U.S. Immigration Law
U.S. Immigration Law and the USCIS
Palmer & Tran, L.L.P. — U.S. Immigration Attorneys
Because the subject of immigration is often a politically-charged, socially-sensitive issue in the United States — immigration law rarely goes unchanged for too long.
Recent years have been no exception. On March 1, 2003, the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) — the federal agency which had overseen the application and enforcement of our country's immigration laws for over 100 years — ceased to exist. In the years since, immigration laws, forms, documentation requirements, enforcement practices and much more has changed as well.
Today, the federal agency responsible for the oversight and application of our nation's immigration laws is known as the USCIS, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service. Enforcement is now handled by the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement, better known as ICE. Both agencies operate under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Despite these changes, dealing with whatever federal agency is "in charge" hasn't become any easier.
At Palmer & Tran, L.L.P., our lawyers have followed the changes in U.S. immigration law very closely and possess extensive experience dealing with the federal agencies that administer and enforce them. For detailed information on some of the more common services we provide, please see the following pages:
- Family-Based Immigration
- Employment-Based Immigration
- Visa Types
- Investor Visas
- Fiancé and Marriage Visas
- Consular Processing
- Deportation & Removal Hearings
- Naturalization & Citizenship
- See Our Immigration Law Information Center
Forms and Documentation
Without the right forms and required documentation — no immigration goal is likely to be accomplished. Unfortunately, trying to find out exactly what is required from the agencies themselves often leads to more confusion and ultimately, to mistakes.
Whatever your particular immigration needs are — our attorneys will be able to tell you exactly what forms will need to be filled out and what information you will need to provide.
Professional, affordable immigration help for
clients in the United States and from around the world
Our firm meets the immigration needs of individuals, families and business clients throughout California, the United States, and from around the globe. We can meet yours too.
For a free consultation — call us in Santa Ana, California, at 877.527.8370 or, contact us online with a brief description of your immigration needs.