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At Fayad Law, P.C., we offer more than 20 years of combined legal experience to our clients who include individuals, families, and employers. With a team of Virginia immigration attorneys who themselves come from immigrant backgrounds, we have the dedication and motivation necessary to fight for the best possible results in your case. When you work with our firm, we will treat you as a real person with very real concerns and goals, rather than as a file or case number.
We understand how much is at stake for your future and are ready to take immediate action on your behalf. You can take advantage of our services by visiting us at one of our offices in Richmond or Fairfax, Virginia, or by contacting us from anywhere in the world. Follow the links below to learn more about the different types of cases we handle, and then contact us to learn more about how we can be of assistance.
Do not hesitate to get representation to defend against an impending deportation or removal action against you or a loved one! The Department of Homeland Security deports more than half a million aliens every year, but you may not have to be one of them. You can vastly improve your chances of staying in this country by hiring a lawyer from our firm. A 2016 study by the American Immigration Council found that represented immigrants in detention who had a custody hearing were four times more likely to be released from detention, and that represented immigrants are more likely to obtain the immigration relief they seek. Detained immigrants with representation were twice as likely as unrepresented immigrants to obtain immigration relief if they sought it, and represented immigrants who were never detained are nearly five times more likely than their unrepresented counterparts to obtain relief. Read More..
Let our team assist you with the challenge of bringing your loved ones to live with you in the United States with a family-based immigrant visa. Whether you want to bring your fiancé with a K visa, need an alien-spouse immigrant visa, or are hoping to bring other close relatives to this country, we are ready to help you! Read More..
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides an annual quota of 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas, with categories including the EB-1 priority worker, EB-2 professional, EB-3 skilled or professional worker, EB-4 special immigrant, and EB-5 immigrant investor. These visas are in high demand, so it is wise to hire an attorney to assist you with your application. Read More..
In the event that you only need to come to the United States for a limited period of time in order to conduct business or perform temporary employment, we can assist you with applying for an H-1B specialty occupation visa, H-2B seasonal visa, H-2A seasonal agricultural visa, E1 treaty trader or E2 treaty investor, L1 intracompany transferee, or other types of visas. Read More..
If you want to stay legally in the United States and perhaps even pursue citizenship, you will need to apply for lawful permanent resident status. Once you have a green card, you will be able to go about building your future in this country with the certainty that you will be able to remain here, in addition to being able to assist your loved ones with immigrating from abroad. Read More..
Unless you are able to take advantage of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), you will have to apply for a visa before you can enter the United States. Even if you are able to use the VWP, you must get a visa if you plan to remain in this country for 90 days or more. Our clients apply for nonimmigrant visas for the purposes of travel, business, education and more. Read More..
The United States government makes a special exception in immigration cases in which the individual is fleeing persecution in his or her country of origin or fears such persecution in the event that he or she is deported back to that country. We may be able to help you apply for relief under refugee or asylee status. Read More..
Countless people from around the globe dream of coming to the United States and becoming American citizens, but only a relatively small number of these people’s petitions are approved. We can assist you with preparing your application, getting ready for your tests, helping with medical exceptions to the civics, as well as representing you with the authorities from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Read More..
Family law issues have the potential to cause serious problems for your immigration status, whether you are accused of domestic violence or are seeking custody of your children in a divorce. There are a number of routes for a DV victim to get status in the U.S. and we can help them navigate which one is best. We approach such issues with the necessary sensitivity, while also fighting to protect our clients’ interests. Read More..
Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer
You are not legally required to retain legal representation to assist you with any type of immigration case, but it is nearly always in your best interest to do so. United States immigration law is notoriously complex, and a large percentage of all applications submitted for immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, lawful permanent resident status, and naturalization are denied. While some denials are based on the fact that the petition simply was not valid, many are the result of simple errors or omissions on the part of the applicant.
By hiring an attorney from the outset of the process, you can greatly improve your chances of success, since we can help you prepare your petition and ensure that it includes all of the relevant information. We also can represent you in an appeal in the event that your application is wrongfully denied.
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There are dozens of different types of visas available under the provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), but they can all be placed in one of two categories: immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. The former is for individuals who are hoping to establish permanent residency with a green card and perhaps even to pursue the path to naturalization and citizenship. The latter is for those who are only planning a temporary visit to the United States, such as for the purpose of conducting business or attending school.
The INA sets limits on the number of people who will be permitted to immigrate to the United States each year using certain types of visas, while other visas are unlimited. Family immigration visas for the immediate relatives of U.S. citizens are available on an unlimited basis, while there are annual quotas set for the relatives of lawful permanent residents and extended family of citizens, with a maximum quota of 480,000. The number of employment immigration visas is limited to 140,000 per year.
Pathways to citizenship include service in the United States military and adoption, but a large percentage of all people who become citizens do so through the process of naturalization. The basic qualifications for naturalization include:
- Living in the U.S. as a permanent resident for 5 years (or 3 years for a spouse of a U.S. citizen)
- Being at least 18 years of age
- Living within the state where you will apply for citizenship for at least 3 months prior to the application date
- Being physically present in this country for at least half of the past 5 years
- Maintaining continuous residence in this country from the date you submit your application for naturalization
- Being able to read, write and speak English
- Have a basic understanding of U.S. government and civics
It is also necessary to supply evidence that you are a person of good moral character and are attached to the principles of the U.S. Constitution. We can assist you with proving these factors, as well as preparing your petition and helping you get ready for the tests.
In June of 2012, the Obama Administration directed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to begin applying a policy that is referred to as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Under deferred action, DHS is exercising discretion in its execution of the laws concerning deportation and removal of immigrants who are illegally present in the United States. Deferred action is not a change to the existing law, but is instead a change in the way that the law is being applied. You may qualify for relief under DACA if you were younger than 31 years of age on June 15, 2012, came to the U.S. before your 16th birthday, have continuously resided in this country since June 15, 2007 and are either currently in school or have already graduated from high school or earned your general education development (GED) certificate, among other criteria. With deferred action, you may be able to avoid being deported, though it does not grant any change of immigration status.
In its review of immigrant visa petitions, the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) weighs factors related to the ties that the prospective immigrant has in the United States and the reasons why he or she wants or needs to come to live in this country. For example, a family immigration petition will not be approved unless the foreign national has immediate relatives such as a spouse, mother or father, child or sibling already living here as a citizen or green card holder. An employment immigration petition is more likely to receive approval if the applicant has a job offer in this country and is coming to fill a position that cannot reasonably be filled from the local labor market. A foreign national who is fleeing persecution in his or her home country may be granted an immigrant visa as a refugee or asylee.
There are many strategies for challenging a removal action. If the proposed deportation is based on a criminal conviction, it may be possible to appeal the conviction in order to have it overturned. Another option is to petition for cancellation of removal, a type of immigration relief which is available to people who are of good moral character and whose deportation would subject a family member who is a citizen or permanent resident to extreme hardship. The key to success in stopping deportation is to take immediate action by hiring a Virginia immigration attorney from our firm as soon as possible. Contact us now at Fayad Law, P.C. for a confidential consultation and to let us get started on your case!
Fayad Law, P.C. maintains offices in Richmond and Fairfax, Virginia. We work with individuals, families, and businesses across the world, providing them with assistance in resolving the legal issues involved with helping their loved ones and employees to immigrate to the United States. We work directly with foreign nationals living abroad, guiding them through the process of obtaining immigrant and nonimmigrant visas for entry to the U.S.