An immigration attorney guides clients through the complicated legal procedures to achieve their goals of gaining permanent residency, citizenship, or protection from deportation. They can help with applications for work and family visas, as well as asylum requests. They also defend non-citizens facing criminal charges and can work to minimize the consequences of those convictions, especially when they affect a person’s immigration status.
What do immigration officers do?
Immigration attorney Carlos Batara works with corporations, small enterprises, families, and individuals. His practice focuses on the areas of employment and investment-based immigration, criminal deportation defense, and naturalization. He is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
The Riverside-based firm of Hadley Bajramovic PC is led by a multi-attorney team. Reid & Hellyer attorneys assist foreign nationals, including investors, professionals, and athletes, in obtaining non-immigrant and immigrant work visas. They can also conduct immigration background checks for business owners. The firm has been in business since 2003.
The UC Immigrant Legal Services Center offers free and low-cost legal aid and representation to enrolled UC students and their immediate family members, including undocumented students. Its staff provides consultations and workshops on DACA, advance parole, U-Visas, and consular processing. It also advocates for the victims of domestic violence and human trafficking and provides representation in deportation proceedings. Its lawyers are licensed to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. They can handle various immigration law matters, including visas for religious workers and trainees, PERM labor certifications, and visas for artists, athletes, and treaty traders.