Immigration Lawyer in Sunnyvale
Over Two Decades of Legal Experience
Immigration has always been a complicated affair, and today it has become incredibly contentious. News sources highlight the Trump administration’s heightened screening and vetting of all immigrants. Additionally, yearly caps for programs like asylum and H1B visas have decreased.
With that said, some immigration rates have increased from 2018 to 2019. With such complex processes and increases in immigration rates, there is a clear need for guidance through immigration matters.
Many will try to tell you that immigration is an impossible task because of the associated legal hurdles, financial costs, and time requirements. But at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman, we have helped countless individuals and families achieve their immigration goals in an efficient manner.
At our firm, we are deeply committed to providing our clients with the individualized experience of a small law firm. We offer this experience alongside the power and extensive resources of a larger law firm.
To learn more about how our Sunnyvale immigration lawyer can assist you, call (408) 780-1684 today.
Handling Business- and Employment-Based Immigration
Historically referred to as the Land of Opportunity, the U.S. has a host of programs that open doors to foreign nationals with skills that benefit American employers. If you are an employee looking to work in the U.S., or you are a U.S. employer who needs to hire outside of the country, you have a wide variety of options, and we will help you determine which option will work best for your situation.
Here are just a few business-related visa cases we handle on a regular basis:
- H-1B for specialty workers
- L-1 for manager/executive transferees
- O-1 or EB-2 for those with exceptional/extraordinary abilities
- EB-1 for priority workers
- EB-3 for skilled workers/professionals
- EB-4 for certain special immigrants
- EB-5 or E-1/E-2 for investors
- TN NAFTA Professional for certain workers with prearranged business activities
Typically, your employer or collaborating companies will be involved in this process. No matter your unique circumstances, we will consider your short- and long-term goals before recommending the most appropriate path for you.
Assisting With Family-Based Immigration
Many of the immigrants in the U.S. have yet to reunite with their families. Fortunately, our country offers a few sponsorship methods you can use to come to the U.S. or bring your family. Typically, this involves an adjustment of status (i.e. obtaining permanent residency, or a green card).
Essentially, a lawful permanent resident or citizen of the U.S. can sponsor a relative, so long as they can prove they have the resources to support the sponsored immigrant.
The Immigration and Nationality Act provides two main categories of family-based visas:
- Immediate Relative Immigrant Visas for spouses, adopted orphans, unmarried children under 21, and parents if the sponsor is 21 or older. Sponsors for these visas can only be U.S. citizens.
- Family Preference Immigrant Visas for non-immediate family relatives. Depending on the type of relative, sponsors can be citizens or permanent residents. These visas, however, are limited.
Other Types of Immigration Cases
If you are already a permanent resident, you have the opportunity to apply for citizenship. This is an extensive process that takes time and commitment, but we look forward to serving and representing you every step of the way.
If you cannot achieve the immigration status you need through a family member or employer, you still have options. If, for example, you came to the U.S. to escape violence, warfare, or persecution, you could qualify for asylum. You could also apply for a waiver if you are here unlawfully due to extreme hardship.
Immigration Takes Time—Contact Us Today
Because so many people apply each year to live or work in the United States, wait times for some processes can be months or even years. The sooner you get started, the sooner you can accomplish your immigration goals, and the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman is more than prepared to help make this process as painless as possible.
He guides you through everything and makes everything straightforward [as to] what is needed and what is required.
I honestly could not have done it without you. I appreciate the time you gave me.
I very much appreciate your guidance as does everyone in the office.
Thanks to Mr. Widman I now have the opportunity to do the things I could not have done before and I am very excited about that.
We thank our lucky stars that we had this attorney to work with and to guide us through the intimidating process of adjustment to permanent residency.
Contributed numerous hours of pro bono services to local, community-based organizations
Persuaded U.S. Department of State to withdraw its finding of inadmissibility
Persuaded USCIS to retract notice of rescission of adjustment of status and to approve related citizenship application
Secured certification of helpfulness to law enforcement for U visa petitioner
Secured multiple grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Secured post-conviction relief in state court which became basis for successfully terminating removal proceedings.
Successfully moved to reopen (Form I-290B) USCIS denial of application of Form I-485
Successfully obtained approval of employment-based adjustment of status application under AC21
Successfully obtained H-1B petition approval for change of employer and extension of status under AC21
Successfully obtained I-601 waivers of inadmissibility