I was retained by my first client seeking benefits from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) in September 1993. It consisted of a permanent resident from England seeking citizenship through the naturalization process. The government service was named Immigration and Naturalization Service or INS.
Since then, the Service has changed dramatically. The process for obtaining certain benefits has been changed for the better (in some circumstances) and in others has become more cumbersome.
For this reason, it is important to request the services of an attorney who understands the process and is skillful in adjusting the method of attack to the ever-changing procedural requirements. I will effect a speedier process for your immigration needs. I have helped my clients with the following:
It is important to note that sometimes it is prudent to consult with an attorney prior to requesting benefits that are guaranteed or easily applied for, in order to avoid potential deportation because the client failed to disclose a past criminal history.
Additionally, I was successful with the assistance of the Greek Community in Tarpon Springs and U.S. Congressman in 2002, in requesting benefits under the seasonal employment visa (H-2B), which permitted local sponge merchants to invite professional sponge divers from the Dodecanese Islands of Greece. This was also considered to be a Cultural Exchange. Presently, those Greek Islands are Sister Cities to Tarpon Springs, Florida.
Contact me with any questions on this at 727-943-9466. You and your loved ones deserve the best. I look forward to helping you.