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Questions And Answers About Immigration Law

If you are dealing with U.S. immigration law for the first time, you probably have many questions. Our attorneys have practiced immigration law for more than 20 years and have handled virtually every immigration matter. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions we get at Yemi Getachew Immigration Law Office, P.C..

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What Employment Visa Should I Apply For?

That depends on a number of factors, including what type of job you are coming to the United States to perform and how long you expect to stay. There are a number of options for those in specialized professions (such as religious workers) and those with unique abilities, such as professors, artists and entertainers. For everyone else, there are a certain number of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas issued per year.

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Can I Receive Asylum In The U.S.?

Asylum is available to foreign nationals who are coming to this country, or have already arrived, to escape persecution in their country of origin. You do not have to have legal immigration status in this country to apply for asylum. The process is complicated and can take years to complete. You can remain in the U.S. while your case is pending.

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What Could Cause Me To Be Deported?

Deportation, also known as “removal,” is a possibility in several cases, such as when a non-citizen has committed an aggravated felony or “crime of moral turpitude”; is an undocumented immigrant; or violated one of the conditions of their immigration status. However, if USCIS initiates a removal case against you, you could qualify for relief that would cancel the proceeding and allow you to remain in the U.S.

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What Is DACA?

DACA stands for “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” It provides deportation protection to certain young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children. It also provides a work permit, allowing them to legally earn money in the U.S. Those who are admitted to the DACA program must renew their applications after two years.

In recent months, the legality of the DACA program has been debated in the U.S. Supreme Court, and its future is uncertain. If your DACA status is set to expire soon or has already done so, or if you have questions about eligibility, reach out to our firm for up-to-date answers.

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Do I Really Need An Immigration Lawyer?

Any time you need to apply for or renew a visa, seek asylum or are facing removal, you need skilled legal counsel supporting you. The immigration system can be confusing and intimidating. You need someone representing you who understands the rules and regulations, is dedicated to advocating for their clients.

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For answers to more of your questions, call 408-292-7995. You can also reach us online. We provide compassionate and excellent representation on all immigration matters.