At the Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi, our San Francisco immigration attorneys devote a significant part of their practice to providing immigration help. Our lawyers work with people of all different nationalities in the San Francisco and Oakland area and are able to offer bilingual language assistance for our Hispanic clients.
Illegal entry, overstaying a visa, non-compliance with immigration rules, marriage fraud and criminal convictions are just a few examples of violations that can lead to deportation and removal proceedings. Deportation efforts escalated in 1996 when two federal immigration laws were passed — the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (AEDPA) and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act (IIRAIRA).
Because of these laws, immigrants with misdemeanors or relatively minor visa violations may face deportation, even for behavior that occurred prior to 1996. A criminal action not considered an aggravated felony at the time the crime was committed, but later re-classified as such under current laws, may also be cause for deportation.
Effective San Francisco immigration help
Many immigrants under threat of deportation need skilled deportation defense to protect their rights. The Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi uses various legal remedies and strategies when defending clients against deportation, including:
- Waivers of removal for lawful permanent residents
- Filing for registry or legalization
- Temporary protection status
- Adjustment of status
- Political asylum
- Suspension of deportation
- Cancellation of removal
- Waiver of inadmissibility
- U Visa
San Francisco Citizenship and immigration
Ultimately, many immigrants dream of becoming citizens, which grants them many more rights and freedoms living in the United States. Naturalization is the process a foreign national must go through to acquire U.S. citizenship. The runway from immigrant visa and permanent resident to citizenship is often long, and many legal complexities stand in the way.
Immigration attorney Jorge Rodriguez-Choi can advise you based on your situation, explain the proper steps to take, and help you avoid common pitfalls that can lead to denial or deportation.
Get legal help with immigration in San Francisco and Oakland
The Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi has compassion for your situation and provides immigration services involving visas, green cards, deportation defense and naturalization.
Contact our immigration attorney at The Law Offices of Jorge Rodriguez-Choi to schedule a consultation to discuss your immigration case. Call us today at 510-267-1927.
We serve clients in California, Arizona, and Washington including:
- San Francisco Bay Area
- Los Angeles