El Paso Immigration Service
Finding a way for you to stay
At the Garcia & Rebe Law Firm, an immigration attorney in El Paso can assist you with your immigration issue. The immigration process in the United States is quite complicated. The strong demand for visas, green cards, and citizenship, coupled with tighter restrictions after 9/11, means that applicants can expect to encounter complex applications, interviews with immigration authorities, and various deadlines. Our firm guides you through the application process, telling you what you need to do and when to ensure smooth processing. If you feel overwhelmed by the immigration process, you are not alone. Contact the immigration law firm, Garcia & Rebe for answers to your questions.
Obtaining a visa
Visas are travel documents enabling citizens of foreign countries to enter another country. There are two main types of visas for the United States: immigrant visas and non-immigrant visas.
Immigrant visas are for people traveling to the U.S. to live permanently and in most cases, require sponsorship from a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. There are several circumstances when immigration visas apply:
- Immediate relative and family sponsored: this includes marriage and adoption
- Employment sponsored: there are many types of employment visas based on a tiered system of preference, beginning with people of “extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics”
- Diversity Visa Program: provides visas to citizens from countries with low rates of immigration to the U.S.
- Special immigrants: immigrants who are employed as Iraqi or Afghan translators or interpreters or who are Iraqis or Afghans working on behalf of the U.S. government, as well as certain religious workers, could be eligible for special immigrant visas
For help with your visa application, contact the immigration law attorneys at Garcia & Rebe.
Green cards are documents granting permanent residence in the United States. There are many advantages to obtaining a green card:
- Ability to leave and enter the U.S. without restrictions
- Right to government aid for education
- Permission to work
- Right to sponsor relatives for U.S. permanent residence or visas
In many ways, a green card is one step below citizenship (holders of green cards do not have the right to vote). The application process for a green card depends largely on your personal circumstances. Garcia & Rebe can help you navigate the requirements for obtaining a green card.
Call 915.307.7287 for an immigration attorney in El Paso.