Individuals facing deportation require immediate assistance from an attorney. Ali & Associates is experienced with immigration laws and can represent you in immigration court and can help not only to protect your rights but also to preserve any forms of relief that may be available to you.
Affirmative Asylum refers to the process of applying for asylum within one year of arrival in the United States and before being in deportation proceedings before an immigration judge. Generally, a foreign national applies for asylum at their port of entry upon arrival in the United States. Ali & Associates can help your asylum application and assist you in navigating through the process.
Defensive Asylum refers to the process in which a foreign national is currently facing deportation proceedings and applies for asylum as a defense against removal. Ali & Associates can help you effectively argue your case before the judge and ensure that all aspects of your immigration-related matter are being handled properly.
Cancellation of Removal
In some cases, nonpermanent residents can qualify for a form of deportation relief called cancellation of removal, even allowing the foreign national to obtain a green card and become a permanent resident. If you are a nonpermanent resident at risk of being removed from the United States, call Ali & Associates to see if you meet the requirements for cancellation of removal. We can also help you with each step of the application process.
The final step available to permanent residents is becoming naturalized as a United States citizen. The application process begins with filing Form N-400. Then applicants go through a biometric screening for collecting fingerprints, signature, and photos to confirm and document identity. Finally, an interview with an immigration officer is scheduled. During the interview, the officer verifies the applicant’s ability to speak and read English and their knowledge of basic facts about the United States. Ali & Associates can help you determine if you are eligible to apply and will walk with you through the entire process.
Immigration services have the authority to detain immigrants for a variety of reasons. If detained, the immigrant has the right to request a bond hearing to determine whether bond should be granted to the immigrant. This allows the immigrant to pay money and leave the facility at which they are detained. When the return to immigration court as required, the money will be refunded. If you or a loved one has been detained, call Ali & Associates and we will assist you in requesting a bond hearing and will represent you in front of the judge.
Adjustment of Status
If you are residing in the United States and wish to apply for a green card, you must go through a process called Adjustment of Status. Ali & Associates can help you through the many steps in this process and alleviate much of the anxiety and confusion surrounding this process.
The reunification of families in the United States is an important goal of immigration laws. Unfortunately, attempting to keep your family united or to bring a family member to the United States is a challenging task. Ali & Associates can help guide you through this process and make it easier for your family to stay together.
Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Under the Violence Against Women Act, victims of domestic violence who are the child, parent, or current/former spouse of an abusive citizen or permanent resident may be eligible to apply for lawful permanent resident status themselves without needing the abuser to file for immigration benefits on their behalf. Call Ali & Associates to find out more about this provision and for assistance in apply for lawful permanent resident status under this provision.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS)
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) is an immigration classification available to undocumented immigrants under the age of 21 who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned by one or both parents. SIJS provides a way for immigrants under the age of 21 to apply for and obtain legal permanent residence in the United States. Call Ali & Associates to find out about the advantages and disadvantages of this classification and for assistance with the application and court process.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is an immigration status for foreign nationals residing in the United States whose home countries are temporarily unsafe or overly dangerous. If you believe this applies to you, call Ali & Associates to see if you are eligible and for assistance with the application.
Presidential Proclamation Waivers
Waivers of Inadmissibility -601/601A/212/etc.
Many foreign nationals are barred from receiving legal status in the United States because they are determined to be “inadmissible”. Immigrants do have the right to try to obtain an inadmissibility waiver by presenting a case on their application as to why they should be granted a waiver. Ali & Associates can help you determine if you are eligible for a waiver and can help you with the application and supporting documents.
If you are living outside the United States and wish to apply for a green card, you will have to do so through a United States consulate in your home country. Ali & Associates understands this process and can help you navigate it as smoothly as possible.
There are many different visa options available for people looking to move to the United States. Ali & Associates can help you determine which type of Visa best fits your need and can help you through the application process.
Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is a federal program to protect eligible young individuals who are undocumented and who entered the United States as minors from removal. There are a number of rules and limitations associated with DACA, so it is important to know how this program could impact you. Ali & Associates can help you determine eligibility and can fully explain the program to you and can help with both initial applications and renewals.
Many immigrants are fearful of admitting that they have witnessed or been a victim of crime out of fear they will be deported. However, U-Visas are available for people who are witnesses or victims of a serious crime and allow them to stay in the country to help law enforcement by providing testimony or evidence. Ali & Associates can help you determine if you qualify for a U-Visa and will assist you in applying for a U-Visa and will assist you through the process.