Archive for the ‘Services’ Category

○ Deportation / Removal Proceedings

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Sometimes immigrants encounter serious legal trouble with the Department of Homeland Security [DHS] or Immigration and Customs Enforcement [ICE].  These immigrants are generally in detention and/or facing removal or deportation.

We will represent you or your family member in the event you are issued a Notice to Appear in immigration court or are detained. We will defend your immigration rights and advise you as to the options available to avoid or minimize immigration penalties.

If you have been served with a notice to appear or feel you are being deported, please call THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM now to set up a consultation to discuss strategies to best defend your case.

○ Immigration & Impact of Criminal, Traffic, & Municipal Violations

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Legal permanent residents and applicants for Citizenship are sometimes alarmed by the fact that even relatively minor crimes, traffic offenses, and municipal court convictions can result in the denial of immigration benefits.   In more serious situations, immigrants are faced with deportation, as the USCIS (Immigration Service) may issue a Notice to Appear in Deportation / Removal Proceedings.

This is because the conviction or “ticket” received by the immigrant (even though all fines were paid and there was no jail time ) constituted a “crime involving moral turpitude” or compromised the “good moral character” of the client.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM represents Immigrants who have been charged with crimes, traffic, or municipal ordinances in courts throughout the United States.  We are invaluable in these instances, because we have knowledge both of the immigration system and these court systems.  As such, we understand what many criminal attorneys do not – that aside from fines, penalties, and prison time, immigrant clients are very concerned with avoiding deportation and the ability to become a U.S. Citizen.

If you have been charged or convicted of a crime, even though you may think it is not very serious, please reach out to THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM, so that you can best understand the immigration consequences of this activity.   We can work with you and your criminal attorney to help mitigate the damage to your current and future immigration benefits, such as your green card and your ability to Naturalize as a U.S. Citizen.

Please call THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM now to set up a consultation to discuss your case.

○ Appealing Rejected Applications

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Every so often, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM encounters client who either (a) filed an application by themselves or (b) filed an application through a non-lawyer or inexperienced lawyer.

Not surprisingly, these applications are too often rejected by the USCIS (the Immigration Service).

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM counsels these clients as to the best course of action needed to remedy a rejected application.  Very significantly, a rejected filing only affords the applicant a limited time in which to appeal or file a motion to re-open.   Also, appeals or motions to re-open require a more sophisticated evidentiary or legal response that is beyond the capabilities of a layperson.  Obviously, the previous attorney or non-lawyer’s services are generally not considered, as the client’s trust in that professional’s ability has been undermined by the poor result.

While not all applications are the fault of the client or the professional who initially filed the case, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM can offer much needed assistance to individuals whose applications are rejected.

Very significantly, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM has stepped in at the darkest hours of the immigration process to salvage the case.  In many of these types of cases, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM has been able to obtain the desired green card.  Many of these clients are even now U.S. Citizens!

If your case has been rejected, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM encourages you to reach out to us to set an initial appointment to see if any thing can be done to help salvage your application so that you have the best change of obtaining the immigration benefits you desire.

○ Green Card Lottery

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

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○ Health Care Professionals & Providers

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The United States health care industry is experiencing substantial shortages of key health care professionals, such as Doctors, Nurses, and Physical Therapists.

Doctors, Nurses, and Physical Therapists understand that where there is a labor shortage, there is an increased opportunity for career stability and financial potential.  More often than not, the financial potential available to these health care professionals is orders of magnitude greater than what is achievable in the home country.

Health care providers, including Staffing Agencies, Hospitals, and Nursing Homes, require Nurses, Doctors, or Physical Therapists in order to meet the demands of their patients.

Both providers and professionals require legal guidance by an immigration attorney, as there process of hiring a professional requires knowledge of Federal Immigration Law, Professional Credentialing Requirements, and State Law.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM is knowledgeable and resourceful in helping health care providers and professionals link-up so as to create working relationships that comply with U.S. Immigration laws.

If you are either a Health Care Professional or Provider, please contact THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM to set up a consultation to understand your immigration options.

○ Small Businesses & HR Professionals

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

While it is often easy to overlook, the U.S. was built by immigrant workers.  Throughout history, various immigrant worker groups have contributed to the construction of our country’s infrastructure and the development of many local economies throughout the United States.

Today, this tradition continues.  More than ever, U.S. Small Businesses and HR Professionals of larger companies increasingly rely upon foreign workers to fill labor needs that are not satisfied by the local economy.  Either there are not enough workers, there are no willing workers to perform various jobs, or the available workers do not have the requisite knowledge, education, or experience to perform the required job.

To satisfy the objectives of our business clients, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM understands that there is no “one-size fits all” solution.  Businesses must balance the competing business objectives of prevailing worker wages, skill requirements, and employee qualifications and traits.

If you are a Small Business Owner or HR Professional that requires access to the international labor pool, please reach out THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM to set up a consultation.  We will assist you in reaching you and your prospective foreign-employees reach mutually beneficial goals.

○ Obtaining Work Authorization in the U.S.

