Immigration Attorneys in Rancho Cucamonga
Your American Dream is Worth Pursuing
The American Dream lives on strong today. People from all around the globe come to our shores and borders to become a part of our country, to find work, and to begin a family in a land of equality. Although some recent sociopolitical shifts have placed hurdles in front of many immigrants, it is still possible to immigrate to the United States, especially if you get the help of an experienced immigration lawyer from Chung & Ignacio, LLP.
From our office in Rancho Cucamonga, our immigration lawyers proudly represent immigrants from all walks of life and their families. Whether you want to enter the country for the first time, remain in the country through gainful employment, fight deportation, or handle any other immigration-related task, you can trust in our team.
Call (909) 726-7112 right now to learn more about our immigration law services.
Our Family Immigration Services
Many people immigrate to the U.S. to join their families who are already living here. Through a sponsorship from a qualifying family member, you may be able to enter the country legally, either temporarily or permanently. Joining your fiancé in the U.S. is also permitted under the right circumstances and requires a K visa.
Family immigration can usually be sorted into four categories of preference:
- 1st: Unmarried children and minor dependents of U.S. citizens. In other words, young children get the first preference for immigration options and approvals.
- 2nd: Unmarried young children and the spouses of legal permanent residents.
- 3rd: Minor children or adult children and their spouses of U.S. citizens.
- 4th: Siblings and their spouses of U.S. citizens.
The lower the preference category, the more difficult it will be to gain immigration approval from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). As your immigration lawyers, it will become our job to help you obtain immigration approval, regardless of your category.
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Different Types of Immigration Visas
There are dozens of different types of visas, including both immigrant and nonimmigrant visas. Trying to sort through the details on your own can be a headache. Worse yet, self-representing for your immigration case could cause a mistake that invalidates your application or causes significant delays in a system that is already notorious for being slow to develop.
Let Chung & Ignacio, LLP and our Rancho Cucamonga immigration attorneys help you figure out what visa you or your loved one needs. Tell us your situation and your immigration goals, and we can start narrowing down your visa options.
To name only a few types of visas that might apply to your situation:
- O: For people with recognized extraordinary abilities in their field, which can include the sciences, arts, education, business, and sports.
- H-1B: For specialists in other occupational fields that require advanced or specific technical knowledge.
- I: For journalists or other professionals in the media and reporting industries.
- R: For religious workers entering the country for religious reasons, like a mission or pilgrimage.
- T: For victims of human trafficking who are fleeing their home country due to that danger.
- E: For people entering the country for employment purposes.
- K: For people who are waiting to marry a U.S citizen living in the country.
- B-2: For tourists who only want to enter the country for pleasure or recreation.
Deportation Defense That Doesn’t Back Down
The USCIS or Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) may target you for deportation or removal. Oftentimes, people are targeted for removal if the visa they are currently holding expires. Being accused, charged, or convicted of a serious crime can also trigger removal procedures.
You do not need to take removal sitting down, though. You have the right to defend yourself from forced deportation, even if you are an undocumented immigrant who enters the country through illegal channels. Our attorneys can work on your behalf to challenge your removal or file an appeal, which can slow the removal process considerably while we work on a case to defend your name and livelihood in the United States.
Citizenship Vs. Naturalization in the United States
You can legally stay in the United States for an extended or permanent duration through citizenship and naturalization. Although both processes will end with you receiving a certificate, they are not the same.
Citizenship is possible if your parents are citizens themselves. For example, if you were born out of the country but both of your parents are citizens, then you should be able to receive a citizenship certificate by following the appropriate channels.
Naturalization requires applicants to hold a green card of some form, live in the country for an extended and uninterrupted period of time, and pass various tests. You do not need any familial relation to someone in the country to become naturalized. When most people think of becoming a U.S. citizen, they typically imagine passing the civics test and becoming a citizen through naturalization.