A San Marcos, TX Immigration Attorney Serving all your Immigration Needs
Common Immigration Disputes
There are various complicated forms of immigration law and disputes, and a skilled attorney can help you carefully navigate the process and ensure all the procedures are followed appropriately. These include:
- Removal and deportation litigation.
- Employment-based cases.
- Family-based cases.
- Adjustment of status versus consular processing.
- Green cards and Visas.
- Complex and criminal defense.
- Waivers of inadmissibility.
- Citizenship and naturalization.
- Deferred action for childhood arrivals.
Case J. Darwin Law Office is here to protect your rights and ensure you and your family are adequately represented before the courts. We’re here for you; none of these immigration law matters should be handled alone. Contact us today for a consultation with one of the best Texas immigration lawyers in the San Marcos area.
Green Card and Residency
A green card provides legal proof of permanent residency in the United States. You can obtain a green card in several different ways, including:
- Sponsorship through a U.S. citizen or legal permanent U.S. resident.
- By being an asylee or refugee.
- Through an employment sponsorship.
- The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program.
- By meeting specific family situations.
- Coming from a country or area designated for special attention.
Adjustment of Status
Immigrants already residing in the United States can often obtain a green card by applying for an adjustment of status through employment, family, investors, or asylum. You may be eligible for adjustment of status if you:
- Apply for a special immigrant military petition or special immigrant juvenile petition.
- Have an approved immigrant petition.
- Are a derivative child or spouse of the principal adjustment of status applicant, and both applications are filed contemporaneously.
- Are a derivative child or spouse of the principal immigrant Visa holder.
This adjustment of status can be a complicated process. Many circumstances can make the adjustment difficult, including immigrant law violations, criminal convictions, and documentation problems.
Citizenship and Naturalization
Becoming a citizen of the United States is a significant milestone for an immigrant. An immigration attorney can help you take the necessary steps to reach naturalization. There are several opportunities available to citizens, including:
- Eligibility for social security benefits.
- Citizens have the right to vote.
- Bringing other family members to the United States is easier and faster.
- Someone married to a United States citizen is eligible for citizenship three years after they become a lawful permanent resident.
Removal and Deportation
When you’re caught as an illegal alien or commit a crime, seeking legal representation is vital as your ability to stay in the country is at stake. The consequences of these actions or taking a plea before speaking with a lawyer can result in immediate removal proceedings. An experienced lawyer can help you stay in the country.
Federal Immigration Policy and Law Enforcement in Texas
Several local government organizations in the country are a part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) ACCESS Program. Under Section 287 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, ICE ACCESS services local and state governments and gives them the authority to act as immigration law enforcement agents. This agreement allows the police to help the government remove foreign nationals subject to deportation from the country.
Violations of Immigration Law
An immigrant may violate their status if they:
- Aided someone else in overstaying.
- Stayed beyond their Visa.
- Overstayed on a legal work Visa.
- Claimed false citizenship.
- Were deported and unlawfully re-entered the country.
- Worked without being authorized.
- Provided false facts on a government form.
Even if you’re an immigrant and are unlawfully present in the United States, you may still have rights under the law. If you’re arrested for simple assault, driving while intoxicated, or drug possession, you could face deportation. If you’ve been charged with a crime, it’s essential to contact an immigration attorney.
What Rights Do Immigrants Have?
Immigrants in the State of Texas have constitutional rights. As a state resident, you’re always protected by the U.S. Constitution, regardless of your place of birth or immigration status. Immigrants who are victims of crime in the United States often fear reporting the crime for fear of being taken into custody and removed by an immigration offer.
Under the law, you’re protected by the following:
- First Amendment: The freedom to free speech and to practice religion.
- Fourth Amendment: Freedom against unreasonable search and seizure.
- Fifth Amendment: Protects you against unlawful detention and self-incrimination.
If you’ve been accused of a crime or have been a victim of a crime, let Case J. Darwin ensure your rights are protected.
- Citizenship and Naturalization
- Family Based Immigration
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA Lawyers)
About Case J. Darwin
Case J. Darwin is an experienced criminal defense and immigration attorney licensed to practice law in Texas. He’s a former prosecutor and briefing attorney for the Houston First District Court of Appeals. Case J. Darwin is proud to serve the following counties and areas:
- Del Rio.
- Bexar County.
- Maverick County.
- Comal County.
- Gonzales County.
- Guadalupe County.
- Lavaca County.
If English isn’t your first language, you can still be comfortable and confident with Case J. Darwin. He’s fluent in Spanish and can help guide you through every step of your immigration case.
Contact the Case J. Darwin Law Office Today
At the end of the day, the immigration Law Office of Case J. Darwin Inc. is here to protect your rights, so we want to be sure you are well represented if you or a family member has been involved with a similar situation. Remember, we are here for you. When facing any sort of criminal accusation it should never be faced alone. Because of this, we believe all people should be represented by an immigration attorney who is in it for you, and not the courts. Whether you are in need of a criminal immigration lawyer, green card lawyer, or a lawyer for any other area of immigration, we are here to help. Contact us for a consultation with one of the best immigration lawyers in Texas.