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Families and corporations often relocate foreign nationals to live and work in the United States and need visas for their relatives, non-resident employees, and their families. Miller|Conway’s immigration law practice was developed in response to these very situations. Our Goose Creek immigration lawyers are dedicated to providing our clients’ immigration cases with individualized service and the utmost cost effectiveness. Our law practice provides strategic, innovative, and customized solutions to every issue that arises in each matter.
Miller|Conway’s immigration lawyers can provide counsel regarding visas, permanent residence, work permits, and hiring procedures for foreign nationals, citizenship, compliance, and other immigration matters. We have language translation resources for international clients and their visa beneficiaries.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) carries the mandate to oversee all legal entry into the United States (visas), as well as to process requests for change in citizenship status. No person may legally enter the U.S., request a Permanent Resident Card—also known as a Green Card—or apply for citizenship without going through this agency.
One major function of USCIS is to issue family-based and employment visas. Family-based visas typically result in a green card for a petitioner’s qualifying relative, while employment-based visas allow you to enter the country and start working a job for a sponsoring employer. For many people, this is a temporary visa, typically for a period of three years. There are also permanent visas, granted due to someone’s extraordinary abilities or achievements, that allow entry into the country for an unlimited length of time.
USCIS also handles requests for changes in immigration status. If you are already living here and have proper documentation, such as when you are on a work visa, USCIS may conduct interviews to determine your eligibility for a Green Card. In short, any person wishing to legally enter the U.S. must file a request with USCIS. A Goose Creek immigration attorney from Miller|Conway can help you comply with these legal processes.
It is extremely important to act carefully and properly when your situation involves immigration law. If you are looking to enter the U.S. on a family-based or employment visa, you must point to specific family or employer sponsorship and adequately demonstrate your eligibility for that visa.
If you are already living in the U.S., you need to be even more cautious. For a person residing in the country on a work visa, a failure of an application for permanent resident status may trigger deportation proceedings. If an undocumented person is living in the U.S., they need to act with extreme care to avoid arrest and deportation.
Miller|Conway provides these legal services for immigrants in Goose Creek, the state of South Carolina, and around the country:
Green Card Removal
Application for Naturalization and Citizenship
Violence Against Women Act (for victims of spousal abuse)
U-Visa (for victims of certain crimes while residing in the United States)
Asylum and Withholding of Removal:
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Immigrant and Permanent Visas:
In addition to our immigration practice, Miller|Conway understands issues may arise with respect to our clients’ status in the United States. In response, we have developed a strong “RESCUE COUNSEL” practice. As rescue counsel, Miller|Conway focuses on representing clients who are subject to removal (formerly called “deportation”) from the U.S. for reasons ranging from entry without inspection to violation of conditions of certain visas (including criminal charges). We handle removal/deportation cases throughout the Southeastern United States and nationwide. Our services include:
When our clients are subject to removal from the U.S., or detained by Immigration and Customs enforcement (ICE), Miller|Conway’s immigration counsel and criminal defense counsel work together seamlessly. We act to mitigate pending criminal charges in an effort to eliminate or reduce the impact the charges have on our clients’ status in this country. Our ability to integrate the immigration and criminal charges facing our clients provides for streamlined and optimized representation when you need it most.
With the world’s increasingly transnational and transcontinental economy, following immigration laws for foreign workers and their families in the United States is of the utmost importance. We understand this process can be, and likely will be, frustrating and confusing. Miller|Conway’s immigration lawyers are here to help.
Do not worry if you find the immigration laws confusing. You may need help remaining on the right side of the law, and working with a Goose Creek immigration lawyer can provide an essential advantage. Miller|Conway helps guide people through the immigration process, which can include gaining a work visa, helping to change a legal immigrant’s status, and even providing a defense during deportation proceedings.
In addition to our office in Goose Creek, South Carolina, Miller|Conway maintains a strategic immigration partnership with Marcellino & Tyson, PLLC, headquartered in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. The firm’s close proximity to the Charlotte Immigration Court, home of the Executive Office for Immigration Review of the U.S. Department of Justice—which has jurisdiction over South Carolina and North Carolina immigration litigation—allows Miller|Conway to better serve the firm’s clients throughout the Southeast.