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Family-based Immigration. We offer representation for marriage-based immigrant petitions and green card applications, K-3 spousal visas, K-1 fiancé visas, derivative naturalization, consular processing, waivers, and VAWA (Violence Against Women Act) petitions. When eligible we help clients secure employment authorization documents and travel documents while their applications and petitions are pending.
Employment-based Immigration. Our firm offers representation for a wide range on employment-based immigrant visa applications involving Aliens of Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Executives, and aliens eligible for National Interest Waivers. We also represent clients with PERM-based applications, Immigrant Petitions for Alien Workers, and Employment-based Applications for Adjustment of Status (green card applications).
Nonimmigrant Visas. We offer representation for obtaining non immigrant visas, which are issued for a temporary stay and a specific purpose. We represent employers and employees seeking non immigrant visas for employment, including, but not limited to H-1B, O and TN, we help clients obtain B-1/B-2 non immigrant visas, and extend or change their status.
Asylum. We represent clients who file affirmative applications for asylum with the Department of Homeland Security, Asylum Office. In addition, we assist asylum applicants whose applications have been referred to the Immigration Court for review or who are filing defensive asylum applications in removal proceedings.
Immigrant Visas/Legal Permanent Residency. Legal Permanent Residence (the green card) is often obtained through family relationship or employment. We offer representation for foreign nationals who wish to obtain legal permanent residency through a family sponsor or employment sponsor.
Waivers. For various reasons clients often need to waive inadmissibility before they are able to obtain an immigrant visa or to become a permanent resident. We represent clients who must seek waivers of inadmissibility. Depending on the waiver being sought, we work closely with clients to obtain all of the evidence necessary to present a successful waiver.
Naturalization. Generally, an individual who is a preferment resident for a period of 3 or 5 years becomes eligible to apply for Naturalization. The naturalization process is complex and requires substantive knowledge of immigration law and an immigration interview in front of an immigration officer. We represent clients who are seeking to become United States citizens through the naturalization process.
Removal Proceedings. We represent clients in immigration courts to assist clients in deportation and removal proceedings, including cancellation of removal, withholding of removal, adjustments of status and asylum.
Appeals and Litigation. We represent clients in matters relating to administrative appeals of adverse decisions. We also represent clients in Petitions for Review to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Additionally, we represent immigration clients in several matters before the U.S. District Court, including Administrative Procedure Act violations, Writs of Mandamus, Writs of Habeas Corpus, Declaratory Judgment Actions, Injunctive Relief and Naturalization Petitions.
Criminal Defense. We provide criminal defense representation throughout Minnesota. We represent clients in a wide array of matters including but not limited to Assault, Disorderly conduct, Domestic assault, Drivers License Issues, Drug charges, DWI/ DUI, False Name to Police Officer, Forfeitures, Fraud, Guns, Harassment/Restraining Orders/Orders for Protection Violations, Juvenile, Obstructing Legal Process, Sex Crimes, Traffic Violations, Theft, Post Conviction Relief, .