Immigration Law

Immigration Law

The Legal Services Arcadier and Associates Provides in Immigration Law

Why Arcadier and Associates?

Immigration Law is rapidly changes. In our current legal immigration law landscape, it has never been more important to seek an experience immigration law attorney assist you with your immigration related needs. Arcadier and Associates has three immigration lawyers with over 50 years of combined experience in immigration. We are also immigration reform activist with knowledge of developments in coming changes in immigration reform legislation. Not only can an experienced immigration attorney file correctly all the forms, an experienced attorney will not be intimidated by an adversarial process, including immigration litigation and appeals, and will be in a better position to inform you of the coming changes. In addition to immigration law experience, make sure the law firm that represents you is a member of AILA, which is the nationally recognized association of immigration law attorneys.

Background As To What Immigration Law Is:

Immigration in the US has had a long and dynamic history with several laws being passed to define those individuals of certain ethnic backgrounds who were exclusively allowed entry into the country. However, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 finally abolished the ethnic quota policy and offered people from all backgrounds an equal opportunity for immigration.

The US Immigration laws are a composite set of laws `subject to constant change, revision and amendment from time to time. It governs and states the conditions and criteria required to be fulfilled by an individual to attain US citizenship.

The laws primarily establish:

  1. Who is an American citizen
  2. How to attain American citizenship
  3. Cases where citizenship can be revoked or denied.

The immigration process used to be looked over by the immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). However, post the September 11 attacks, the enforcement of immigration laws have been taken over by the Department of Homeland Security, as implemented by the Homeland Security Act of 2002.

The most commonly sought type of visa is a Class B or a Tourist Visa, which allows an individual to enter the country for a fixed duration with certain restrictions. However, a number of other visas such as temporary work permits, litigation visa and educational visas may be applied for, depending upon the individuals’ unique case.

The process for visa application and immigration requires diligent paperwork and from – filling. Examinations along with interviews, appellate procedures and oral arguments are a mandatory part of the immigration process.

For residency and citizenship, an individual is required to hold a green card for a period of five years. The process of permanent residency requires application for a green card which can be attained by living in the US territory for a certain period of time and showing good credentials. This is usually followed by a tenure of five years which in the case of marriage to an American citizen or army personnel is reduced to three years.

For cases of residency, it is often handy to have good knowledge and understanding of the various rights provided in the US constitution.

For example, under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution:

“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and the State therein they reside.”

This implies that all persons born on US soil attain citizenship, regardless of their actual place of residence. Thus it is handy to have family lines and history determined which could be advantageous during residency applications or court appeals.

Citizenships are also given to individuals on humanitarian grounds such as those seeking asylum or in cases where children of foreign nationalities are adopted by American parents.

Given the mosaic and complex nature of immigrations laws, it is thus advised to engage a lawyer who specializes in this field. This becomes particularly important in deportation cases where the question of livelihood and residency become important and it is absolutely vital to have a legal representative who can fight and give a fair chance for the defendant.

With the legal services that Arcadier and Associates can provide, you are always assured of the best as we are committed to providing you with the truest and sincerest support through your legal immigration issues. We respond to all follow up questions either by email or phone within 1 business day. Don't go it alone, a simply form mistake will cost you twice as much in time and money in order to correct.