People seeking to obtain or preserve their right to live and work in the United States face an immigration system fraught with complex regulations and tough requirements. Whether you are applying for lawful permanent residence or confronting deportation proceedings, you need the services of a dedicated immigration attorney. At Childs Law Firm, P.C., we understand these challenges and work to help clients in Houston and the surrounding metropolitan area obtain the best possible results.
Applicants for lawful permanent residence must navigate United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency charged with managing immigration and naturalization. Our attorneys provide dedicated legal services for clients in such matters as:
We understand the legal restrictions and other difficulties that must be surmounted to achieve positive outcomes in these cases. We work with our clients and provide guidance during all stages of a case.
We provide representation for immigrants charged with being deportable from the U.S., due either to lack of a visa or other legal status or to some other violation of law. The removal process is initiated by USCIS, which serves a notice to appear at a hearing before an immigration judge. Depending on the facts of the case, several defenses may be available. If an immigrant claims they fled their country of origin due to fear persecution or bodily harm, they may be protected under asylum and refugee laws. There is also the potential for relief based on evidence of extreme hardship that deportation would cause to immigrants who have become firmly established in the U.S. We will thoroughly investigate the facts of your case with the goal of presenting a compelling and persuasive defense.
Citizenship is automatic for people who are born in the United States or in a U.S. territory. A person born in a foreign country is also a U.S. citizen if one of their parents was a citizen at the time of their birth. Everyone else must go through the naturalization process. To be eligible, an applicant must have held a green card and have resided lawfully in the United States for five years, or for three years if married to a United States citizen. There are other requirements as well, such as proving good moral character and passing tests on English language ability and American history and civics. We will assist you with preparing and submitting an application and will stand beside you throughout the process.
At the Childs Law Firm, P.C., our attorneys represent clients effectively and zealously for a variety of immigration issues in the Houston area. We invite you to call us at 281-968-4625 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.