Assisting The People Of Texas With Immigration Matters

Unifying And Uniting Families

At De La Garza & Ramirez Attorneys and Counselors at Law, we are committed to uniting families through immigration. We know that family-based immigration processes and laws can be confusing. We stay up-to-date on these procedures and will help you through every step. Whether you are seeking a green card for permanent residence, citizenship, or a family-based visa, we are devoted to helping you and your loved ones with all of your immigration and naturalization needs.

We can help you understand your options and which family-based visa is appropriate for your situation. We work with:

  • IR-1 visa: for spouses of U.S. citizens
  • IR-2 visa: for unmarried children under 21
  • IR-3 visa: for orphans adopted by U.S. citizens
  • IR-4 visa: for orphans to be adopted in the U.S. by U.S. citizens
  • IR-5 visa: for parents of U.S. citizens who are at least 21
  • F1 visa: for unmarried sons or daughters of U.S. citizens and their minor children
  • F2 visa: for spouses, minor children and unmarried sons and daughters of legal permanent residents
  • F3 visa: for married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens and their spouses or minor children
  • F4 visa: for siblings of U.S. citizens who are at least 21 and their spouses or minor children
  • K-1 visa: for the fiancé(e)s of U.S. citizens

Aiding Individuals In Becoming Citizens

We want to help you make your dream of becoming a U.S. citizen a reality. We assist individuals and families with naturalization applications and appeals. Many factors are considered when granting naturalization.

To qualify for naturalization, you must meet the following requirements:

  • You must be at least 18 years old.
  • You must have lived in the U.S. for five years if you are not married to a U.S. citizen.
  • If married to a U.S. citizen, you must have lived in the U.S. for three years.
  • You must be capable of reading, writing and speaking English.
  • You must have an understanding of U.S. history and government.
  • You must physically live in the U.S. at the date of your application and continue to do so until naturalization has been approved.
  • You must be of good moral character.
  • You must renounce all foreign allegiance and pledge to the U.S. Constitution.

Helping Workers And Employers Retain The Best Opportunities

Whether workers plan to be employed permanently or temporarily in the United States, we want to help all parties pursue their business objectives. Whether you are a temporary worker, a foreign investor, an athlete or an entertainer, we know that livelihoods and businesses are at stake. We want to help you understand all options, qualifications, and specifications for employment visa types and their subsequent policies.

There are several business and investor visa options available for immigrant workers. When acquiring a visa, it is important to understand which category of visa best suits your situation. Visa categories include:

  • EB-1 visa – for priority workers who demonstrate extraordinary abilities
  • EB-2 visa – for professionals with advanced degrees or outstanding abilities
  • EB-3 visa – for both skilled and unskilled workers and professionals
  • EB-4 visa – for certain special immigrants and religious workers
  • EB-5 visa – for foreign nationals who wish to invest considerable resources and create jobs
  • H-1B visa – for graduate-level specialty workers

De La Garza & Ramirez offers comprehensive I-9 compliance programs. The I-9 policy is required by law, and helps employers verify the identities and work authorization of potential employees.

We will help your business with:

  • Initial I-9 completion and document verification
  • Timely re-verification
  • Representation and advice with Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) audits and investigations
  • Development of effective I-9 company policy and training programs

We have a successful history assisting temporary workers, foreign investors, athletes, entertainers, professors and researchers with employment based immigration services.

Advocating For Those In Jeopardy

Threats of deportation can be life-changing. You may feel overwhelmed, but we don't want you to give up hope. Our devoted attorneys have the experience to fight the potential removal of you and your loved ones. Our knowledge in other areas of law and our extensive litigation experience equip us to fight many deportable offenses. If you have been accused of a crime and fear for your status, our lawyers can help.

Committed To Your Journey

We offer dedicated, strategic advocacy for all individuals who wish to work and live in the United States. We want you to achieve your goals and make your dreams a reality. We're accessible and ready to help. Contact us today. Call our office at 956-825-2030 to set up a consultation — se habla español. Our dedicated team is ready to assist you. Located in Edinburg, we serve individuals and families in Hidalgo County and the Rio Grande Valley metro area in Texas.