Walnut Creek Immigration Attorneys
Comprehensive Immigration Representation in the Bay Area
Many non-citizens and their loved ones have questions or concerns about the immigration process in the United States. Policies are constantly evolving, so it is important that you seek guidance from qualified legal professionals.
Our legal team at Ratner Molineaux is extensively familiar with many matters of immigration and can provide the tailored and strategic advice you need to achieve your goals. We know how to effectively communicate with United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and can help you navigate what can be an overly complex system. When you come to our firm for help, our Walnut Creek immigration lawyers will thoroughly evaluate your options and assist you with each step of obtaining benefits. We are also compassionate to the difficulties many immigrants face, and, if necessary, can diligently protect your interests in court.
- Naturalization and Citizenship. Many immigrants hope to eventually become permanent United States citizens. Only lawful permanent residents can initiate the naturalization process after meeting certain requirements, including maintaining several years of continuous and physical presence in the country. We can determine if you are eligible for naturalization, assist with your application, and help you prepare for the citizenship exam and in-person interview with a USCIS officer.
- Waivers and Appeals. A visa application may be rejected for a wide spectrum of reasons, but we can handle the appeals process and will do everything possible to help you access the benefits you need. If you or a loved one has been ruled inadmissible to the United States, we can also explore what waivers may be available and assist you with seeking the appropriate relief.
- Deportation Defense. If you or a loved one are facing removal proceedings, our team at Ratner Molineaux can provide aggressive legal representation. Depending on your circumstances, we will contest charges of removability or request applicable relief. You may potentially be eligible for an adjustment of status, asylum protection, cancellation of removal, or one of several other remedies.
Common Immigration Cases We Handle
Every situation is different, and each person’s immigration journey will require a unique approach. We will work closely with you to discuss your concerns and identify available benefits that meet your needs.
Our Walnut Creek immigration attorneys can assist you with cases involving:
- Asylum Claims. If you have been persecuted or fear future persecution in your home country due to your race, religion, national origin political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group, you may be eligible for asylum protection. We can help you seek refuge in California and guide you through each step of the process.
- Family Immigration. United States citizens and lawful permanent residents can sponsor certain types of relatives for green cards, which allow recipients to live and work in the United States on a semi-permanent basis. If you would like close family members or your fiancé to join you in the U.S, we can assist with the applicable applications.
- Visas. Our firm can assist you with both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, including employer-sponsored green cards, temporary work visas, visitor visas, student visas, treaty trader and investor visas, diplomat and official visas, and visas for victims of human trafficking, crime, or abuse.
“David and Shelly are very professional, knowledgeable regarding the law, and truly the right attorneys to go to. They worked on my case with a BIG WIN.”- M.C.
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