Our Immigration Service Areas
When you come to us for help, we will carefully analyze your current circumstances. After taking the time to understand your specific goals, we will advise what benefits can help achieve them. Our team at Peek & Toland is familiar with how to effectively handle a wide variety of immigration problems and will walk you through all available options. We also keep up with evolving immigration laws and are constantly honing our strategies to better serve our clients.
Our immigration law firm serving Austin & San Antonio can assist you with matters involving:
- Adjustments of Status. If you are currently located in the United States, you can apply for an “adjustment of status” to become a lawful permanent resident once a green card is available. This procedure allows you to obtain your visa and change your status without leaving the country. We can guide you through this process.
- Asylum. You can request asylum protections in the United States if you are a victim of persecution or reasonably fear future persecution in your home country on the basis of your religion, race, nationality, political beliefs, or membership in a particular social group. Securing asylum status can be extremely difficult, but we can aggressively represent you and explore all available options.
- Deportation Defense. You can be targeted for deportation if you do not have valid status in the United States or if you violate a rule of your visa, which might include being convicted of a deportable offense. Our immigration law firm serving clients in Austin & San Antonio can build a robust defense and pursue every accessible relief opportunity.
- Child Status Protection Act (CSPA). The CSPA helps prevent situations where an unmarried child “ages out” and turns 21 before they can obtain a family-based green card that they and their parent(s) have applied for. We can help you submit the appropriate forms to ensure you or your child continue to meet the definition of “child” for immigration purposes.
- Citizenship. Only lawful permanent residents can apply for U.S. citizenship after meeting certain other requirements. Our lawyers can guide you through each stage of the naturalization process and help you prepare for each component of the citizenship exam.
- Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA). The DAPA program was meant to extend removal relief to undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents who met certain requirements. USCIS is not currently accepting new DAPA applications, but we can help you explore other immigration options.
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA provides removal relief and certain benefits to qualifying undocumented immigrants who entered the U.S. as children. The DACA program is currently not accepting new applications, but we can help you renew your existing DACA status.
- Green Cards. Green cards confer lawful permanent residency, and you will need one if you wish to eventually become a U.S. citizen. We can help you obtain a green card through employment-based immigration, family sponsorship, or one of several other potentially available methods.
- PERM Labor Certifications. When a U.S. employer wishes to sponsor you for an open position, they must first obtain a PERM labor certification that establishes no domestic workers were available to fill the vacancy and that the job pays the prevailing wage for the industry. Our firm can assist employers and prospective employees with navigating the labor certification process.
- Unlawful Presence Waivers. You may be ruled inadmissible to the United States as a result of unlawful presence, criminal history, fraud, the likelihood of becoming a public charge, or one of several other reasons. Waivers are sometimes available and can help you “overcome” inadmissibility and restore access to benefits. Our team can help you identify and pursue waivers you may qualify for.
- Temporary Protected Status. You can receive temporary protected status if circumstances in your home country, such as the fallout of a natural disaster, prevent you from safely returning. When you have temporary protected status, you cannot be removed from the country as a result of your immigration status and may be able to receive work and travel authorization. We can assess whether you qualify for temporary protected status and can help you secure applicable benefits.
- Visas. Our team can assist you with seeking a variety of visas, including employment-based green cards, B-1 visas, H-1B visas, H-1C visas, H-2B visas, J-1 visas, K-1 visas, L visas, R-1 visas, U visas, TN visas, V visas, and more.