Immigration Law Services
For over 15 years, Law Offices of Paul Marinov, P.C. has been helping people from ardound the world achieve their American Dream. We have helped clients obtains lawful permanent resident status based on family relationship and based on employment relationship. We have obtained relief from removal through obtaining green cards from immigration judges and cancellation of removal. We have done numerous H-1B visas for clients wishing to employ foreing nationals. Please review the respective section of your interest to learn how we can assist you.
Green Cards & Lawful Permanent Resident Status
Having a Permanent Resident Card, colloquially called a “Green Card”, allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. Depending on your individual situation, you must take different steps to apply for a Green Card. Most people who wish to obtain a Green Card will need someone else to file for them an immigrant petition such as a Petition for Alien Relative (Form I-130) or an Immigrant Petition for Alien Worker(Form I-140). Depending on the family relationship that is the basis for filing of form I-130, there are two main groups of beneficiaries. The first group is the so-called “immediate relatives”, which include spouses, children and parents of United States citizens. The second group include various family members forming the so-called “preference categories”. There are numerous advantages for the “immediate relatives”, which reflect the importance that immigration law places on the closest relatives of United States citizens. Please review our family bases immigration sections to learn more about the conditions that must be met in order to obtain a green card as well as what procedure needs to be followed. In certain cases, individuals may be eligible to file a self-petition such as form I-360 under the provisions of Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Additionally, individuals who have been granted asylum status or cancellation of removal status can obtain a Green Card.
My experience with Paul Marinov handling my immigration case was excellent . I hired Mr. Marinov twice once representing me and second time representing my father. He succeed in both cases and we as a family felt well represented .Mr. Marinov was very professional and knowledgeable. I highly recommend him as an immigration attorney.
I hired Paul for 3 complicated cases in each one of them he prevailed. Paul was available when I needed to consult with him, he returned my calls promptly, we even met few times over the weekend because I did not have time during the weekdays. Paul will go over and above to be your advocate and trusted advisor."
Removal and Deportation Defense
Any non-citizen, including green card holders, may be removed (deported) back to their country of origin if they fall under any of the numerous grounds for removal under current U.S. immigration laws. At Law Offices of Paul Marinov, P.C. we have helped individuals receive relief from deportation ranging from dismissal of improvidently issued “Notice to Appear” and voluntary departure to cancellation of removal. The extent and nature of relief that can be obtained from an Immigration Judge depend on each case. For many individuals placed in removal proceedings, who are beneficiaries of pending family visa petitions, the path to obtaining of a green card from an immigration judge is described in our section for Adjustment of Status.
Citizenship and Naturalization
Naturalization is a process through which immigrants become citizens of the United States. Generally, applicants, who are at least 18 years old, and who have been residing in the United States as permanent residents for the past 5 years (3 years if the applicant is currently married and living with a U.S. citizen) without leaving the United States for a trip of 6 months or longer satisfy the requirements for continued residence and physical presence.The most common issue that we see when green card holder are filing an application for naturalization is the conviction of certain crimes. It should be stressed that it is crucial to seek advice from a competent immigration attorney prior to filing form N-400. Individuals with criminal records need to know that certain criminal convictions may make them deportable. Thus, if they appear for their naturalization interview, and the USCIS finds them deportable, not only will not they obtain the dreamed certificate of citizenship, but may end up being in removal proceedings and eventually deported from the USA.
Paul Marinov has been my immigration and naturalization lawyer since 2008. He's helped me obtain my temporary and then permanent Green Card. With his assistance I became a Naturalized US Citizen back in 2013. Afterwards, he became my wife's immigration lawyer and she is currently a Permanent Resident of the United States. I've consulted with him about family law as well and I am very impressed with his professionalism and honesty. Unlike most lawyers I've heard of, he never tried to sell me on additional services that are not absolutely necessary. To me that means that he is not in business solely for the money. He is trying to do a great job while helping people with their legal problems."
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