The first stage in the Stateside Waiver process is filing an Immediate Relative Petition (Form I-130). As outlined here on our Family-Based Immigration page, you may petition the following relatives for immigration:
The government filing fee for this petition is $535.
The second stage is the Waiver for Unlawful Presence (Form I-601A). This is certainly the hardest stageto get approved, making it imperative to have a Louisiana immigration lawyer to help you through this stage. In order for Immigration to approve a waiver we must show that your US citizen or permanent resident immediate family members (spouse, parent, or child) would suffer extreme hardship if you were no allowed to remain here legally, or if they had to move to your country. This will be done by submitting medical records, bills, tax returns, birth certificates, etc. As your attorney, I will provide you with a list of documents needed.
The government filing fee for this petition is $715.
The third and final stage is the Immigrant Visa Interview. Once the waiver is approved, you are almost there. The Immigrant Visa Interview requires that you go to the US consulate or embassy in your country for an interview. You will be required to bring a lot of documentation (background checks, medical exams, passport, etc.). Don’t worry, our firm will make sure you have everything you need before you go to your interview.
The government filing fee for the interview is $318.
The end result? You will receive your “greencard” and be a lawful permanent resident of the United States.
The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.
At Mayeaux Sardi, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.
When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux Sardi, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.
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