Immigration law can either be something you are looking forward to as you seek to adjust status through an employer or a loved one or it can be something you dread after you are taken into ICE custody and placed into removal proceedings. Either way, Tin Fulton Walker & Owen, PLLC is here to help you with every step along the way. Our lawyers will help you understand the process, the applications, timelines, and requirements necessary for your success to adjusting status, obtaining a visa, or stopping your removal from this country.

What does federal immigration law address?

Federal immigration law regulates people from other countries who come to the U.S. It deals with matters including:

  • Whether a person is undocumented (defined as any person lacking citizenship or status as a U.S. national)
  • How an undocumented individual can gain visa status, temporary protected status, residence or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Defending against removal proceedings in immigration court and obtaining release from detention.

How is the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Involved with Immigration?

The Department of Homeland Security was established in 2002, after the 9/11 tragedy. Three different agencies within DHS play a role in immigration matters:

  • U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) patrols U.S. borders.
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) deals with asylum, naturalization, and permanent residence.
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) handles deportation, intelligence, and investigation. 

When do you need an immigration lawyer in North Carolina?

Immigration is a complicated legal area. The paperwork, process and your eligibility can be confusing or overwhelming. If you, or a family member or friend, are currently detained it is imperative that you seek an experienced immigration attorney immediately. We have 15 years of experience helping people obtain bonds and their freedom from immigration detention throughout the United States.

If you are in removal proceedings we can assist you in determining what eligibility you may have to prevent your deportation from the United States. We have successfully prevented the removal of our clients based on petitions for asylum, convention against torture, cancellation of removal, NACARA, DACA (Deffered Action for Childhood Arrivals), TPS (Temporary Protected Status, adjustment of status, VAWA (Violence Against Women’s Act, 212(h) waivers, special immigrant juvenile status (SIJS), prosecutorial discretion, post-conviction relief, contesting notices to appear, and appeals at the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Fourth and Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Because of our strong and extensive work in criminal matters in both state and federal court we pay particularly close attention to any criminal matters in your past or that you are currently facing.

You may also need an immigration lawyer to help determine which type of visa or green card best suits your needs as an employer or a worker or in a family-based visa situation, such as an upcoming marriage. If you are concerned that you may be deemed inadmissible, it makes sense to seek legal counsel before beginning the application process. We work on the full range of family-based and employment-based visas. We also handle the full range of other immigration matters such as humanitarian parole, military Parole-in-Place, Cuban Adjustment Act, DACA, TPS, VAWA, U-visa, T-visa, S-Visa, NACARA petitions, affirmative asylum applications, visitor visas, and any other related petitions before USCIS.

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Why choose Tin Fulton Walker & Owen?

When you meet with us we will do a full evaluation of your immigration and personal history to determine what forms of relief you may be eligible to apply for. We have discovered many times that our clients had far more options than they originally thought. Our firm has a reputation for legal excellence in immigration matters. We have a strong record of success and are committed to tackling difficult cases.  Call us today to discuss your case.

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