Immigration Law Services
We provide representation for individuals and companies throughout all stages of the U.S. immigration process
BRING FAMILY MEMBERS TO THE U.S. OR HELP THEM GAIN STATUS
Are you a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (green card holder) and you want your family member to join you in the United States? Or are you abroad and wondering if your family can sponsor you for a green card in the United States? Are you curious if you can still sponsor your family member even though they entered without inspection or overstayed their visa?
If so, our team is here to help. We regularly work with individuals who would like to bring their family members to the United States or help their family members gain status in this country. If you want assistance bringing your fiancé, spouse, child, parent, or sibling to the United States DGO Legal can prepare the application, help you practice for the interview, and be by your side throughout the process.
EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION FOR YOURSELF OR YOUR EMPLOYEES
Are you a U.S. company who would like to sponsor a foreign-national employee? Or are you a foreign-national employee who would like to work in the United States?
If so, our team can help you pick the right kind of employment visa for your needs. Whether you already know exactly what you need (EB-1, EB-2, PERM, H-1B, H-2B, L-1, E-2, etc.), or you would like to just bounce ideas off of us, we are ready to help.
We can advise you on the best visas for your employees, help you determine whether employees are eligible for certain visas, guide you through the process to sponsor your employees for temporary work permits and green cards, provide straightforward checklists for the documentation needed to secure the visas for your employees, and answer employee questions so they feel supported throughout the process. Whether you are just starting to grow your company and you want to make sure you understand what goes into hiring a foreign-national employee, you are seeking a quick review of a visa application your inhouse counsel prepared, or you need full representation for several employment-based green cards, DGO Legal is ready to help.
We can review your resume and job position to determine if you are eligible for an employment-based visa, we can evaluate whether you can sponsor yourself for a green card, we can help you strategize ways to improve your eligibility for an employment-based visa, or we can connect with your current employer to advise you and them of the potential employment visas available.
Businesses and Entrepreneurs
IDENTIFY THE BEST EMPLOYMENT VISA FOR YOUR BUSINESS AND EMPLOYEES
Are you interested in starting a business in the United States but you are worried about whether you can lawfully work in the country? Would you also like to take your family with you? Are you interested in sponsoring your co-founder for a work visa? Or would you like to bring employees from your company abroad to perform work in the United States?
If so, our team can help you identify the best employment visa for your business and your employees—whether it’s an E-1, E-2, L-1 or EB-5 visa. We use our background in both business and immigration to prepare successful immigration petitions for new businesses. Moreover, our firm is partly founded on an E-2 investor visa. So we live and breathe entrepreneurship daily, and we enjoy working with entrepreneurs from all over the world.
CITIZENSHIP AND NATURALIZATION
BECOME A U.S. CITIZEN
Do you want to become a citizen of the United States? Have you heard of “naturalization” but you don’t know how it works? Have you had your green card for several years and you’re wondering what the next step is to become a U.S. citizen? Or, perhaps, your grandparents or parents are/were U.S. citizens and you wonder whether you might be a citizen too?
If so, we can help walk you through the process of how to become a citizen. We can simply consult with you on your eligibility for citizenship, help you understand the application process, appear with you at your interview, or we can represent you through every step of the way, from identifying any issues, preparing the application, and being by your side the day you become a U.S. citizen.
GET ADVICE FROM AN ATTORNEY WHO USED TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH THE IMMIGRATION JUDGES
Have you received a notice to appear in immigration court? Are you facing potential deportation? Would you like to apply for relief to prevent you from being deported?
If so, our team is here to represent you in immigration court. As former attorney advisors to immigration judges, we know first-hand what the judges expect and how to make persuasive winning arguments in court.
DETERMINE IF YOU CAN GET A GREEN CARD OR VISA EVEN IF YOU HAD LEGAL PROBLEMS IN THE PAST
Were you turned away at the airport? Were you previously denied a U.S. visa? Were you previously removed from the United States? Do you have a criminal record that might bar you from the type of visa you are seeking?
If so, you may need a waiver before you can obtain lawful status in the United States. Our team can help you prepare a waiver so that you are no longer prevented from securing status in the United States.
ASYLUM, TPS AND HUMANITARIAN RELIEF
GET THE PROTECTION YOU NEED TO REMAIN IN THE UNITED STATES
Were you forced to leave your country of birth because you were being persecuted? Did you have to flee because of war or a natural disaster in your country? Or are you the victim of domestic violence or another crime?
If so, we can help you gain protection to remain in the United States. We continually work with individuals on a wide range of humanitarian-based immigration options such as asylum, withholding of removal, and Convention Against Torture (CAT) relief, as well as TPS, U, T visas and VAWA. Because we worked at the immigration court, we know what kinds of claims have the best chance of winning, and we know how to prepare for the hard questions that the government will ask. But we are also conscious that retelling your story can be extremely painful. You can count on us to be there for you not just as lawyers but as humans who truly care about your wellbeing.
PREVENT DEPORTATION AND GAIN A MORE SECURE STATUS
Were you brought to the United States as a child? Did you enter without inspection or overstay your visa? Do you already have DACA but you want to strategize how to obtain a more secure status in the United States?
If so, our team can put together an initial DACA application for you so that you can be protected from being deported. We can file extensions so you always maintain your status, and we can also help you identify any other immigration benefits you may be eligible to receive to give you more secure status in the United States.
CRIMINAL IMMIGRATION ISSUES
DETERMINE WHETHER YOUR CRIMINAL HISTORY WILL IMPACT YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS
Were you just arrested or convicted of a crime and you want to know whether this will cause any problems for your immigration status? Are you applying for a visa and you want to know if a prior criminal issue may impact your application? Do you want to apply for citizenship but you are worried that prior drug use, a conviction, or an arrest may lead to a denial? Or have you been placed in immigration court proceedings because of your criminal record?
If so, our team can help you determine the consequences of your criminal history on your immigration status. We can draft letters for you to travel with and present to the Customs and Border Protection officers for a smoother travel experience. We can prepare arguments to challenge the government’s finding that your crime bars you from status in the United States. We can help you prepare for tough questions about your criminal record in your green card or citizenship interviews. We know that one mistake should not influence your entire life – and ability to be in the United States – so we work tirelessly to protect your immigration status.
Appeals, Motions to Reopen, and Federal Litigation
CHALLENGE INCORRECT DECISIONS THAT LED TO UNFAVORABLE RESULTS
Did you receive an outcome in your case that you feel is incorrect? Do you want to appeal the decision to attempt to get a different outcome? Do you want your case reopened or reconsidered? Or do you want to sue the federal government for making the incorrect decision in your case?
We pride ourselves on challenging incorrect decisions and crafting creative legal arguments that lead to better outcomes for you. As former attorney advisors to immigration judges, we have the ideal training to challenge denials that are not supported by the law. We know when decisions are flatly wrong and need to be overturned, and we also know how to craft legal arguments that take advantage of grey areas in the law – to push the law in a direction that better protects immigrants. We can also help you sue the federal government to expedite your long-delayed case or make USCIS reverse an incorrect denial.