How To Fight Deportation And Earn A Green Card . . .
Even If You Lack Immigration Documents
The Law Offices of Immigration Lawyer Carlos Batara offer a full range of services for clients living throughout the County of San Bernardino.
- 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 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 want to file for asylum, or Victorville and you need to fight deportation.
Your Road To Permanent Residence
If you’re like many immigrants who visit our offices, fighting deportation and keeping your family together is not impossible.
Winning legal residence, the right to work legally, and preventing family separation is not fantasy.
There Are No Shortcuts
There are no shortcuts to immigration success.
- Whether you want to bring and keep your family members together
- Whether you need to stop the deportation and separation of a loved one
- Whether you are looking for a path to a green card or U.S. citizenship
There are no shortcuts to immigration success.
Even if your case seems straight forward or less complicated.
And it doesn’t matter what country you’re from.
Here’s one key ingredient for success. Teamwork.
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 case possible.
But it means taking no shortcuts.
Our Formula For Immigration Success
By refusing to take reckless shortcuts over the past 20 years, our immigration offices have helped guide immigrants from over 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.
Whatever your goals, we will not take careless shortcuts on your journey to immigration success.
San Bernardino Immigration Services
Our San Bernardino immigration attorney services are guided by a commitment to bring and keep immigrant families together.
Our San Bernardino immigration family unification services range from family visa, immigrant relative, and fiancé petitions to green card, permanent residence, and citizenship applications.
Family Immigration Services – We assist clients with family visas, fiancé(e) visas, green cards, and permanent residence cases.
Naturalization And Citizenship – We provide immigration assistance to individuals seeking naturalization and citizenship benefits.
Our services also include helping immigrant families win benefits under asylum, temporary protected status, and the Violence Against Women Act, and various employment-based permanent resident programs.
Special Immigration Programs – These services includes asylum, TPS, U visas, T visas, registry, diversity lottery, VAWA, 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
San Bernardino Family Unity Defense
If you’re fighting your case at immigration court, or if you have already lost your case and you want a second chance, our services include immigration court hearings, immigration appeals, as well as motions to reopen and reconsider denials of family visas, permanent resident and citizenship applications.
Deportation Defense Attorney – Our San Bernardino law office handles all types of immigration court hearings, including deportation and removal trials for lawful permanent residents, as well as for undocumented immigrants.
Immigration Appeals – If you lost your case at court or at an interview, we can help you challenge the denial. We handle BIA, Ninth Circuit, and Federal Court appeals.
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.
Is Cancellation Of Removal Your Solution?
If you’re here without legal documents, you may qualify for a defense known as cancellation of removal if you are detained by immigration officers.
It gives immigrants who feel trapped – who feel there is no way to fight deportation – one last opportunity to fight back.
To start, three questions must be answered:
- Have you lived in the United States for 10 straight years? If you have left the U. S. and then returned, back and forth, you probably will not meet this requirement for cancellation of removal.
- Have you stayed out of serious criminal problems? Many convictions which are minor in state courts, like California and Arizona, may be far more serious at immigration court hearings.
- Do you have a close family member with legal immigration status? You need a wife, husband, child, or parent who is a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen. If you don’t have such a relative, you will be disqualified from cancellation of removal.
If the answer is “yes” to all three questions, applying for cancellation of removal may be your one and only chance to stop your deportation.
To earn cancellation of removal, you have to win a trial at immigration court. This is not something you should try to do on your own. Too many immigrants have tried that path – and lost.
Even if you answered yes to the three questions above, you are not assured victory. You must still prove your qualifying family members will suffer “exceptional and extremely unusual hardship” if you are sent back to your home country.
Where The Rubber Meets The Road
This is where the rubber meets the road.
In deportation cases at immigration court, hardship is usually the toughest requirement to demonstrate. As judges will tell you, all immigrant families will suffer hardship if a family member is deported.
Yet, hardship is not just an issue at immigration court. If you have applied for permanent residence under a family relative, you may be forced to return to your home country for an interview and present proof of the hardship imposed on your spouse and family if you are not allowed to return. l
Your task in both types of cases is to show that the hardship to your family is not ordinary. You must prove their hardship is severe, but also more severe than the hardship of other immigrant families.
In these types of situations, it’s all or nothing.
You win, you’re entitled to a green card and get to stay in the U. S. as a permanent resident.
You lose, you will be deported back to your home country.
Click here for a list of local San Bernardino government offices serving immigrants living in the Inland Empire.
San Bernardino Immigration Fraud Warning
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 personalized strategy and planning consultation . . .