Many immigrants who do not consult with an immigration attorney fail to reach or remain in America due to missteps that could have been avoided by having a legal advocate on their side.
At the Law Offices of Patrick C. McGuinness, LLC, our immigration attorney helps individuals, families, and employers understand and properly handle immigration law issues.
Attorney Patrick C. McGuinness represents both individuals and business clients seeking visas and green cards to live and work in the United States. More specifically, we help individuals who need assistance with family-based immigration issues, including citizenship applications and representation in deportation and removal proceedings and businesses seeking to employ individuals on a temporary and permanent basis.
Services for Employers and Foreign Workers
Our employment immigration services are geared toward both permanent residency applications and nonimmigrant visa applications such as:
E-2 visa: Investor visas for immigrants buying an existing business or starting a new business in the United States.
H-1B visa: Temporary visa that is available to workers in areas that require specialized knowledge (at least a college degree). You must have a job offer from a U.S. company to apply.
L-1 visa: The L-1 visa is used to transfer to the U.S. to work for a U.S. parent, subsidiary, or affiliate of a person's previous employer outside the U.S.
O visa: The O visa is for persons who have extraordinary abilities in the arts, education, sciences, business, or athletics.
P visa: Temporary visa that is available for athletes and group entertainers.
TN visa: Temporary visa that is available for Canadian and Mexican professionals under NAFTA.
R visa: Temporary visa that is available for religious workers
Please click here to learn more about temporary employment visas and employment based permanent residence.
Skilled Advice for Asylum Seekers
Prior to becoming an immigration lawyer, firm founder Patrick C. McGuinness volunteered his time to El Paso’s Annunciation House, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people apply for political asylum in the United States. He also worked for a non-profit organization in Brooklyn, New York, assisting individuals seeking permanent residence through the amnesty program.
Immigration for Family Members
Our Plainfield, New Jersey, immigration attorney also handles family immigration filings, such as spousal petitions, immediate family petitions, preference-based family immigration, and K-1 fiancé visas. If you are seeking a green card or temporary immigrant status, seek the advice of a Scotch Plains green card lawyer to obtain the documentation you need to stay in the United States.
Contact Us Now
For your convenience, we will meet with you during evenings and Saturdays by appointment, and we will work with you to establish a payment plan that will work within your budget. We speak both English and Spanish. Contact us for a consultation at our law office in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Please click here to learn more about immigration and naturalization by visiting our Immigration Law Information Center.