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West Des Moines, IA Immigration Law Attorney with 10 years experience
Immigration, Appeals, Criminal and Domestic Violence
University of Iowa
Allison’s practice focuses on criminal defense, criminal defense for immigrants, criminal appeals, family-based immigration, removal defense, immigration benefits for victims of domestic violence and other crimes (Violence Against Women Act and U-visa), Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), immigration benefits for juveniles (Special Immigrant Juvenile visas and related guardianships), immigration appeals, and family law cases. Allison is proficient in Spanish, and many of her clients are Spanish-speaking only. Allison is also currently a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Drake University Law School’s Refugee Legal Clinic.
Allison McCarthy is a May 2007 graduate of the University of Iowa. During her undergraduate...
Immigration, Appeals, Employment and International
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Hamline University School of Law
Gunda J. Brost is a U.S. immigration attorney ("lawyer") from Oldenburg, North Germany. Ms. Brost holds a J.D. from Hamline Mitchell University School of Law (2006) and holds a license to practice law in Iowa (2007). Ms. Brost has represented clients from all over the world in various different immigration-related matters and has a special interest in asylum law, waivers and getting complex cases unstuck. Ms. Brost is fluent in French, German and Spanish.
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Saint Louis University School of Law
Attorney JoAnn Barten Bigelow has been offering full-service U.S. immigration legal services since 1999. Barten Law Office, P.C. partners with clients to achieve their U.S. immigration goals through creative and workable strategies. Full-time Spanish language services are available. Our office represents individuals and employers with employment based issues, family immigration, consular processing, complex citizenship, and removal cases to name a few. We prepare applications for filing with Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), Department of Labor (DOL), and Department of State (DOS) and defend individuals in the Omaha Immigration Court.
La abogada JoAnn Barten Bigelow ha estado ofreciendo servicios completos de Inmigracion...
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Cedar Rapids, IA Immigration Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Immigration, Criminal and DUI
Raphael (Ray) Scheetz founded the Law Offices of Raphael M. Scheetz in 1994 to focus his attention on the practice of criminal defense and immigration cases. Mr. Scheetz has successfully represented hundreds of clients. The cases included persons who want to apply to become American citizens, and American citizens who want to petition for their spouse, fiancée, children, parents, or brothers or sisters that live outside of the United States. Mr. Scheetz has also successfully represented hundreds of persons accused of Federal and State criminal offenses. He has been lead defense counsel in approximately ninety jury trials in State...
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Immigration, Agricultural and Employment
I'm an attorney that knows the struggles of working out on the farm. We know that at times there are shortages of labor, and that you might need legal immigrant workers. We can help get H-2A and H-2B and many other agricultural visas when workers are hard to find.
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Iowa City, IA Immigration Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Offers Video ChatImmigration and Family
Drake University Law School
Jessica Malott is the owner and managing partner of Malott Law, PLC, and practices primarily in immigration. Jessica earned her Juris Doctor, with honors, in 2006 from Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. During law school, she worked as an intern at the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence (ICADV) and was Editor-in-Chief of the Drake Law Review. Since graduating, Jessica has worked as a law clerk, federal government attorney, law school career advisor, and private practice attorney.
In her current practice, she focuses primarily on removal defense in Immigration Court and family-based immigration; however, she also takes an assortment...
Fairfield, IA Immigration Law Attorney with 38 years experience
Washington, IA Immigration Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Iowa City, IA Immigration Law Attorney with 19 years experience
University of Iowa College of Law
Need immigration help?
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.