Tennessee Immigration Lawyers
Before moving to Tennessee, Andy grew up near St. Louis, MO. After moving to Tennessee, Andy attended Middle Tennessee State University, where he gained a Computer Science degree and a Political Science degree. Intent on becoming a lawyer, Andy attended the Belmont University College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree.
Andy advises his clients on numerous aspects of state and federal law....
Nashville, TN 37212
Vanderbilt University Law School
Mr. Buchanan received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law in 1982. He served as senior trial specialist for the NLRB for 20 years. Mr. Buchanan also served for 12 years as Adjunct Professor at William H. Bowen UALR School of Law. He...
Martin represents both individuals and businesses in immigration matters, including family-based visa petitions, visa applications for entrepreneurs and skilled workers, permanent resident applications for highly skilled individuals,...
Federico is a graduate of the Pennsylvania State University where he received his bachelor of arts degree in political science and a minor in economics. He earned his juris doctorate degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law. Federico is also fluent in Spanish.
While a student at Penn State, Federico worked as a law clerk for the...
Anahi Fancher works primarily in the areas of immigration law and personal injury. Mrs. Fancher graduated from the Nashville School of Law with her Juris Doctor degree and is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee. Mrs. Fancher received her Master's degree in Business Administration with all elective course work in Marketing and Marketing Research from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and she also earned her bachelor's degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Marketing from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. Mrs. Fancher decided to become a lawyer to help others and fight against injustice.
Tennessee Immigration Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
Knoxville Legal Aid Society, Inc. Pro Bono Project
Community Legal Center
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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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