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San Bernardino Immigration Lawyer

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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.

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 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 Immigration Shortcuts

There are no shortcuts to immigration success.

      • Whether you want to bring and keep your family together
      • Whether you need to stop the deportation of a loved one
      • Whether you are looking for a path to a green card or to become a U.S. citizen

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.

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.

“I’ve never wanted to hire a lawyer. My father had a bad experience with one. I was about 12 years old. I still remember that lawyer. He always seemed like he was talking down to my parents. He was rude and didn’t care to listen to us.

So when we needed to hire a lawyer, I was not happy. We had no choice. Either we hired an attorney or we risked losing my brother. A strange thing happened. Once we met with Carlos, I knew he was different. He listened. He was polite. He even made us laugh a few times. I trusted him. But I still didn’t fully trust him.

After each meeting I trusted him more. The case was close. As we got near the end, I worried if my brother would win or lose – but I was not worried about our attorney. I could tell Carlos was doing his best. I learned an important lesson. There are lawyers and then, like Carlos, there are good lawyers.

By the way, my brother won his case.”

Vanessa Odom, San Bernardino, California

Our Immigration Services

Our San Bernardino immigration attorney services include:

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Green Cards, Permanent Residency, And Citizenship – We assist clients with family visas, fiancé(e)  visas, green card, and permanent residence cases.

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

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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.

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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.

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Asylum, VAWA, TPS, NACARA Services – These services includes asylum, TPS, U visas, T visas, registry, diversity lottery, VAWA, and maybe in the future, DREAM Act cases.

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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

Your Defense Against Deportation

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.

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.

Your task is to show the judge that your family’s hardship is not ordinary. You must prove it is not only different, but also more severe than the hardship of other immigrant families.

You must demonstrate, conclusively, your family’s hardship will be exceptional and extremely unusual.

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.

“I cannot say Carlos is the best immigration lawyer. But I can tell you this. Carlos is a really good lawyer. He is hard-working, honest, and smart.

At our first meeting, Carlos told me that my case would not be easy. Even when things looked bad, he never stopped fighting. He always seemed ready for the government’s next move. It was like he was always one step ahead. I will never forget his closing argument. The way he took the government’s case apart piece by piece was a masterpiece. I don’t how to describe it but it was powerful. After the case, even the judge praised him.

I am now free to enjoy my wife and three kids. We live in a good neighborhood and take regular vacations. I have a good job. Without Carlos’ help, I would have lost all of this.”

Octavio Landeros, Palm Desert, California

San Bernardino Fraud Warning

Whenever new immigration programs are developed, you have to be extra careful who you hire to help you.

Many scam offices are suddenly opened. Their plan is to steal your hard earned wages with false promises.

With a lot of news about immigration reform, many immigrants are ready to move ahead as quickly as possible. However, there are vultures waiting to take advantage of unsuspecting immigrant families.

This is one of the worst nightmares immigrants will ever face. Don’t let it happen to you.

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