IMMIGRATION

The attorneys of Dieppa Law Firm P.A. are ready to help our clients face a wide-variety of immigration practice areas:

  1. Asylum
  2. Unaccompanied Minor Petition
  3. Citizenship
  4. Deportation & Removal Proceedings
  5. Green Cards
  6. Fiancé Visa
  7. Immigration Appeals
  8. Employment Visas
  9. Business Immigration
  10. Family-Based Immigration
  11. Student Visas

What Makes Us Different From Other Law Firms
Our attorneys have represented clients in Immigration Court locally and in proceeding outside of Florida. We work cooperatively with federal agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in order to expedite responses to applications.

Asylum
We assist clients in navigating the channels required to achieve asylum, including working with translators and foreign offices to obtain certified records necessary to support an asylum application.   Some examples of asylum include fear of retaliation by foreign governments hostile to the United States and international domestic abuse matters. The U.S. accepts a specific number of legally qualified refugees to immigrate under asylum each year. To qualify for asylum, you must prove that you would be persecuted on one of the following grounds:

  • Race
  • Religion
  • Nationality
  • Political opinion
  • Social group

Additionally, you must establish that your persecution is being caused by the government, or that the government is unable to control the actions of those responsible for your persecution.

Unaccompanied Minor Petition
We have assisted minors that have entered the United States unaccompanies out of fear of harm in their native coutnries to obtain stays of deportation.  In addition to fighting deportation orders, our lawyers have filed petitions with ICE to obtain green cards for these minors who genuinely face imminent harm if they are returned to their home country.

Citizenship
Clients seeking full citizenship will work with a lawyer who will guide them through the necessary steps for naturalization.  Our lawyers coordinate the application and complete the forms required to obtain citizenship.

Visas
The U.S. provides for many different types of visas available to foreign nationals.  Some of the categories include

  • temporary or permanent employment in the United States;
  • visas for individuals who possess extraordinary skill or ability in their professions;
  • P visas for athletes, artists, and entertainers;
  • L visas for transfer of employees of multinational corporations;
  • H visas for temporary agricultural workers;
  • Investor visas; and
  • Manager visas

Employment-Based Immigration

There are a total of five different types of employment-based visas, each intended for a certain category of worker. The first category is persons of extraordinary ability in certain fields (EB-1); followed by professionals holding advanced degrees or who possess exceptional ability (EB-2); professionals, skilled workers and other workers (EB-3); special immigrants such as religious workers and retired employees of international organizations (EB-4); and business investors who meet certain criteria (EB-5).  There are only a limited number of visas available for these categories.