New York City Immigration Lawyer
The Law Office of Jason A Dennis is able to help with every aspect of the immigration process. Our New York City Immigration Lawyers have experience with visa applications, green cards, deportation hearings, asylum seekers, citizenship, and the naturalization process.
If you or your family are facing immigration issues contact our skilled legal team today to schedule a free initial consultation and see what we can do to help you.
On This Page
- Why Our New York City Immigration Attorneys?
- Immigration Law
- Areas of Immigration Law We Handle
- Green Card Applications
- Naturalization and Citizenship
- Asylum and Refugee Status
- Deportation Defense
- Choose the Right New York City Immigration Attorney
Why Our New York City Immigration Attorneys?
New York City is a popular destination for many entering this country. Over 3 million residents of NYC are immigrants, making up nearly 40% of the city's population. With a foreign-born population so large it comes as no surprise that the city deals with a significant number of immigration cases every year, ranging from work visa applications to deportation cases.
If you or your family are among the many seeking to enter the United States legally, extend your visa, apply for permanent residence, or are dealing with one of many other possible immigration issues, it is in your best interest to retain the service of an attorney specializing in immigration law.
Be careful when selecting an immigration lawyer as choosing the right one can be vital to finding the best possible solution to your immigration issues. You should look to find a lawyer who is able to clearly and accurately list your options, is willing and able to answer all your questions, and is capable of advocating for you with any federal agencies with which you must communicate. Poorly handled cases can threaten your immigration status, so you need to find someone with the experience and skill to handle your case in a timely and effective manner.
Immigration law in the U.S. governs who can enter, how long they can stay, and when they must leave. It also establishes who may be admitted as permanent residents and become naturalized citizens of the United States. It is ruled on at the federal level and enforced primarily by three federal agencies:
- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE): ICE is responsible for enforcing federal laws governing border control, customs, trade and immigration along US borders as well as throughout the country.
- U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): USCIS is responsible for administering immigration benefits, processing applications, and granting immigration benefits.
- U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP): CBP is responsible for enforcing federal customs and immigration law at or near the US border.
U.S. immigration law classifies people in one of two ways: U.S. Citizens or aliens. Based on their immigration status, aliens are further classified as lawful permanent residents (green card holders), non-immigrant visa holders, foreign nationals of lawful status, or undocumented. Your immigration status dictates your rights and responsibilities within the United States.
Areas of Immigration Law We Handle
At The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis, we specialize in all facets of immigration including:
Green Card Applications
We have the experience and knowledge to help you with your green card immigration applications, make the process as smooth as possible, and help you avoid mistakes that could impact your legal status.
Naturalization and Citizenship
While naturalization is typically a fairly straightforward process, navigating and understanding the different requirements and how they apply to your unique situation can confusing. We are prepared to offer guidance throughout your citizenship application to help you secure your American citizenship as quickly as possible.
Asylum and Refugee Status
Asylum or refugee status may be granted to individuals who fear persecution based on:
- Religious beliefs
- Political opinion
- Membership in a specific social group
We offer legal counsel to individuals facing these conditions and will work diligently to navigate the requirements these individuals must meet to be granted political asylum.
Facing deportation is a stressful time, but it doesn't take place overnight, which allows you to build a case against your removal. If you face deportation from the United States our NY deportation attorneys will assist you in building the strongest removal defense possible for your hearing in immigration court.
If you are in New York City and face immigration issues, your first priority should be hiring an experienced NYC immigration attorney. A lawyer can help guide you through the federal immigration system if you're interested in citizenship, a visa to work in the US, or looking to sponsor a child through family immigration.
Working with an immigration lawyer can help you prepare for common immigration problems and help you avoid or navigate the complex issues that can arise throughout the immigration process.
The Law Office of Jason A. Dennis may be able to help. With a wealth of experience in immigration law and the drive and dedication to reach the best possible outcome for your case, we are prepared to tackle any immigration issues in New York City.
How do You Apply For Asylum?You must submit an I-589 form to apply for asylum. If you are in removal proceedings, meaning that you have a hearing with an Immigration Judge scheduled, your asylum application must be submitted to the Immigration Court. If you are not in removal proceedings the application must be submitted to USCIS. In most cases, an asylum application must be filed within one year of your date of entry to the United States. A successful application must show the applicant fears persecution in their home country due to their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. Asylum cases tend to be very complex and require extensive evidence. It is recommended to contact an attorney before filing an application due to how complicated these cases are.
Can You Work While Waiting on a Green Card?If you have a valid H-1B or L-1 visa, you can continue working in the U.S. even while waiting on approval for a green card. Green card applicants are not able to start working in the United States without one of those Visas until they obtain a work permit by filing an I-765.
What Should You Do if Your Visa Expires?There are a number of visas available to foreign nationals wishing to permanently immigrate to the United States depending on their current status. If you are a foreign national engaged to a U.S. citizen there is a fiancé visa, if you are related to a U.S. citizen and wish to immigrate there are family visas, a work visa if you are experienced in a particular field or industry, and more.
What Type of Visa do You Need to Become a Permanent Resident of the US?There are a number of visas available to foreign nationals wishing to permanently immigrate to the United States depending on their current status. If you are a foreign national engaged to a U.S. citizen there is a fiancé visa, if you are related to a U.S. citizen and wish to immigrate there are family visas, a work visa if you are experienced in a particular field or industry, and more.