Raleigh Immigration Lawyer
Immigration law is a highly technical and specific area of the law. Now more than ever, immigration legal issues are becoming more complex and more highly litigated, with quotas and restrictions placing limits and obstacles on families desperate to establish themselves or reconnect with each other here in America. Experienced Raleigh immigration lawyer Rashad Hauter of the Hauter Law Firm helps families address their immigration legal needs and achieve a positive outcome.
Comprehensive Family-Based Immigration Legal Services
Family-based immigration can involve a number of different visas and processes. The Hauter Law Firm can help you with any of the following:
Green Cards – Immediate family members of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents are able to obtain green cards to live and work in America, but beyond the immediate family, it can be very difficult to obtain a green card. The Hauter Law Firm can help you through the process of applying for a family green card through the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative process. Through this process, we can help obtain green cards for your parents, spouse, children, or even a sibling, half-sibling or stepchild. We can help you determine the preference category of your family member and understand the process involved, including how long you can expect to wait for a green card to be awarded. We stay on top of your application and help you navigate the complex world of U.S. immigration.
Fiancé(e) Visas – The Hauter Law Firm is proud to bring couples together by helping prospective spouses enter the country for the purpose of marriage. We assist you at every step, from the I-129 petition for Alien Fiancé(e) to the K-1 visa application, helping you understand the process and gather all the necessary documentation for a timely and successful application. Our firm can also help you bring children over through a K-2 derivative visa, or complete the process for spouses already married and their children with K-3 and K-4 visas.
Citizenship & Naturalization – Even if you are a “lawful permanent resident” of the U.S., just how permanent your stay is lies within the government’s discretion. Becoming a naturalized U.S. citizen means you have the legal right to remain in the country for as long as you want, with all the rights and benefits of a U.S. citizen, including participating in government, applying for jobs only open to U.S. citizens, and bringing your other family members to America at a faster pace than lawful permanent residents can. We know the rules and can guide you though the complicated, often difficult process of becoming a naturalized citizen.
U-visas – If you have been the victim of crime or domestic violence, we can help you obtain legal status or lawful permanent residence in the U.S. through a U-visa or the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
Criminal Defense and Immigration – In today’s political climate, immigrants and their families rightfully worry about what contact with the criminal courts could do to their immigration status. As both a criminal defense lawyer and immigration attorney, Rashad Hauter will work with you and the system to get the best outcome possible in case of an arrest.
Help is Available with Family-Based Immigration in Raleigh and Wake County
For help with green cards, citizenship, petitions for relatives and other family-based immigration legal needs, call the Raleigh immigration lawyers at Hauter Law Firm at 252-226-6878 for a free, initial consultation.