Our Immigration Law Practice Areas
Family Immigration Attorney Services
-Family Immigration in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas
When Immigration challenges confront your family, you need answers and options fast. Our skilled team can affordably help solve family immigration issues to give you and your loved ones peace of mind.
We do all we can to help family’s tackle issues such as permanent residence(green card), adjustment status, deportation defense, request for evidence, criminal issues affecting immigration, as well as naturalization and citizenship.
Los Angeles Business Immigration Attorney Services
Business Immigration in Los Angeles
We help businesses as well as entrepreneurs plan for and build successful companies by giving them access to the worldwide talent market. Working closely with our clients, we help plan a strategy to achieve their unique business objectives.
Often, in-depth knowledge of visa and immigration law is required to successfully surmount complex business immigration challenges. We have the experience and the where-with-al to know how to move your business forward in its immigration needs.
Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Convention against Torture
The issues in asylum cases are often complex and varied. The standard is the applicant must have a reasonable fear of persecution based upon one of five grounds identified in the law: political opinion, nationality, religion, social group or ethnicity. There is also a general rule that asylum applications must be filed within one-year of entry into the United States, but there are exceptions based upon exceptional circumstance affecting the applicant’s ability to file in a timely manner and material changes in home country conditions that result in new or heightened fear.
Asylum is affected by the applicant’s ability to corroborate the claim of persecution with evidence regarding personal circumstance and general country conditions. In some circumstances, asylum is dependent upon expert opinion explaining the context and seriousness of the threat against the applicant.
Withholding or deferral of removal is available to individuals who do not qualify for asylum either because they did not meet the one-year filing deadline or are statutorily ineligible for it as further explained below. In order to be granted “withholding” an applicant must show that if returned to his country, it is more likely than not that his life or freedom would be threatened on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. This is a higher legal standard than the threshold to be granted asylum, which is reasonable fear. (“[T]he Attorney General may not remove an individual to a country if the Attorney General decides that the alien’s life or freedom would be threatened in that country because of the alien’s race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.”). There is an exception to this rule when the individual has been convicted of a “particularly serious crime.” A crime where sentence imposed of five or more years is automatically a “serious crime.” The determination whether crimes with lesser sentences are a “serious crime” is made on a case-by- case bases. The factors to be considered include: nature of the crime, the length of sentence, and the circumstances under which the crimes were committed, as well as a determination whether he is a danger to the community.