Immigration Attorney in Grand Rapids, MI
In today’s uncertain immigration environment, SOLOMON LAW creates opportunities for loved ones to stay together, and legally earn a living in this country. We also help people who need only a temporary non-immigrant visa. We prepare and submit the appropriate application to one or more of the U.S. agencies responsible for carrying out the immigration laws.
The process of getting approved for legal presence in the U.S. involves much paperwork, working with government officials, enduring delays, and overcoming denials. SOLOMON LAW helps and stands by you through all of the steps, including organizing your case, obtaining and preparing your immigration application forms, submitting the forms to the government, dealing with delays, and attending interviews and court hearings.
For our clients who want to make their permanent home in the United States, we apply for what is called permanent residence, and a green card. Green card holders can live and work in the United States and travel within and outside the country, with only a few restrictions.
Family members of U.S. citizens make up the largest number of those who receive green cards issued each year. Others are issued to investors and workers who have been petitioned by U.S. employers, or have special skills. Still other categories have a humanitarian basis, such as refugee or asylum status (which can lead to a green card), for people who are fleeing persecution.
People who want to come to the United States for a limited time need a non-immigrant visa. This lets them participate in specified activities (such as studying, visiting, or working) until their visa runs out. Students and business people make up the largest groups of non-immigrant visa holders. Non-immigrant visas are also issued for tourists, exchange visitors, and workers with some kind of specialty that is lacking in the U.S. workforce.
Most people must obtain a visa at a U.S. consulate before departing for the United States. If you already are in the United States legally, you may be able to apply to adjust your status to permanent resident, or change your status to another type of visa. If you are in the U.S. illegally, SOLOMON LAW still can pursue a number of options for you.
No matter what eligibility category you fall into — whether you have married a U.S. citizen, received a job offer, or been accepted to a school — the United States has the right to say no. The immigration laws contain a list of things, such as crimes and certain diseases, which make someone inadmissible.
Some of the temporary non-immigrant visas we can help you obtain include:
- B-1. Business visitors
- B-2. Visitors for pleasure or medical treatment
- F-1. Academic or language students
- H-1B. Persons working in specialty occupations requiring at least a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent in on-the-job experience, and distinguished fashion models.
- K-1. Fiancés or fiancées of U.S. citizens coming to the U.S. for the purpose of getting married.
- O-1. Persons of extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics.
For all of your immigration needs, contact SOLOMON LAW today!