Why Do I Need An Immigration Attorney In Chapel Hill, NC?
As experienced immigration attorneys we here at Matthew Charles Law in Chapel Hill, NC understand that every case is different. Immigration attorneys can be responsible for much more than just helping people become citizens. Our diligent staff allows Matthew Charles Law to consult on a wide range of cases that may affect you, friends or even family members. Let’s dive into what an immigration lawyer does and the different types of cases we often help people with.
Do I Actually Need An Immigration Attorney?
The short answer to this is, it is highly recommended. However, just like all other forms of law you are legally able to represent yourself for cases involving immigration matters, though it is most likely not the best option. A lawyer brings a level of experience for a complicated immigration system that can seem daunting to those representing themselves. The peace of mind in knowing that you are well represented and have used all tools available to be able to succeed is worth taking advantage of. Immigration law is especially paperwork heavy and takes experience to do correctly and doing it alone could mean making easy mistakes. Our goal is to navigate this process as quickly and effectively as possible and prevent unforeseeable events that may arise if you were to approach the immigration process without the help of an experienced attorney. Here at Matthew Charles Law we are capable of assisting in immigration matters in 3 main areas.
1) Applying For Citizenship And Naturalization
One of the most common cases for Immigration Attorneys are centered around applying for citizenship and naturalization in the United States. Naturalization is the process by which foreign nationals gain United States citizenship. The law states that most permanent residents are eligible to apply for naturalization after five years. However, if you obtained your permanent residency through marriage to a U.S. citizen, and are still married to and living with that same spouse, you may be eligible to file after only three years.
- Have been a permanent resident for at least 5+ (unless marriage based)
- Maintained continuous presence inside the United States
- Be able to speak, read, and write English – Only basic English is required by law.
- Pass a civics test, there are 100 possible questions.
- Show good moral character for the past five years
2) Deportation Defense
Immigration into the United States can be a long and very complicated process. Likewise, keeping the right to live and work in the united states is dependent on adherence with state and national law. If an immigrant resident, even one with a green card, breaks the terms of their visa, they could face removal from the country. This process is also known as deportation and here at Matthew Charles Law we have the experience required to successfully represent you in cases like these. If you are being threatened with deportation it is imperative you reach out to a an attorney to give you the best chance of creating a successful case.
An immigrant can be deported for a number of reasons such as:
- Overstaying a visa
- Misrepresentation or fraud in applying for a visa or for naturalized citizenship
- Obtaining employment that is contrary to the terms of the visa
- State or federal arrests and convictions
- Crimes involving moral turpitude (CIMT)
- Conviction of an aggravated felony
3) Work Visa, Green Card and Permanent Residence Assistance
Our attorneys at Matthew Charles Law can help you or your loved whether you are seeking admission into the United States living abroad or already living in the U.S. We can help you in getting your visa through a family petition or an employment based petition. Obtaining a green card is a complicated process, and if done incorrectly, could result in unneeded delays that can last years. An experienced green card lawyer from Matthew Charles Law, can handle your permanent residence applications. We will seek the shortest possible wait time for you, and represent you in any proceedings. We help green card applicants throughout the Durham and Chapel Hill area as well as Wake County. Time is important when it comes to immigration cases so If you are in need of a professional immigration attorney to help with any of these cases do not hesitate to contact us today.
Why Should I Choose Matthew Charles Law
Over the years Matthew has defended all types of Immigration cases. As such, Matthew has the skill set and experience necessary to handle your Immigration needs. Give the Law Office of Matthew Charles Suczynski, PLLC a call today to discuss your case at (919) 619-3242 or visit our Immigration page for more details
Need Help with an Immigration Matter?If you are having trouble with immigration law, then it’s vital to find an attorney who will do everything in his power to test the State’s case and protect your rights. We proudly service Durham & Orange County; as well as the surrounding Triangle.