General Immigration Attorneys in Omaha
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Immigration to the United States is crucial for individuals hoping to provide for a better future for themselves and their families. Unfortunately, it’s also an extremely complicated process that can take months and even years to navigate before you’re safely united with your loved ones. U.S. immigration policies also tend to change with each incoming president and Congress, which is why you’d benefit from hiring a law firm that focuses on immigration law and follows all new immigration policies and legal updates. At Carlson & Burnett, our Omaha immigration attorneys work hard to stay informed so you don’t have to. We offer a wide variety of legal services so we can help you with whatever immigration matter you’re facing, from applying for visas to being in danger of deportation.
Contact our team online or by phone at 402-403-4358 to schedule a consultation and begin your case today. The sooner you call, the sooner we can help you resolve your legal issues.
Reasons for Immigrating to the U.S.
Immigration refers to the process by which individuals move from one’s home or native country to another country in order to reside, work, and settle permanently.
There are many reasons why individuals and families choose to move to another country, but some of the most common reasons our team has seen in cases include:
- Reuniting with family or a fiancé
- Seeking asylum from religious or political persecution in one’s home country
- Working for a specific industry or employer
- Seeking new opportunities in education or life
- Seeking a change in one’s surroundings
Your reason for immigrating is important in that it ultimately affects the process you need to go through and the amount of time it will take to complete. According to U.S. law, there are four main means by which you can legally enter the country, including through employment-based immigration, family-based immigration, humanitarian programs, and the diversity visa lottery.
Our Caring Immigration Legal Services
Our law firm has decades of experience helping clients with their unique issues, so we know that no two situations are the same. We strive to provide a wide range of personalized services with the understanding that a one-solution-fits-all strategy doesn’t work.
Our immigration services include:
- Family-based immigration
- Employment-based immigration
- Deportation defense
- Residency or “Green Card” applications
- VAWA and domestic violence survivor petitions
- Diversity visas
- Permanent/temporary visas
- Work permits
Who Can Sponsor Relatives for Visas?
One common legal service we provide in our immigration work is visa applications. Many individuals require assistance in determining which visa they’re eligible to apply for and filing the necessary paperwork. Additionally, we’ve worked with U.S. citizens who wish to sponsor their relatives but are unsure of who exactly they’re allowed to bring over.
U.S. citizens can generally sponsor the following relatives for permanent immigrant visas or green cards:
- Spouses or fiancés
- Minor children
- Adult children (both married and single)
Foreign nationals living in the U.S. who have lawful permanent resident (LPR) status are also able to sponsor a spouse, minor child, or unmarried adult child. Those who wish to sponsor family members must meet a certain level of earnings and agree to legally support their incoming relatives.
What Are Deportable Offenses?
The government can force foreign nationals to leave the U.S. and return to their home country if they are found to have violated civil immigration laws. While there are some offenses that may seem obvious for deportation, including using fraudulent documents to enter the country and engaging in criminal activity, other seemingly-minor offenses can be scrutinized heavily. Other offenses include certain infractions and misdemeanors, overstaying visas, paperwork errors that result in the end of legal status, and even concealing information.
Our team of trial-ready attorneys is on the side of individuals and families, especially those who lack access to the resources they need to defend and support themselves. We can fight for your rights and pursue your legal goals.
Our firm is ready to help you seek the relief you deserve. Call our Omaha immigration attorneys at 402-403-4358 for answers to all your immigration-related questions.