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Rialto Immigration Services


Living in the United States without permanent resident status is difficult.

  • Maybe your husband cannot find a good-paying job because he does not have a green card or work permit.
  • Perhaps your oldest child just graduated from high school but cannot go to college or join the military.
  • Or your sister is facing deportation due to a crime she committed 10 years ago.

Getting past these problems is difficult. But if we work together, you will have a better chance of success.

For more than 20 years, we’ve helped many immigrants from several different countries, move past such issues and win the right to live, work, and go to school legally in the United States.

We’d like to help you and your family.

If you’re looking for a fresh start, this is where things can start to get better.

Rialto Green Card And Citizenship Services

As part of our efforts to help guide and assist immigrant families living in Rialto and surrounding areas, San Bernardino immigration lawyer Carlos Batara provides a full range of immigration services.

Our immigration family unity practice areas include:

Family Visas And Family Petitions

Our Rialto family immigration services include family-based visas, spousal petitions, I-130 family petitions, fiancé visas and fiancée visas, and Walsh Act defense cases.

Fiancé(e) Visas

We provide assistance for fiancé visas and fiancée visas. Some Rialto clients met the love of their life in another country and would like to get married in the United States.

Permanent Residence And Green Cards

Our Rialto permanent residence services cover all aspects of the green card process. This includes helping you with conditional green card issues, requests for evidence, intent to deny notices, adjustment of status, consular processing, and I-601 hardship waivers.


I am separated from my spouse. My marriage green card interview has been scheduled. Will I lose my case?

“I have an appointment coming up in a few weeks to become a permanent resident. My husband is not living with me. About a month ago, I found out he was seeing another woman. We had a big argument. He moved out. We still talk on the telephone but he won’t tell me where he lives. He does not know if he wants to stay as a married couple. He does not plan to go to the appointment with me. Do I have to drop my case?”

(Submitted by Jennifer A., Rialto, CA)

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Naturalization And Citizenship

Rialto naturalization lawyer Carlos Batara helps clients with all types of citizenship cases, including derivative citizenship, citizenship by acquisition, dual citizenship, military service, and denaturalization defense matters.

Employment-Based Visas

At our Rialto office, our assistance includes visas based on employment like H-1B visas, H-2A visas, H-2B visas, H-3 visas, L-1 visas, and TN visas

Rialto Immigration Court Defense And Appeals

Over the past 20 years, Carlos Batara has developed a unique specialty in helping immigrant clients with immigration court trials and deportation appeals.

Deportation And Removal Defense

Our Rialto deportation and removal defense services include immigration court hearings, immigration trials, bond hearings, and motions to reopen.

Immigration Appeals

As a immigration appeals lawyer for Rialto, Carlos Batara handles BIA Appeals, AAO Appeals, AAU Appeals, Ninth Circuit Appeals, and Federal Court Appeals.

If you’re looking for a fresh start, don’t give up before you even get started. Even after you’ve lost your case, imigration lawyer Carlos Batara may be able to help you fight back.

Motions To Reopen

Sometimes, filing an appeal is not your best approach to starting over. Perhaps you want to try to reopen your case.

There are three situations which may allow you to reopen your deportation case in immigration court.

In Absentia Order Of Deportation

If you miss a hearing at immigration court, the immigration will order you to be deported in your absence. This is called an in absentia deportation order.

Sometimes immigrants fail to show up at immigration court because they never received the notice of the hearing date. For example, maybe the government’s letter was mailed to the wrong address. Perhaps you moved and gave your new address to the immigration court, but the judge’s secretary sent the notice to your old address.

New Evidence Or Circumstances

In some cases, after an immigrant has been ordered to be deported, new facts emerge. This evidence can open the door for you to seek relief from deportation which did not exist at the time of your immigration trial.

This is not as simple as it appears. You have to prove the new evidence could not have been discovered and presented at your earlier hearing.

Exceptional Circumstances

With these motions, you have to show something exceptional, beyond your control, kept you from showing up at your hearing. For instance, maybe you became seriously ill, a family member died. or you had a car accident on the way to court.

None of these reasons guarantee your case will be reopened. But if you’re fighting against being deported, filing a motion to reopen may give you a second chance to win your case.

Most immigration judges do not like to grant these motions. The requirements are strict. In short, these are hard cases to win. That’s why, usually, you should not try to handle these motions on your own.

After all, it’s your future at stake.

Special Immigration Programs

Our immigration services for Rialto residents include a wide range of programs: asylum, VAWA, TPS, U and T Visas for trafficking victims, registry, diversity lottery, NACARA, and soon DREAM Act petitions.