Obama's New Executive Actions on Immigration (la nueva orden de Obama)
On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced an executive order that potentially affects millions of undocumented immigrants. This action allows certain undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States without fear of deportation.
DAPA - Deferred Action for Parental Accountability
If you are an undocumented immigrant but have a child who was born in the United States and have been in the country since January 1, 2010, you may be eligible for the new Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA) program. Applicants must pass a background check, so if you have concerns about any arrests or criminal offenses that may appear on your record, the Immigration Law Offices of Anthony Cantrell may be able to help. Anthony Cantrell is Board Certified in Criminal Law and understands the process of getting certain criminal records sealed.
DACA - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
If you or a family member arrived in the United States before the age of 16 and have remained in the country since January 1, 2010, you may be eligible for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
Navigating through these legal proceedings requires an understanding of the complex immigration laws. If you have questions concerning your eligibility for these new guidelines, call the Immigration Law Offices of Anthony Cantrell.
We will sit down with you and explain your legal rights and help you make a decision that is in the best interests for you an your family. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 210-888-9653.
If you are facing deportation or removal, we can help defend you and protect your rights throughout your case. After you have been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you may be eligible for release under certain conditions.
The Immigration Law Office of Anthony Cantrell will aggressively seek to obtain a bond or have you released on your own recognizance if applicable. We can represent you in obtaining a bond. We can also represent you in a bond reduction hearing in order to reduce the bond and expedite your release from detention.
Cancellation of Removal
If you are a lawful permanent resident or a non-permanent resident and are facing removal proceedings, you may qualify for this form of relief provided you meet certain criteria. At the Immigration Law Office of Anthony Cantrell, we have the knowledge necessary to guide you through this very complicated form of relief.
If you fear persecution in your country of origin for your race, religion, nationality, membership in a social group, political affiliation, and in some cases, torture convention, you may be eligible for asylum. We will work tirelessly to fight for your rights and the protection you seek in the United States.
If you have lost your immigration case, have been denied asylum or cancellation of removal, have been denied citizenship or a green card, or have been denied labor certification, the Immigration Law Office of Anthony Cantrell is well versed in the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) process and can help you overturn this the Court's decision. If necessary, we can appeal your case to the Federal Court Appeals.
The immigration laws are complex and it can be difficult to know what steps you need to take in order to gain citizenship, obtain a visa or avoid deportation. At the Law Office of Anthony B. Cantrell, we can guide you through the process and provide you with clear solutions to your immigration issues.
Family and Work Visas
Our attorneys can help you navigate the complex approval process for all types of visas, including:
- Family visas: We are committed to helping families resolve their immigration issues. We can assist you with obtaining visas for fiancés, children, spouses and other family members. This includes immediate relative immigrant visas and family preference immigrant visas. This includes the K-1 visa (non-immigrant fiancé visa) and the K-3 visa (non-immigrant spouse visa).
- Work visas: We work with local businesses and employees to obtain temporary and permanent visas for employment in the U.S. This includes H-1B visas, H2-B visas, L1 visas, B1/B2 visas and other types of visas.
Citizenship and Green Cards
There are several methods to gaining permanent residency in the U.S., which is sometimes referred to as a "green card." One method is known as "consular processing." In this method, you submit a petition for permanent residence abroad at a U.S. State Department consulate.
For consular processing, the form you submit will depend on your situation. For example, if you are seeking residency because you have family in the U.S., then you submit a Form I-130. If the basis of your petition is employment, then you would submit Form I-140. Entrepreneurs and investors file Form I-526. We can help you determine which form fits your situation and assist you in completing and filing your petition.
If you are already in the U.S. on a visa, you can apply for permanent residency using another method. This is known as an "adjustment of status." Similar to consular processing, there are specific forms that will need to be filed that will vary depending on your situation. We can help you through the process of obtaining an adjustment of status.
These are the most common methods of obtaining residency, but we can help you through the other processes of obtaining residency.
Speak With an Immigration Lawyer
For a free consultation with an attorney at our firm, contact our firm online. You can also call our San Antonio office at 210-888-9653 or our New Braunfels office at 830-606-0222.