Our knowledgeable attorneys at Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC help reunite families by handling a range of family-based immigration issues. We assist clients in negotiating the bureaucratic complexities of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Our Maryland immigration lawyers have the experience and knowledge to carefully assess your unique set of circumstances and give you an honest, reliable assessment of your options. Because we also practice family law and criminal defense, we can take a comprehensive approach to immigration law and the immigration process. For instance, we know that pleading guilty to an aggravated felony could have detrimental effects on your immigration status. Our attorneys give you well-considered legal advice to avoid unintended collateral effects. We represent clients in cases before the USCIS, immigration courts, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and in federal courts.
Our attorneys handle numerous immigration and family visa matters. For our Hispanic clients, we have available Spanish translation services to help us fully understand your goals and issues. We handle family-based immigration concerns including but not limited to the following:
At our firm, we take great pride in bringing families together by successfully guiding them through the U.S. immigration process. Legal American citizens have the right to file a petition for a spouse, parent, adult child, minor child or sibling to enter the country. This is also true if you hold a green card, although your options are restricted to more immediate family members.
We can assist your family member in all aspects of the immigration process, including but not limited to obtaining a visa, entering the country, adjusting their status to become a lawful permanent resident, and eventually applying for citizenship. As a by-product of this process, work permits can be obtained and families reunited. As necessary, should the process require, we are able to assist applicants in filing waivers of certain requirements unable to be met. No matter your circumstances, this process can be complicated, and we have the skills and knowledge necessary to help you understand your rights and legal options.
At Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC, our attorneys represent clients in a range of immigration cases, including those that involve going head to head with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) or the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to keep you in this country. If you face hurdles in becoming a citizen — or are threatened with having to leave the United States — you’re understandably frustrated and afraid. We are committed to presenting a persuasive and compelling case for why you should not be removed from the United States or excluded from becoming a citizen.
To begin, removal is simply the current legal term for “deportation.” The removal process occurs when the USCIS or ICE determines that a foreign-born noncitizen should not remain within the United States.
If you have been detained by ICE, you may be released or a bond may be set for your release. The bond is an amount of money that you or a loved one posts to ensure that you appear at future immigration hearings. If the bond is too high, your immigration attorney can request a bond hearing before an immigration judge. Regardless of whether you are eligible for a bond, you may be able to stop your removal from the United States through a variety of processes, including but not limited to cancellation of removal and asylum.
If you receive a Notice of Intent to Deny your Petition or if your Petition has finally been denied, it is extremely important to seek the counsel of an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. In those situations, an attorney may be able to help you. As to a Notice of Intent to Deny, a lawyer can respond in such fashion to that intent to deny to hopefully create a favorable decision.
As to appeals, if a judge has ordered your removal from the United States, your attorney might reserve your right to appeal and protect your rights in that regard. We handle such appeals.
At Forman Clothier Law Group, LLC, our attorneys work with you to present your strongest possible case for remaining in the United States. Our firm serves Annapolis, Glen Burnie, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, and other cities and counties throughout Maryland. We provide a Spanish translator and free initial consultations. To find out if our services are right for you, please call us at 443-608-5596 or schedule an appointment online.
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