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Immigration

Knowledgeable Advocacy From Your New Jersey Immigration Attorney

By enlisting the services of the New Jersey immigration lawyers at the law firm of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., you will receive experienced and skilled representation in all of your immigration law needs. We handle a wide variety of immigration issues, including the following types of cases:

  • Abused spouse self-petitions – The Violence Against Women Act permits abused spouses and children of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents to petition for citizenship on their own behalf.
  • Adjustment of status – The adjustment of status process allows persons who are already lawfully present in the United States to obtain permanent legal residency, or a green card, without leaving the country. This process is best handled with the assistance of an experienced NJ immigration lawyer.
  • Asylum – A person who fears persecution if returned to his or her home country may seek to stay in the United States through the asylum process, which is often complex.
  • BIA appeals – If you lose your case in immigration court, you can file an appeal with the Bureau of Immigration Appeals. As immigration appeals are time-sensitive, you need the help of a New Jersey immigration lawyer to proceed.
  • Bond hearings – If you are detained by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), you can request a bond hearing. If the immigration court sets bond for you, you can be released from detention while your immigration case is going on.
  • Consular processing – If you are not eligible for the adjustment of status process, you must leave the United States and apply for lawful permanent residency through a U.S. consulate in your country.
  • Criminal representations of aliens – Non-citizens who are convicted of some crimes become subject to removal from the United States, or deportation. In this case, you must retain the services of a seasoned NJ criminal attorney who also has experience with immigration issues.
  • Diversity lottery process – The Diversity Lottery Visa is a program that the United States uses to make some visas available for people from countries where visas are not readily used, and who are otherwise eligible to enter the United States.
  • Deportation - Many immigrants and their families live in New Jersey. Some are undocumented or out of status and may need a New Jersey deportation attorney.
  • Employment-based immigration – If you are interested in seeking a visa based on employment status, you will need the help of an experienced New Jersey immigration attorney, as this area of the law is currently undergoing significant changes.
  • Extraordinary ability immigrant visas – Under this visa program, some immigrants may be eligible for visas due to their unusual abilities.
  • Family-based immigration – One of the most common types of immigration occurs on the basis of family members already residing in the United States as U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents.
  • Fiancée visas – A U.S. citizen can file for a visa that allows his or her fiancé(e) to immigrate to the U.S. for the purposes of marriage.
  • Green Cards and U.S. Residency - Becoming a permanent resident is one of the primary pathways to eventual U.S. citizenship. But you will need an experienced lawyer to guide you through the complex application process.
  • Inadmissibility waivers – Some people are automatically inadmissible to the United States for various reasons, including a criminal background. However, our NJ immigration lawyers can request a waiver of inadmissibility on behalf of an otherwise inadmissible person.
  • Labor certifications – Visas based on labor certifications are the same as visas based on employment status.
  • Naturalization process – Immigrants legally residing in the United States can undergo the naturalization process in order to become U.S. citizens, which involves a number of different requirements.
  • Removal hearings – Removal is the term now used to refer to the deportation of an immigrant from the United States, which can occur for many different reasons. At a removal hearing, you must prove why you should not be removed from the United States.
  • Student (F) visas – When a person is in the United States in valid nonimmigrant status, a F1 student visa permits that person to attend college.
  • TPS (Temporary Protected Status) from eligible countries – People from certain designated countries are able to live and work in the United States without fear of removal so long as their country maintains TPS.
  • Visa extensions – In most cases, a skilled NJ immigration lawyer will be able to assist you in obtaining an extension of your visa without you having to leave the United States.
  • Withholding of removal – If you are an undocumented immigrant seeking to remain in the United States and you do not qualify for asylum, you also can file for relief through the withholding of removal process.
  • Withholding of removal (CAT-Convention Against Torture) – If you are an undocumented immigrant seeking to remain in the United States and you do not qualify for asylum or withholding of removal, you also can file for relief through the withholding of removal process under the CAT.

If you are facing any type of immigration issues, the attorneys of Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A., can help. Contact our office today for a consultation regarding your New Jersey immigration case.

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