Torrington, Connecticut Immigration Lawyers
Westport, CT 06880
University of Pennsylvania
Mark holds a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a law degree from a major university in the United Kingdom (UK) and an...
Attorney Ollennu believes that the best way to resolve family disputes is through the process of divorce mediation. He has successfully mediated...
Aleksandr ("Alex") Y. Troyb relies on his diverse background to advise clients on various aspects of immigration, residential and commercial real estate as well as residential and commercial financing. In addition, Alex assists clients with civil litigation, business entity formation, construction and development law, estate planning and probate administration.
Alex is licensed to practice in Connecticut and New York courts, as well as the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut. Alex serves as the Secretary on the Executive Committee of the Fairfield County Bar Association, where he also serves as chair of the Real Estate Committee....
Attorney Gonzalez-Velez's interest and passion providing legal assistance to immigrants arises from his immigrant background. His ancestors immigrated from the Canary Islands, Spain in the 1800s. His family settled in Puerto Rico, which was then a Spanish colony. As residents of Puerto Rico, his ancestors became United States...
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The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (formerly the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement are components of the Department of Homeland Security and handle the processing, enforcement, and adjudication of U.S. immigration matters. U.S. immigration laws treat persons as either citizens or aliens. The law classifies aliens according to immigration status, with each group afforded different rights and obligations, such as the right to reside in the United States, the right to sponsor relatives, and the right to work in the United States. Aliens may be lawful permanent residents (i.e., green card holders), immigrant visa holders, temporary lawful visitors, or undocumented persons.
Immigration lawyers represent persons seeking visas or green cards, which allow them to enter or remain in the United States. Two common types of visas are employment-based visas and family-based visas. Employment-based visas grant a non-U.S. citizen the right to work in the United States. Spouses and children may sometimes accompany employment-based immigrants. Family-based visas confer lawful permanent resident status to a foreign national based on an immediate relationship to a U.S. citizen.
Immigration attorneys also handle deportation/removal, naturalization (citizenship) and asylum matters. Because immigration proceedings are often complex, an immigration attorney is invaluable to those dealing with immigration issues.
Deportation/removal: The formal removal of an alien from the United States when the alien has been found removable for violating the immigration laws. Removal (formerly called deportation) is ordered by an immigration judge without any punishment being imposed or contemplated.
Lawful permanent resident: Any person not a citizen of the United States who is residing in the U.S. under legally recognized and lawfully recorded permanent residence as an immigrant.
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