the right to a fair and humane immigration process
areas of practice: immigration law
A Public Interest Law Firm Dedicated to Helping Immigrants
U.S. immigration is complicated and policies change with each incoming president and congress. The Vieira Firm works hard to stay informed and ensure that our clients benefit from our knowledge and expertise. We have experience working on a range of immigration issues from DACA Renewal, to Asylum. We have provided services to the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada to members of the community who need it the most. Below are a few immigration law issues that we handle:
Areas of Immigration Law
Immigrants who entered the United States either through documented or undocumented means can seek Asylum protection if they were fleeing violence and have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country. Asylum protection allows a person to remain in the United States instead of being deported to a country where the person will face persecution or harm. The Vieira Firm helps those seeking freedom from persecution to apply for Asylum.
An unmarried minor, under 21 years of age, who has been found by the court to have been abused, neglected, or abandoned, and in which it is not in their best interest to go back to their country, may qualify for a Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) visa. A person granted SIJ status may be eligible to apply for a Green Card. The Vieira Firm can help undocumented juveniles apply for SIJ status and pursue waivers for unlawful entry so they can remain in the United States.
The right to marry and the importance of family is fundamental to society. Family-based immigration is the foundation upon which the United States was founded. It is the primary form of legal immigration to the United States. U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) can sponsor certain family members for permanent residence. The Vieira Firm understands the avenues available for families and will help you and your loved ones navigate through this process.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) allows victims of domestic abuse to self-petition for Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) status without having to rely on their abuser to file for them. Congress enacted the U-Visa program to encourage undocumented victims of certain crimes to report and assist with the investigation and prosecution of the crime, without the fear of being deported. Similarly, the T-Visa allows victims of trafficking to live and work legally in the United States for four years, and after that time they can petition for legal permanent residence. The Vieira Firm works with victims of abuse, crime, and trafficking to pursue the pathways available to obtain LPR status.
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