This process consists of United States (U.S.) Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents petitioning for certain foreign national relatives so that they can have legal status in the United States.
1. Adjustment of Status. This process is when a foreign national obtains their legal permanent resident status within the U.S. without having to leave the country. Not all individuals qualify for this process that is why it is very important you consult with an immigration attorney.
WAIVERS: Some individuals are met with certain obstacles that may prevent them from obtaining legal status such as a criminal record or an unlawful presence. In certain situations, a waiver (pardon) can alleviate some of these obstacle.
2. Consular Process. This is the process when a foreign national obtains their legal permanent resident status at a U.S. embassy or consulate located in their country of origin.
These visas are geared for victims of domestic abuse suffered at the hands of a U.S. Citizen or Legal Permanent Resident Spouse, Parent, or Son/Daughter.
This includes a wide variety of services including: obtaining bonds, representation before Immigration Court, and Appeals.
These visas are for individuals who have been victims of violent crimes committed against them in the U.S.
If you are someone who is facing a criminal case it is important to know that any criminal case can have immigration consequences. It is important that you consult with someone who can guide you with both worlds.