Fayette County Immigration Lawyers
Given the administration’s animosity against certain immigrants and those seeking asylum, and increased immigration enforcement, if you need help with an immigration matter you need an experienced attorney more now than ever. Whatever your immigration status, no matter the issue you are dealing with, Carman & Fullerton helps those living in Fayette County, Kentucky, and the surrounding area, whether they speak English, Spanish or another language.
If you find yourself, either alone or with your loved ones, in need of immigration assistance, take action now to protect yourself and your family by talking with lawyers who understand your situation. Carman & Fullerton works with those who have entered the country legally and illegally, non-citizens, with or without status, to help them fight for their American Dream. We can help you too.
We help clients address a range of immigration matters, including:
Cancellation of removal: If you were admitted to the U.S. on a work or tourist visa, are a legal permanent resident with a green card, were granted asylum or refugee status or are trying to be legally admitted to the U.S. but have been convicted of certain crimes or violated immigration laws, the federal government may try to remove you from or deny your admission to the U.S. You may be able to prevent that if you meet certain criteria and obtain a cancellation of removal.
Bond proceedings: If you are a non-citizen arrested for or convicted of certain crimes or you violated immigration laws, you may be arrested and detained by Immigrations Customs Enforcement (ICE) for possible removal (or deportation). If so, you may be eligible for an immigration bond that will allow you to remain out of detention during your removal proceeding.
Removal/Deportation: A person in the U.S. who lacks citizenship can be removed under certain circumstances, including violating immigration laws or committing a crime. If you or a loved one is facing the possibility of removal through deportation or denial of admission, you need the services of an immigration law firm.
Asylum: Asylum is protection provided to someone who left another country to escape being harmed. Those who are determined to be eligible for asylum can stay in the U.S. indefinitely. We are ready to talk with you about the possibility of applying for asylum or withholding of removal if you fear a forced return to your homeland.
U visa: If you are living in the U.S. as a non-citizen and you or your qualifying family members are the victim of a crime, you may be able to obtain a U non-immigrant visa (U visa). It will allow you and qualifying family members to remain in the U.S. while you cooperate with law enforcement and government officials to investigate or prosecute the criminal activity.
T visa: If you or a family member currently is or has been the victim of human trafficking, you may be eligible to apply for a T non-immigrant status (T visa). It provides a special immigration status to victims of human trafficking who help law enforcement prosecute the traffickers.
Violence Against Women Act: This federal law protects noncitizens who are abused by their U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) spouses. If you are a noncitizen who is married to or within the last two years has been divorced from an abusive U.S. citizen or LPR spouse, you can apply for LPR status.
Prosecutorial discretion: ICE has limited resources, and it can’t efficiently handle all of its cases. ICE officers and attorneys can decide to put off action on low priority cases in order to to focus on high priority cases. We help our clients by arguing that their situation is of low priority and actions need not be taken.
Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Status: Juveniles declared dependent by a state juvenile court or put into the custody of state agencies or court-appointed entities because they can’t return to one or both of their parents, and who cannot return to their home country because it’s not in their best interest, may qualify for SIJ status. Once it’s granted, he or she may apply for LPR status and eventually U.S. citizenship.
Cuban Family Reunification Parole (CFRP) Program: In immigration law, “parole” is an opportunity for some immigrants who don’t meet the technical requirements for a visa or are inadmissible to enter the U.S. legally. This program allows certain Cuban citizens living in Cuba to come to the U.S.
If you have any questions about an immigration matter or need legal representation to help you or a family member with an immigration issue and you live in Fayette County, Kentucky, or the surrounding area, call Carman & Fullerton at 859-971-0060 or fill out this contact form. We can help you whether you speak English, Spanish or another language. Your future and the future of your family is at stake, so contact us today.