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

While every country goes through economic downturns, the United States of America still has the most vibrant economy and opportunities for hard-working and talented employees all around the world.  We are nation of big ideas, doers, and entrepreneurs.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM represents workers who wish to obtain Work Authorization in the U.S., so that they can unlock the mighty power of the U.S. dollar for their families!

Because foreign workers have a variety of resumes, educational backgrounds, professional skills, and experience, there is no “one-size” fits all visas.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM advises its clients as to what working visa may be appropriate in light of the client’s educational background, work experience, immigration objectives, and familial background.

If you need assistance in obtaining work authorization, please contact THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM to schedule a consultation to discuss your work authorizations.

○ Uniting Family Members from Around the World

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

One of the most common goals and dreams our client’s share is the desire to UNITE WITH RELATIVES THAT LIVE IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM represents the spouses, parents, children, and siblings of U.S. Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents who currently live abroad, but now wish to unite in the U.S.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM helps these families to navigate legal obstacles / strategies, such as their children “Aging-Out,” long-processing times, the ability to travel with a tourist visa (B1/B2) while an immigrant application is pending, and the transfer or retention of priority dates.

Please call THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM to help you and your family implement the most effective strategy to unite your Family in the United States.

○ Bringing Fiancees / Spouses / K Visas

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM represents fiancees and spouses who wish to live indefinitely with their U.S. Citizen spouse. These applications are formally known as immediate relative petitions, K-1, and/or K-3 petitions.

We help our engaged and married clients to find an immigration solution that will enable their loved one to: (a) enter the U.S. as soon as possible (b) minimize the risk for immigration violations and (b) authorize their loved one to work as soon as possible.

As we have represented many applicants for such visas in the past, we understand that the U.S. Citizen is primarily concerned with processing times.

With regards to processing times, THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM has noticed a distinct pattern by the Immigration Services – that these fiancee or spousal applications are put into two processing piles: (a) “streamlined” or (b) “slow”.

Individuals who represent themselves or who retained inexperienced attorneys are generally put into a “slower” pile. These applications get held up, as the USCIS generally puts these applications through a strict auditing process that can take months to resolve.

THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM, on the other hand, has developed quality control processes to produce successful applications that are generally streamlined.

Please contact THE ALBERTO BROTHERS LAW FIRM to set up an initial consultation, as soon as possible.

○ Visa Applications (Consular Processing)

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Alberto Brothers Law Firm represents individuals who are applying to obtain a VISA.  Simply put, a Visa is a travel document.  This is the official document you must present at a Port of Entry, such as an air port or border post, to prove that you have the ability to travel into the United States of America.

There are basic types of visas: (a) Non-Immigrant Visas and (b) Immigrant Visas.

Individuals who wish to visit the U.S. for a temporary period, require a Non-Immigrant Visa.

Individuals who wish to live and reside in the U.S. require an Immigrant Visa.

In order to obtain a visa, the applicant must apply to the Department of State.  The Department of State is the diplomatic arm of the U.S. Government that operates in foreign countries.  The Dept. of State has  embassies and consulates located in major cities throughout the world.

The Alberto Brothers Law Firm has the resources and knowledge to make applications for visas, and assists its many clients to obtain the various types of visas available.

If you require assistance in applying for a Visa, please contact The Alberto Brothers Law Firm for an initial consultation.

○ Becoming a U.S. Citizen

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Alberto Brothers Law Firm represents individuals who are applying to become a Citizen of the United States of America.

  • Benefits of Citizenship: Becoming a Citizen has several benefits, that include: (a) protection from deportation (b) the ability to vote in elections (c) increased ability to file petitions on behalf of family members living abroad.
  • Review of Immigration History; Eligibility: In this type of representation, The Alberto Brothers Law Firm guides its clients through the process of Naturalization.  After an initial consultation evaluating the client’s eligibility criteria, we initiate the proper immigration procedures to ensure that the client’s application is submitted properly, in accordance with Immigration and Nationality Act.
  • Review of Criminal History: An Immigrants criminal history, for even minor offenses, may dramatically impact an individual’s eligibility for Naturalization.  This is because Immigrants for Naturalization must prove “good moral character.”  In conjunction with any application for Naturalization, The Alberto Brothers Law Firm reviews our client’s criminal histories, and will submit legal arguments and other evidence our client’s “good moral character” is called into question by past acts.

If you need assistance in becoming a Citizen of the United States, please do not hesitate to contact The Alberto Brothers Law Firm for an initial consultation.

○ Obtaining a Green Card

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

The Alberto Brothers Law Firm represents individuals who wish to live, work, and reside in the United States.  In order to do so, these foreign nationals must obtain a “Green Card,” formally known as Form I-551.

Green Cards are issued to legal Immigrants (otherwise known as “Legal Permanent Residents.”)

Green cards are issued in three basic ways: (1) to certain, qualified family members (2) to certain workers and (3) by way of the green card lottery.

The Alberto Brothers Law Firm navigates individuals, businesses, families, spouses, parents, siblings through the maze of Immigration laws and regulations necessary to obtain a Green Card.

Please call the Alberto Brothers Law Firm NOW to make an appointment.