Immigration for Families
Relatives of Lawful Permanent Residents
Lawful permanent residents are able to petition for their spouses and children. Currently, there is no visa waiting times for spouses and minor unmarried children of lawful permanent residents. Our experienced immigration attorneys can help you avoid the pitfalls of the application process.
K-1 Fiance Visa
A K-1 fiancee visa allows a US citizen to bring their foreign-born fiancee into the U.S. in order to get married. Once married, the foreign-born spouse can apply for adjustment of status to obtain lawful permanent residency.
K-3 Marriage Visa
The K3 allows the foreign spouse to enter the United States on a temporary basis in order to complete the green-card process through Adjustment of Status.
Get Your Green Card With an Adjustment of Status
An Adjustment of Status is an application filed by the foreign national who is physically present in the United States to obtain lawful permanent residency, either through a family member or employer.
I-601 Waiver of Inadmissibility
You may be able to waive your bar to admission into the United States with an I-601 waiver of inadmissibility. Once approved, you will be able to enter the U.S. with an immigrant visa.
I-601A Waiver of Inadmissibility
A new U.S. Department of Homeland Security rule allows you to remain inside of the United States while your waiver request is adjudicated. You no longer have to risk being stuck outside of the country. You can remain with your family until it is approved.
Battered Spouse Waiver of Joint Petition to Remove Condition on Residence
Conditional residents who are subject to battering or extreme cruelty by their U.S. citizen or resident spouse may be eligible to waive the joint filing requirement. If approved, the condition will be removed without the assistance of the abusive partner.
Immigration Benefits for Same-Sex Couples
All married couples are now entitled to the same immigration benefits. At Cueva & Higbee, we are passionate about protecting the rights of immigrants and the LGBT community.
Self Petition Under the Violence Against Women Act
Victims of domestic abuse can find freedom in filing a self-petition to obtain lawful permanent residency without the assistance of the abusive partner. You do not have to remain in a dangerous and damaging relationship to obtain immigration benefits based on the marriage to your resident or citizen spouse.
DHS Settles Voluntary Departure Lawsuit