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Albuquerque Immigration Attorney

Immigration Assistance in Albuquerque

There are many reasons why people choose to immigrate to New Mexico and the United States from other countries, and one major reason is that there are many opportunities in the United States that other countries do not offer. Many foreign nationals wish to immigrate to the U.S. for a better life, and according to government statistics approximately 5.4% of Mexican immigrants to the United States reside in the state of New Mexico.

By using the appropriate channels, legal immigration can become a reality for you by obtaining one of the many visas that are available. Immigration is a constantly changing area of the law, however, and this causes a lot of confusion and complexity in navigating the administrative process. If you file incorrectly or answer one question wrong on a form, your immigration process could be denied numerous times and your application may ultimately be denied. Instead of taking this chance, it is far better to enlist the help of a knowledgeable Albuquerque immigration lawyer. With the assistance of an experienced legal professional, you can find use the correct procedures to move your visa application forward in a timely manner.

Maney & Gordon, P.A. has over 35 years of experience in immigration law, and senior partner Richard Maney is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality law by the Florida Bar. Our firm is committed to providing quality and affordable legal representation to every client, as well as personalized service. Attorney Maney has also been AV peer rated (Preeminent) through Martindale-Hubbell® for his professional excellence and legal accomplishments.

In order to discover which method will work best for your specific circumstance, it is vital that you meet with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible. When you have a legal professional working with you and presenting your application in the most favorable light, it will make a big impact on the eventual outcome of your petition. Whether you are applying as an individual or an employer, consulting with a knowledgeable immigration lawyer can make all the difference.

Guiding You Through the Immigration Process

In 2008, the majority of Mexican immigrants in this country were not U.S. citizens. Many people who immigrate to the United States do so because a U.S. employer files an H-1B petition to sponsor the nonimmigrant for work. According to the US Citizenship and Immigration Services,

Of the 192,990 petitions approved in Fiscal Year 2010, approximately 171,754 were both filed and approved during Fiscal Year 2010. The remaining 21,236 were filed prior to Fiscal Year 2010.

This is proof that a skilled Albuquerque immigration lawyer makes a significant impact on the progress and success of an immigration petition, and our firm is highly experienced at this process.

Our firm has successfully guided numerous clients through their application process using various visas, including the following:

  • B-2 - Visitor For Pleasure
  • E-1 - Treaty Trader
  • E-2 - Treaty Investor
  • H-1B - Specialty Occupation
  • H-2 - Temporary Worker
  • J-1 - Exchange Visitor
  • L-1 - Intra-Company Transferee
  • P-1 - Performing Artists & Athletes
  • TN - Treaty NAFTA
  • Other non-immigrant visas

Each of these forms falls under one of two basic types of visas: immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas. Regarding non-immigrant visas, the most common example is the green card. This documentation allows a non-citizen of the U.S. to remain in the country as a place of residence and often employment. Green cards are also known as permanent residence visas and can grant people a permanent dwelling in the United States without having to become a citizen. There is another type of non-immigrant visa available to individuals who are seeking asylum in the U.S. in order to escape imminent harm or persecution due to race, social status, religion and other reasons in their country of origin. Although this type of visa is non-immigrant, it could eventually lead to a petition for citizenship or naturalization. If you are interested in pursuing any of these visa types, you should speak with a helpful attorney from our firm right away.

Other Types of Non-Immigrant Visas

Other types of non-immigrant visas are family based, such as fiancée visas and family visas, which allow immigrants to join their loved ones in the U.S. Fiancée visas allow a 90-day grace period for immigrants to move to the U.S. and marry, after which they may become eligible for a change in immigration status. Family visas must be requested by a U.S. citizen on behalf of their family members who wish to immigrate and join them in the country. Speak with an Albuquerque immigration attorney today to learn whether you qualify.

Many other visas are employment based, such as a work visa or a business and investor visa. Other related issues include the employment visa I-9 – also known as employment eligibility verification – which all U.S. companies are required to have their workers complete and which all potential U.S. employees must fill out before being hired. Because the employment visa I-9 is such an important legal document, serious penalties could result from improper filing or completion of an I-9 form. Make sure that you seek legal assistance from an attorney at our firm, and we can also help you with labor certification.

We are also capable of handling student visa situations for those who are looking to attend an approved university or institution in the U.S. This is a requirement for exchange students and any person seeking to attend an institution within U.S. borders. Keep in mind that one of the greatest problems involved with immigration is the risk of deportation. Maney & Gordon, P.A. is proud to provide aggressive and experienced deportation defense, including representation for cancellation of removal appeals. A cancellation of removal is a legal request that your immigration application be reconsidered before you are deported out of the country. Such action could result in a reversal of your application denial and allow you entrance into the U.S.

Contact an Albuquerque Immigration Lawyer

Altogether, the legal team at Maney & Gordon, P.A. has over 100 years of experience and countless legal resources to use for the benefit of your case. We work diligently on your behalf and will steadfastly pursue your application through the complex immigration process. We understand that applying for a visa can be a long, drawn-out affair, but we will fight tirelessly to work your petition through the system and we will attempt to eliminate any barriers that bar the way of your application's success. Our firm has received top ratings by Martindale-Hubbell® for professional expertise and ethics, and you can count on our legal team to offer you the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process of immigration. For skilled legal assistance regarding your immigration needs, contact an Albuquerque immigration attorney from our firm today.

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