Wherever You’re From . . . Whatever Your Dreams . . .
We’ll Help Guide Your Journey To Immigration Success
The San Diego Immigration Law Offices of Carlos Batara offer a full range of services for clients throughout Riverside County and the Inland Empire.
- Maybe you live in Oceanside and want to apply for permanent residence, Chula Vista and want to file immigrant relative visas for your wife and son, or El Cajon and want to become a U.S. citizen.
- Perhaps you live in San Marcos and need to remove the conditions on your green card, Rancho Bernardo and want to file under the Violence Against Women Act, or Lemon Grove and need help with an asylum application.
- Or you live in Fallbrook and want to check on your old family visa petition, Ramona and you want to file for registry, or National City and you need to present your appeal of an immigration judge’s decision.
Bringing And Keeping Your Family Together – Family Visas, Permanent Residence, Citizenship
As an immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara’s highest priority is family unification – bringing and keeping your family together – your spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters.
As the son of an immigrant, Carlos not only understands, but also knows the struggles of immigrant families to remain a family unit.
That’s why, soon after starting as a San Diego immigration lawyer, Carlos quickly developed his formula for family unity – for successfully helping clients and their family members win immigrant relative visas, earn green cards, become permanent residents, and later achieve citizenship.
At minimum, success depends on careful preparation of various family-based petitions, applications, and government forms. But in some cases, issues arise which require special attention – issues like criminal convictions, prior arrests, or entries to the U.S. without advance inspection.
In all cases, straight forward or complicated, immigration lawyer Carlos Batara refuses to take a reckless approach.
It does not matter if your case seems simple or difficult on the surface. Some cases look simple, but they are really difficult with tough issues.
As your immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara will not just jump in and risk jeopardizing your chances for victory. Carlos strongly feels time must be spent in carefully reviewing all clients’ full situation and immigration history before filing any papers with the government.
Commitment to your success requires nothing less.
“Carlos is my brother. Not my real brother, of course.
At first, I called one of those lawyers with big television commercials. He was not doing immigration law anymore. He gave me Carlos’ name and number. He said Carlos took tough cases and maybe he could help me.
During my case, Carlos treated me pretty cool. He’s not stuffy. He’s easy to talk to, and I grew tight with him. I started calling him “brother” like I call all my close friends.
My case took six years. It was a tough fight. We lost some motions, yet Carlos would fight back with new ideas. He would tell me we only lost a battle, we did not lose the war. In the end, we won the war. Thanks to my brother.”
Al Duran, Fullerton, California
Preventing Your Family From Being Separated Deportation And Removal Defense Services
Deportation defense has two different components.
The first part takes place at a trial in Immigration Court.
Most deportation and removal defense hearings for clients who visit our San Diego immigration law offices are handled at the San Diego or El Centro immigration courts. For others, cases may take place in Los Angeles or Adelanto.
The second part, often necessary, takes place at the Board of Immigration Appeals.
Choosing the right immigration attorney for both types types of cases is crucial to your success.
(a) Immigration Trial Attorney Services – For Clients Facing Deportation
Are you or a loved family member facing deportation charges?
Based on his family background, Carlos knows when immigrants are trapped in this situation, they risk losing more than just their case. They risk losing their families and homes. They risk losing everything important in their lives.
Under such circumstances, you absolutely cannot afford shortcuts.
You need to know the good and the bad. Carlos does not believe in surprise endings.
From the beginning of your case, Carlos will present you with a realistic assessment of your possible outcomes. In Carlos’ view, you should know how difficult the road ahead may be, and what steps need to be taken to fight for your success.
Some deportation cases end after just two hearings. Others take up to ten years.
As part of your preparation, Carlos will make sure you are ready to answer questions from the immigration judge and government attorneys.
As your immigration deportation attorney, he will interview all supporting witnesses in advance, prepare important evidence, and challenge any violations of proper procedures.
As your lawyer, Carlos will help you put your best foot forward.
(b) Immigration Appeals – For Clients Who Lost At Immigration Court
Have you already lost your case?
If you lost your case in court, you may be able to challenge the decision by filing an immigration appeal.
If you’re stuck trying to figure out your next steps, as part of our immigration appeals services, we’ll help you fight to overcome the immigration judge’s ruling.
You will have to follow tight deadlines and strict procedures for deportation and removal appeals. This means you must move quickly or you could lose your opportunity to fight back.
Once your case is accepted, as your immigration appeals attorney, Carlos will ensure any errors made by the immigration judge are properly presented to a higher court to review.
“Carlos is an expert in immigration law and immigration appeals. Whenever I have an immigration case with unusual issues, I consult Carlos. He always has ideas on how to best present a client’s case. He has a knack for challenging laws in creative ways.
I remember once when a family of six, the parents and four kids, came to me after they lost their case at Immigration Court. Their case seemed bleak. I sent them to Carlos. When I saw the family two years later, I learned they had moved to Riverside. Carlos had won their appeals and the Immigration Court had to start their cases over again.”
Joseph La Costa, San Diego, California
Locating Hidden Paths To A Green Card Under Special Immigration Programs
During your interview, Carlos will explore if you qualify for immigration benefits under special immigration green card programs set up by the U.S. government.
Many immigrants who seek our services, whether they visit our oldest location, our San Diego immigration attorney office, or any of our other Southern California immigration attorney offices, do not know about how they might benefit under such lesser-known roads to permanent residence. .
Since these programs can make a huge difference, perhaps enabling you to earn a green card to live permanently in the United States, our office takes extra care to figure out if you qualify for any of them.
Determining eligibility for these programs can be difficult. You may no longer be able to apply for some of these programs. Still, they may help you avoid deportation or revive old petitions and applications if you meet certain requirements and took certain steps several years ago.
Employment Immigrant Petitions
Our immigration lawyer services include working with clients who seek the right to work, permanently or temporarily, in the United States through a sponsorship by their employer.
We help clients eligible through NAFTA, or as priority workers, skilled workers, and other work-related classifications become lawful permanent residents.
Fighting The Impact Of Criminal Convictions
You can lose your opportunity to obtain or keep permanent resident benefits due to an arrest and conviction – even if your arrest and conviction happened 20 or 30 years ago.
Certain types of convictions lead to automatic loss of your green card. The list of which crimes automatically disqualify you changes quite often, almost from year-to-year. Even some convictions for minor offenses can have the same negative consequences.
Whenever possible, you should have your criminal records carefully reviewed by an immigration lawyer before you file any immigration documents. If you fail to do so, you could be walking yourself into a trap where you end up facing deportation.
“For over ten years I have referred immigration clients to Carlos Batara. He is always extremely charismatic and relentless in their defense. Not surprisingly, clients speak highly of the services provided by Carlos and his office staff. I recommend Carlos to anyone who is looking for an immigration trial attorney – especially if they have a hard case.”
George Melgoza, Ramona, California
Since early in his career as a San Diego immigration lawyer, Carlos Batara offers a complete analysis of the consequences of criminal convictions for immigration purposes, whether our office represents a client directly or we work with a client’s criminal defense attorney.
With vast experience as a deportation trial attorney and deportation appeals attorney, Carlos Batara can help you overcome the negative effects of your criminal convictions and prevent your deportation from taking place.
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 . . .