Immigration Services Lawyer in Las Vegas, NV
As an immigrant, you are protected under many of the same laws that U.S. citizens are protected under. This includes the right to work with the most experienced attorney that you can find when you are up against deportation, acquiring a visa, applying for citizenship, or anything else concerning immigration law. It is more important now than ever to have a Las Vegas immigration services lawyer due to the ever changing strict and complex laws regulating immigrant issues. As you are probably well aware of, immigration is a big talking point among politicians and an equally heated point of contention among conservatives; judges and law enforcement are unfortunately following suit, purposefully making things more difficult for immigrants in every manner of their lives. We do not wish to get into the politics of this debate, and instead believe that offering unmatched legal assistance to immigrants and their family members is the best approach that we can take in order to ensure that all people’s rights are protected. Call the compassionate immigration services lawyer of Paul Padda Law for assistance today.
Immigration Law is Virtually Always Changing, and Not Necessarily for the Better
If you read the headlines every now and again, one thing becomes apparent: immigration issues are a great concern for many Nevada residents and Americans across the country. With incessant talk of a Mexico-America border wall, and who will pay for it, as well as federal threats to crack down on “sanctuary cities,” no one knows for sure what the future holds. The Obama Administration deported 1.5 million immigrants in just his first term, according to the Atlantic, and the Trump Administration seeks to follow in the same footsteps, though in an even more violent and drastic manner. Your attorney must be prepared to take on the constantly changing immigration environment in order to successfully represent you in court, to achieve asylum, to grant your citizenship, or to provide your children protection under DACA (Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals).
Non Uniform Court Decisions and Law Enforcement Are a Threat to Immigrants and U.S. Society as a Whole
What also concerns us is the unequal and often arbitrary method that laws and regulations are upheld by law enforcement officers and courts. Some judges use a fast track deportation method, for example, that rushes immigrants though the courts so fast that they have virtually no time to talk to, let alone hire, an attorney. Other immigrants are detained for long periods of time without a fair bond hearing and are left to sit in jail for months on end because they cannot afford to pay to get out. Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) as well as local police violate the constitutional rights of immigrants on a daily basis, and because so few immigrants have access to a lawyer (since immigrants rarely have the right to free legal counsel) this treatment and unfair rulings are not challenged. We protect the lives of immigrants when their rights have been trampled upon, and seek to form a new path towards justice for all of our clients.
Most Immigrants Do Not Have Attorneys, and Are at a Great Disadvantage Because it
An immigration services lawyer is crucial to your case’s success, regardless of what your specific goals may be. Unfortunately, most immigrants do not have a lawyer. According to research (Access to Counsel in Immigration Court) that analyzed 1.2 million immigrant removal cases from 2007 to 2012, it was found that just 37 percent of immigrants had legal counsel. And, just 14 percent of detained immigrants had counsel. Some regions were much worse than others, particularly in the South, when it comes to legal access for immigrants, which drastically impacts the outcome of their cases. Some of the report’s key findings include the following sobering statistics:
- 63 percent of immigrants do not have an attorney in court;
- Only 37 percent of immigrants facing deportation have a lawyer;
- Immigrants in larger cities are more likely to have legal counsel;
- Mexican immigrants account for 78 percent of all detainees, but are only legally represented 21 percent of the time;
- Detained immigrants are more than four times likely to be released from detention if they have a lawyer; and
- Compared to immigrants with lawyers, immigrants with legal representation are 11 times more likely to seek relief, including asylum.
When Everything is at Stake, You Need an Immigration Services Lawyer to Defend Your Rights
Simply hiring any run of the mill lawyer will not be sufficient. Your way of life is at stake. You need an immigration services lawyer with the experience necessary to win your case. By working with Paul Padda Law firm, you have the full backing of a powerful law firm behind you that has represented thousands of immigrants in all types of immigrant law. We fight for you both federal and immigration court, and never stop advocating for our client’s bests interests. We represent clients in all of the following areas of immigration law:
- Asylum – If you are a political refugee, you have the right to pursue refuge in the U.S. This process is more difficult than one would assume, as immigration laws are tightening down on all types of refugees, particularly those in Muslim-predominant countries.
- Cancellation of Removal – If you have been placed on removal proceedings, you may find relief in the form of a cancellation of removal under 8 U.S. Code § 1229b. This is an option for people who have been a lawfully admitted alien for permanent residence for at least five years, people who have been living in the U.S. for seven continuous years after being admitted in any status, and has not been convicted of an aggravated felony.
- Executive Office for Immigration Review – The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which is part of the U.S. Department of Justice, adjudicates immigration cases and is chiefly tasked with removal orders (deportation). The EOIR also hears appeals through the Board of Immigration Appeals, which is a part of the EOIR.
