Law, particularly immigration law, is complex and challenging, full of hurdles that can be overwhelming to even the brightest of people. Our managing partner, Alexander R. Vail, sees the practice of law as more than a profession; he sees it as a vocation. He cares not only about your case and about achieving the best outcome possible but also about the firm’s relationship with you. Honesty, transparency, and devotion are the values that form the foundation of this practice. Does it sound too good to be true? Try us. We are here for you. Explore our legal services below.
Our firm’s work centers on immigration law, with a focus on removal defense, family-based immigration, and naturalization. We pride ourselves on giving you honest answers, even if the information isn’t what you were hoping for or expecting to hear.
Facing deportation from the United States is a scary thing for you and your family. We give you a free evaluation of your situation and thoroughly explain your options. We will take all the time we need to map out your options and give you our professional opinion on each step. We won’t tell you what you want to hear, but, rather, we will tell you the truth about your case.
We understand how important it is to keep your family together—we have families too. Tell us who you want to sponsor, and we will give you realistic expectations in terms of the process, wait time, and cost.
There’s no time like the present to ensure you can remain in the United States for the rest of your life and enjoy all the privileges reserved for United States citizens. We make this process as simple as possible, and we deal with all the paperwork necessary to achieve this goal. Perhaps you’ve been thinking about becoming a citizen for years, but you figured being a legal permanent resident is enough. While holding a green card is good, being a citizen is always a better choice. Or perhaps you haven’t become a citizen because you’ve heard that your criminal record will render you ineligible. Come to see us for a free consultation, and we will separate truth from fiction and help clarify any misconceptions you might have that are hindering you from taking that final step to becoming a United States citizen.
We also help noncitizens navigate the justice system. If you or a loved one has been accused of a crime in the State of Nevada, we encourage to reach out as soon as possible.
The criminal courts can be intimidating, but with us at your side, they won’t be. We will shed light on the complex processes and give you honest and straightforward advice on how to deal with the criminal charges you are facing. While coming in contact with the criminal justice system is rarely a good thing, it does not mean that life as you know it will change forever. Allow us to discuss your options with you. We believe in honest and direct communication, and whether your case is in the district court, justice court, or municipal court, we will guide you through the process.
Our managing partner, Alexander R. Vail, sees the practice of law as more than a profession; he sees it as a vocation. He cares not only about your case and about achieving the best outcome possible but also about the firm’s relationship with you. Honesty, transparency, and devotion are the values that form the foundation of this practice. Does it sound too good to be true? Try us. We are here for you.
Start by reviewing the answers to our clients’ frequently asked questions and learn more about our past case results. Then, call (725) 221-5998 or complete our online form to schedule your free consultation.
Come see us, and we’ll tell you how to proceed. You can count on us for an honest answer and plan.
• Removal Defense
• Family-Based Immigration
We are ready when you are.
Call us at (725) 221-5998 to schedule a free consultation.
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APPLICATION FOR ASYLUM GRANTED Matter of K.M.M. (2022)
K.M.M. is a native and citizen of Venezuela who fled her country because of the political unrest and entered the United States with her children. Because of her participation in a political protest, C.I.C.P.C. took an interest in her and issued multiple summonses to her demanding that she appear before the agency to answer to the trumped-up charges lodged against her. Having already fled the country, she had no intention of complying, knowing well what the Venezuelan government does to political dissidents. The issuances of these summonses also made it very clear to K.M.M. that returning to Venezuela might never be possible in the future. She therefore contracted Alex to help with the preparation and filing of the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal (“Form I-589”) with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The case was predicated on a well-founded fear of political persecution, and this meant that K.M.M. had the burden of establishing (1) that her fear of political persecution was subjectively genuine and objectively reasonable, (2) that she could not avail herself of the protection of her home country’s government, and (3) that it would not be possible to avoid her persecutors by relocating to another area in her home country. At the time of the hearing, the immigration judge found that K.M.M. met her burden of proof and therefore granted her asylum application.
APPLICATION FOR ASYLUM GRANTED Matter of G.M. (2022)
G.M. is a native and citizen of Venezuela who entered the United States, fleeing political persecution from her native country. She had suffered past persecution at the hands of the Venezuelan authorities and feared future harm if she returned to the country. She contracted Alex to help with the preparation and filing of the Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal (“Form I-589”) with the Executive Office for Immigration Review. The case was predicated on past political persecution, which meant that, so long as G.M. could credibly establish that she suffered past persecution on account of her political opinion, there would be a presumption that she had a well-founded fear of the same unless the government could prove by a preponderance of the evidence that current country conditions were such that G.M.’s fear is no longer objectively reasonable. At the time of the hearing, the immigration judge found that G.M. met her burden of proof and therefore granted her asylum application.
BOND GRANTED Matter of J.M.M. (2022)
J.M.M. is a native and citizen of Guatemala who had been arrested for driving under the influence in violation of Utah law. After he was bailed out of state custody, he was transferred to immigration custody where the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) refused to release J.M.M. on a bond. Alex filed a motion seeking a custody redetermination hearing with the Las Vegas Immigration Court on his behalf, arguing that J.M.M. 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. J.M.M. 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