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Lakeland Immigration Attorney

Abogado De Inmigracion En Tampa, You Can Rely on the Professionalism of Francisca Diaz Law

At Francisca Diaz Law, we proudly serve clients in Florida and around the world with their immigration goals. Our firm is dedicated solely to the practice of immigration law and comprised of many legal professionals who are immigrants themselves. Throughout our two decades of work in this field, we have gained a deep understanding of how the U.S. immigration system works. We have also forged the necessary skills and resources needed to handle the hurdles and obstacles that can arise in any case.

Whether you have just begun your immigration journey or have met a stumbling block that seems to be barring the way, we can help. Our immigration lawyer and team are here to assist in finding the solutions and strategies needed to move you towards a successful conclusion. Our priority is to give you the compassionate, personalized, and effective legal representation you need at every phase of the process and in even the most complex situations. We are proud to have served half a million clients in reaching favorable outcomes throughout our history.

Need help with an immigration matter? Contact a skilled immigration attorney at Francisca Diaz Law by calling (813) 212-4066. Schedule a personalized consultation today!

What Are the Different Types of Immigration Status?

It is important to note that there are typically 4 kinds of immigration that those seeking status should be aware of. The first is typically the ideal form of immigration which is a “U.S. Citizenship”, this is achieved by being born in the United States or by applying for naturalization after living in the U.S. for 3 to 5 years.

The second form of immigration is Permanent/Conditional Residency which is typically granted to those who apply for a green card. Green cards are granted to immigrants who have been legally allowed to work and/or live in the U.S. on a permanent basis. To achieve this legal residency status an existing citizen of the U.S. must sponsor the individual seeking residency. Other forms of permanent residency are granted to those seeking asylum or identified as a refugee. Additionally, some may face conditional residency status if their green card application has met certain conditions such as being married for less than 2 years with a U.S. citizen.

Temporary Residency is typically given to those who are students, in the U.S. for business purposes, given certain tourist visas, and other general reasons that require the immigrating party to live in the U.S. for an extended period of time.

Lastly, Undocumented Immigrants are illegal residents of the U.S. and hold no privileges that the above documented individuals receive. Privileges include, but are not limited to: conducting business, purchasing property, public benefits, health care, driver’s license, etc. However, there are various ways to begin the legal immigration process, please review our services below for more details.

Immigration Services Provided by Our Firm

Immigration forms and procedures can be complicated and confusing. Furthermore, small mistakes and lack of specific supporting documents or data can lead to denials and delays. Our firm is fully prepared to ensure that your application package and process is handled in the most professional manner so as to increase your chances of approval. To get started handling or debugging any immigration issues, we advise that you bring your case to our highly-qualified and dedicated immigration team.

We handle many diverse immigration issues, including the following:

  • Adjustment of Status - This is the process that can be used by undocumented persons who are present in the U.S. to apply for the status of lawful permanent resident. Once this status is approved, a green card is issued as identification of this status. The process can completed without having to return to one’s home country.
  • Appeals and waivers - When an immigration benefit has been denied, it can be appealed. In cases where you have been found inadmissible to the U.S. on specific grounds, certain waivers may be applicable that can resolve the situation for your benefit.
  • Asylum/Refugee - Asylum may be sought by foreign nationals facing persecution in their home country. Asylum is sought when inside the U.S. Refugees are those who seek asylum while still in their home country. This status protects individuals from deportation.
  • Citizenship and Naturalization - Naturalization is the process you must undergo to become a U.S. citizen. You must generally be a U.S. lawful permanent resident to apply.
  • Deportation Defense - Deportation, called removal from the U.S., generally follows if you have violated immigration law or committed a serious crime. You will have an opportunity to defend yourself in immigration court hearings.
  • Family-based visas - These visas allow you as a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to bring family members into this country. You will have to sponsor your relative and show that you can provide financial support for him or her.
  • Family immigration - This type of immigration involves a U.S. citizen or permanent resident petitioning for permanent resident status on behalf of a foreign family member.
  • Green card lawful permanent residents - A green card allows you to live and work in the U.S. on a permanent basis. Several pathways exist for obtaining permanent resident status with a green card.
  • VAWA cases - The Violence Against Women Act permits a way for battered immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S. without the consent of their abusive family member who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder.
  • U cases - U visas have been created to assist those who have been victimized by serious crimes leading to significant physical or mental injury. These individuals can gain immigration protection if willing to help law enforcement and the U.S. government investigate and prosecute those responsible for the crimes.

Reach out to an immigration lawyer in our Tampa office at (813) 212-4066 or contact us online today.

Real Immigration Experiences
From Our Clients

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    “Thanks to her we were able to solve our case.”

    - Jose S.
  • Thank you very much for your service.

    “I am very proud of lawyer Francisca Díaz.”

    - Olga P.
  • Thank you very much for helping us.

    “We are very grateful.”

    - Og H.
  • Thank you for the good work you have done for my case.

    “Today I received my work permit and I am happy!”

    - Domiel P.
  • Thanks to lawyer Francisca Diaz I received my work permit.

    “She helps the Hispanic community.”

    - Milton C.