Your future is at stake when the U.S. Immigration authorities make decisions about your right to stay in the U.S. We help people resolve their immigration problems.
We are committed to bringing families together, and to keep them here when they are placed in immigration proceedings or detained.
- Immigration Bonds and Relief from Deportation (see discussion below)
- Deferred Action Petitions (The Obama limited "Dream Act" program)
- Stateside Waivers (waivers without having to travel to Ciudad Juarez)
- Family-Based Green Cards and Permanent Residence Applications
- Adjustment of Status Applications
- Immigrant Visa Consular Processing
- Permanent Residence for Spouses of US citizens
- Permanent Residence for Parents of US Citizens
- Permanent Residence for Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
- Permanent Residence for Spouse and Unmarried Children of US Residents
- Permanent Residence for Married Sons and Daughters of US Citizens
- Permanent Residence for Brothers and Sisters of US Citizens
- K1/K3 Non-Immigrant Fiancé and Marriage Visas (Outside the US)
- I-751 Joint Petitions and Waivers for Spouses
- Permanent Residency
- I-601 Waivers in Ciudad Juarez
Immigration Defense and Bonds
Because you or family member has been detained by ICE it does not mean certain deportation. A strong defense and plan can provide options to those in deportation proceedings. Depending on the particular circumstances and facts, a person can apply for and obtain legal status in the United States or avoid deportation. We assist eligible persons to obtain permanent legal status and avoid deportation.
We can review your case and tell you or your family if you qualify for “relief.” Relief is a legal way to avoid deportation and/or keep or obtain legal status. We also have extensive criminal law experience and can help you attempt to vacate convictions that prejudice you in immigration court. We assist many folks with their criminal cases, in anticipation of deportation proceedings. If you are a non-citizen and have criminal charges, you will need a lawyer that knows both immigration and criminal law.
After a release from local charges or detention by ICE agents, the Department of Homeland Security often transfers persons in deportation proceedings to the Phoenix field office, and if not released from there, to Eloy or Florence Arizona. Many people from other states are also transferred to Arizona due to the lack of detention centers in those states. These detention centers have on-site Immigration Judges and prosecutors (trial attorneys). The purpose of these on-site courts is to hold immigration proceedings without having to transport the detainees to court.
Below are links to the facilities
The first goal is to try to obtain release by requesting a bond.
A bond hearing is scheduled after a formal motion is requested. Some people will be disqualified from obtaining a bond due to criminal convictions, but many people qualify for bond despite a criminal record.
Our firm will be able to guide you through the steps necessary to obtain a bond as fast as possible. Once a bond is set by the Immigration Judge, the deportation proceedings continue but you or your family member will not have to remain in custody while a decision is made on the case.
A motion to change venue should filed after bond is posted. This motion will move the case from the immigration court in the detention center and transfer the case to the local immigration court in Phoenix.
After you are released we will work to stop the deportation and find “relief” in your case. We know how important it is to keep families together and to remain in the United States. We work aggressively to assure you have the best chance of obtaining legal status and avoiding deportation.
Phoenix Field Office