North Carolina immigration - Visas, permanent residency, citizenship, and deportation issues
Decades of experience practicing law and years of experience practicing exclusively immigration law allows the Goulder Immigration Law Firm to smoothly guide its clients through Greensboro, Charlotte, Winston-Salem, Durham, Raleigh, Wilmington immigration and immigration help throughout North Carolina.
We assist clients with family sponsored visas, nonimmigrant visas, work visas, student visas, physician visas, investor visas, H-1B visas, permanent residence (“green cards”), naturalization and I-9 compliance.
Applying for the correct type of visa is crucial for approval. Once a foreign national is present in the United States, s/he must understand their obligations so they can lawfully remain in the U.S. and become eligible for permanent residency or citizenship. Employers need counsel and strategy to take advantage of foreign employment resources while at the same time safeguarding their businesses through proper I-9 regulatory compliance.
Significant North Carolina immigration law changes
The former Director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has testified immigration law is the most complex area of law in the United States—bar none, even more complicated than tax law. Immigration laws are constantly changing which serves to further complicate the immigration process.
The United States’ basic immigration law, the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), was enacted in 1952. Since then many new immigration laws have been passed, layered through the INA, and complicated interpretation of the immigration laws. And, as the immigration laws change, enforcement changes, too. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was created in 2002 in response to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 and the former INS was brought under DHS and revamped into the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
Immigration law involves a complex maze of agencies. DHS is not the only U.S. Executive Department involved in immigration law and the visa process. The Department of Justice operates the Immigration Court system. The Department of State handles all issuances of visas. The Department of Labor is involved in employment-sponsored permanent residence applications and H-1B visa applications. Each agency has its own appeals and review structure. All agency decisions are discretionary.
Getting North Carolina immigration help with complying and adhering to immigration laws can mean the difference between families reuniting or family members being barred from entry or being removed. Because immigration laws often change, it is wise to seek legal advice when applying for visas, permanent residency, naturalization or handling any important matter involving immigration.
Protect your rights through our North Carolina immigration service
No one should appear at a deportation and removal hearing without an experienced attorney at his or her side. There are circumstances where applying for permanent residency or citizenship could result in notices to appear for removal or deportation. Seeking the trusted legal counsel of an experienced immigration lawyer helps individuals avoid unnecessary pitfalls. Our Greensboro and North Carolina immigration service is crucial for people facing serious immigration issues.
Arrange a consultation today with a Greensboro Charlotte Raleigh-Durham North Carolina immigration and visa attorney at the Goulder Immigration Law Firm in North Carolina
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