IVA Immigration Law Practice Areas

There are times when circumstances require you to hire a lawyer

Either you don’t want to spend the time and frustration required to do it on your own, or your personal story is so complicated that you cannot do it on your own. For whatever reason, my law firm IVA (Immigration Visa Attorneys) can take care of your immigration needs.

We handle all types of immigration cases – family immigration, business immigration and removal and detention work. We can appear in any immigration court, USCIS office or Federal Detention Center in the United States. We represent clients at US Embassies and Consulates around the world. Click here for more information on CINA.

Adjustment of Status

Adjustment of status is the term used to process for permanent residency here in the United States. Often I am asked these types of questions in my consultations with clients: "How can I get a green card?", "Can I stay in the United States and get my residency or do I have to go back home?", "I entered illegally, can I get a green card?" "My husband got caught at the border and was turned around, and then came in again - can he get a green card?"
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Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)

Over the past 15 years I have been asked several times a day (even on weekends and holidays!!) the following questions: "How long will it take the USCIS to decide my case?" This is the number one question because without a decision your life is on hold. Other popular questions that deal with the procedural side of immigration law are "My attorney won't answer his phone and I can't find out anything about this denial letter I received", "Can I appeal this denial of my case?" and "What happens now that my case has been denied - am I out of status?"
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Citizenship and Naturalization

USCIS provides a great deal of information on how to become a citizen on its website. Many of the questions I hear are: "I lost my green card - can I file for citizenship?", "My parents were US citizens but I was born in another country - am I a citizen?" "My parents are old and cannot learn English, and their social security is running out – can they get citizenship?"
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Criminal Defense For Immigrants

Clients who have criminal records range from speeding tickets to crimes of violence and controlled substances, and everything in between. They will ask me: “Can I get a green card if I have a conviction?” “Will immigration hold the crime against me – I did probation?” “What about double jeopardy – I already got convicted once – isn't that against the constitution?!!”
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Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals

This new program seeks to assist young people who entered the United States as children and have attended high school. Community of Immigration and Naturalization Attorneys, P.C. (CINA) has begun screening individuals to determine if you may qualify for this program. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE) do not want individuals to file a deferred action at this time because your application will be rejected.
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Delayed Cases

Over the past 15 years I have been asked several times a day (even on weekends and holidays!!) the following questions: "How long will it take the USCIS to decide my case?" This is the number one question because without a decision your life is on hold. Other popular questions that deal with the procedural side of immigration law are "My attorney won't answer his phone and I can't find out anything about this denial letter I received", "Can I appeal this denial of my case?" and "What happens now that my case has been denied - am I out of status?"
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Fiancee Visas

I hear these questions all the time: " How can I get a fiancée visa?", "How long is the wait to get a fiancée visa?" "Do I really need an immigration attorney to get my fiancée a visa?". When you are separated from the one you love, these questions are extremely urgent and important.
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H-1B Temporary Professionals

Many callers who inquire about H-1B visas have done a great deal of research on the subject, so their questions tend to be very specific: "I want to change employers, how do I do that without falling out of status?", "I am nearing my 6th year in H-1B, what do I have to do to keep from having to go back to my home country?"
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I-212 Waiver of Previous Deportation

Living in the shadows of a deportation order is extremely stressful and you risk mandatory detention and deportation if you are caught by USICE. Just because you have been previously deported from the United States in immigration court or by the Customs and Border Protection does not mean that you cannot ever get a green card.
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I-601 Waiver of 10 Year Bar and Other Offenses

Preparing waivers is very complicated and you need to work with an attorney you can trust and has excellent testimonials. The 10 year bar is a common problem in immigration law. This occurs when an immigrant overstays their time allowed in the United States by one year, or “accrues more than 365 days of unlawful presence” in legal terms.
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I-751 Removal of Conditions

I receive lots of calls from U.S. citizens and their spouses with conditional permanent residency who have divorced their sponsoring spouses or have missed the two year deadline to file the I-751 form. We can help you in these difficult situations. USCIS will deny your petition and place you into removal proceedings before an immigration judge unless you can convince them that you are deserving of permanent residency. Click here to see a sample of the services we can provide if you have divorced before the two year period.
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ICE Detention

The most challenging cases for an immigration attorney are defending clients in immigration court or obtaining release from detention. The clients call me asking difficult questions: "How can I get my husband out of ICE custody?" "He has an ICE hold and the jail won't let me post bond for his DUI - what do I do?"
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Immigration Removal Defense in Denver and Aurora Immigration Court

Immigration court is a different world from USCIS, US Embassies and ICE Detention Centers. You will soon learn that the judges are totally stressed out and overworked. The DHS attorneys who are in charge of deporting you have a difficult time discussing your case with your attorney because they have thousands of cases to deal with. And the average case will take well over a year to get through immigration court.
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Intracompany Transfer

Many calls come in from businesses and entreprenuers who want to open companies in the United States and staff them themselves or with workers from their foreign offices: " How can I get a green card and open a new company here in the US?" "Can I open a subsidiary of my overseas company and live here permanently?" and "Can I buy a business and get a green card?"
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Investor Visas

When I get calls from people asking about investor visas, - E-1 or E-2 visas - they are usually here on B-1 or B-2 tourist visas: "Can I start up a business and get a green card?", "How do I put my money into buying a business before I know if I am going to get the visa or not?" and "Can my family work or go to school if I receive an investor visa?"
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Political Asylum

Political Asylum and the related forms of relief-Withholding of Removal and the Convention Against Torture-are very difficult to obtain. The job of the USCIS is to keep immigrants out of the country, and an asylum seeker is viewed as part of a huge tidal wave of humanity bearing down on the shores of the United States.
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— Denver Marriage & Family Immigration Attorneys

Many of my free telephone consultations begin the same way: "How can I get my wife a green card?" "How can I get permanent residency for my husband?" "I recently got my green card marrying my US Citizen husband, and now I want to bring my kids over" and " I just became a US Citizen – how can I bring my parents here?" If you are looking to petition for a family member you know how important getting the best immigration lawyer can be for your family and your legacy here in the United States.
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