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I Can Help Your Relatives Immigrate to the United States

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If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to bring a relative into this country, you may find the process complicated and overwhelming. Working with a good immigration lawyer is important.

I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits, and the eventual interview to ensure your family member enjoys a smooth immigration experience.
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How I Help

Similar to my great-grandfather, many people share the American dream of coming to the United States.

Family Immigration allows these non-citizens to legally immigrate to the United States. There are many different types of visas available and a thorough consultation with an immigration professional is necessary to ensure that you receive the right one.

If applicable to your situation, you may also “adjust your status” in order to get a green card, which empowers you to sponsor relatives for certain visas.

Having worked with many people looking to unite their family in the United States, I am well-versed in the regulatory requirements needed to successfully bring family members to America. I will help your relatives successfully immigrate to America.

A Legal Team Working for You

The Grotas Firm is comprised of experienced legal professionals that share a common goal: to do everything in our power to keep families together.

As one of New York’s most experienced immigration attorneys, I am proud to work with a dedicated team that is as dedicated to our clients’ success as I am. Working together, my team and I explore options best suited each client and their individual situation.

If needed, we are prepared to take your case as far as it needs to go in order to bring about a successful outcome.

Examples of How We Can Help Your Relatives Immigrate

Successfully helping your relatives immigrate to the United States depends heavily on your status. If you are living or working in the United States using a visa, you will not be able to to sponsor family members to immigrate (though they maybe welcome to visit you by obtaining a non-immigration visa).

However, there are many different types of visas that your relatives may be applicable for. One of my greatest joys was helping a victim of domestic violence receive a U visa. This visa is specific for those who are the victims of domestic violence and who aid the police in prosecuting their abusers. In addition, this victim was able to receive her green card.

Recently I helped an older man receive his green card. This gentleman entered the United States as a two-year-old boy. His parents had told him that he was a United States citizen his entire life. When he went to apply for Social Security he found out that he was not. He faced deportation and exile from his family of four and his wife of 30 years. This man had retained two other attorneys who were unable to help him.

I realized that he was able to apply for a green card through a rarely-used law called Registry. Registry allows people who have been in the United States since January 1, 1972, to receive their green card. With my help, he was able to apply for a green card and happily received it.

No matter your situation, it makes sense to connect with me so that I can provide you the guidance and clarity you will need in order to make decisions that impact you and your family.

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Another Example

Recently I helped an older man receive his green card. This gentleman entered the United States as a two-year-old boy. His parents had told him that he was a United States citizen his entire life. When he went to apply for Social Security he found out that he was not. He faced deportation and exile from his family of four and his wife of 30 years. This man had retained two other attorneys who were unable to help him.

I realized that he was able to apply for a green card through a rarely-used law called Registry. Registry allows people who have been in the United States since January 1, 1972, to receive their green card. With my help, he was able to apply for a green card and happily received it.

No matter your situation, it makes sense to connect with me so that I can provide you the guidance and clarity you will need in order to make decisions that impact you and your family.

Immigration Legal Services for Families

Detention & Deportation Defense

Minor infraction or conviction, even if it occurred decades ago, could trigger deportation or removal proceedings. The U.S. government does not forget. In fact, they are actively arresting people even if they have been living in the U.S. their entire lives. I provide passionate and zealous immigration defense for those who the U.S. government wants to deport.

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Getting Your Citizenship

When applying for citizenship, the application process can be fraught with technicalities, unfair immigration officials, and delays. Our entire immigration and criminal history. Guidance from an experienced immigration attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are not only approved, but that you don’t suddenly wind up in deportation proceedings. Also, an immigration attorney can save a case which has been delayed.

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Visa Applications & Renewals

During our initial consultation, I will work with you to determine which visa is right for you or your loved one. I have represented many immigrants who have applied for a wide range of visa applications. I have worked on renewal cases for individuals and their family members, including change of status, marriage and fiancé visas, family petitions, as well as many others.

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Obtaining Your Green Card

The first step for someone immigrating to the U.S. on a permanent basis is to obtain lawful permanent residence; commonly known as a “Green Card.” The steps to obtaining your Green Card can vary greatly depending on your specific circumstances. There are numerous ways to obtain a green card and every client’s situation should be evaluated specifically.

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Helping Relatives Immigrate

If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to help bring a relative into this country, it is important that all of the required documentation be submitted correctly on the first attempt and within the allotted time frames. I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits and the eventual interview.

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Federal Litigation

Many immigration judges and state judges make mistakes. And many attorneys are satisfied with unsatisfactory rulings. Most do not want to upset a judge by challenging his or her decision, nor do they want to spend more time appealing the same case at a federal level. However, it is my strong belief that when a judge passes an unfair verdict that could ultimately devastate or destroy a person’s life, it is my responsibility as his or her attorney to do everything in my legal power to prevent that from happening. Taking a case before a federal judge is a serious and time consuming endeavor, but if successful can result in the reversal of a previous decision made by either an immigration or state judge.

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Vacating Guilty Pleas

Vacating Guilty Pleas: Many clients find themselves in deportation proceedings after entering a plea of guilty to a crime on the advice of their criminal attorney. Unfortunately, their attorney never tells them that their guilty plea will result in their deportation. This can lead to disastrous consequences. In this scenario, it is my job to handle damage control and keep my client in this country and out of jail.

Learn More

Minor infraction or conviction, even if it occurred decades ago, could trigger deportation or removal proceedings. The U.S. government does not forget. In fact, they are actively arresting people even if they have been living in the U.S. their entire lives. I provide passionate and zealous immigration defense for those who the U.S. government wants to deport.

Learn More

When applying for citizenship, the application process can be fraught with technicalities, unfair immigration officials, and delays. Our entire immigration and criminal history. Guidance from an experienced immigration attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are not only approved, but that you don’t suddenly wind up in deportation proceedings. Also, an immigration attorney can save a case which has been delayed.

Learn More

During our initial consultation, I will work with you to determine which visa is right for you or your loved one. I have represented many immigrants who have applied for a wide range of visa applications. I have worked on renewal cases for individuals and their family members, including change of status, marriage and fiancé visas, family petitions, as well as many others.

Learn More

The first step for someone immigrating to the U.S. on a permanent basis is to obtain lawful permanent residence; commonly known as a “Green Card.” The steps to obtaining your Green Card can vary greatly depending on your specific circumstances. There are numerous ways to obtain a green card and every client’s situation should be evaluated specifically.

Learn More

If you are a citizen or lawful permanent resident of the United States and are looking to help bring a relative into this country, it is important that all of the required documentation be submitted correctly on the first attempt and within the allotted time frames. I can assist you with all of the necessary paperwork, supporting exhibits and the eventual interview.

Learn More

Many immigration judges and state judges make mistakes. And many attorneys are satisfied with unsatisfactory rulings. Most do not want to upset a judge by challenging his or her decision, nor do they want to spend more time appealing the same case at a federal level. However, it is my strong belief that when a judge passes an unfair verdict that could ultimately devastate or destroy a person’s life, it is my responsibility as his or her attorney to do everything in my legal power to prevent that from happening. Taking a case before a federal judge is a serious and time consuming endeavor, but if successful can result in the reversal of a previous decision made by either an immigration or state judge.

Learn More

Vacating Guilty Pleas: Many clients find themselves in deportation proceedings after entering a plea of guilty to a crime on the advice of their criminal attorney. Unfortunately, their attorney never tells them that their guilty plea will result in their deportation. This can lead to disastrous consequences. In this scenario, it is my job to handle damage control and keep my client in this country and out of jail.

Learn More
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