New York City Immigration Attorney
Immigration law is a vast subject covering many different, complex situations. If you are involved in any immigration matter, whether it be a visa application, denied petition or potential deportation, enlist the help of a New York City immigration lawyer from our firm. Your future is far too important to do any less, as even small errors in addressing such matters can imperil the outcome of your case. Many alternatives and exceptions to the more commonly known laws and requirements exist. Being represented by a skilled attorney can make all the difference as to whether you achieve your goals.
Certain immigration matters may also require a command of criminal law. At Musa-Obregon & Associates, we have over 50 years of combined experience in practicing both immigration law and criminal law. Our ability extends to applying these in combination so we can give your case the comprehensive counsel required to defend your rights. We regularly represent clients in the Supreme and Superior Courts, as well as immigration courts. We also defend clients in detention centers across the United States and have achieved a proven record of success in these areas.
Immigration Law 101
If you currently find yourself facing a legal issue relating to immigration, it is in your best interests to involve an attorney from our legal team as soon as possible. At our firm, we have proven that we have the legal experience to handle even the most complex of cases and have the full-bodied understanding of the law that is necessary. Should you choose to work with us, you will be able to rest assured knowing that we will be there to help you no matter the details of the case you find yourself facing. You can learn more about some key immigration issues by reviewing the subjects included below:
Similar to criminal cases, it is important to realize that just because you have not had a desirable first outcome does not necessarily mean that you are without a home. If you find the immigration decision that was made was less than what you would have hoped, you can appeal the decision – and at our firm, we are ready to help you with this process.
Do you require asylum? In the United States, there are several different instances in which you can seek asylum for legal protection. These petitions, while very important, are unfortunately also very complex and can be mishandled by an inexperienced or apathetic attorney. Get our representation today if you would like to learn more about how we can help you to be granted this protection.
There is nothing that is quite as terrifying as facing the possibility of deportation. If you combine this with a criminal charge, the situation can be made all the more complex. Due to the nature of criminal law, it is extremely important that should you find yourself facing an issue that combines criminal and immigration law that you do not hesitate to get the involvement of a lawyer that can help.
Are you being threatened with the possibility of deportation? This is not the time to leave your future up to the whims of chance. The threat of deportation is very real and can have a very real impact on your future. To give yourself the fighting chance that you need, it is in your best interests to consult with a legal representative from our firm to discuss the best strategy to defend your rights.
There are some cases where you will be able to immigrate into the country based on the nature of your employment. If you find yourself looking to work within the country, we are prepared to help you at your firm. We can help explain the different types of visas that you will interact with and will help you determine the one that is best suited for your individual case.
Some of the most emotionally charged aspects of dealing with immigration are those that deal with family immigration. If you are currently looking to gain a visa through a family member, it is important that you work with a lawyer who can determine the best course of action.
If you are currently looking to immigrate into America to live closer to a fiancé(e), then it is important that you take the necessary steps to make sure that the move is as valid as possible. There are several things that you will be required to prove – such as the truthful intention to marry, the ability to participate in the marriage and the fact that you've met with your fiancé in person.
An immigrant visa is also commonly referred to as a "green card" and is the documentation that allows for an immigrant to have permanent residence within the country. This is a vital piece of immigration law, however, it is not always the most simple document to acquire. If you are looking into obtaining a green card, do not hesitate to get legal representation from a lawyer that you can trust.
Being charged with a criminal offense is never a simple affair, however, should you be within the country illegally at the time of the criminal charge, this can be made all the more complex. In some cases, you will be dealing with what is known as an immigration detainer which will allow for law enforcement officers to detain you for a longer amount of time so that the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) can take you into legal custody.
Naturalization & Citizenship
If you are looking to gain citizenship – not just a visa – then it is vastly important that you get the legal representation of a knowledgeable attorney on your side. There are different ways in which you will be able to obtain citizenship, but to ensure that you are doing so lawfully, you should not attempt to handle this on your own.
In some cases, you could be looking to enter into America without having the intention of permanently residing there. Perhaps you are studying on a short-term basis or perhaps you are just touring. Still, in these situations you will require what is known as a non-immigrant visa, such as the O-1 visa,
L-1 visa and
A-1 visa, to ensure that you are within the country's borders legally.
Are you dealing with an immigration-related issue?
As a full service immigration law firm, we can assist you with all areas of immigration law. We understand the impact these proceedings will have on your life and are dedicated to fighting relentlessly on your behalf. We pride ourselves on being multicultural and multilingual and able to service you in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Slovakian, Arabic, Hebrew, French, and Haitian Creole and several Nigerian languages. Contact a New York City immigration lawyer today.