- Collateral Consequences from Criminal Convictions – When a defendant is convicted of a crime, there are other penalties, separate from fines and jail time, that they may face. Civil fines may arise from damages incurred by reckless driving, for example. You need an attorney if you have been charged with a crime, or have been convicted of a crime and are facing civil penalties.
- Corporate Investigations – If your business is being investigated for immigration fraud or violating U.S. or state immigration laws, you need to contact an attorney at once. An audit by the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Labor can pose a serious threat to your business. Additionally, the S.Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is cracking down on corporations and small to large businesses that they believe are offering immigration benefits to those “who pose a threat to national security or public safety, or who seek to defraud our immigration system,” according to the USCIS.
- Immigration Bond – Detained immigrants need to contact an attorney before their bond hearing to ensure that they are not penalized with an overly strict bond amount. Many detained immigrants are unable to pay high bond amounts and are therefore left in jail for weeks or months at a time.
- Immigration Fraud Defense – Being charged with immigration fraud, such as providing false information for your green card or visa application, or entering a fraudulent marriage, is a serious matter. Such allegations could jeopardize your future and your entire family’s well being.
- Immigration Waivers – An I-601A waiver allows “unlawful” immigrants who snuck into the U.S. to apply for grounds of inadmissibility so that they can obtain an immigrant visa and permanent residency. This waiver only pertains to immigrants who are immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.
- Immigration Writs – When the USCIS fails to act on your case, it may be necessary to file a lawsuit, called an immigration Writ of Mandamus.
- Deportation Defense – Our attorneys are experienced defending against deportation at all levels. It is crucial to work with an immigration services attorney in order to have any chance of successfully remaining in the U.S.
- Federal Court Litigation – When your immigration case goes up against the federal government, you need an attorney with equal clout to match what is to come. We represent clients who wish to challenge the USCIS’s removal decision, unreasonable delay, unlawful detention, denial of an application for naturalization, and much more.
- Immigration Appeals – Nothing is final, including the decision made by a judge for removal. We fight for our clients until the bitter end, and have successfully appealed countless unjust court decisions for immigrant families and individuals.
- Motions to Reopen – If new facts arise in your case, we will file a motion to reopen your case. Similarly, if a decision was made due to an incorrect application of the law, we may file a motion to reconsider.
- Stay of Deportation – Postponing a deportation order is called a stay of deportation. Many judges attempt to deport immigrants by rushing them through the proper legal process so quickly that they cannot even find an immigration services lawyer in time. Winning your deportation case is impossible without a lawyer. If you have been ordered to leave the country, you need to hire an attorney at once who will call for a stay, and buy time to pursue all other legal options of appealing the original decision.
- U Visas – A U visa may be given to those who have been victims of crimes, or immediate family members of victims, who agree to help law enforcement with an investigation.
- Citizenship – Applying for U.S. citizenship is a long, challenging, and complicated process. It is imperative that you work closely with an immigration services attorney before filing any paperwork on your own.
- Family Based Immigration – If you hope to sponsor an immediate relative for a U.S. visa, an immigration services lawyer can help.
- Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – Certain adolescent immigrants who entered unlawfully can apply for DACA a two-year period of work eligibility and deferred removal.
Our attorneys also provide invaluable assistance in all of the following areas of immigration law:
- Fiancé Visas;
- Same Sex Immigration Benefits;
- Employment Based / Permanent Workers;
- Investor Visas;
- Criminal Alien Defense; and
- Federal Immigration Appeals.
An Extremist Anti-Immigrant Regime Requires a Highly Aggressive, Experienced Immigration Attorney
Immigration policy will continue to change as climate change forces local people out of their homelands due to drought and starvation spreading throughout already hot climates, worsening war and local conflicts, and economies crumbling in the third world and even in developed countries. Already, the Trump Administration is detaining immigrant children for gang affiliation without any evidence at all, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). Two examples include a child who wore a blue El Salvador soccer jersey to school, and another whose doodles included a local El Salvador area code. Both, and many like them, were taken from their parents and detained in prison-like confinement facilities based on zero evidence. To fight against these kind of extreme anti-immigrant measures, you need to enlist the assistance of a truly qualified, experienced immigration attorney.
Contact a Las Vegas Immigration Services Attorney Who Will Work Tirelessly to Achieve Your and Your Loved One’s Goals
The Las Vegas immigration services lawyer of the law firm of Paul Padda Law represent clients who wish to appeal a deportation order, acquire an investor or fiancé visa, become a U.S. citizen, and much more. You need an immigration services attorney to accomplish these goals now more than ever before, and our attorneys are prepared to do whatever it takes to win. Immigration law requires experience and continual education on the complex and always-changing laws of immigration. Is your attorney prepared to invest the substantial time and monumental energy that this takes? Contact the attorneys of Paul Padda Law today to learn more about the professional services that we provide. Call us today to schedule a consultation with an immigration services lawyer as soon as you can.