If you have tried to handle your own legal immigration needs, you probably found out how complicated the system is. Thankfully, you can turn to The Law Offices of Chavira Brown, PLLC. Our firm can provide you with the seasoned legal judgment you need to help your family in a comprehensive variety of immigration matters.
Experience means that we know how the system works—even in areas where immigration law continues to be uncertain or is still developing. It also means we can advise you intelligently when it comes to new laws and practices being used by immigration authorities.
In addition, experience means that our office knows how to provide you with legal representation that is tailored to your needs. We diligently work hard to make ourselves approachable so that you can feel confident coming to us even with your family’s personal legal concerns.
The classification system, “family reunification,” has been the principal policy underlying U.S. immigration law. Because of this, close relatives of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to process paperwork to be admitted to reside in the United States as LPRs. LPR status is an immigrant visa which allows individuals to live and work in the United States. This is commonly referred to as having a “green card.”
The family preference system allows the following individuals to immigrate:
There are a limited number of visas available every year under the family preference system. The preference categories go from first preference to fourth preference and establish the priority dates and numerical limitations by which family members are eligible to apply for their immigrant visas.
Please see the visa bulletin at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin.html for a detailed list of those preferences and the priority dates for those preferences. The visa bulletin is issued by the Department of State and is usually released in the middle of the prior month.
Attorney Damisela Chavira Brown is a native of the border city of El Paso, TX where she was exposed to the immigration situation on a daily basis. Working with the United States Catholic Conference since the age of 17, she learned the basics of immigration law and application processing.
Damisela has a BA from the University of Texas at El Paso in Psychology and English and graduated from Barry University School of Law. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the American Bar Association, as well as the Federal Bar Association. She is also licensed to practice law in the Western District of Texas.
Contact The Law Offices of Chavira Brown, PLLC to schedule an appointment with her. Our firm will utilize our knowledge and resources to help you get the results you want.
It is important that employers understand their roles, responsibilities, and possible implications for failure to comply with the laws and regulations. Keep in mind that penalties and sanctions can be imposed for “knowingly submitting fraudulent visa applications” for foreign workers. Employers have the responsibility of having a bona fide job to offer, properly and timely posting the job offer, paying the employee the prevailing wage, and of course, notifying USCIS upon termination.”
Immigration forms can be obtained through the USCIS.gov web page, and although they are free, you should still contact an attorney for advice and a proper consultation. Keep in mind that most immigration forms require a filing fee.
The form alone does not guarantee success. Having access to the forms helps to know the costs involved in your procedures. Don’t hesitate to seek attorney assistance for help.
The Law Offices of Chavira Brown, PLLC is always ready to help families in Texas that are facing immigration issues.
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