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Hemet Immigration Attorney


If You Want A Better Life For You And Your Family . . .
We’ll Help You Fight To Achieve Your Immigration Dreams

  • Maybe your sister-in-law filed a petition to immigrate your brother but his green card application was rejected and now he faces deportation at immigration court.
  • Perhaps your cousin paid an immigration consultant a lot of money, no papers were ever prepared, and they found out they were victims of immigration fraud.
  • Or, many years ago, your father tried to become a U.S. citizen but flunked the test, yet he wants to try again to naturalize.

However difficult your immigration situation seems, you should not quit until you’ve explored all your options.

You might have been told by friends that your case is hopeless.  Maybe a lawyer or legal representative has said that there is no chance.

Yet, not all immigration attorneys see cases in the same way.  There may be a chance, a good chance, to win, hidden somewhere in your family’s immigration history.

A One Stop Virtual, Online, And Global Immigration Attorney Office

Our Hemet office provides virtual services for immigrants living across Riverside County, throughout California, around the United States, and in other countries.

For clients reside in the Inland Empire, our Hemet immigration attorney office works in tandem with our other local offices, located in Riverside and San Bernardino – with the unified goal of helping immigrants win hard cases.

Working in tandem, our Riverside office and San Bernardino office compliment our Hemet immigration services – with the goal of helping clients win hard cases.

Together, these three offices let us help you and your family, wherever you live or your family members live in the Inland Empire or .

Immigration Attorney Services For
Hemet And Nearby Communities

At our Hemet immigration office, 211 N. State Street, Ste. 210, Hemet, CA, 92543, most clients seeking our assistance live in or nearby Hemet, including:

Anza, Banning, Beaumont, Bermuda Dunes, Blythe, Cabazon, Calimesa, Canyon Lake, Cathedral City, Cherry Valley, Desert Hot Springs, French Valley, Homeland, Idyllwild, Indian Wells, Indio, La Quinta, Lake Elsinore, Lakeland Village, Mecca, Menifee, Mesa Verde, Murrieta, North Shore, Nuevo, Oasis, Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Perris, Rancho Mirage, Romoland, San Jacinto, Sedco Hills, Sky Valley, Temecula, Thermal, Thousand Palms, Valle Vista, Wildomar, Winchester

As a Hemet green card attorney, our services for clients living in Hemet and surrounding areas cover a broad range of immigration needs.

We assist clients in winning visas, green cards, and citizenship, fiancé visas, and waivers.

We tackle complex cases, such as motions to reopen and reconsider green card denials, requests for evidence and notices of intent to deny, as well as immigration appeals at the BIA and federal courts.

We also help some immigrants earn permanent residence and other benefits through special immigration programs, like asylum, temporary protected status, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), DACA, NACARA, the Cuban Adjustment Act, and trafficking victim visas.

Hemet Marriage Green Cards, Fiancé Visas, And Permanent Residence

Many immigration clients who visit our Hemet immigration law offices want to obtain a spouse visa for their husband or wife.

Sometimes the parties are not yet married. If the immigrant spouse still lives in their home country, like the Dominican Republic, Sweden, or Mexico, we discuss the options of filing a fiance/fiancee visa petition.

Other times, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident desires to file an immigration family-based petition for their children who are already living with them.

What Are Your Choices For Immigrating Your Future Spouse?

Jimmy, a U.S. citizen living in San Jacinto, met Chen while working as an engineer in China. When he returned to the United States, they continued to stay in touch through video-conferencing via Skype and chatting via Yahoo.

A few years later, Chen arrived in the U.S. on a tourist visa. Shortly afterwards, they decided to get married. They realized the need for immigration advice. Not sure what steps to take next, they came to our Hemet immigration office.

Their situation presented three options.

They could file a spousal visa petition as soon as they get married. Since they did not have plans to get married before Chen arrived, they had not committed visa fraud. Her interview would take place at the USCIS office in San Bernardino.

A second option, because Chen’s parents in China did not like the idea of her getting married so quickly, would be to file a fiancée visa. She would go back to China. Jimmy would petition to bring her back to the United States, and they would get married within ninety days of her arrival.

A third option was also possible. If Chen went home, they could get married abroad. Once married, Jimmy could file an immigrant relative petition on her behalf. Rather than attend an interview in the U.S., she would seek a green card through consular processing. The interview would take place in her home country. Once approved, she would be allowed to return to the U.S. as a new permanent resident.

For more information on these various possibilities:

For a complete description of our green card and permanent residence services, click here: How To Win A Green Card And Become A Permanent Resident

Hemet Immigration Attorney Naturalization And Citizenship Services

For many of our clients, the end goal of our immigration services is to help them win U.S. citizenship. They want to move beyond lawful permanent residency.

The majority seek to become a citizen through the naturalization process.  However, there are various issues which could prevent you from becoming a naturalized citizen. Caution is required to prevent an 11th hour disaster.

For example, if you have lived outside the United States, since being granted your green card, longer than six consecutive months, you may have an eligibility problem.

Or if you failed to register with the military, the selective service, you may have a good moral character problem.

These are only a few issues which could arise during you citizenship application process. It is always a good idea, before you apply to become a U.S. citizen, for you to discuss your situation with an immigration lawyer experienced in handling naturalization and citizenship cases.

Hemet Immigration Attorney Appeals And Deportation Defense Services

There are several reasons why immigrants get put into removal proceedings at immigration court.

For most clients who come to our Hemet immigration attorney office – whether they’re from La Quinta or Palm Springs, Beaumont or Murrieta, San Jacinto or Temecula, Idyllwild or Menifee, or any other nearby community – the main reasons are:

  • They entered the U.S., often through the mountains, without permission
  • They arrived as a student or visitor but did not return to their home country
  • They were arrested for a criminal infraction

When it comes to immigration deportation defense, there are different rules for immigrants with green cards and those who do not have legal authorization to live here.

At immigration court, your deportation lawyer may use cancellation of removal, asylum, the violence against women act, TPS, NACARA, registry, adjustment of status, and other immigration programs to defend you and your family from being removed back to your home country.

Whatever the situation, Hemet immigration lawyer Carlos Batara has over 20 years of experience tackling hard and difficult cases for clients – including immigration appeals after they have lost their deportation, visa, green card, or citizenship cases.

Why We Need To Know Your Full Immigration History To Fight Your Deportation

Yolanda, who resided in Banning, was stopped one night for speeding on her way home from work. When the officer ran a check on her, he discovered she had been arrested for being part of a theft offense almost 10 years beforehand.

Because Yolanda was a lawful permanent resident, we needed to explore the date of her conviction and compare it to the date she obtained legal green card status. She could be disqualified from certain defenses if she was not a permanent long enough.

In addition, the date of conviction might allow her to use certain deportation defense rules which no longer exist, but which did exist when she pled guilty to her offense.

Yolanda’s history was also an important factor. How long had she lived in this country? Was she married? Did she have any children? If so, how old were they and where were they born? Had she attended college? What was her work history like? Did she or any family members have any special health problems?

Once we gathered this information, we were able to sit down with Yolanda and prepare her to win the right to remain here, at her immigration court merits trial.

Ready to take a serious and honest look at the strengths and weaknesses of your immigration case? Let’s get started with a personalized strategy and planning consultation . . .

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