Experienced Immigration Attorneys
The umbrella of the U.S. immigration law covers a huge number of different types of legal work. There are simply too many to list on this website. We’ve selected a few and listed them below. That said, please give us a call at 216-970-7102. Hammond Law Group has hundreds of years of combined experience in immigration law. One of our attorneys has likely run across your issue or one similar.
- Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) – This law provides a way for non-citizens to seek permanent resident status when they’ve been abused by a family member. Congress wanted to provide a safety valve for those who were in abusive marriages or relationships. This law provides the mechanism for the non-citizen to get out of the abusive environment and still move forward toward getting proper immigration status. USCIS, on February 16, 2016, updated their website regarding self-petitions for battered spouses, children and parents.
- U Visas – The U visa provides non-immigrant status (and work authorization) for victims of certain crimes. Those victims must also be currently assisting or have previously assisted law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime, or who are likely to be helpful in the investigation or prosecution of criminal activity. The U visa also provides a way to get a green card.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – USCIS updated their website on DACA matters on August 10, 2016. There are two DACA’s. President Obama initiated one in 2012 and tried to initiate another version in 2014. Several states filed a lawsuit to block the latter type of DACA and so far those states have been successful. Those who qualify uunder the original DACA program can still apply and USCIS encourages them to do so.
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – Temporary Protected Status permits people from designated countries to remain in the U.S. with work authorization. Congress intended TPS to provide relief from great civil unrest or natural disasters. The Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security designates or re-designates countries for certain periods of time. USCIS routinely updates their website for those countries designated for TPS.
This is an extremely short list. Please call us with any questions about U.S. immigration law. Our number is 216-970-7102.