Experienced Springfield Lawyer Helps Non-U.S. Citizens Obtain Visas
Respected Massachusetts attorney assists with a variety of immigration matters
The rules for entering and remaining this country are notoriously complex, and the U.S. immigration system often seems overwhelming. At the Law Office of Dennis R. Desmarais in Springfield, I provide comprehensive representation to individuals and their families in a wide range of immigration matters, including filing for a work visa and fighting deportation proceedings. I have represented clients throughout Massachusetts for more than 25 years and understand how crucial obtaining a favorable outcome is. Whether you want to bring family members to the U.S., need a lawyer to defend you against a removal action or seek humanitarian-based immigration, I will tirelessly work to achieve the best possible outcome in your case.
Responsive law firm handles all types of family-sponsored immigration requests
The family-sponsored immigration program permits certain relatives of U.S. citizens, as well as specified family members of lawful permanent residents, to apply for green card status so they may legally come to and/or remain in this country for an extended period of time. The types of relations that may qualify for a green card under this program include, among others:
- Children under the age of 21
- Unmarried children over the age of 21
There are many steps to this process, and thus, many opportunities for issues to arise. I have extensive knowledge of the family-sponsored immigration program and will stay on top of your application throughout the process.
Determined advocate fights deportation and removal proceedings
All non-U.S. citizens are subject to removal for violating U.S. immigration law. Anyone facing possible removal has the right to a hearing before an immigration judge where they are informed of the reason for removal and given the opportunity to object. Appearing at these hearing is vital because failure to do so will result in your arrest, subsequent removal and prohibition from returning to the U.S. for 10 years. Defending yourself effectively against a removal proceeding is nearly impossible. When you retain my services, you can expect to receive effective legal representation. I am determined to give you the best possible chance at a good outcome.
Creative counselor works to secure humanitarian relief for individuals in need
The U.S. offers humanitarian-based immigration programs for those in need of aid. This includes applications by refugees and political asylees seeking to escape dangerous conditions and persecution in their home countries. One such program, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), permits some abused spouses, children and parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders to apply for residency without their abuser’s knowledge. U Visas are available to those who suffered mental or physical abuse in their home country and assisted law enforcement in prosecuting the crime. I understand the stakes in these cases and will develop compelling arguments to strongly support your application.
Contact a reputable Massachusetts attorney to schedule free consultation
At the Law Office of Dennis R. Desmarais, I represent clients throughout Massachusetts, including in Worcester and Suffolk County, in a wide variety of immigration matters. Call (413) 231-7744 or contact me online to schedule a free consultation at my Springfield office.