areas of expertise

BONDS

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

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 A bond is a promise to the government that upon your release from jail, you will appear at all of your court hearings. Obtaining a bond requires an attorney with experience. Being out on bond means you will be able to return to your family and job until your case is resolved in the courts. No bond is guaranteed. If you have a loved one that is currently in immigration detention, call our legal team to see if they may be eligible for a bond.

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS

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Adjustment of status is the process that you can use to apply for lawful permanent resident status (also known as applying for a Green Card) when you are present in the United States. This means that you may get a Green Card without having to return to your home country to complete visa processing. U.S. immigration laws provide a variety of ways for people to apply for a Green Card. The eligibility requirements for adjustment of status may vary depending on the immigrant category you are applying under. The first step in the adjustment of status process is to determine if you fit into a specific immigrant category. Call our legal team to determine whether you might be eligible to adjust your status in the U.S. 

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

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Cancellation of removal 42(b) is a critical form of defense to deportation or removal. A person can only apply for cancellation of removal if there is an open case in deportation or removal proceedings in Immigration Court before an Immigration Judge. Cancellation of removal is a discretionary form of relief and might protect you from deportation. Call our legal team to discuss your immigration options. 

GREEN CARD

CITIZENSHIP

CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL

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You may be eligible to apply for a Green Card (Permanent Resident Card) through your family, a job offer or employment, refugee or asylum status, or a number of other special provisions. Call our legal team to discuss steps to become a Green Card holder. 

CITIZENSHIP

CITIZENSHIP

CITIZENSHIP

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The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all over the world. Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in an individual’s life. If you decide to apply to become a U.S. citizen, you will be showing your commitment to the United States and your loyalty to its Constitution. In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship. If you meet certain requirements, you may become a U.S. citizen either at birth or after birth. Call our legal team for more information. 

H2A VISAS

CITIZENSHIP

CITIZENSHIP

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The H-2A program allows U.S. employers or U.S. agents who meet specific regulatory requirements to bring foreign nationals to the United States to fill temporary agricultural jobs. In the H-2A context, employment is of a seasonal nature where it is tied to a certain time of the year by an event or pattern, such as a short annual growing cycle (including planting, thinning, harvesting, and similar activities). It can also apply to a longer cycle.Call our legal team for more information on program process and eligibility. 

APPEALS

601 WAIVER

601 WAIVER

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An appeal is a request to a different authority to review an unfavorable decision. You may appeal certain USCIS decisions to the USCIS Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) or the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), an office within the Department of Justice. The BIA and the AAO are administrative appellate entities that have jurisdiction over different types of immigration cases. Your denial or revocation notice will provide information about whether the decision may be appealed and where to file your appeal.

A motion is a request to the USCIS office that issued the unfavorable decision to review its decision. With certain exceptions, you may file a motion to reopen or a motion to reconsider if you received an unfavorable decision in your case. You may file a motion even if your case is not eligible for an appeal. Call our legal team if you or a loved one are facing immigration related issues. 

601 WAIVER

601 WAIVER

601 WAIVER

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Since March 4, 2013, certain immigrant visa applicants who are immediate relatives (spouses, children and parents) of United States citizens can apply for provisional unlawful presence waivers before they leave the U.S. for their consular interview.  On August 29, 2016, the provisional unlawful presence waiver process was expanded to all individuals statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa and a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence in the U.S.

The provisional unlawful presence waiver process allows those individuals who are statutorily eligible for an immigrant visa (immediate relatives, family-sponsored or employment-based immigrants as well as Diversity Visa selectees); who only need a waiver of inadmissibility for unlawful presence to apply for that waiver in the U.S. before they depart for their immigrant visa interview.·  For information on applying for a 601 Waiver, call our legal team. 

DACA

601 WAIVER

U-VISAS

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On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status. Call our legal team to discuss if you meet the guidelines for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or “DACA.” 

U-VISAS

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

U-VISAS

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The U nonimmigrant status (U visa) is set aside for victims of certain crimes who have suffered mental or physical abuse and are helpful to law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. In October 2000, Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa with the passage of the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (including the Battered Immigrant Women’s Protection Act). The legislation was intended to strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute cases of domestic violence, sexual assault, trafficking of aliens and other crimes, while also protecting victims of crimes who have suffered substantial mental or physical abuse due to the crime and are willing to help law enforcement authorities in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. The legislation also helps law enforcement agencies to better serve victims of crimes. Call our legal team for a free complete case review.

ASYLUM

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

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Every year people come to the United States seeking protection because they have suffered persecution or fear that they will suffer persecution due to: Race, Religion, Nationality, Membership in a particular social group, Political opinion. If you are eligible for asylum you may be permitted to remain in the United States. We know the difficulties when applying for asylum, call our legal team for asylum and any other immigration concerns you may have. 

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

FAMILY IMMIGRATION

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You may petition for relatives (or future relatives such as a fiancé(e) or a prospective adopted child) to immigrate to the United States. Your status determines which relatives (or future relatives) may be eligible to receive immigration benefits. 

In order to help a family member immigrate, you must be a: U.S. citizen; Green Card holder (permanent resident); Refugee admitted as a refugee within the past two years or asylee granted asylum within the past two years. For more information regarding family immigration call our legal team for a free consultation.  

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

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The privilege of voluntary departure avoids having a deportation on your record, so when you legally  immigrate back to the United States in the future, you will not have to deal with permanent bar issues. Call our legal team today to see if you qualify!

CONSULAR PROCESSING

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

VOLUNTARY DEPARTURE

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Some immigrants qualify for consular processing if they have an approved family petition. They can obtain admission and permanent residency by processing their case through the National Visa Center and the consular office in their home country. They will be legal permanent residents that will be able to live and work in the United States permanently. Markarian-Cash Law is well equipped to help you with consular processing if you qualify. We take care of the hard part. Call our legal team today!