We understand that the current U.S. immigration system can be confusing and intimidating. The process is constantly changing, and the number of factors involved can make it overwhelming, but we are here to help you every step of the way.
Houston Immigration Lawyer Ricardo De Lara has helped many families with the following immigration legal services.
The number of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrests are on a steady increase in recent years. In 2019, around 143,000 immigrants were arrested by ICE. It’s a traumatic experience when a loved one is in custody on immigration charges. You’re not sure when you can see them again, or if they can stay in the country. The good news is they may be eligible for an immigration bond.
When United States immigration officers detain you, a bond may be your ticket to going home quickly. Although immigrants are not U.S. citizens, they still have certain rights under the law. Simply put, an immigration bond is a financial payment that secures the release of a person detained by ICE.
However, if your loved one is granted an immigration bond, it does not mean the deportation case is over. The individual being released must agree to attend all court hearings and follow the judge’s orders.
To obtain a bond hearing, an individual must submit a request for a bond hearing in immigration court. If you are not eligible or if the judge does not grant the application, no hearing will be held. The detainee will need someone who is over 18 and with legal status in the U.S. to pay the immigration bond. The minimum amount of an immigration bond in the U.S. is $1,500. If the detainee is considered a flight risk, the bond amount will increase.
A detainee is eligible for an immigration bond if he or she can prove that they are not a flight risk or danger to the community upon release. In some cases, when a detainee has past criminal convictions, ICE may refuse an immigration bond.
If you or a loved one has been arrested by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), you need to act quickly. An experienced immigration bond lawyer may be able to help get your family member released from detention.
Let Houston Immigration Attorney Ricardo De Lara help you. We know what it takes to challenge an ICE arrest, and we’re ready to fight for you. Reach out today to speak with an attorney.
Attorney Ricardo De Lara has helped many people with the following legal matters related to deportation defense:
When you’re looking to obtain citizenship, it’s a good idea to retain legal counsel. The naturalization process to become a U.S. citizen is often long and complicated. An immigrant must apply for naturalization, file Form N-400, and satisfy all other requirements established by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The current government filing fee for naturalization applications is $725, including $640 for processing and $85 for biometrics services. Applicants aged 75 and older are exempt from the biometrics fee.
There are a number of factors that will determine your eligibility for naturalization.
With our experience in immigration law, along with our passion for excellence, we will handle your naturalization or citizenship application with the care and professionalism required by the government. You can trust us to take care of the details and make sure your documents satisfy all the requirements.
Schedule a consultation to have an attorney review your case and discuss your legal options with you. Give us a call or fill out our online contact form today.
A sponsor must sign a legally binding affidavit of support for the Beneficiary, guaranteeing that the Sponsor maintains the standard of living of the intended immigrant at a level not lower than 125% of the national poverty level. This obligation continues until the Beneficiary has become a U.S. citizen or has worked in the United States for 40 qualifying quarters (about ten years).
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may petition for a green card for the following relatives:
If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may petition for a green card for the following relatives
If you are applying for a family-based green card or visa, you must ensure that all of your immigration paperwork is accurately completed to prevent potential delays and issues. A skilled attorney can help guide you through the complex immigration process.
De Lara Law Firm, PLLC is ready to help you and your family members with visas. Whether you’re seeking a family-based immigration visa or a green card, we take the time to craft a solution for your unique case. Our immigration attorney in Houston can also assist your spouse, fiancé, and children with visas. We help our clients with the entire process, including: