Immigration law has been under close scrutiny in the past few years. This can make the process of changing your immigration status and its implications very nerve-wracking. At Steven T. Meier, PLLC, we understand.
Steven T. Meier, PLLC has over 15 years of experience handling immigration law cases in Charlotte and surrounding areas.
Our firm offers services in the following areas:
Whether you lack legal status, are a legal permanent resident or a legal immigrant who is facing problems with your family gaining the same status, let us help.
The United States immigration system and process is anything but simple. To get anything accomplished means working your way through the bureaucratic maze and a tidal wave of paperwork. It’s a difficult thing to navigate, even for those who have dealt with it before. Of course, it’s also a process awash in delays and challenges.
At times, these things can lead to a rejection of the immigration status that someone is seeking. Anyone wanting to leave nothing to chance and ensure that they exhaust all options is going to need a guide through the process. That’s what we do at Steven T. Meier, PLLC.
An immigration lawyer can be a tremendous resource in almost every aspect of the immigration process. In most cases, immigration efforts begin with collecting forms and submitting documents. These procedures are often complex. They need to be filled out correctly and in a way that clearly identifies why you should receive the status that you’re seeking.
It can often be difficult to be sure that everything is being done correctly because, if there is one overriding characteristic of government forms, it’s that they are anything but clear. This is especially true for anyone who is a non-native English speaker.
There are also a number of documents that you may be required to gather, depending on the nature of your immigration requests. An immigration lawyer can work with you to ensure that you gather all the proper documentation.
We can even help with third parties, such as employers, who need to provide the documentation that you require. It’s critical that all the paperwork and documentation be filled out properly and distributed to the proper institutions. That’s critical because any delays or incorrectly filled out forms could be cause for delay and possibly rejection of your submission.
These are other things that an immigration lawyer can help with. We can help guide you through the system. We have experience knowing what the government is looking for in terms of forms and documentation. That experience can be a valuable asset that we can apply by filling out your forms.
We can also help ensure that you get the forms to the proper places. By working with a lawyer, you can’t guarantee that there won’t be any delays, but you can significantly minimize the risk of an error on your end leading to difficulties with approval.
Another thing an immigration lawyer may be able to help with is preparing you for any hearings or interviews where you need to describe your situation to a governmental agency. We may be able to help you prepare for the questions that you will face so that you can give the clearest answer possible and better your odds of acceptance.
Finally, there are some situations where your case may need to go before an immigration court. In those cases, we can represent you before the court and present evidence on your behalf. We can also call witnesses who can offer testimony in favor of your case.
From start to finish, an immigration lawyer can help you navigate the immigration system and fight on your behalf. At Steven T. Meier, PLLC, we have experience in these kinds of proceedings and can give you a much better chance at successfully achieving the immigration outcome you seek than you otherwise might have.
One aspect of immigration law that lawyers can help with is deportation. This process occurs through removal proceedings. Removal proceedings can be brought against non-permanent residents for a variety of reasons.
However, lawful permanent residents (such as green card holders) can also have removal proceedings brought against them if they are convicted of a crime. It is possible, though, for both permanent and non-permanent residents to have their removal canceled. For non-permanent residents, you must meet the following requirements to be eligible for a 42B, cancellation of removal:
For lawful permanent residents to qualify for the possibility of 42A, cancellation of removal, they must:
It is also possible that you may be able to avoid removal on the basis of something like Asylum, Waivers, Adjustment of Status, or Prosecutorial Discretion. If you are facing the potential of deportation, then the sooner you contact us at Steven T. Meier, PLLC, the sooner we can work to try to prevent deportation.
The United States has long been a place where those facing true oppression may come to escape. This principle stretches from the Pilgrims to today. As such, the United States has no limit for the number of asylum-seekers who may be approved each year.
However, to be granted asylum, applicants must be able to show that they fit the criteria. These include:
The green card process allows people the chance to become permanent lawful residents of the United States and even offers a pathway to citizenship through naturalization. However, the process for both green cards and citizenship can be complex and requires plenty of forms. An immigration lawyer, though, can help you guide you through these processes.
If you would like to discuss your case with an experienced law firm, call us at 704-333-3456 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer. Or, reach out to us through our online contact form.
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