Immigration Law Firm in McAllen, TX
Navigating any immigration process can be overwhelming. You will be subject to laws and procedures that must be strictly followed. Without experienced legal help, it can be easy to make mistakes and find yourself facing delays, denials, or other issues from such agencies as the U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Department of State, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or the Department of Homeland security.
At the Law Office of Ayala & Acosta, we can help you through your legal process in seeking the immigration benefits you need. Our experienced team handles all types of immigration matters and has done so for thousands of clients in our years of practice. We strive to bring you the highest standards of representation and service. Because we do nothing else but immigration law, our team has gained significant insight and practical application in meeting the demands of these laws and their procedures.
Need answers? Reach out to the Law Office of Ayala & Acosta to book a confidential consultation with an immigration attorney in McAllen. Call us at (956) 923-3938 or contact us online. Hablamos español.
Our services can assist anyone seeking to immigrate from their current home county, or those who are present in the United States.
Our immigration services include:
- Family Based Immigration. Family members of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents may be able to obtain lawful permanent residence (commonly referred to as a “green card”), provided they meet certain requirements. Before petitioning for a family member, several factors must be considered, including whether the process will be completed in the U.S. or abroad, the length and cost of the process, and the need for waivers.
- Deportation Defense. Removal (or deportation) is the process through which the government seeks to remove a non-citizen from the U.S. It can be both lengthy and overwhelming and include multiple hearings before an immigration judge. Our team of experienced attorneys can help you understand your rights and help you prepare your defense against deportation.
- U.S. Citizenship. Naturalization is the process through which a lawful permanent resident can become a U.S. citizen. If you have been a legal permanent resident for at least 5 years (3 years if filing as a spouse of a U.S. citizen), you may be eligible to apply for naturalization. We can assist you in determining whether you are a candidate for naturalization and guide you through the process.
- Appeals. If an immigration judge has ordered your removal, it is important to act quickly to protect yourself from deportation while you continue to fight your case. It may be necessary to file an appeal with the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) or the Federal Court of Appeals. The appellate process can be long and demanding; competent and aggressive representation is crucial to seek a positive result. We have experience in appealing cases to both the BIA and the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and CAT. A foreign national who fears returning to his or her home country may be a candidate for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, or protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). These cases are very fact-dependent. Our team can evaluate your situation and determine whether you might qualify for this type of protection.
- DACA. Individuals who came to the U.S. unlawfully as children, and who meet certain requirements, may be eligible to receive protection from deportation. DACA is granted for a period of two years, subject to renewal.
- Foreign Investors and Work Visas. Whether you are seeking to enter the U.S. for employment, studies, business, or tourism, we can assist you in obtaining the appropriate non-immigrant visa.
- Waivers. To be admitted into the U.S., a foreign national must be admissible. Many reasons can exist to be deemed inadmissible. In these cases, a waiver may be necessary to immigrate. A waiver basically “forgives” certain grounds of inadmissibility; without it, a visa will not be issued. Many types of waivers are available. Identifying which type of waiver is needed and its requirements involves a careful review of each case.
- VAWA and Crime Victims. VAWA (Violence Against Women) offers protection for certain victims of domestic abuse. Under VAWA, immigrants (both men and women) who have been battered or suffered extreme cruelty at the hands of their U.S. citizen or permanent resident spouse or adult son or daughter, may qualify for certain benefits.
If you need legal help with any of the above issues, we urge you to speak directly with one of our skilled McAllen lawyers for immigration services as soon as possible. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can get to work on your behalf in helping you find a solution.
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We will never push you off to other staff. Meet and work with your Ayala & Acosta attorney through your entire case.
Our team provides Spanish speaking services to ease your communication needs through your legal process.
We bring the backing of years of legal experience to help provide you with effective and personalized legal representation.
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