Immigration Law at Powell Law GroupWe provide a variety of immigration services for our clients. These services include family-based petitions, employment-based petitions, naturalization, and deportation defense. Click on one of the links below to find out more about our services:

  • Family-Based Petitions
  • Employment-Based Positions
  • Temporary Protected Status
  • Citizenship and Naturalization
  • Deportation Defense

Family-Based Petitions

Certain individuals are able to obtain permanent residency through their U.S. citizen or permanent resident relative. If a person is eligible for permanent residency through a family member, we will complete all the necessary applications required, including obtaining a temporary work authorization document and travel document. In some instances, a person may need a waiver for certain inadmissibility issues, such as certain criminal convictions, unlawful presence, immigration fraud or misrepresentation, prior removal orders, among other issues. If that is the case, we will prepare a strong waiver application, assemble the applications, along with all supporting evidence and send it to USCIS for consideration.

You may be eligible for permanent residency through a family-based petition if one of the following applies:

  • You are the spouse or minor child (under 21) of a U.S. citizen;
  • You are the parent of a U.S. citizen who is over 21;
  • You are the unmarried adult son or daughter of a U.S. citizen;
  • You are the married adult son or daughter of a U.S citizen;
  • You are the fiancé(e) of a U.S. citizen;
  • You are the brother or sister of a U.S. citizen who is over 21;
  • You are the spouse or minor child (under 21) of a legal permanent resident;
  • You are the unmarried son or daughter of a legal permanent resident.

We also represent individuals who have been subjected to abuse or extreme cruelty by their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or parent; juvenile immigrants; and victims of a crime.

Employment-Based Petitions

Some individuals are able to obtain permanent residency through either their current employers or prospective employers. We will meet with both you and your sponsoring employer in order to complete all the required documentation and labor certification applications. We will also guide the employer through any necessary recruitment procedures. We will then assemble the applications and supporting evidence to be sent to the Department of Labor and USCIS.

You may be eligible for permanent residency through an employment-based petition if:

  • You are an individual of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics;
  • You are member of the professions with an advanced degree or you are an individual with exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business;
  • You are a skilled worker, a professional; or an unskilled worker; or
  • You are a religious worker.

We can also help you obtain temporary non-immigrant visas such as: H-1B, B-1, F-1, among others, as well as help you apply for a change of status with USCIS.

Temporary Protected Status

If you are a national of a country designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS), you may be eligible to apply for such status while it remains valid. Having TPS will provide you with an employment authorization document, enabling you to legally work while in the United States.

Citizenship and Naturalization

We can assist you with the preparation of your application for naturalization, including identifying any potential problems with your application. You may be eligible for naturalization if all of the following applies:

  1. You have been a legal permanent resident and have continuously resided in the U.S. for at least 5 years or 3 years, if married to a U.S. citizen (certain exceptions apply to members of the armed forces);
  2. You have been physically present in the United States for a certain number of months;
  3. You are a person of good moral character;
  4. You have an understanding of the English language, including the ability to read, write, and speak English;
  5. You have a basic knowledge of U.S. history and government; and
  6. You are willing to support and defend the U.S. and our Constitution.

Deportation Defense

If you are detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), we can represent you in court and assess your situation to determine if you qualify for any type of relief, including, cancelation of removal, asylum or withholding of removal, relief under the Convention Against Torture, NACARA, or any other relief under immigration law.