One of the most confusing areas of the law is that of immigration law. Especially for those who are not already living within the United States–and even more so for those who do not speak English–making sense of the laws for legally immigrating to the United States can feel like an impossibility. What’s more, when a person is hoping to immigrate to the United States, or is already living within Alabama (perhaps without documentation), there is a lot on the line. A small mistake in the immigration process could result in weeks or months of delays and various other consequences.
If you are an immigrant or someone who wishes to enter the United States, our Alabama immigration lawyers at The Cochran Firm are here to offer you the assistance and guidance that you need. Please reach out to our immigration lawyers today to start the process of securing your future.
Our Immigration Practice Areas
Our law firm has been representing immigrants and their families for over 40 years, and we are passionate about helping people navigate the complex immigration laws in our country. We are well-versed in the myriad elements of immigration law, and can assist you with the following:
In order the enter or live in the United States as a foreign national, an individual must have a valid visa. Getting a visa can take months, and requires an in-depth understanding of the various requirements and legal processes. Our lawyers are available to help you secure the visa that is appropriate for you, including:
Nonimmigrant visas – For those who are traveling to the country short-term, a non-immigrant visa is appropriate. The list of non-immigrant visa types is long, and includes but is not limited to, tourism, specialty occupations, journalist, extraordinary ability, foreign diplomat, victim of human trafficking, spouse or child of a lawful permanent resident visas, and more.
Immigrant visas – If you are planning to immigrate to the United States, you will require an immigrant visa. Immigrant visa types include immediate relative and family-sponsored visas, employment-based visas, diversity immigrant visas, and more.
There are few things more terrifying than facing deportation as a result of being an undocumented immigrant in Alabama. Our lawyers provide aggressive deportation defense services to undocumented aliens, implementing the strategy that is germane to your case. Whether you have been accused of illegal entry into the United States, violating the terms of your visa, committing a crime, marriage fraud, or any other type of violation that can result in deportation, we will build a strategy designed to protect you and secure your home in the U.S.
If you have suffered persecution or fear of persecution in your own country due to your religion, race, nationality, or political opinion, you may be eligible to seek asylum in the United States. Our law firm will assist you in the filing of your Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal, as well as understanding what happens after your petition is filed.
Adjustment of Status
Eligible applicants may be able to seek an Adjustment of Status (AOS) procedure in order to become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. This is also known as applying for a green card. We will assist you in knowing whether or not you are eligible for a green card, filing the appropriate forms, preparing for and attending an interview, checking your case status, and much more.
Why You Need an Immigration Lawyer
Navigating the immigration system on your own is not recommended, especially if you have a case type that is complicated and/or time sensitive. Some of the major benefits of hiring an immigration law firm include:
Filing the right paperwork correctly – Knowing which paperwork you need to fill out to apply for a visa, as well as the various details that need to be included when you fill out the paperwork, is often confusing. Working with an attorney helps to ensure that not only are you filling out the forms that are relevant and appropriate for your case, but that there are also not any errors.
Ensuring you meet deadlines – When you are in the midst of an immigration case, whether you are applying for a visa or are named in a deportation hearing, there will be numerous deadlines in place that you cannot afford to miss. There are always deadlines for U.S. Citizens and Immigration Services’ requests for evidence, timelines for applying for an adjustment of status, and more. Your attorney will make sure you get documents and evidence in on time.
Representing your best interests – If you are an immigrant to the United States, it may feel like there is no one on your side, and certainly no one advocating for you who is in charge of your immigration case (i.e. the government). When you retain the counsel of a seasoned lawyer who is passionate about immigration law, your attorney will represent your best interests throughout the entirety of the immigration proceeding. This can be a major comfort to you personally, not to mention a legal boon as well.
Call The Experienced Immigration Attorneys at Cochran Firm Today
When you are in immigrant in Alabama with uncertain or undocumented status, the future may feel precarious. You may be unsure what your life will look like, what your opportunities will be, or what tomorrow will hold for yourself, your family, and your children. This is an unsettling reality, and one that you should not have to navigate on your own. When you call the skilled immigration lawyers at The Cochran Firm, we will work hard for you.
Our attorneys have over four decades of experience helping immigrants and their families make sense of the legal system. We know how emotional an immigration case can be, and we will be by your side every step of the way. For your free consultation with our Alabama immigration lawyers, please call our firm directly at (205) 994-8555 or 1-800-THE-FIRM or send us an online message telling us more about your case.