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 processes. We know that family-based immigration processes and laws can be confusing and confusing. We are always 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 need 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 what family-based visa is appropriate for your situation. We work with:

  • IR-1 Visa: spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • IR-2 Visa: unmarried child under 21 years of age
  • IR-3 Visa: orphan adopted by a U.S. citizen
  • IR-4 Visa: orphan to be adopted in the U.S. by a U.S. citizen
  • IR-5 Visa: parent of a U.S. citizen who is at least 21 years old
  • F1 Visa: unmarried sons or daughters of a U.S. citizen and their minor children
  • F2 Visa: spouses, minor children and unmarried sons and daughters of a legal permanent resident
  • F3 Visa: married sons and daughters of a U.S. citizen and their spouses or minor children
  • F4 Visa: siblings of a U.S. citizen of at least 21 years of age, and their spouses or minor children
  • K-1 Visa: for the finance of a U.S. citizen

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.

In order 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, foreign investor, athlete or 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 new 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 identity 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 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 against the potential removal of you and your loved ones. Our knowledge in other areas of law, along with our extensive litigation experience gives us the power and knowledge to fight many deportable offenses. If you have been accused of a crime and fear 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 for your convenience. 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 in Texas.