5 Immigration Tips

Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters? Read these 5 immigration tips, then contact our Buffalo lawyer now.

1) Immigration Parole

5 Immigration TipsIn our detain practice, we discuss all of the possibilities and all of the options for our clients, including possibilities for release. In our discussions regarding possibilities for release, one of the things we talk about is parole. A question that we get a lot is, “What is parole?” Parole is one of those tricky concepts in immigration law. There are two different types of parole. One has to do with a lawful manner of entry into the United States. The other type of parole has to do with the manner of your release from ICE custody or from a detention center. When somebody is paroled from detention, ICE directly releases them; there’s no bond that has to be paid. ICE, however, normally will attach conditions on that release, the main condition usually being that they attend court every single time and that they stay out of trouble. If you have any questions about parole, immigration detention, removal defense, or any other immigration matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

2) Cancellation of Removal for a Non-permanent Resident

We handle a lot of immigration and removal cases. We usually try to identify all of the different forms of relief for all of our clients, and we represent quite a few people who have been present in the United States but do not have lawful permanent resident status. These clients will usually ask us, “Am I eligible for cancellation of removal?” The answer to this question is that it is possible.The eligibility requirements for cancellation of removal for people who are not permanent residents are they must prove that they have been physically present in the United States for ten years. They must also prove ten years of good moral character. They also have to prove that they have not been convicted of certain crimes. Finally, they have to prove exceptional and extremely unusual hardship to a qualifying relative. These qualifying relatives are U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident spouses, children or parents.If you have any questions about cancellation of removal, removal defense, or any other immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

3) Cancellation of Removal for a Permanent Resident

Our office represents a lot of lawful permanent residents, and a lot of these permanent residents are currently in removal proceedings. What we do is we try to explore all the different possibilities, all the different forms of relief to prevent removal. One of the common forms of relief that we always discuss is cancellation of removal. A question that we hear a lot is, “What is cancellation of removal?”

Cancellation of removal is a form of defense in immigration court. It’s a way to keep the permanent resident here in the United States. What you have to prove is seven years of continuous physical presence in the United States. You also have to prove five years of lawful permanent residency. You also have to prove that you have no aggravated felony convictions.

If you can prove all of that, then the question becomes whether or not you deserve the right to remain here. This is at the discretion of the immigration judge. The immigration judge will review everything about your life to make a decision on whether or not you deserve to remain here and whether you deserve a second chance to remain in the United States.

If you have any questions about cancellation of removal or immigration removal matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

4) Consular Processing Timeline

We work with a lot of families that are going through the green card application process. We work with a lot of people who are applying for their family members who live outside of the country, and one of the questions we receive quite frequently is, “How long does consular processing take?” On average, it takes one to two years. It’s important to remember that every embassy, every consulate is different. They work differently; some work faster than others.

Another thing to remember is any mistakes in any of the applications or any missing documents will slow your case down. It could even lead to a denial. If you have any questions at all about consular processing or any other immigration related matters, give us a call. We’d love to answer your questions.

If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

5) Prior Arrests Are Preventing Citizenship

Recently, we received a phone call from a former client. We helped him get his green card, and now he’s ready to apply for naturalization. There’s one problem— he has an arrest. His question to us was, “Can prior arrests prevent citizenship?” One thing you have to know is that good moral character is one of the requirements for naturalization. If this arrest was only an arrest and never led to a conviction, there’s a good chance that you still will be able to meet the good moral character requirement. If this arrest led to a conviction, however, you may have trouble meeting the good moral character requirement. If you have questions about whether or not prior arrests will prevent you from citizenship, or if you have any other immigration related questions, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions. If you have any questions about choosing an immigration attorney or any immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.


Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters and have questions about our 5 immigration tips? Contact our experienced New York immigration lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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