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Guiding Our Clients Achieve a Better Life

We are always thrilled when cases work out well for our clients, but immigrant success stories are especially meaningful to us being true advocates of diversity. Designated as a best lawyer in the field of immigration law by U.S. News & World Report, Richard Herman and his team of immigration lawyers in Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit treat their clients like family. Our caring approach is combined with aggressive and proven representation to give each client the best fighting chance at success… and ultimately a safe and prosperous life in America.

How to Win Your Bond Hearing In Immigration Court

By |July 16th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

If your loved one is facing removal proceedings or if your loved one is detained while waiting for the removal hearing, you may want to apply for temporary release while the removal proceedings are pending. You or your loved one may apply for release on bond.

How to Avoid Deportation Based on a Criminal Conviction?

By |July 9th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , |

Undocumented immigrants are subject to various legal consequences if they are caught violating immigration laws or participating in criminal acts. The standard of abiding by the law is much higher for people who are not US permanent residents, as they may face the consequence of being deported or removed, by the US federal government to their home country. If you are an undocumented immigrant or a foreign national, facing the process of removal may be fearsome and may cause you much worry. However, there are many steps you can take to avoid deportation when charged with a criminal conviction.

Winning Asylum Before USCIS and Immigration Court

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Asylum is a US immigration status that is based on humanitarian concerns for people who have good reason to fear that harm will come to them if they return to their home countries. If you receive it, you will be allowed you to live and work in the US for an indefinite period of time. Asylum is granted only to people who are present in the US, however. If you are located abroad, you should apply for refugee status, which offers equivalent benefits.

Fiancé(e) Visas

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

Most people realize that the US government allows US citizens to bring their foreign spouses to the US as permanent resident. Not everyone realizes, however, that even an engagement to be married can qualify your fiancé(e) to enter the US long enough to marry, at which point you can sponsor him or her for permanent residence. This approach is not only possible, it is preferable for people facing certain circumstances.

O-1 Visas: The Complete Guide 2019

By |April 15th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , |

The US government offers many different types of visas for those who would like to come to the United States to work. The O-1 visa is designed for people who have demonstrated extraordinary ability and achievement in certain fields, and who intend to engage in that occupation while in the US. O-1 status offers quite a number of advantages that other employment-based visas lack.

Obtaining Permanent Residence in the United States Through Marriage (Marriage Green Card)

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , |

“Green Card” is the popular name for a “lawful permanent resident card.”  There was a time these cards were green and the term “green card” is still being used to signify lawful permanent resident status cards.

H-1B Visa: The Complete Guide (2019)

By |March 8th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , , , , , |

The H-1B visa is popular because of its low entry barrier (a bachelor’s degree), its portability (allowing the holder to change jobs) and its tolerance of the candidate’s “dual intent” (by allowing an H-1B holder to transition to permanent residence without returning home).

Naturalization and Citizenship: Useful and Complete Guide 2019

By |March 6th, 2019|Categories: Guides|Tags: , , |

Naturalization is the process by which a permanent resident of the United States becomes a citizen. A permanent resident can become a citizen by meeting certain requirements and by filing the N-400 Application for Naturalization along with supporting documentation.

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