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Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney

Palm Springs Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera understands each day, immigrants from all over the world pursue the dream of American citizenship. Unfortunately, many immigrants lose their opportunity for U.S. citizenship because they lack proper legal representation. Palm Springs Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera specializes in all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality law, including:

Consular Processing:

If an individual is in another country, he or she may apply for a visa or green card in the U.S. embassy of his or her home country. U.S. green card Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera is able to facilitate all of the paperwork and applications, and contact the consular officers to facilitate approval of the application. Because Attorney Edgar P. Lombera is well versed in the procedures governing applications at consulates and embassies, he can often cure a denial by seeking a waiver, or offering proof that the visa should be granted. When necessary, he can travel to foreign embassies and consulates to directly handle problematic situations for clients.

Criminal Deportation/Removal Defense:

Deportation defense Attorney Edgar P. Lombera is qualified to help immigrants in the United States who have been charged or convicted of a crime and are subsequently placed in deportation or removal proceedings. Since September 30, 1996, and the passage of the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996, the rights of aliens in the United States have been severely curtailed when past criminal conduct is a factor. Crimes that previously did not cause immigration consequences can now trigger deportation proceedings against an alien. Crimes as serious as murder, and as minor as shoplifting, can result in deportation.

Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera seeks to find creative solutions to his clients' deportation problems by staying abreast of new laws and regulations in addition to federal court decisions affecting immigrants. Edgar P. Lombera also vigorously pursues post-conviction remedies in criminal cases to create affirmative defenses from deportation and /or removal.

Family-Based Visas/Fiance Visas:

Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera has helped numerous fathers, daughters, mothers, son, fiancés and other relatives enter the United States with either an immigrant or non-immigrant visa. As an experienced family immigration lawyer, he can guide you through the many options that are available and make certain that the paperwork is all in order so the petition is granted.

I-130 Petition:

I-130 is a Petition for Alien Relatives and it applies to mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers and children. Parents, spouses and unmarried children under 21 years of age of U.S. citizens are considered immediate relatives and are not placed under a quota system with others placed into preference order to determine who is given priority entry into the U.S.:

  • First Preference: Unmarried, adult (21 years or older) sons, daughters of citizens
  • Second Preference: Spouses of lawful permanent residents and unmarried sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents
  • Third Preference: Married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens
  • Fourth Preference: Brothers and sisters of adult U.S. citizens

This process can take a very long time (several years) depending upon the preference ranking. The most current online visa bulletin will give those who are waiting an idea of how long they must wait for their immigration application or green card to be granted.

Fiance Visas:

For those seeking to bring a fiancé or fiancé to the United States, a K-1 visa application will allow them to enter the U.S. Both parties must be unmarried, legally divorced or annulled, or widowed.

Political Asylum:

Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera also assists those from other countries who apply for political asylum within the United States. As of 1996, persons in the United States have one calendar year to apply for political asylum, unless the conditions of the country of persecution change or there are exceptional circumstances. Edgar P. Lombera carefully examines every political asylum case to decide whether the case has merit or is frivolous and he will guide the client as to the proper course of action to enhance their claim.

Take Action to Protect Your Rights:

If you need a visa, wish to immigrate, are facing deportation or removal for any reason, or want to help bring a family member or employee to the United States, please call Palm Springs CA Immigration Attorney Edgar P. Lombera at (909) 915-0181 in English or 909-915-0382 in Spanish.

Although Mr. Lombera is an Immigration Attorney in Palm Springs California he takes cases from different countrys. He has been able to help many different nationalities come to the United States.

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