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San Bernardino Immigration Lawyer For The Entire Inland Empire


How To Win Permanent Residence . . .
Even If You Lack Immigration Documents

Since the Covid-19 pandemic, we expanded our assistance to immigration clients across the nation. To learn more how we now help those living in San Bernardino, click here: Global Immigration Law Office Services.

There are no shortcuts to immigration success – whether you want to win a green card or U.S. citizenship, bring family members together, or stop the deportation or separation of a loved one.

Even if your case seems straight forward or less complicated, success does not happen without attention to the details of your personal situation and immigration history.

The difference between winning and losing is often razor-thin.

This is why our office has refused to take reckless shortcuts over the past 20+ years, and been able to help clients from over 120 different countries earn the right to live and work legally in the United States.

Our formula for success is simple.

  • Anticipate and plan ahead for hidden issues.
  • Interview important witnesses to support clients’ claims.
  • Carefully prepare crucial evidence and documents.

We take no shortcuts in putting together your strongest case possible.

Our Goal: Finding Immigration Solutions That Work For You And Your Family

The Law Offices of San Bernardino Immigration Lawyer Carlos Batara offer a full range of services for clients living throughout the Inland Empire.

For instance:

  • Maybe you live in Fontana and want to apply for a green card, Adelanto and want to file for family visas for your wife and son, or Redlands and want to become a U.S. citizen.
  • Perhaps you live in Highland and want to become a permanent resident, Colton and want to file a K-1 visa petition for you fiancé or fiancée, or Yucaipa and need help with a VAWA self-petition.
  • Or you live in Rancho Cucamonga and want to check on your old I-130 family petition, Hesperia and you need to file a USCIS motion to reopen or reconsider, or Victorville and you have to file an I-601 or I-601A waiver.

We Believe In Bringing And Keeping Immigrant Families Together

Some cases are complicated and take several years to resolve. Because they are difficult, some clients feel winning is not possible.

This view is often wrong. To figure things out. an in-depth assessment of your or your family member’s immigration history is absolutely necessary.

For this reason, we provide strategy and planning sessions in person, by telephone, email, or online.

The purpose of these sessions is to help you discover what roads offer the best chance for success.

“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. They doubt their ability to succeed.

And sometimes, the obstacles they face are tremendously steep.

My mother’s teachings guide me in such moments. If I present my client’s case, supported by logic and defended with compassion, victory may be closer than they ever imagined.

— Carlos Batara

San Bernardino Immigration Law Services


Family Immigration Services – We assist clients with family visas, Immigrant relative petitions, green cards, permanent residence, and San Bernardino K-1 fiancé(e) visas cases.

Many clients who visit our offices had family and relative petitions for immigration benefits filed on their behalf a long time ago. They often do not know the status of the paperwork. They do not know if the family petition has been canceled.

They do not know if their paperwork is still valid and if they can still apply for their green cards. They do not know if they must start over again.

If this is your situation, you may be in luck. Sometimes, your old family petition can help you qualify for a green card today.

This video on the INA 245(i) process provides tips for winning such cases, if you ever find yourself in that situation.


Naturalization And Citizenship – We provide immigration assistance to individuals seeking citizenship and naturalization.


Special Immigration Programs – These services includes asylum, Temporary Protected Status, U visas, T visas, registry, diversity lottery, the Violence Against Women Act, DACA, and maybe in the future, DREAM Act cases.


Immigration Employment-Based Visas – These services include H-1B visas, H-2A visas, H-2B visas, H-3 visas, L-1 visas, and TN visas


Deportation Defense – Our San Bernardino immigration lawyer office handles court hearings, including deportation and removal trials for lawful permanent residents and undocumented immigrants.

If you’re here without legal documents, you may qualify for a last chance defense known as cancellation of removal if you are detained by immigration officers.

It’s 2:00 in the morning. You’re sound asleep. The telephone rings.

And it’s the call you’ve long feared.

Your brother has been arrested. The local police have turned him over to ICE. He lacks papers to live here and he’s scared. The immigration officers want to deport him.

He doesn’t know his rights or his options, and he is thinking about giving up.

Don’t let him do it.

Not until after you’ve had time to find an immigration attorney to visit him and figure out his chances to fight back and win a green card.

Don’t let him throw away everything he cherishes. His family, his friends, his job. His community, his home, his dreams.

Not until he knows if there are options for immigration victory.

This video on cancellation of removal for non-lawful permanent residents provides tips for winning such case, if you ever find yourself in that situation.


Immigration Appeals – If you lost your case at immigration court or at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interview, we will help you challenge the denial.

We handle not only USCIS motions to reopen and reconsider if your immigrant petition, green card, or citizenship application has been denied – but also BIA, Ninth Circuit, and Federal Court appeals if you lost your case at immigration court.

Need Immigration Services Near You? What Areas Do Our San Bernardino Immigration Office Clients Come From?


We’re an immigration law firm with offices in multiple locations throughout the Inland Empire.

And we have offer virtual, online, remote, and video-conferencing services for clients and their family members, wherever they live.

“Near Me” Can Be Anywhere, And That’s Okay.

Our San Bernardino immigration law office assists immigrants living in or nearby the following locations and beyond: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Big Bear Lake, Chino, Chino Hills, Colton, Fontana, Grand Terrace, Hesperia, Highland, Joshua Tree, Loma Linda, Montclair, Needles, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Twenty Nine Palms, Upland, Victorville, Yucaipa, and Yucca Valley.

In short, we provide service to individuals and families living in or nearby San Bernardino, and the entire Inland Empire region.

San Bernardino Immigration
Questions And Answers

What San Bernardino Immigrants
Say About Our Services 

Our San Bernardino immigration attorney services are guided by a commitment to bring and keep immigrant families together.

Our San Bernardino immigration services range from family visa, immigrant relative, and fiancé petitions to green card, permanent residence, and citizenship applications.

Here’s what our clients have to say.



Where The Rubber Meets The Road

Because we provide virtual and online immigration assistance across the globe, it does not matter what country you’re from or where you and your relatives live.

However, there is one key ingredient for success.


To win your case requires teamwork. teamwork between you and your lawyer.

One of our foremost goals, in every case, is to develop a close working relationship between clients, their family, and our office staff.

Cooperation and trust, in short, is crucial to helping you put together your strongest immigration case.  .

This is where the rubber meets the road.

It means taking no shortcuts.

A Short Warning: Beware Immigration Fraud

Unfortunately, if you live in or near San Bernardino, you have to be extra careful who you hire to help you. The Inland Empire has been a hot spot for immigration fraud con artists who try to take advantage of unsuspecting immigrants.

Their plan is to steal your hard earned wages with false promises.

With so much news about immigration, many immigrants want to move ahead as quickly as possible. Vultures set up offices, make misleading promises, and end up placing many individuals on the track to deportation, not immigration success.

This is one of the worst nightmares immigrants will ever face.

Don’t let it happen to you.

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