Immigration Law For Families and Individuals in Houston, TX
At Ikeme Law, we know firsthand what it means to be an immigrant in a new country. Founding attorney Obi Ikeme is actually an immigrant herself and has dedicated her practice to helping other immigrants and their families from around the world secure their place in the United States. Whether you are seeking assistance with applying for a visa or need a green card for a loved one, Ikeme Law is here to listen to your story, answer your questions, and help you and your family members through the immigration process.
What Is Immigration Law?
Immigration law refers to all the established regulations issued by the federal government which have the goal of determining who is allowed to enter the US, for how long, and what they are allowed to practice within its borders.
Usually, people will obtain permission to come to the United States for various reasons through a visa application process. Some visas only allow individuals to enter the country for a specific number of days, and prevent them from seeking employment or even applying for permanent status. These are known as non-immigrant visas.
Immigrant visas, on the other hand, are genuinely used for people who seek out some form of permanent residency in the US. They want to live here and generally build on the American Dream.
Ikeme Law Services
With compassion and understanding for anyone’s immigration status. At Ikeme Law, we assist immigrants with a variety of matters, including the following:
- Marriage-based green cards
- VAWA (Violence Against Women Act)
- Family Visas
- Fiance K-1 Visas
Ikeme Law can help individuals and families effectively navigate the complexities of US immigration laws, and identify the type of visa or residency they qualify for. We aim to support the journey towards becoming an American citizen every step of the way, from helping applicants gather all the necessary documents and forms, to representing clients’ best interests in any legal proceedings that should ensue.
Why You Might Need an Immigration Lawyer
Immigration laws are difficult to navigate, especially for individuals dealing with the pressures of potential deportation. Even without the pressures of deportation, working with a skilled Houston immigration attorney could protect U.S. immigrants from the frustration and time-consuming tasks associated with seeking permanent residency or citizenship.
From the outset of a case, a Houston immigration attorney should assist clients with identifying which type of visa or green card an individual or family qualifies for. What is right for one individual may not be appropriate for another. At Ikeme Law, we work with clients to determine the best course of action for their case.
There are also many cases where applying for a visa or green card is not necessarily a straightforward process, especially if the individual has made a mistake in their approach. For instance, the individual may have entered the country and gotten married on a tourist visa, not knowing of the K-1 fiance visa that allows entry specifically for this purpose. This could affect an adjustment of status application.
If you have questions about U.S. immigration – whatever the case may be – we will sit down with you, listen to your story, and create an effective legal plan based on the specifics of your case. If you need our help, please reach out to us today.