Columbus, Ohio Immigration Lawyers
The Law Firm for Immigrants. Since 1995, Award-Winning Immigration Law Firm
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On the immigration side, the firm has in depth experience assisting foreign nationals and businesses secure H-1B visas, green cards (through employment PERM and family), as well as obtaining U.S. citizenship through naturalization.
We provide assistance in resolving immigration challenges faced by employees and employers, and individuals with a desire to live and work in the United States.
Our firm was consecutively ranked as a Tier 1 law firm in the field of Immigration Law by U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide in 2010, 2011,...
While at the Law Firm of Shihab & Associates, Magdalena has worked on a wide range of family-based immigration matters including Asylum, VAWA and U Visa claims, Inadmissibility and Unlawful Presence Waivers, J-1 Waivers, Family Petitions, Fiancé(e) and Spousal Visas, Returning Resident Visas, Removal of Conditions, Naturalization, and DACA cases. Magdalena has also worked on various...
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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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