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Immigration Information

Federal law governs every aspect of immigration. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the federal agency charged with administering the complex laws that detail how foreign nationals may legally enter the U.S. to:

  • Reside;
  • Establish citizenship;
  • Study;
  • Work;
  • Travel;
  • Conduct business;
  • Apply for asylum;
  • Invest.

Once here, immigrants are protected by the USCIS if they are victims of crimes -- such as domestic violence, human trafficking, and employment fraud. On the other hand, the USCIS cooperates with the U.S. Dept. of Justice to remove immigrants who have violated U.S. law.

The agency helps Americans adopt children from abroad. It also facilitates citizenship applications from immigrants (and the families of immigrants) serving in the U.S. military. In other words, every aspect of immigration is touched by the USCIS.

Legal advice on U.S. immigration laws is regulated

USCIS policy strictly forbids immigration consultants, notary publics, and notarios (Spanish for lawyers) from representing anyone in immigration matters before the USCIS. Only U.S. attorneys and accredited representatives of recognized organizations may communicate with the USCIS on behalf of applicants.

The New Jersey immigration law firm of Helmer, Conley, & Kasselman, PA is experienced in every aspect of these complex regulations. Our immigration lawyers in New Jersey assist immigrants who wish to come to the U.S., those already here, and the unlucky ones who are in the process of being removed (deported).

Count on legal counsel from Helmer, Conley, & Kasselman, PA for all your immigration law needs

Helmer, Conley, & Kasselman, PA immigration lawyers in New Jersey are trusted advocates for hundreds of foreign nationals, citizenship applicants, businesses, and families of immigrants. We pride ourselves in taking care of our clients and their changing legal needs.

Immigration visas

U.S. immigrant visa applications are most common for:

Family-based immigration: U.S. citizens, naturalized or otherwise, can sponsor their spouses, children, parents, and siblings. Legal permanent residents are only allowed to sponsor spouses and children.

Employment-based immigration: Four classes of employment-based immigration exist:

  • Priority workers;
  • Professionals;
  • Skilled, professional, and other workers; as well as
  • Special immigrants.

In most cases, employers must be granted certification from the Department of Labor to receive visas for new workers. Our knowledgeable immigration lawyers in New Jersey work closely with companies around America to help businesses fulfill the application and certification requirements necessary to employ immigrant workers in both permanent and temporary positions.

A category called “immigration through investment” allows up to 10,000 qualified aliens to be granted permanent U.S. resident status if they are involved in a new American commercial enterprise.

Nonimmigrant visas

More than 80 types of nonimmigrant visas are available for foreign nationals including:

  • Visitor visas (business and pleasure);
  • Student visas;
  • Temporary work visas; and
  • Fiancé(é) visas.

You must apply for such a visa through the U.S. consulate or embassy in or nearest to your home country. Special considerations may be made for those seeking asylum or amnesty.

New Jersey immigration law firm

U.S. immigration law and policy is complex. It is essential to retain a skilled immigration lawyer to assist with your case. Contact Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, PA today if you have an immigration-related issue or questions about immigration law. In Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, immigration help is a phone call away. A New Jersey immigration lawyer at our firm can provide the type of effective assistance needed to resolve all immigration and citizenship issues throughout the United States.

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