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San Diego Immigration Attorney

by Carlos Batara


Wherever You’re From . . . Whatever Your Dreams . . .

We’ll Help Guide Your Journey To Immigration Success

There are no shortcuts to immigration success.

Whether you’re seeking to become a permanent resident or U.S. citizen.  Whether you’re trying to enter the U.S. to be with your fiancée or fight the government’s efforts to deport you.  Whether your case seems straight forward or complicated.

San Diego Immigration Lawyer Video IconAnd it doesn’t matter what country you’re from.

By refusing to take reckless shorcuts over the past 18 years, our immigration attorney offices have helped immigrants from more than 80 different countries earn the right to live and work legally in the United States.

Our formula is simple.

Hard work.

Dedication to your goals.

Commitment to your success.

The difference between winning and losing is often razor-thin.  You win because your immigration lawyer made the extra telephone call, anticipated the hidden issue, interviewed important witnesses, and carefully prepared your documents.

You win because your immigration lawyer takes no shortcuts.

This formula has enabled Carlos Batara, who started as a San Diego Immigration Attorney, to expand his services into Riverside, San Bernardino, and beyond, from Alaska to Florida.

Whatever your goals – we will not take careless shortcuts on  your journey to immigration success.

Keeping Your Family Together – Your Spouse, Children, Parents, Brothers, And Sisters

As an immigration lawyer, one of Carlos Batara’s highest priorities is to help keep your family together.

Many clients seek entry to the U.S. because they want to join a family member who lives here.  Some plan to get married when they arrive. Others are already married before they leave their home country.

Some clients do not seek our help until after they enter the country without permission.  Others consult with our offices after they have stayed here longer than their visa allows.

In these situations, there is one common goal.  To live here with family members.

As the son of an immigrant, Carlos not only understands, but also knows the struggles of immigrant families to remain a family unit.

As a result, soon after starting as a San Diego immigration lawyer, Carlos developed his formula for successfully helping clients and their family members  earn green cards, become permanent residents, and later win citizenship.

At minimum, success depends on careful preparation of various family-based petitions, applications, and government forms.  But in some cases, issues arise which require special attention – issues like criminal convictions, prior arrests, or entries to the U.S. without advance inspection.

In all cases, immigration lawyer Carlos Batara refuses to take a reckless approach.

It does not matter if you case seems simple or difficult on the surface.  Some cases look simple, but they are really difficult with tough issues.

There are no shortcuts to immigration success.

That’s why, as your immigration lawyer, will not just jump in and risk jeopardizing your chances for victory.  Carlos strongly feels time must be spent in carefully reviewing all clients’ full situation and immigration history before filing any papers with the government.

Commitment to your success requires nothing less.

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Preventing Your Family From Being Separated – Deportation And Removal Defense

Deportation defense has two different components.

The first part takes place at a trial in Immigration Court.  Most deportation and removal cases for clients who visit our Escondido and San Diego immigration lawyer offices are handled at the San Diego or El Centro immigration courts.  For our Hemet, Riverside, and San Bernardino clients, most deportation defense hearings take place in Los Angeles.

The second part, often necessary, takes place at the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Choosing the right immigration attorney for both types types of cases is crucial to your success.

(a) Deportation and Removal Defense – Immigration Trial Attorney Services – For Clients Facing Deportation

As an immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara takes great pride in defending immigrants who face deportation charges.

Based on his family background, Carlos knows immigration clients risk losing more than just their case.  They risk losing their families and homes.  They risk losing everything important in their lives.

From the beginning of your representation, Carlos will present you with a realistic assessment of possible outcomes. Carlos does not believe in surprise outcomes.   In Carlos’ view, you should know how difficult the road ahead may be, and what steps need to be taken to fight for your success.

Some deportation cases end after just two hearings.  Others take up to ten years.

With several years of experience as an immigration lawyer in San Diego, Riverside, and San Bernardino, Carlos knows how to handle your removal hearings, however difficult, at Immigration Court.

As part of your preparation, Carlos will make sure you are ready to answer questions from the immigration judge and government attorneys.

As your immigration deportation attorney, he will interview all supporting witnesses in advance, prepare important evidence, and challenge any violations of proper procedures.

(b) Deportation and Removal Defense – Immigration Appeals Attorney Services – For Clients Who Lost At Immigration Court

If you lost your case in court, you can challenge the decision by filing an appeal.

Based on training and specialization as an immigration appeals lawyer, Carlos Batara can help you fight to overcome the immigration judge’s ruling.

You have to follow tight deadlines and strict procedures for deportation and removal appeals.

Once your case is accepted, as your immigration appeals attorney, Carlos will ensure errors made by the immigration judge are properly presented to a higher court to review.

San Diego Immigration Attorney Deportation Statistics

Locating Hidden Paths To A Green Card – Applications Under Special Immigration Programs

During your interview, Carlos will explore if you qualify for immigration benefits under special immigration green card programs set up by the U.S. government.

Most immigrants who seek our services, whether they visit our oldest location, our San Diego immigration attorney office, or any of our other Southern California immigration attorney offices, do not know about these programs.

Since these programs can make a huge difference, perhaps enabling you to earn a green card to live permanently in the United States, our office takes extra care to figure out if you can qualify for any of them.

Determining eligibility for these programs can be difficult. You may no longer be able to apply for some of these programs. Still, they may help you if you meet certain requirements and took certain steps several years ago.

Employment Petitions – For Clients Who Want To Work In the United States

Our immigration lawyer services include working with clients who seek the right to work, permanently or temporarily, in the United States through a sponsorship by their employer.

We help clients eligible through NAFTA, or as priority workers, skilled workers, and other work-related classifications become lawful permanent residents.

Fighting the Impact of Criminal Convictions – Deportation and Removal Defense

You can lose your opportunity to obtain or keep permanent resident benefits due to an arrest and conviction – even if your arrest and conviction happened 20 or 30 years ago.

Certain types of convictions lead to automatic loss of your green card. The list of which crimes automatically disqualify you changes quite often, almost from year-to-year. Even some convictions for minor offenses can have the same negative consequences.

Whenever possible, you should have your criminal records carefully reviewed by an immigration lawyer before you file any immigration documents. If you fail to do so, you could be walking yourself into a trap where you end up facing deportation.

Since early in his career as a San Diego immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara offers  a complete analysis of the consequences of criminal convictions for immigration purposes, whether our office represents  a client directly or we work with a client’s criminal defense attorney.

With vast experience as a deportation trial attorney and deportation appeals attorney, Carlos Batara can help you overcome the negative effects of your criminal convictions and prevent your deportation from taking place.


At the immigration law offices of we are ready to help your wife or husband, mother or father, daughter or son, sister or brother win a family visa, earn a green card, become a U.S. citizen, or fight deportation . . .

CALL (800) 646-0667


To help you, we need to know more about your immigration case. Before we can work with you, we need you to schedule a consultation with our office to discuss your dreams and goals, issues and obstacles.

About Our Consultations

We provide consultations in person, by telephone, email, or online.

During this interview, we will advise you about available options based on your current situation. We will review your immigration history, point out problems you may have to fix, and evaluate various paths to meet your immigration needs.

We charge a flat fee of $75 for an initial consultation up to 30 minutes.

If You Are Not Seeking A Consultation

Perhaps you’re not seeking in-depth immigration advice right now. You only want to ask a general question. Or maybe you’re not sure if you want to schedule a consultation at this time.

If you’re in this situation, click here: General Questions Page

Please do not contact our office unless you are prepared to schedule a real, live consultation.

Are ready to set up your appointment? Then let’s get started . . .


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