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Escondido Immigration Attorney

by Carlos Batara


When The Going Gets Tough . . .
We’ll Be There With You – Every Step Of The Way

When it comes to immigration law, one size does not fit all.

From visas to permanent residency.  From winning citizenship to fighting deportation and removal. The Escondido immigration law offices of can help you with any aspect of living and working legally in the United States.

We will not take a cookie-cutter approach to your immigration problems.

Some situations may seem similar.

But no two immigration cases are exactly alike.

Like many clients, you might be seeking a way to keep your family together.  Or like others, you may be starting a new new life and you would like to immigrate your new husband or wife. Perhaps, like some, you need our help to avoid being kicked out of the United States.

That’s where the similarity ends.

Each case requires an open-minded approach to finding solutions that work for our clients.

Your case requires an open-minded approach to finding a solution that works for you.

We will work closely with you to find this solution and achieve your immigration goals – every step of the way.

Are You Living in the U.S. Without Valid Immigration Documents?

Some clients visit to our San Diego North County and Escondido immigration attorney offices hoping to earn green cards and permanent residence. They live here but they lack the immigration documents necessary to remain here.

If this is your situation, maybe:

  • You started the process to gain lawful status. There has been a long, long delay. You think your papers may have been lost. You’re afraid to contact the immigration office and find out what happened to your petition or application.
  • You entered the U.S. with immigration documents. They expired a few years ago. You are not sure about your immigration status. You fear submitting a new application for any type of immigration benefits.
  • You have no documents at all. You’ve never filed immigration papers. You do not have a green card. Still you want to remain living here.

As Vicente Fox, the former President of Mexico, said during a visit to Washington, there are many immigrants, from many countries, who live in the U.S. and want to “come out from under the shadows.”

When we meet with you, we will identify your options for obtaining a green card and permanent residence – and looking ahead, naturalization and citizenship.

We will work with you to “come out from under the shadows.”

We will be there with you – every step of the way.

Are You Fighting Deportation And Removal At Immigration Court?

Some clients come to our San Diego North County and Escondido immigration lawyer offices because their rights to remain in the United States are at risk. These individuals are in danger of being forever separated from their family – their spouses, children, parents, brothers, and sisters.

You can need the help for immigration deportation defense for various reasons. You may have entered legally but overstayed your visa. You might have applied for immigration permanent resident status but your application was denied. Or maybe you have been granted a green card but violated the terms of your residence.


When you hire the Law Offices of North County Immigration Attorney Carlos Batara, we will assess your chances for successfully defending against deportation and removal. If we can win your deportation defense case, you will be line to obtain or keep your green card and permanent residence.

These cases are not easy.  We will be there with you – every step of the way.

Do You Want To Reunite With Family Members Who Are
Living Outside The United States?

Some of our immigration clients live outside the United States.  They want to enter the U. S. as soon as possible.  They have varied reasons, such as (a) to join family already here; (b) to marry someone they met in their home country; or, (c) to visit, work, or study in the United States.

Many times, clients start immigration petitions to bring a family member to the U.S. on their own, and then realize they need our help. Others hire our law office to take care of their green card and citizenship petitions from start to finish.

Whatever your needs, we will be there with you – every step of the way.

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Do You Qualify For A Green Card Under Special Immigration Programs?

You may have faced political turmoil or natural disasters in you home country. You might have suffered domestic violence perpetuated by a spouse or parent. Maybe you have been the victim of harsh criminal activities like trafficking.

There are special programs for immigrants who experienced such problems – programs like Asylum, NACARA, TPS, and VAWA. Many immigrant clients do not know these programs exist. Others have heard about these programs yet do not know if they qualify. Some are too embarrassed or afraid to share their stories.

When we meet with you, we will identify your eligibility for these lesser-known programs. We will assess your chances for success.

If you qualify for any of these programs, we will be there with you – every step of the way.

Do You Need To Overcome A Bad Immigration,
Removal, Deportation, Or Green Card Decision?

Some clients, before arriving at our office, already had deportation hearings. At their immigration proceedings, the judge ordered their deportation back to their home country. 

They do not want to quit. They feel the immigration judge made a bad decision.


Julia and her two sisters from Peru came to our Escondido immigration law office to discuss their immigration court case. They had lost three weeks earlier.

They had seen other local San Diego, North County, and Escondido immigration lawyers. Each attorney said their case was hopeless.

They did not want to give up. Even though time was running out, they kept looking for an immigration attorney who could help them.

After listening to their situation, Carlos disagreed with the other attorneys.

Carlos told the three sisters there was one possibility to challenge the judge’s decision through an immigration appeal. He told them it was all or nothing. They had to win or their deportation would be final.

They had less than 10 days to file the notice of appeal. Once this step was completed, Carlos began to go through the court records to support their position. He found more evidence to support the key point which had been overlooked by the other lawyers.

Nine months later, the Board of Immigration Appeals ruled in favor of Julia and her sisters. They were given a second chance to fight deportation and to win a green card.

They returned to our Escondido immigration office and asked Carlos to handle their new trial. This time, the judge was required to look at certain issues in a new light.

This time, with Carlos at their side, they won.

Other immigrant clients have filed family-based petitions for immigration benefits. They attended a green card or citizenship interview with immigration officers. The government agent denied their requests.

They refuse to lose. They believe the immigration officer was wrong. They believe they deserve to be granted documents to stay in the United States.

If you face any of these situations, and you want to fight back, we will be there with you – every step of the way.  We will help you file an immigration appeal to challenge the government.

blockquote_start If there is a will, my mother would insist, there is a way.

She believed all of us feel overwhelmed and demoralized at times. Quitting was not an option to her. A better day was often lurking just around the corner as long as people keep trying.

Clients often arrive at my office feeling dejected. They are ready to wave the white flag of surrender. Confused by a legal system they do not understand, they doubt their ability to succeed.

And sometimes, the obstacles they face are tremendously steep.

In these situations, my training and experience as an immigration attorney are put to a heavy test. My job is to find options to protect their aspirations to become productive members of our society. On their behalf, I may need to assert new legal positions, raising issues not considered by courts in the past.

My mother’s teachings ring loud during these moments. If the arguments I present are supported by logic and defended with compassion, I believe – as my mother believed – victory may be closer than my clients ever imagined.

Carlos Batara


All Our Clients Have One Thing In Common: They Are Determined
To Fight For Their Immigration Dreams

  • Our clients know high quality legal assistance is an investment in their future. A green card and citizenship certificate are not just pieces of papers. They are your tickets to a better life in the United States.
  • Our clients realize that immigration law is complicated. They understand immigration rules are constantly changing. They acknowledge the dangers of handling their cases without an lawyer.
  • Our clients are not willing to become just another number. They are aware every case is different and may require a unique solution for their success.


Our San Diego North County and Escondido clients see the need for an immigration attorney who is not only professional and hard-working, but also supportive and compassionate – an attorney who really listens and cares about his clients.

Are they asking for too much?

At the Immigration Law Offices of Carlos Batara, we don’t think so.






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