Protecting The Rights Of Noncitizens
Immigration has long been a controversial political topic in America. But behind the political talk there are millions of hardworking people trying to build better lives for themselves and their families – not to mention a country that needs the labor, talents and investments of immigrants.
At the Law Office of Sheri Bryce Dye, we have a thorough understanding of U.S. immigration laws and how to effectively utilize them for our clients. Regardless of your specific goals, we will strive to help you meet them fully and efficiently.
Offering A Variety of Immigration Legal Services
Our firm helps clients seeking to live and work in the United States, including those working toward obtaining citizenship. Our services include advice and guidance on matters such as:
Family-based immigration: As a citizen, permanent resident, or refugee/asylee, you can petition to bring family members to the United States and help them obtain an immigrant visa. The type of relative you are able to sponsor will depend on your own residency/citizenship status. We can help you determine your options and fill out the necessary paperwork.
Work visas: There are a variety of visas that allow you to travel to and work in the United States, including the H-1B, the L-1, the O-1, the E-1, the I-140 and the TN. The type of visa you’ll need will depend on the type of skills you have or the type of work you’ll be doing. Our firm works with both immigrants and employers to help facilitate the process of obtaining work visas.
Citizenship applications: Applying for citizenship is a very involved process with many requirements. In addition to passing a U.S. history and government test, you must also demonstrate good moral character, allegiance to the U.S., and proficiency in English. You must also hold a green card and meet certain residency requirements. We will work with you to carefully document all the aspects of your citizenship application to give you the best chance of approval of your application.
Green cards: Officially known as a I-551 card or a Lawful Permanent Resident Card, a green card allows you to permanently live and work in the U.S. It does not confer all the rights of citizenship, but it is an important step on the path to citizenship. Working with a skilled attorney is a good investment that could make it easier to become a permanent resident.
Employment authorization document: Working in the U.S. without valid authorization is illegal. We help noncitizens apply for an employment authorization document (EAD) so they can work while their green card or the granting of asylum is pending.
Advance parole: Many noncitizens who reside in the U.S. and who need to travel abroad must obtain an advance parole prior to leaving the U.S. or they may not be able to re-enter the country. The process can take several months and requires multiple documents. You must give yourself plenty of lead time and complete the application process correctly. Working with an experienced lawyer will ensure you complete the necessary steps.
Temporary protected status (TPS): We help foreign nationals from eligible countries obtain or renew their TPS status so they can live and work in the U.S. Eligible individuals must submit an application to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). If TPS designation for a country ends, the beneficiary of TPS status returns to the immigration status they held prior to their country receiving TPS designation. It may be necessary to apply for different immigration status.
Removal proceedings: Any noncitizen who is being threatened with deportation has a right to appear before an immigration judge and seek relief. We provide assertive removal defense through criminal or non-criminal waivers, prosecutorial discretion, Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals (DACA), asylum, adjustment of status or a number of other strategies.
Learn Your Options From An Experienced Lawyer
The Law Office of Sheri Bryce Dye is located in San Antonio, Texas and serves clients throughout the surrounding area. To get your immigration questions answered in a free initial consultation, call us at 210-761-5241 or send us an email.