supervised release after initial 90-day detention period expires)
  • Bond hearings (for detained aliens)
To see how we can help you or your family member, please contact us through the Legal Associates Of California. Prior to coming in for a consultation, please take some time to collect all your documents related to your immigration matter as well as your personal and job related information. Doing so will save you time and money.

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