Immigration Advocates provides services to immigrants and their families so they can remain in the United States together and become American citizens.

We help our clients:

  • Apply for Deferred Action under President Obama’s new order…

    • On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced that Immigration would begin granting employment authorization and protection from deportation and removal the U.S. to certain people. Under “DAPA,” certain parents of U.S. citizens and Green Card holders will be able to apply for these benefits in May 2015. Under “DACA,” certain individuals who entered the United States before they turned 16 will be eligible to apply for these benefits. We help people prepare and apply for Deferred Action.
  • Apply for a Green Card…

    • We help clients apply for their Green Card through a family member or through their employer in certain cases. We also help victims of domestic violence self-petition for a Green Card, we help individuals who have used fraudulent documents to enter the country (link to “Hardship Waiver”), or who have had U Visa status for at least 3 years.
  • Apply for a “Hardship Waiver” through Form I-601 and/or Form I-212…

    • We specialize in assisting individuals who need a “Hardship Waiver” or “pardon” in order to get a Green Card. Some clients need a waiver because they used false documents to enter the country (such as a passport in someone else’s name) or because they were deported in the past.
  • Apply for a “Provisional Waiver” through Form I-601A…

    • We specialize in assisting individuals who need a “Hardship Waiver” or “pardon” in order to get a Green Card. Some individuals who have entered the United States illegally but have a spouse or parent who is a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder can apply for a waiver that allows them to stay in the United States while their waiver application is decided. Individuals with an approved I-601A waiver only return to their home country for a short period of time and receive their Green Card shortly after re-entering the U.S.
  • Get a Green Card while outside the U.S., through a Consulate abroad…

    • We help clients already in a foreign country and those who need to return to their home country apply for a Green Card through the U.S. Consulate in that country. We handle fiancée cases, cases for spouses and children of U.S. citizens and Green Card holders, as well as cases involving “hardship waivers.” (link to “Hardship Waiver”)
  • Remove the Conditions on their 2-year Green Card (“Renew” their Green Card)…

    • We help spouses who have a conditional 2-year Green Card apply to remove the conditions on their Green Card through an I-751 Petition in order to obtain their 10-year Green Card. We help both couples who are still married and spouses who have separated or are divorced from their spouses. Many people call this process “renewing a Green Card” because if their case is approved they receive a new 10-year Green Card.
  • Apply for Citizenship…

    • We help individuals who have had a Green Card for 5 years (or in certain cases, 3 years) apply for U.S. citizenship and obtain a U.S. passport. We help individuals who have simple cases but want to make sure it is done right the first time, as well as those with crimes or other issues who have more complex cases.
  • Defend themselves against Deportation or Removal from the U.S. …

    • We help clients who are in proceedings in Immigration Court defend themselves against being deported or removed from the U.S. We handle cases for Cancellation of Removal (sometimes called the “ten-year law”), U Visas for victims of certain crimes, victims of domestic violence, and cases for people whose Green Card applications or I-751 Petitions have been denied by USCIS. We have trusted colleagues who handle asylum cases.

We represent many kinds of clients:

Ones who are living in the United States, living abroad, detained in Immigration custody, are U.S. citizens, have their Green Cards and ones that have no legal status. We represent people born in countries all around the world.

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We Speak your Language…

Our staff members speak a variety of languages. Each member of our staff speaks both English and Portuguese fluently. Some staff members also speak Spanish. We welcome clients to bring an interpreter if they speak a language other than English, Portuguese or Spanish.

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