Plan on immigrating to Minneapolis, MN? Well, the law is constantly changing and many find themselves buried in complex requirements and procedures. Few areas of the law directly impact families in the way immigration does, so it is important to get it right the first time. Our lawyers know best, and we know how to do it right!
At Robichaud & Alcántara P.A., our attorneys have decades of experience. We pride ourselves on the personal service and individual attention we provide to each of our clients. We keep clients informed every step of the way.
Mpls Legal Immigration Services & Practice Areas
We have experience representing clients throughout the United States in a wide variety of practice areas, including:
- Family-based Green Cards
- Fiancé(e) and Spouse Visas
- Work Authorizations
- The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)
- Visas for Victims of Crime
- Deportation Defense
- Immigration Appeals
- Deferred Action
- I-9 Audits
Our immigration attorneys will lead you through the confusing process of, procedures, regulations, and documentation. We will answer your questions, help you complete and submit your paperwork, and attend interviews. Schedule a consultation at our Minneapolis office to learn more about how our firm can help you. We also provide quality, in-person counsel from our affiliate office in Vietnam.
In addition to services for immigrants and non-immigrants, we provide counseling for lawyers who have clients facing immigration concerns in family law or criminal law cases.
Things You Should Think About Before The Immigration Process
There are many things that need to be considered before moving to the US. It is an incredibly important and complex decision to make. There are various types of immigrant visas, forms, and steps in the process that need to be looked into. This is why it is incredibly important to have a knowledgeable immigration lawyer working with you to make the process more straightforward. For another great resource, be sure to take a look at the U.S Department of State’s section on immigration.
Having a Sponsor
Having a US citizen, US lawful permanent resident, or a employer that is sponsoring the person immigrating to the US is the first step. There are a few exceptions to this rule, however it is usually safe to assume that someone looking to come into the United States will need this.
This category of immigration is what allows United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to sponsor specific family members in order to bring them into the country. If applying through the family-based category, those coming into the US are classified as either immediate relatives or as part of the family preference system. The immediate relatives classification would be for spouses, children under 21 years of age, or parents of American citizens. The family preference system would include adult children/brothers/sisters of citizens and spouses/children of lawful permanent residents.
This category for immigrants allows for those with very employable skills to enter the United States temporarily or permanently. There are many types of temporary visas that can allow employers to hire people from outside the US for specific roles over a limited amount of time. This can mean that the employee has only a limited ability to switch jobs and that most would need to exit the country if their employment is ended.
The USA Today recently published an article on 10 legal paths to entering the US that does a nice job of summing up many of the options.
Before reacting based on anything you read online, we highly recommend consulting with an attorney that specializes in immigration matters. We are based in Minneapolis and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
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