North Carolina Immigration Attorney
Serving Immigrants to the United States from Around the World
Attorney Robert Brown began practicing immigration law more than 40 years ago, focusing his practice on that area of law alone in order to provide clients with the highest quality counsel, representation, and defense. Today, Robert Brown LLC has grown to be one of the most respected immigration firms in the area and has built a reputation for ethical legal service. Each North Carolina immigration lawyer with the firm is dedicated to assisting foreign nationals in obtaining lawful entry into the United States, as well as defending immigrants from removal or deportation.
The United States of America has come to be known as the land of freedom, equality, and hope for immigrants of all nationalities. Every year, hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals apply for visas to pursue new lives in the States either through employment or by joining their families. The process of obtaining a visa or green card is not easy, however, which is why it is vital to retain an immigration lawyer for guidance and legal representation. The attorneys at Robert Brown LLC have experience with all kinds of immigration issues and desire nothing more than to assist each client in obtaining their immigration objectives. If you are seeking to immigrate to the United States, obtain a visitor visa, or fight deportation, then do not hesitate to retain a lawyer from our firm for excellent legal service.
Immigration Law Practice Areas
In general, immigration to the United States can be split into two different categories: employment-based and family-based. Anyone seeking to immigrate to the U.S. for employment must meet numerous strict requirements and comply with various guidelines before employment-based permanent resident status will be granted.
Non-immigrant employment visas are available, as well, for individuals seeking seasonal or otherwise temporary travel to the U.S. for business or employment purposes.
Employment-based immigration also involves verification of an immigrant's authorization to work in the United States. Employees must apply for an employment authorization document and provide a copy to their employer before beginning work. Additionally, both employer and employee must comply with all I-9 regulations such as verification to avoid violating the law.
Family-based immigration involves moving to the United States under the sponsorship of a family member. Depending on the level of
family-sponsored preference, a visa applicant can either enter the United States immediately after their application is approved or they must wait for a visa number to become available.
Immediate relatives are the only family members that are allowed immediate entry as non-immigrants upon approval of their application. They may then request an
adjustment of status from non-immigrant to lawful permanent resident (LPR).
Fiancés and fiancées of U.S. citizens may also enter immediately upon approval but must be married within 90 days of their arrival in the U.S. and must apply for LPR status.
Other immigration cases may be more detailed and unique. Perhaps you are facing persecution in your home country due to your race, religion, gender, or political views. You may be able to apply at the U.S. Embassy or U.S. Consulate for the status of refugee or immigrate to the U.S. and obtain protection against removal by applying for asylum. As long as you apply within one year of entering the country, you cannot be removed. You may also be eligible for
temporary protected status (TPS) if you legally entered the United States with a temporary visa but are unable to return home due to conflict, war, and other such turmoil. Each of the above circumstances can protect you from deportation due to
unlawful presence, which is one of many grounds for
An immigration lawyer can also assist you through each important step of the naturalization process. Citizenship can also be gained through birth if one or more of your parents are U.S. citizens but, if not, then naturalized citizenship is your only option. In order to gain the right to live, work, and vote in the U.S. without restriction, you must maintain lawful permanent residency in the United States for a set period of time as well as be physically present in the country and your state for a set period of time before your application is filed in order to be considered for citizenship. You must also undergo fingerprinting, an interview, and must pass an English and a civics test to be granted naturalized citizenship. Hire an attorney right away to help you prepare for this process and succeed in any immigration case.
Contact Robert Brown LLC for Skilled Representation
Our firm strives to provide the highest quality legal services available and to help our clients reach their immigration goals. No matter what issue you are facing, as difficult as it may seem, we have the knowledge and experience to help you resolve the issue and attain lawful residence in the United States. Attorneys Rishi Oza and Aleksandar Cuic have both been included in Super Lawyers® Rising Stars℠ lists since 2010, and Mr. Brown is a seasoned immigration North Carolina lawyer and former INS district director. Our team has an excellent track record and is respected in the legal community, so don't wait another moment for excellent representation.
Contact us today for a comprehensive consultation!
Robert Brown LLC proudly serves all of North Carolina, including Raleigh-Durham
and Chapel Hill, as well as
and parts of Ohio, including Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati.