HSPRD represents individual foreign nationals and their families in the full scope of U.S. immigration law, including matters related to citizenship and naturalization, deportation and removal defense, asylum, humanitarian programs, consular processing, waivers and administrative appeals . We have in-depth experience handling complex issues in both affirmative applications before the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the US Department of State (DOS), and defensive applications before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR). Additionally, we have unparalleled expertise in fighting adverse government decisions and delays.
In a time of increasing uncertainty for immigrants and their families, we are dedicated to helping our clients navigate a daunting and multifaceted area of law. Our attorneys are skilled litigators in federal court and administrative appellate hearings before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Administrative Appeals Office (AAO), and the federal circuit court.
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Family-based immigration: Our attorneys are experienced in advising and representing foreign nationals seeking lawful permanent resident (LPR) status based on the U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status of family members. This includes applications filed within the US before the DHS or applications filed outside of the US at various Consular posts around the world under the purview of the DOS.
Deportation and removal defense: HSPRD attorneys have extensive experience representing foreign nationals in removal proceedings. Removal proceedings can be commenced on multiple grounds, including overstaying a visa, being convicted of a crime, or allegations of fraud or misrepresentation. Our attorneys are equipped to address and defend foreign nationals against any ground removal before the EOIR, the BIA, and/or federal court.
Asylum and refugee matters: Under the current administration, seeking asylum in the United States has become significantly more difficult due to changes in government policies. It is more important than ever that asylum applicants be represented by experienced counsel. Our Attorneys are well-qualified in filing asylum applications affirmatively before the USCIS or defensively before the EOIR and are experienced in helping people granted asylum bring family members to the US.
Citizenship and naturalization applications: Our Attorneys represent clients in all aspects of naturalization from preparing the application to representation at time of interview before the USCIS. This includes affirmative applications for citizenship based on years of status as a lawful permanent resident or applications seeking to establish derivative citizenship based on a US citizen parent or grandparent. We also handle cases for U.S. citizens whose naturalization the U.S. government is seeking to revoke, and foreign nationals whose naturalization applications have been delayed or denied.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was established in 2012 to enable foreign nationals who first entered the U.S. before age 16 and met additional requirements to reside in America with authorization to work and without fear of deportation. Due to the discontinuance of first time DACA applications and the uncertain future of DACA renewals under the Trump administration, it is critically important for DACA recipients to consult with seasoned attorneys about renewals and possible options to apply for lawful permanent residence status.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Foreign nationals may find temporary refuge and work authorization in the U.S. if they are unable to return home safely due to an armed conflict or environmental disaster. The countries’ foreign nationals who are eligible for this program are designated by the US government. Due to the attempted termination of the TPS program to all currently designated countries by the Trump administration and the pending litigation surrounding the TPS program for all countries, it is advisable for foreign nationals seeking to apply for TPS or extend their current TPS to discuss the program and currently ligation with an experienced attorney.
Administrative appeals and federal court action: We represent individuals and companies before the BIA, the AAO, and in federal court. Our team has used lawsuits, class actions and other types of impact litigation to challenge delayed decision-making across the U.S. We have also filed mandamus actions and writs of habeas corpus to benefit individual applicants whose applications have been unnecessarily pending or who have been detained by the US government for lengthy periods of time.
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