Family Based Immigration

Assistance from a Louisiana Immigration Attorney

If you are a U.S. citizen over the age of 21, you may be able to petition a family member to come to the United States and become a permanent resident. Once permanent residency is established for your relative, you may even be able to assist them towards gaining U.S. citizenship as well.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services has a preference for putting family members first in line for citizens to petition. This upholds the idea that a family is stronger when united, not divided. If you need assistance with your family member's immigration process, give The Mayeaux & Associates Firm, LLC a call today. We can provide all the legal support and guidance necessary so that you can promptly reunite and live lawfully with your loved one.

Petitioning Eligible Relatives

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services department, or USCIS, handles all of the matters related to immigration and citizenship. There are forms that need to be sent to the department in order for them to approve any petitions. For sponsoring a family member's immigration, this form is called Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and can be simultaneously filed with Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status, which is for permanent residency.

You may petition the following relatives for immigration:

  • Husband or wife
  • Parents
  • Brothers and sisters
  • Married or unmarried children under the age of 21

The law limits the number of immigrants accepted, and there are high numbers of petitions that are filled out each year. The waiting time between processing the petition and your family member actually immigrating can be lengthy. That is why you need a Louisiana immigration lawyer beside you, assisting with your forms, providing legal advice and ensuring that all of your paperwork is as accurate and up-to-date as possible. This may be able to lessen any possibility for errors and help make the immigration process run smoothly.

Helping You Keep Your Family Together

The Mayeaux & Associates Firm, LLC believes in prioritizing clients above all else, especially when it comes to matters related to family. We know how much it means to you to maintain a solid bond with your family.

That is why we are committed to seeing you through the immigration process as efficiently as possible. Our services can extend to members of our Spanish and Portuguese-speaking communities as well, as many of our team members are proficient in those language.

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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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Mayeaux & Associates
321 Saint Joseph Street. Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Toll Free: 225-754-4477Fax: 225-341-8755
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