Our Woburn law office provides clients with a range of legal representation. We represent clients before state courts, federal courts, and federal agencies, including USCIS and BIA. We are well informed and ready to resolve your individual or corporate immigration concerns.U.S. immigration law is very complex and can be very confusing. In order to understand the process, you need to understand the factors related to the law and the policies of immigration. Facing deportation can be scary. If you are facing the possibility of being deported from the United States, you need to contact an experienced immigration defense attorney as soon as possible to begin working on your case’s defense strategy. Immigrating to the U.S requires individuals to submit a number of detailed applications to the federal government. Immigration regulations change often, making it difficult for anyone without formal training to stay current on the law. Even among attorneys, immigration is considered a specialized practice area not suited for general practitioners. Self-representation is not recommended. With the help of an experienced attorney, those who qualify can successfully obtain permanent residency (green card), and eventually citizenship. While the law provides a path to citizenship for workers and investors, the most common grounds for granting legal status is family-based immigration.
The Immigration Marriage Fraud Amendment Act (“IMFA”) that was passed in 1986 brought about the “Conditional residence” status. This was because congress came to the conclusion that plenty of people tended to marry United States Citizens or Lawful Permanent Residents in a bid to get immigration status. In other words, there were quite a number of people hanging onto the hems of lawful permanent residents without proper authority. As such, Congress passed the IMFA act in order to ensure that only people who had ‘real’ marriages would benefit from immigration benefits.