Marcus Family Law Center operates several branches near the American/Mexican border. As a result, a good portion of our cases involve matters of immigration. If you or someone you know is facing deportation or is seeking asylum, or if your case has an international character, the Marcus Family Law Center is uniquely equipped to help you. And if English isn’t your first language, we can communicate in a variety of other languages, including Spanish, Farsi, German, Hebrew, Dari and Pashtun.
Personal and Family Immigration
Let our experienced staff help you or your family members enter the United States, whether through a fiancé or alien relative petition, refugee and special immigrant status, immigrant or non-immigrant visas, humanitarian parole, or post deportation and immigration violation waivers. Or perhaps you or your family member have already entered this country and are seeking to obtain legal status, change or extend non-immigrant status or adjust status to that of a Legal Permanent Resident (Green Card). Or perhaps you are an “arriving alien” (present on U.S. soil, but have not been granted admission or parole into the U.S.), we can help you apply for asylum, withholding of removal, deferred action or prosecutorial discretion, release on immigration bond or supervised release. We can also help you navigate the sometimes-windy road to naturalization so that you can become a U.S. citizen.
Are you here unlawfully? Do you have immediate relatives who are? Even for those with no immigration papers, or who entered illegally or without inspection, we may be able to help. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service just announced that it will begin accepting applications for provisional waivers on March 4, 2013. The provisional waiver for unlawful presence means less deportation time for the undocumented! It’s even possible to get a Green Card without ever having to leave the country.
Deferred Action for DREAMers (DACA)
With President Obama’s signing of the Dream Act, we can also help you take advantage of the new policy of deferred action, allowing non-citizens under the age of 30 to stay in the country (with certain qualifying restrictions).
Removal and Deportation
In the event you or someone you know is facing deportation, we can help terminate or administratively close the proceeding on legal grounds, request prosecutorial discretion or deferred action, stay the action, or even if found to be deportable, apply for immigration relief such as cancellation of removal, suspension of deportation, asylum and withholding of removal based on the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Even if deportation has already happened, we might be able to file for a motion to reopen or request for permission to reapply for admission and help get you or a loved one back into the country.