Immigration Law

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:

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.

 

Immigration Law

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.

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Removal Proceedings

The Government routinely seeks to place aliens, even lawfully admitted as permanent residents, into removal proceedings. Removal proceedings is the process the United States Government uses to deport you from the United States.

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Employment Immigration

Individuals can obtain temporary visas and permanent residence based on certain types of employment and business invlovement. Any non U.S. Citizen or permanent resident requires employment authorization from the government to accept any work in the country.

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Citizenship Law

The application and interview process for U.S. citizenship is lengthy and time consuming. Additionally the procedural rules are extremely strict.

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Investor Immigration

Investors can be eligible for a nonimmigrant visa that permits foreign investors and their employees to live and work in the United States. Entrepreneurs who invest in the United States by establishing a new business or purchasing an existing company may qualify for the visa.

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UVISA Vawa

The Violence Against Women Act was passed in 1994 to protect immigrants from abusive spouses. A person who is being abused by a spouse who is a lawful permanent resident or U.S. citizen will be able to obtain his or her own permanent residence independently of the spouse. 

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SI Juvenile

The law establishing SIJ status was enacted by Congress in 1990 and reauthorized in 2008. According to the Department of Homeland Security, “the purpose of the SIJ program is to help foreign children in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, or neglected.”

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Political Asylum

The United States provide protection for persons who are fleeing their country because of persecution. An asylee must show past persecution or a well founded fear of persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or political opinion.

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