Austin Visas and Immigration Status Attorneys
When immigrating to the United States, it can be an extraordinarily difficult to navigate the wide range of different options on your own. If you will only be staying in the country for a temporary amount of time, a nonimmigrant visa may be the best option to meet your needs. In determining which type of visa is right for you, it is best to seek the assistance of a qualified legal professional. If you need some assistance applying for a visa or if you have an issue that needs resolving regarding your immigration status in Austin, the Korean attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC know how important these matters can be to you. Our law office is dedicated to our clients, and we will provide you with the support and representation you need to fully resolve your immigration and visa concerns.
The Austin visa attorneys at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC understand that living and working in the United States can be a dream for many immigrants. However, immigration law can be quite intimidating and confusing, and many people trying to enter the country are unfairly turned down. Although the United States is a nation of immigrants, many qualified individuals are prevented from being productive residents or citizens. Our team of experienced lawyers has dedicated their careers to helping immigrants and their families live the dream of being residents of our country. Contact us today by calling .
Do I Need An Immigration Lawyer?
Immigration law can be complex and frustrating to the individual that is seeking to live and work in the United States. Seeking the assistance of a qualified legal professional is your best bet in getting your desired results. Whether you desire for being in the United States is related to employment, school, family, or personal reasons, an immigration lawyer is an invaluable resource. Legal processes can be challenging. There are court proceedings, overwhelming paperwork, and sometimes delayed applications. Also, there are numerous reasons that you may not be allowed to come into the United States. An immigration lawyer can help you seek waivers so that there would not be an inadmissibility issue. A skilled lawyer can handle your paperwork and phone calls while negotiating on your behalf to get the outcome that you deserve. Taking a chance on getting approved without proper representation may not be the best decision.
Why Choose Us?
If you need an immigration lawyer in Austin, you certainly have a variety of law offices to choose from. How do you know who you can trust to fight for you or your family? How do you know which immigration attorney is right for your case? Choosing the right lawyer may determine the outcome of your case. At the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, we understand that there are many immigration lawyers in the area that could take on your case. We realize that Austin and San Antonio are both popular locations for immigrants, and we want to help you realize your dream of a better life by living and working here.
Our dedication, compassion, attention to detail, and the desire to see our clients succeed is what sets us apart from other law offices. We are known for going the extra mile and we have an unmatched understanding of multiple areas of immigration law. This level of care is standard at our firm because our attorneys realize how important your case is to you and we want to assist you in any possible way we can. We give each of our cases our personalized attention to get the results that are needed. It is our mission to provide the highest level of immigration legal services in the area, and we have the experience, the track record, and the client satisfaction. To make the process easier for you, we have live chat options and easy to complete contact forms available on the website. If you wish to contact the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC by phone, you can reach us at .
Our Visa and Immigration Status Practice Areas
The Austin immigration attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, understand your dream for a better life and we know that your desire is to live and work here. Our law office works with visas and immigration status, and there is a wide range of different nonimmigrant visas that can be applied for. These are typically based on employment or for personal reasons. In the employment-based area, there are various visas currently available, including but not limited to a specialty occupation, temporary worker, international company executive/manager transferee, treaty trader and essential work of treaty trader, religious worker, and temporary business visitor. In the non-employment based area, there are visas available, including but not limited to a temporary visitor, student, vocational student, fiancé of US citizen, spouse of US citizen, and exchange visitor. Our law office also works with obtaining green cards, family and employment immigration issues, citizenship, deferred action and other immigrant concerns.
There are a range of different nonimmigrant visas that can be applied for, based typically on employment or personal reasons. The following is a brief explanation of the various visas currently available:
- H-1b – Specialty (Professional) Occupation
- H-2b – Temporary Worker
- L-1a – International Company Executive/Manager Transferee
- L-1b – International Company Specialized Knowledge Transferee
- TN Visa/Status – Mexican and Canadian Listed Professionals
- E-1 – Treaty Trader and Essential Worker of Treaty Trader
- E-2 – Treaty Investor and Essential Worker of Treaty Investor
- R-1 – Religious Worker
- B-1 – Temporary Business Visitor
- B-2 – Temporary Visitor
- F-1 – Student
- M-1 – Vocational Student
- K-1 – Fiancé of US Citizen
- K-3 – Spouse of US Citizen
- J-1 – Exchange Visitor
- VWP – Visa Waiver Program
We are fully prepared to help individuals and employers with any concerns related to the above visa types.
Frequently Asked Questions
What factors are considered by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in granting an individual immigration status?
Some factors considered by the USCIS include whether the applicant has an immediate relative who is a US citizen or lawful permanent resident, whether the applicant has a permanent employment opportunity in the US and whether that employment fits under one of the five eligible employment categories, and whether the applicant qualifies for refugee status.
What is the basic law that governs immigration?
The Federal Immigration and Nationality Act provides the basis for U.S. Immigration Law.
Can a fee for immigration related services be waived?
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has the discretion to waive a filing fee under the condition that the applicant can establish that he or she is unable to pay. In order for the USCIS to consider waiving the fee, the applicant must follow specific instructions, including completion of a form for review by the USCIS.
Under what circumstances will a foreign spouse’s permanent resident status in the U.S. be conditional?
A spouse’s permanent resident status will be conditional if it is based on a marriage that was fewer than two years old from the day the permanent resident status was granted. To remove the condition, the spouse must establish that the purpose of the marriage was not to evade the US immigration laws.
Can a deportation order be appealed?
There is a 30-day period to appeal the decision to the Board of Immigration (BIA). If the BIA denies the request, the matter can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. If the Court of Appeals also denies the request, it can be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Can a US citizen file an application to adopt a foreign-born child before the citizen has identified a child to adopt?
Yes. A married U.S. citizen, or an unmarried citizen who is at least 24 years of age and will be at least 25 when the petition is filed, may file a certain form called the ‘Application for Advance Processing of Orphan Petition, to speed up the adoption process.
Important Immigration Statistics
According to the Migration Policy Institute, Texas is second only to California in the number of immigrants that we have here in Texas. Our state is very popular for immigrants to settle when coming into the country, with Austin and San Antonio being very popular for these immigrants. Some 2015 statistics show a clearer picture of the number of immigrants in our state:
- 4,671,000 immigrants in Texas
- 17% immigrant share in the state
- 8 million person growth of immigrants between 2000 and 2015
- 9 million immigrant workers comprised 21.6 percent of the labor force in 2015
- 5% of all immigrants hold a college degree or higher
Furthermore, in 2015, the figures for the top five U.S. states by the number of immigrants were California (10.7 million), Texas (4.7 million), New York (4.5 million), Florida (4.1 million), and New Jersey (close to 2 million).
Additionally, between 2000 and 2015, the five states with the largest absolute growth of the immigrant population were California and Texas (with 1.8 million each), Florida (1.4 million), New York (662,000), and New Jersey (501,000).
As you can see from the statistics, the immigrant population to Texas and the U.S. has been very significant. Additionally, immigrants contribute a huge amount to the Texas economy through jobs received. The lawyers at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC recognize the important contributions of immigrants and sincerely want to assist immigrants and their families in any way that we can. Whether you are trying to renew a visa, seek citizenship or obtain a green card, you should not have to take on the issue by yourself. Contact our lawyers for more information or to get started with your case.
Contact a Visa Lawyer in Austin
If you are attempting to come to the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, our experienced attorneys can provide you with the assistance you need. Contact the Visa lawyers from the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, by calling us at to learn more about what we can do to help you resolve your visa and immigrant status issues.