Parents of U.S. Citizens
Immigration Lawyer in San Jose and San Francisco
Daniel Shanfield Esq. Immigration Defense provides skilled guidance and
dedicated representation to U.S. citizens seeking permanent residency
status for their parents. For years, we have successfully provided legal
solutions for clients facing serious immigration problems. Mr. Shanfield
has successfully fought for immigrants and their families throughout the
San Jose area and has earned the respect of the California legal community.
A former New York law professor and former United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service attorney and prosecutor, Daniel is rated a Northern
California Immigration "Super Lawyer" by San Francisco Magazine.
He has an AVVO 10/10 rating and is judged "Superb" in experience,
industry recognition and professional conduct. The legal team at our firm
understands that you depend on our insightful legal strategies to successfully
resolve your immigration issues and help you to obtain permanent resident
status for your parents. Contact a San Francisco and San Jose immigration
lawyer to obtain the best possible results.
Applying for Permanent Status for Parents
You must be a U.S. citizen over the age of 21 and presently living in the
United States. If your parents are currently outside of the country, you
may apply with an I-130 petition. They will be interviewed at the local
U.S. embassy or consulate. They may not bring other children into the
U.S. with them. You must file separate petitions for your siblings.
If your parents are already legally in the U.S. with non-resident status,
you may file the I-130 petition along with the application for adjustment
of status. They may seek a work permit at the same time. If your parents
entered the country legally but then overstayed, you may still file an
adjustment of status petition. They must not leave the country without
the advice of an immigration attorney. They must stay in the United States
until your petition is approved.
If Parents are Here Without Inspection
If your parents are in the United States without inspection, they will
generally be required to leave the country. After you have filed your
petition they will scheduled for a visa interview at a U.S. consulate
in their home country. Under certain circumstances, such as qualification
under 245(i), your parents may not be required to leave the country, so
be sure to discuss the matter with us first. We are prepared to do everything
possible to help you obtain permanent residency for your parents.
Contact an immigration lawyer in San Jose and San Francisco
at our firm for skilled handling of your parent's immigration.