Renewals of Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents (Work Permits)
Applying for a work permit can seem like a fairly simple process, but even simple mistakes can mean the difference between getting approved and denied for a renewal. Your ability to work is not something you should risk. Our office can help you keep up with the timeline to file your renewal application, make sure that all of the required supporting evidence is included, and give you the best chance of continued permission to work.
Petition to Remove Conditions
If you filed to became permanent resident (green card holder) based on your marriage to a U.S. citizen your status is “conditional” and will expire after two years. This means that if you do not file a petition to remove conditions on your residence your status will automatically terminate. To avoid this outcome, you will need an attorney to prepare a Petition to Remove Conditions on your behalf.
Temporary Protected Status
Temporary Protected Status, or “TPS” provides people from certain countries with ongoing armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary conditions that make it unsafe to return, with temporary legal status in the United States. TPS is typically designated for only those countries where there is civil war, a natural disaster like a hurricane or earthquake, or similar circumstances.
If you or a family member has been detained and placed in removal proceedings in immigration court, you might be wondering if and how you will be able to get out of detention and reunite with your family. Immigration court cases can go on for years so typically this is the first and most important priority for detainees or their families.
Parole in Place
If you are serving in the United States military, are a veteran, or are a military spouse, you have probably heard of Parole in Place. Chances are that you have also been able to find very little clear and accurate information on the subject and how it could help you or your spouse. Our government knows that military members and their families make important sacrifices for our country. Parole in Place is just one way our government tries to support these individuals.
T and U Visas
The U and T visas were both created to give victims of crime or human trafficking the opportunity to obtain legal status in the United States if they have cooperated with law enforcement to help investigate or prosecute crime. These visas can be a powerful tool to help foreign nationals who may not have any other route to legal status to gain security for themselves and their families. The Cassell Firm’s immigration attorney has helped many victims of crime and human trafficking get U and T visa applications approved so that they can move forward to a happier and brighter future.
Gaining citizenship is the final step of the immigration process. There are exceptions to many of the rules determining who is eligible to become a citizen and many pitfalls you will need help to avoid. While complex, it is the most rewarding part of the immigration process and the part of a client’s case most looked forward to by immigration attorneys. However simple or complex your case may be, our Nashville immigration lawyer looks forward to helping you navigate this final stage of your journey.
Adjustment of Status (Getting a Green Card)
The term “Adjustment of Status” is just a formal way of saying that you or your family member are applying for a green card. The process to obtain a green card can be long and there are several steps you must take before you apply. There is also a difference in how you apply for a green card when you are in the United States and when you still live in another country.