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Law Offices of Patrick C. McGuinness, LLC

Family Immigration Lawyer In Plainfield, New Jersey - Law Offices of Patrick C. McGuinness, LLCThe Law Offices of Patrick C. McGuinness, LLC have been pleased to offer their legal services to the community of Plainfield, New Jersey for over 15 years. Our trusted and compassionate immigration law attorneys have been dedicated to helping members of their community through excellent practices and care for the families they have the honor of serving.

What Types Of Family Immigration Matters Do We Handle?

Our attorneys have had the privilege of representing families in a wide variety of legal matters throughout their family immigration proceedings. We are proud to offer comprehensive immigration and visa legal services at our firm. Below, you can find a list of the matters we most commonly handle and their brief descriptions.

  • Adjustment of Status: A process used to apply for lawful permanent residence (Green Card) while present in the U.S., this can provide an opportunity for you to obtain a Green Card without being required to return to your home country.
  • K-1 Fiancé Visas: This process enables an individual to bring their fiancé to the U.S. so that they might be married. In this circumstance, you must prove that you are intending to marry not to obtain an immigration benefit, but to build a life together, and you must marry within 90 days of being admitted into the United States.
  • 601A Unlawful Presence Waivers: This waiver may be available to visa applicants who are relatives of U.S. citizens or legal residents. It may help if you have overextended a granted visa or are present in the United States without legal grounds before departing to your home county for an immigrant visa interview.
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA): DACA may be available to individuals who came or were brought to the U.S. as young children and who meet the guidelines of the law. This results in a deferment of removal action against the person for a period of time, usually two years. DACA does not provide citizenship or other legal status.
  • U&T Nonimmigrant Visas: These visas may be available to individuals who have been victim to enumerated crimes, human trafficking, or who may be helpful to law enforcement in investigating these matters.

Other services we provide include but are not limited to:

  • VAWA Petitions
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Family & Marriage Visas
  • Naturalization & Citizenship
  • Consular Processing, and more.

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Family-Based Immigration

There is a limited number of family-based immigrant visas available in the U.S. to foreign nationals each year due to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). Family-based immigration is based on the involvement of, at minimum, to family members who function in the roles of petitioner and beneficiary.

The petitioner is a family member with U.S. citizenship or legal permanent resident status. The beneficiary is a family member who is a foreign national. Depending on the circumstances of the specific case at hand, the beneficiary may be able to claim their spouse and/or dependent children as derivative beneficiaries.

Family-based immigration cases consider beneficiaries to fall into one of two categories referred to as “Immediate Relative” or “Family Preference”. The first of the two categories, Immediate Relatives, consists of spouses, parents, and unmarried children under the age of 21. The second category, “Family Preference”, includes familial relationships of varying categories (usually spouses, unmarried adult children, and brothers and sisters of petitioners) with special requirements depending on whether the petitioner is a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident.

Usually speaking, family members outside of those who are spouses, parents, children, and siblings are not eligible for direct petition. This applies to aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, grandparents and grandchildren, et cetera.

Speaking with a trusted immigration attorney is a greatly beneficial first step when considering any family-based immigration matter.

How Do I Find The Best Law Firm For Immigration Law In Plainfield, NJ?

When seeking legal counsel or representation for a family immigration law matter, it is important to find the right fit for you and your family. Immigration processes can be time consuming, expensive, and emotionally taxing. When seeking help for these matters, it is important to know that the attorney that is working with you on your case is dedicated to you and your family and fully aware of the unique circumstances in your situation, and how those circumstances may be used to your utmost advantage.

The Law Offices of Patrick C. McGuinness, LLC have been pleased to see many families through their immigration proceedings. From drawn-out and complicated cases, to simple application help and visa approval, our attorneys are experienced and prepared to handle any situation that they encounter with grace, understanding, and tenacity.

If you are dealing with a family litigation matter in Plainfield, NJ, don’t hesitate to contact our office for a consultation today. Our attorneys are standing by, ready to speak with you about your situation and take steps toward your future.

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