Midway, Louisiana Immigration Lawyers

New Orleans, LA Immigration Law Lawyer
(504) 522-2800 365 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Immigration
Baton Rouge, LA Immigration Law Attorney
(225) 590-5323 8211 Summa Avenue Suite D
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Immigration, Divorce and International
New Orleans, LA Immigration Law Lawyer
(504) 524-1090 2 Canal St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Immigration and International
New Orleans, LA Immigration Law Lawyer
(504) 525-4361 909 Poydras St
New Orleans, LA 70112
Immigration
Lafayette, LA Immigration Law Lawyer
(337) 988-5480 403 Aundria Dr
Lafayette, LA 70503
Immigration, Divorce and Family
Baton Rouge, LA Immigration Law Lawyer
(225) 761-9600 5800 1 Perkins Pl Dr
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Immigration, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
New Orleans, LA Immigration Law Attorney
(504) 586-1200 643 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70130
Immigration, Employment and Estate Planning
Baton Rouge, LA Immigration Law Attorney
(225) 767-1070 4310 Highland Rd
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
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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.