The recent change of presidential administration in the U.S. has impacted countless policies and procedures, and immigration law is front and center. While there was hope for “immigration reform” in the past, we now have to take proactive steps to help immigrants receive adjustment of status in the midst of new, strict regulations.
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA)
This act allows an individual who is currently in the United States to change his or her status from non immigrant or parole (temporary) to immigrant (permanent) if the individual meets the required qualifications and was inspected and admitted when he or she first entered United States. This process, called “adjustment of status”, allows individuals to obtain a green card without having to return to their home country for visa processing.
If you fall within any of the categories below, we may be able to help you obtain adjustment of status.
Please contact us if:
- You were inspected and admitted into the U.S., do not have any criminal convictions, and are either married to a U.S. citizen or have a son or daughter over age 21.
- You were not inspected and admitted into the U.S. but instead qualify for 245(i).
- You were not inspected and admitted into the U.S. but instead have obtained DACA or Temporary Protected Status.
- You are in the midst of removal proceedings and are either married to a U.S. citizen or have a son or daughter over age 21
You may be able to naturalize your status if you fulfill the following:
- You are a lawful permanent resident and have received a DWI (if you do not naturalize, this may cause problems for your permanent resident status).
- You are a lawful permanent resident and did not receive a re-entry permit after remaining outside of the U.S. for more than six months.
- You are a lawful permanent resident who voted in an election
- You served in a foreign military
There is No Time to Waste
Immigration policies are becoming more and more complicated, and that means that now is the time to take action if you want to receive an adjustment of status. If you are able to become legal or want to attempt to become legal, there is no time to waste. An experienced immigration attorney can help you make decisions and fill out forms that are in compliance with current requirements.
Filing for Adjustment of Status in El Paso
If you have questions about filing for adjustment of status, don’t hesitate to contact Cynthia R. Lopez, Attorney at Law. She cares about the well-being of her clients, and she has years of experience in immigration law. Don’t hesitate. Secure your status in the United States.