The Law Office of Federico Serrano is a full-service immigration law firm. This means we handle all areas of immigration law, with limited exceptions. Our key practice areas represent some of our niche practices and areas where we have particular expertise and experience.

Ask An Immigration Question (Phone or E-mail)

By using our services you get a convenient way of getting your immigration questions answered – but at a fraction of the cost that you would pay another immigration attorney. By submitting your question online we eliminate costs associated with having to travel personally to see an attorney and pay a substantial amount of money for the initial consultation or immigration legal services. Additionally, because our law firm’s practice is limited to immigration law, you know you’re getting accurate and timely immigration legal advice.

Change/Extension of Nonimmigrant Status

If you are seeking to extend or change your nonimmigrant status our office can assist you in submitting your petition. Whether seeking to extend your visitor’s visa or seek to change from a visitor’s visa to a student visa, or a change to any other nonimmigrant visa, our office is here to help you.

Citizenship or Naturalization

U.S. citizenship is obtained either by birth or naturalization. We can help you to prepare and file your citizenship application and advise you throughout the process.

Deportation or Removal

We represent clients who are detained by the Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and provide removal defense for permanent and non-permanent residents. We litigate aggressively to obtain any immigration relief provided by our immigration laws.

Employment Immigration

We provide comprehensive immigration services to individuals, companies, nonprofit and religious organizations, entrepreneurs, professionals, and business enterprises who are either seeking to work or employ individuals in the United States on a temporary or permanent basis.

Family Immigration

We are committed to preserving family unity. Whether applying abroad or in the United States, we can assist you in seeking immigration benefits by filing on behalf of spouses and children, or other qualifying family members. We can assist you in establishing U.S. citizenship of persons born abroad, as well as obtaining other immigration benefits such as work permits, advance parole for travel, and removal of conditional resident status.

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request

Our office can assist you in obtaining a copy of your records from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Immigration Courts through the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), or other government agencies involved in our immigration system.

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Criminal offenses by non-U.S. citizens frequently have serious immigration consequences that may lead to the denial of immigration benefits, or even forced removal from the United States. If you are currently in our criminal justice system, or have been in the past and are now seeking to obtain immigration benefits, we can help you determine whether there are any adverse immigration consequences, and whether our immigration laws provide any form of relief to you.

Legal Permanent Residency or Green Card Status

Legal Permanent Residency can be obtained through the approval of an immigrant visa based generally on qualifying family relationships, Labor Certification for employment-based applications, or the Green Card Lottery or Diversity Visa. Depending on the particular facts of each client, Legal Permanent Residency can be obtained through adjustment of status in the United States or by consular processing abroad.

Request For Further Evidence (RFE)

The issuance of a Request for Evidence (RFE) varies from agency to agency and depends on many factors including changes in agency policy and recent developments in regulatory or case law. RFEs are issued to clarify or address a legal or factual point that is of concern to the adjudicating officer. If you have received a RFE issued by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security or another government agency relating to your immigration petition, either after filing or at the time of the initial interview, our office can assist you in responding adequately to the legal and procedural requirements of the RFE.

Waivers of Inadmissibility

U.S. immigration law prohibits individuals under certain circumstances from entering the United States as a nonimmigrant or immigrant. However, the law also provides that these “inadmissible” individuals may be granted a visa if specific requirements related to their ground of inadmissibility are met. For many of these grounds of inadmissibility, an individual has the opportunity to request a waiver when his or her visa application is denied.

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