New York City Immigration Lawyer
Handling Visas, Citizenship, Asylum, Deportation Defense and More
The legal team at Musa-Obregon & Associates is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation to clients in all matters of immigration law, from visas to
deportation defense. With
more than 50 years of combined experience, we are very familiar with all aspects of these laws and work to successfully navigate the complex federal system to help our clients resolve their specific issues. Our multi-cultural staff provides services in a number of languages: English, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Slovakian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, Haitian Creole and several Nigerian languages.
If you are dealing with any immigration-related matter and are seeking counsel from a New York City immigration attorney, you need look no further. Our team's diverse background gives us a sensitivity to help clients who come from all countries and walks of life. We provide compassionate, supportive guidance regardless of the legal issues that our clients find themselves facing, without sacrificing results. Our attorneys and support staff know when to take a strategic approach and when more aggressive tactics are likely to yield results.
If you are in need of immediate legal counsel due to criminal deportation or
immigration detainers, or are seeking
asylum to protect yourself and your loved ones, we can help. If you wish to pursue an
immigrant visa or
non-immigrant visa, we can advise you on how to approach these proceedings to seek a timely and positive result. If your dream is to become a U.S. citizen, we can also help with
naturalization and citizenship matters to make this dream a reality. In any area of immigration law, our firm stands prepared to provide the representation needed to navigate these complicated issues.
Family and Employment-Based Immigration
Two of the main reasons people immigrate to the United States are family and
employment. Through our experience in the field of immigration law, we have come to recognize that one of the most sensitive areas of immigration law is the way it may affect families. Families may be brought together or kept apart as a result of these laws and proceedings. With our knowledge of family immigration matters and how your status as a citizen or Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) may affect your ability to obtain visas for certain family members or even affect naturalization proceedings for your loved ones, we can work to keep your family together.
If you are employed or are seeking employment in the United States, you may qualify for one of about 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas that are issued each year. If you are eligible for such a visa, a NYC immigration lawyer at our firm may be able to help you experience peace of mind in knowing that you can live and work in the U.S. There are five main categories of employment-based visas and various sub-categories under these; an attorney can help you determine under which of these you may qualify:
- Employment First Preference: Priority Workers
- Employment Second Preference: Professionals with Advanced Degrees/Exceptional Ability
- Employment Third Preference: Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers
- Employment Fourth Preference: Special Immigrants
- Employment Fifth Preference: Immigrant Investors
Over the past decade, there has been an increased focus by federal authorities on individuals who are in the U.S. illegally, who have expired visas or who are working in the country without documentation. When ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) becomes interested in an individual and detains him or her, there is a real threat of being deported from the country, and no longer being able to work, live and share your life with your family in New York City. Our legal team acts quickly to defend against deportation actions and understands the urgency and need for fast, effective help.
Our lawyers have been called upon to represent those who have been caught in the tightening security net of the Department of Homeland Security. Many of these cases are related to criminal accusations which have then led to the threat of deportation. In fact, hundreds of thousands of individuals have been deported from the U.S. in the past decade, many of them due to criminal charges. Our firm is uniquely qualified to provide counsel in these matters. Our founding attorney, Michael Musa-Obregon, is a former NYC prosecutor who understands both sides of criminal cases. He has experience in state and federal criminal defense, immigration law and deportation defense.
Why choose a New York City immigration attorney from Musa-Obregon & Associates?
Many immigration cases will require not only a skilled immigration attorney, but a highly qualified criminal defense lawyer. In such cases, we have the qualifications and proven court record in both areas of the law. Our immigration-criminal defense representation allows individuals accused in both federal and state court to have legal counsel that can manage both areas of their case, a significant advantage. By having a lawyer on your side who understands both the immigration issues that you are facing as well as the way that criminal law will impact them, you will be able to rest assured knowing you have an experienced advocate on your side who is truly looking out for your best interests.
We believe you deserve the best representation when you need to resolve an immigration law issue. Our firm is prepared to review your situation and advise you how we will move forward to get your matter resolved. We can represent clients both in and out of the United States in any immigration law matter. We will provide you with the dedicated, personal legal services you need to resolve your immigration problem or requirement. When it's your future on the line, you simply don't have the luxury of taking your time – contact a New York City immigration lawyer at our firm.
We are also available to help you with New Jersey immigration issues.