Immigration Lawyer

Immigration Lawyer

Our immigration systems and laws are constantly changing and require an in-depth understanding of what the most recent changes are and how to adjust to them. With thousands of resolved-cases under our belt, we are more than ready to represent you through this never ending maze of laws and regulations. Whether you need help in obtaining a permanent residency, American citizenship, work permits, business/work visas, immigration waivers or an immigration bond to have a loved one released, you can count on us. Our firm is distinguished as the lead immigration firm in all of the Rio Grande Valley and we have the references to back it up. We have one countless amount of immigration cases before the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Consulate, Deportation Court (EOIR) and the Board Immigration Appeals (BIA).

Everyone has an American Dream. Many are unsure as to how to approach their dream but there are countless options implemented for those seeking legal status. Whether your immigration process can be started immediately, or you are having to wait a bit longer, everyone’s path begins with advice. The process to citizenship, permanent residency, or even to petition on behalf of hardships faced previously, can all begin as soon as you consult with an attorney. As you make this choice and move forward with your process you will find yourself gaining endless benefits and slowly letting go of the continuous fear that is deportation.

Immigration processes are constantly changing. Laws are continuously being passed and new executive orders come and go as they please. It may be difficult to understand the initial requirements and once these changes come into place it can bring understanding to a new level of difficulty.

At The Law Office of Alex Martinez – Immigration Attorney in the Rio Grande Valley , our Attorney, Alex Martinez has over 10 years of experience and has successfully carried out many immigration procedures. He finds joy in guiding his clients from beginning to end of their process and making them feel comfortable and confident throughout the course of their procedure.

Mr. Martinez has many areas of expertise, some procedures include:

  • CITIZENSHIP
    • Naturalization
    • Acquisition of Citizenship
  • FAMILY
    • Adjustment of status- Lawful Entry, 245-I Protection
    • Consular Processing
    • Waivers 601 and 601A
    • Parole in Place
  • BUSINESS AND WORK VISAS
    • TN Visa-Professionals NAFTA
    • E2- Business Visa Investor
    • E1- Business Visa Import and Export International Traders
  • HUMANITARIAN VISA
    • VAWA- Domestic Violence Victims
    • U-Visa- Victims of certain crimes
  • RENEWALS

Citizenship
The path to citizenship may be right at your fingertips. Citizenship can grant you countless benefits such as voting, no deportation, and benefits for your loved ones. Whether you are contemplating if the Naturalization process is for you or you don’t know where your citizenship process begins, Attorney Alex Martinez can guide you. Each process has its own requirements and details. The road to citizenship may be smoother than expected.

Naturalization
Naturalization is a popular and smooth-sailing process when seeking citizenship. If you have obtained your legal permanent residency and wish to embark on the path to citizenship, here are some requirements you may be asked upon consultation with your immigration attorney.

  • Being 18 years of age at the time of filing N-400
  • Must have been a permanent resident in the United States for a minimum of 5 years or only 3 years if permanent residency was obtained through spouse
  • Must demonstrate continuous residence in the United States for required time
  • Be able to read, write and speak basic English
  • Have a basic understanding of United States History and Government
  • Demonstrate good moral character

These requirements are a general idea on what is to be expected upon consultation, however, details may change depending on each individual situation. This process is expected to range from approximately 3 to 9 months and has a government-imposed fee of $725.
Attorney Alex Martinez will guide and clearly explain every document, detail, and progress update as your case flows. Mr. Martinez has successfully naturalized thousands of legal permanent residents through dedication to his clients and his determination to bring them the best outcome.

Acquisition of Citizenship
Acquisition of Citizenship is defined as children, born outside of the United States, obtain citizenship through U.S. Citizen parents. The two general ways to obtain citizenship through U.S. Citizen birth parents are at the time of birth, or after birth but before the age of 18. The law imposed at the time of the child’s birth determines whether he/she is a citizen at the time of birth. There is no one way to determine your qualifications, however, there is a general list of requirements many individuals can use to get an initial idea on their stance.

  • Child is under 18 years of age
  • At least one parent is a U.S. Citizen, by birth or naturalization
  • The U.S. Citizen parent has lived in the U.S. for a period of time
  • The child is a lawful permanent resident
  • The child is residing in the United States and is in the legal custody of the U.S. Citizen parent

These being the general requirements, details to your case are subject to change depending on your situation. Throughout the course of your procedure, Attorney Alex Martinez – Immigration Attorney in the Rio Grande Valley will assess and connect your situation with the law and explain your options clearly. Upon doing so, he will make sure your process sails smoothly and you obtain citizenship quickly.