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Our Practice Areas

Family-Based
Immigration

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Herman Legal Group is ready to help you manage the immigration process, reduce the stress, and maximize your opportunity for success. Contact us with marriage immigration questions or family immigration questions today.

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Student
Visa

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In order to study in the United States, you must first go through the process of obtaining a U.S. student visa. Your course of study and the type of school you plan to attend determines what type of visa you will need.

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Naturalization and
Citizenship

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Becoming a U.S. citizen – and therefore obtaining the right to legally reside in the United States, travel to and from the country, gain the right to vote, and be protected under the Constitution – can be a long and difficult process.

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Deportation, Exclusion
and Removal

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If you fear that you will be deported or if deportation and removal proceedings have already begun against you or a loved one, then it is important that you act quickly to find an experienced immigration lawyer to defend your case.

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Employment-Based
Immigration

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Whether you are an employee or an employer, we can investigate any claim, determine whether any laws were violated, and represent you in court. We understand what’s at stake for you personally and professionally and will strive to help you.

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Other Legal
Services

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Herman Legal Group main area of practice is not only limited to immigration services. We can also help you in other services and laws such as criminal defense, personal injury, divorce, business law, and employment law.

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Tight Immigration Regulations

With the amount of effort and attention being given to every aspect of immigration in recent times, it would be a serious disadvantage for anyone needing to deal with a federal immigration agency to do so without the help of a qualified immigration attorney. The federal government has ramped multiple level efforts with significant energy to tighten immigration regulations as well as catch violations or perceived issues that may not be a problem at all. As a result, thousands of individuals who have overstayed a visa, or who entered the U.S. without inspection (EWI), or who have a minor criminal conviction, are being targeted by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) or by CBP (Customs and Border Protection), agencies which are often more interested in reaching target quotas of performance than reasonably enforcing immigration laws to keep America safe while efficiently expending taxpayer funds.

Our immigration lawyers in Ohio can easily handle any type of immigration legality posed by the government. The court system ensures that the individual receives proper review and protection of their case, regardless of how proactive the government wants to be with regards to finding perceived immigration violations. These legal assistance services can range from the basic application for a residency card to establishing a valid presence for family members and children to resolving illegal entry issues. Such attorneys are also well-versed in how to defend an individual when incorrectly or wrongly perceived by a government agency, establishing proper records do exist and presence has always been valid.

Immigration Criminal Procedures

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It’s important for any immigrant to understand that immigration procedures are treated very differently by the government than a normal contact. For example, many immigrants are under the impression that an arrest by the government requires provision or access to an attorney within a few days, appearance in court, and specific charges to be provided. Immigration enforcement agencies are actually under no such criminal procedure requirements. Instead, they act in what is known as administrative powers, which are far more powerful and less protective of the individual. As a result, some individuals who have been mischaracterized have been held for months administratively without any hearing or required charges. Only an immigration lawyer can navigate this kind of scenario and push the release of the individual to protect his or her rights in the immigration review process.

Immigration Basic Paperwork

Of course, immigration isn’t all about dealing with enforcement. There is a great amount of work and procedure involving basic paperwork. The transition from visitor to resident involves significant paperwork that needs to be filled out correctly, or the individual could see his or her application denied. The government today as far stricter on who is being approved residency than it has been in previous decades. Additionally, if people are interested in bringing into the country and spouse and/or children, these require special paperwork and meetings as well. Without the coaching and advice from a qualified immigration attorney, many folks oftentimes make simple but serious mistakes that delay or even contribute to their application being denied.

One of the best things families can do for relatives who want to immigrate into the country is to help with arranging the services of an immigration lawyer for that relative. By paving the way inside with the attorney, the relative seeking entry can have qualified help advising correctly all the steps to take prior to making an entry. This includes the paperwork and applications that need to be filled out correctly in the home country before the relatives attempt to leave and enter the U.S. pursuing immigration. Without this advance help, many otherwise fine people find themselves entirely delayed or even turned around at the airport because they filled things out wrong or failed to declare their entry intentions correctly. One of the most common situations is the person who arrives on a tourist visa and then attempts to become a resident. These cases are being turned down by the thousands due to not following proper procedure for entry.

What-if Immigration Situations

Immigration attorneys are also a good reference for what-if situations. There doesn’t have to be an immediate need to consult with our immigration lawyer here in Ohio. Good planning means researching and finding out the pros and cons of all alternatives before making a decision. A free immigration attorney consultation can be very informative about how the law works in a given situation and what loopholes can cause problems if not given attention.

So if you’re finding yourself or someone you know in a bind with immigration issues and need guidance or expert help right away, don’t make the common mistake of trying to go it alone. Reach out and secure the help of our immigration lawyers in Ohio as soon as is reasonable. The faster the attorney is involved in the case, the faster you will realize expert guidance in the matter versus guessing in the dark. When one thinks about all the possibilities for something go haywire with today’s complicated immigration procedures, why would anyone have given the choice try to take on the entire government system on their own? It’s simply bad strategy from the start. Don’t waste your time and energy making repeat procedural mistakes; hire a qualified immigration attorney to straighten matters out right and efficiently.