Immigration FAQ

Immigration FAQ

Immigration can be a difficult process to navigate and there are many options available to you. If you aren't sure how to proceed, a Louisiana immigration attorney from Mayeaux & Associates LLC can assist you. With personalized counsel, our firm has been fighting for immigration rights in our community for years.

If I am married to a U.S. citizen, will I automatically receive a green card?

No. The process to receive your green card can take anywhere from three months to two years.

What is the difference between an immigrant visa and a non-immigrant visa?

Immigrant visas are considered green cards – they are permanent and classify the holders as permanent residents of the designated country. Non-immigrant visas are temporary and are only useable for a predetermined amount of time.

Does my H1-B visa allow me to work at multiple jobs?

Unfortunately, no. Each H1-B visa is specific to the employer and the employee's specific job. You need to apply for another visa in order to maintain a new job. You are allowed to hold multiple visas at one time.

What is DACA and how do I qualify?

DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and it was administered in 2012 by President Obama. This law allows undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children to be given a temporary permission to remain in the U.S. There are many different qualifications necessary, based on age and when you came to the U.S.

What if my naturalization application gets denied?

If your application gets denied, you can request a hearing with an immigration officer. You have thirty days to request your hearing from the time your application got rejected. In most cases, you can reapply.

What is the Green Card Lottery?

The Green Card Lottery was enacted by the Diversity Immigration Visa program. It is a yearly event where applicants are randomly selected to receive a U.S. green card.

How long is my green card valid?

When you first receive a green card, it will likely be temporary and is good for two years. After those two years, if you have maintained your eligibility status, you can apply for a permanent residence visa and this is good for ten years.

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Bond Hearings

The interaction of the criminal justice system and our immigration system can tear families apart. Detention creates incredible financial and emotional tolls on the families of those who have been detained. A person may have been detained in California and then sent to Louisiana. It is hard to overstate the impact detention has on families. We can help you pursue a bond hearing as soon as possible to help ensure your release from detention. Our experience and skill can help you secure a bond hearing in a short amount of time and can help you secure a reasonable bond.

Committed To Helping Immigrants Fight Deportation

At Mayeaux & Associates, we understand the dire situation many immigrants face once they are in detention. With so few lawyers and so many people detained at the LaSalle Detention Facility, we have gone to great lengths to help as many people as we could. In the past, attorney Kenneth Mayeaux developed a legal orientation program to help educate detainees on their legal rights. While the program is no longer in place, we still work to make ourselves as available as possible to help detainees. Our experience helping detainees to navigate the immigration system and to enforce their rights can be invaluable to those who are detained and their loved ones.

Deportation Defense Lawyers In Baton Rouge, Louisiana

When you or a loved one has been detained prior to deportation, you cannot afford to work with anything less than the most effective legal representation. At Mayeaux & Associates, we are dedicated to giving people the help they need. To schedule a free consultation, call 225-754-4477 or contact us online.

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