For many people, navigating the legal process with an immigration lawyer can be confusing. The team at the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail has compiled the following questions and provided answers for you to review to help you understand more about immigration cases and our firm.
What kind of law do you practice?
Can I get a same-day appointment? My spouse is in custody and I need to see a lawyer now.
Where are you located and what are your business hours?
Do you make home visits?
My spouse is about to be deported back to Mexico. Can you help me?
I just found out I have an ICE hold. What does that mean, and can you help me?
Do I have to pay for my own interpreter in immigration court?
How does immigration court work? Do I need to speak to the judge? Will you be there with me?
I am a naturalized citizen and want to file a petition to bring my mom from El Salvador. How long will it take?
I filed paperwork to bring my aunt over from Mexico, but I haven't heard anything for a while. I am afraid my paperwork has been lost. Can you help me?
I have been a U.S. citizen for five years. Is there a limit to how many family members I can sponsor? Do I need to have proof of income?
I have had a green card for seven years and want to apply to become a citizen. Can you help me with the naturalization process? How long will it take and how much will it cost?
Do I need to speak English to become an American citizen? Is there some test I must take?
How long will it take to become a naturalized citizen?
Can I become a citizen if I have been convicted of a felony?
My wife and I had a disagreement that got out of hand. The police were called, and I was arrested. I am being charged with domestic violence. I have my first court date coming up, and I don't know what to expect. Can you help me?
My friends and I were drinking, and I just got a DUI. Will I get deported if I get convicted?
If you have additional questions about your circumstances, please request a free consultation with the Law Office of Alexander R. Vail. Our team speaks fluent English and Spanish and would be happy to assist you and provide honest answers to your questions.
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CITIZENSHIP GRANTED Matter of V.A.V. (2020)
V.A.V., a native and citizen of the Mexico who had been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for more than three decades, sought the aid of Alex to file an Application for Naturalization (“Form N-400”). He was concerned, however, because he had sustained multiple convictions for driving under the influence in various jurisdictions as well as a battery conviction in violation of Nevada law. Alex prepared the Form N-400 filing, taking special efforts to explain in a memorandum of law why V.A.V.’s convictions did not preclude him from establishing good moral character. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) agreed, approved V.A.V. for naturalization, and he has been sworn in as a United States citizen.
CITIZENSHIP GRANTED Matter of M.S. (2020)
M.S., a native and citizen of Japan who had been admitted as a lawful permanent resident of the United States, sought the aid of Alex to file an Application for Naturalization (“Form N-400”). Alex prepared the Form N-400 filing, prepared M.S. for his interview, and attended the interview with D.S. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) approved him for naturalization, and he has been sworn in as a United States citizen.
LAWFUL PERMANENT RESIDENCE GRANTED Matter of B.D.K (2020)
B.D.K. is a native and citizen of Ethiopia who was adopted by U.S. citizens. Her parents sought Alex’s help to bring B.D.K. from Ethiopia to the United States as a lawful permanent resident. Alex handled everything from the filing of the initial family petition all the way through consular processing. B.D.K. was issued an immigrant visa and has been admitted to the United States as a lawful permanent resident.
BOND GRANTED Matter of P.J.R. (2020)
P.J.R. is a native and citizen of Guatemala who had been arrested for battery on a protected person in violation of Nevada law. After he was released on his own recognizance in the pending criminal case, he was transferred to immigration custody where the Department of Homeland Security refused to release P.J.R. on a bond. Alex filed a motion seeking a custody redetermination hearing with the Las Vegas Immigration Court on his behalf, arguing that P.J.R. did not pose a danger to the community or a risk of flight. Satisfied with the evidence presented, the presiding immigration judge set a bond. P.J.R. was released from immigration custody after posting this bond.
WHAT I ADMIRE SO MUCH ABOUT ALEX IS HIS HONESTY
“I am originally from China, and I have been a lawful permanent resident of the United States for many years now. I was initially denied citizenship for a very complicated legal reason. Alex has helped make sense of all this to me. He first helped me through the administrative appeal, and when that was not successful, he filed a lawsuit in federal court. What I admire so much about Alex is his honesty through all of this. He explained from the outset that this is going to be an uphill battle. He predicted the denial of the administrative appeal and said that the only place we had a chance of gaining ground is in a federal court. Another thing I really like about Alex is that he shares all of his work product with me. This is why I am able to understand everything that is going on. Everything he files with the court, he shares with me. If I don’t understand something, he explains it well to me. I really feel like a have a champion on my side with Alex as my attorney.” – Client