Immigration

Family Petitions

This family-related immigrant visa is based on your relationship with a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident. For example, if you are a U.S. Citizen, who is at least 21 years old and would like to sponsor your foreign national immediate family members to become Legal Permanent Residents of the U.S., you may file a petition for any of the following people: your children who are under the age of 21 and unmarried; your spouse, and your parents.

The attorneys at Silva & Fontes have a combined 37 years of legal experience. Your case is personal, unique, and important. Trust our Firm to guide you through the proper legal strategy for your case.

Depending on your special circumstances, you may be eligible to apply for a green card inside of the United States or you may be required to apply at an American Consulate in your home country. Certain cases must apply for a waiver before the applicant departs the U.S. Margarita Silva and Magaly Fontes have helped thousands of people from around the world obtain lawful immigrant status in the U.S., fighting through the complexities of immigration law. Call us for a professional and honest evaluation of your special case.

Fiancé Visa Petitions

Seeking to wed your foreign partner in the U.S.? The K-1 visa is available to people who live outside of the United States and wish to marry a U.S. Citizen within 90 days of their admission to the U.S.

Employer Petitions – TN Visa

This Temporary non-immigrant visa may be yours for up to 3 years if you are a foreign professional that seeks to enter the U.S. with special permission to work for a certain American company. Premium Processing is available in this category of visas to afford adjudication of applications within 14 days. Call us to learn more about our experience, friendly customer service, precise attention to detail, efficient processing and reasonable flat fees associated with this legal category.

Deportation, Detention, and Removal

Residing in the United States as an undocumented person should not be scary because every human in this country has inalienable rights. It is very important to understand that an undocumented immigrant is NOT a criminal. Lack of legal status or documents that permit protected status in the U.S., is equal to a civil offense. Being undocumented, however, carries some risks inherent with domestic travel, driving without a license, employment raids, and the commission of certain crimes. Sometimes, an immigrant will be referred to immigration court simply for committing a driving infraction. An arrest will always lead a person who is not a U.S. Citizen to be questioned by an ICE official.

The Department of Homeland security creates a charging document that the arrested alien must respond to at the Executive Office for Immigration Review (immigration court). For many, the first step after being detained is to request a bond. Silva & Fontes can help you or your family member find equitable relief by fighting aggressively for an immigration bond at the Florence, Eloy or La Palma Detention Centers. Jail visits may be scheduled to facilitate a proper consultation with your detained family member if you do not have the information related to the circumstances behind his/her detention.

Margarita Silva and Magaly Fontes are here to help you obtain immigration relief!