STOCKTON IMMIGRATION LAWYER
Our Stockton Immigration Attorneys are Committed to Fairness and Justice for Our Clients
The American immigration system is notoriously complex. It is normal to be confused or overwhelmed by the process. Whether you are preparing an application on behalf of yourself or a family member or you are facing the possibility of deportation from the United States, it is crucial that you have access to a seasoned professional. A lawyer will help you navigate the system and make sure that your immigration case is handled the right way.
At Carrillo Law Center, our Stockton immigration attorneys have the skills, legal knowledge, and real life experience to help you navigate the system and find the right solution. If you have any questions about your immigration options, we are here to provide reliable guidance and support. For a completely confidential, no obligation initial consultation with a skilled California immigration lawyer, please call our Stockton office at (209) 900-2100 or send us an email through our website.
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We Provide Comprehensive Immigration Services in Central California
Family Immigration & Citizenship
Family immigration is the basis of much of the United States immigration system. Indeed, nearly 70 percent of all visas issued by the American government during the average year are family-based visas. At Carrillo Law Center, our San Joaquin County immigration lawyers handle all types of family immigration matters, including:
Spousal and K-1 Fiancé(e) Visas: Marriage is one of the most straightforward paths for family immigration. Through a spousal visa or K-1 Fiancé(e), you or a loved one may be able to obtain a visa to come to immigrate to the United States. If you have questions about your rights, call our Stockton marriage immigration lawyers for help.
Family Preference Immigration: A non-immediate family member may be eligible to immigrate to the United States through something called family preference immigration. Although there are annual statutory caps on the total number of family preference visas, nearly 500,000 are issued nationwide each year.
Citizenship through Family: One of the advantages of family immigration is that it can provide a potential path to American citizenship. If you have been a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) in good standing for at least five years, you may be eligible to apply to become a United States citizen.
We know that family immigration can be complicated. There are a number of potential pitfalls that need to be avoided by people and families who are navigating the system. If you have any specific questions about your case, contact our Stockton family immigration lawyers for immediate legal guidance and support.
We advise clients on the full range of employment immigration matters, including permanent employment immigration visas and temporary non-immigrant employment visas. Among other things, our Stockton, CA employment immigration law attorneys can help you or your family member apply for:
H-2B visas; and
The employment visa application process can be complicated. It is paperwork-intensive. You do not want to make any mistakes, as even a relatively small error could cause a delay or even denial. If you have any questions about employment immigration, please do not hesitate to contact our Stockton, CA employment immigration lawyers for immediate help.
Immigration Representation for Investors
International investors may be able to obtain an American green card for themselves and their family members by making a qualifying investment in the United States. Our Stockton, CA immigration law firm has the skills and experience to help foreign investors understand and take advantage of their available immigration options.
One of the most frequently utilized options is the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. Created by the United States Congress in 1990, the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program allows foreign investors to obtain a lawful permanent resident status for themselves and their immediate family members (green cards) if they make a significant, job-supported investment in a U.S.-based project.
With extensive experience representing immigrant investors, we help people navigate the EB-5 program requirements, ensuring that they place the required amount of capital in an investment project that will actually qualify them and their family for green card status. If you have questions, call our California EB-5 investor visa lawyers for additional information.
Adjustment of Status Proceedings
As explained by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the term ‘adjustment of status’ is used two describe two separate processes:
The change from a non-immigrant status to lawful permanent residence status; and
The change for permanent residence status to American citizenship.
In other words, an immigrant who is adjusting their status is either seeking to obtain a green card or seeking to apply for U.S. citizenship. At Carrillo Law Center, our Stockton, CA immigration law advocates have the skills and experience to handle all types of adjustment of status cases. We will make sure that the paperwork is completed properly so that you and your family can rest easy.
Green Card Services
Also known as a lawful permanent resident card, a green card grants an immigrant the legal authorization to reside and work in the United States on a permanent basis. Not everyone around the world is in a position to apply for a green card. You can only seek a green card if you can satisfy certain conditions and criteria. At Carrillo Law Center, our California immigration lawyer has experience helping people and families with the full range of green card issues. If you have any specific questions about the green card application process, we would be more than happy to help.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program or “DACA” was created as part of an Executive Order back in 2012. The purpose of DACA is to provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States while they were still minors. When granted, DACA provides protection against deportation and a work permit. Notably, the federal government estimates that more than one million people nationwide are eligible for DACA protection. To obtain DACA, you must be able to satisfy the following four core requirements:
You must be able to demonstrate that you have lived in California or somewhere else in the United States since at least 2007;
You must be able to demonstrate that you arrived in the country prior to your 16th birthday—DACA is only for people brought to the U.S. as children;
You must have a high school diploma, the equivalent of a high school diploma, or you must be actively enrolled in school or such an educational program; and
You cannot have a felony criminal record.
One of the challenging things about the DACA program is that there have been many different lawsuits filed. At times, the federal government stopped accepting and reviewing DACA applications. However, as of 2021, the DACA program has been fully restored. Currently, you can apply to renew your DACA status. Further, if you are eligible for DACA but you have not yet applied, you have the right to submit a first-time DACA application. If you have any questions or concerns about the process, please get in touch with our Stockton DACA immigration attorneys for a completely confidential consultation.
Asylum Claims and Representation for Vulnerable Groups
Under United States federal law, there are some options for immigration relief for vulnerable groups. With strong connections to the local community in Stockton, San Joaquin County, and beyond, our California immigration lawyers are committed to helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people understand and take advantage of all of their available immigration options. Among other things, these options include:
An Asylum Claim: Through an asylum claim, a person who is facing a credible fear of persecution in their home country may be able to get a green card to stay in the United States. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact our Stockton, CA immigration asylum lawyer today.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS): Temporary Protected Status or ‘TPS’ is a special type of deferred action granted to nationals of certain countries that have been affected by natural disaster, armed conflicts, or other emergencies. As of 2021, several countries have some form of TPS in place, including El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Nepal, Nicaragua, Somalia, Sudan, and South Sudan.
The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA): The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) includes certain immigration provisions that allow victims of domestic abuse to apply for a permanent green card without their abusive spouse/family member. If you have questions about VAWA and immigration, we can help.
U Visa (Crime Victims): Through a U Visa, an undocumented immigrant who was the victim of a serious crime can petition for immigration relief if they agree to cooperate with law enforcement and/or prosecutors in pursuing legal action against the culprit.
Facing deportation from the United States is deeply stressful. If you or your family member got a deportation notice, you may feel like there is nowhere to turn for help. At Carrillo Law Center, our immigration deportation lawyers are here to help you explore every potential avenue to remain in the country.
Do not ignore a deportation notice. The problem is not going to go away on its own. By taking proactive steps to protect your rights, you will be in the best possible position to raise every potential defense to deportation. Our Stockton, CA immigration lawyers are adept in handling deportation & removal proceedings. We are here to protect your rights.
What are the Best Questions to Ask an Immigration Lawyer?
If you are looking for US immigration lawyer services, you probably have a lot of questions about your case. The best questions to ask an immigration attorney are the questions that are directly pertinent to your specific situation. A confidential initial consultation with a California immigration lawyer is your opportunity to get the information that you need to proceed. Some examples include:
What steps should I take to achieve my immigration goals?
Are there any documents or records that I will need to get?
What are the potential hurdles that stand in the way?
Do I need to submit any paperwork to USCIS or other government agencies?
Is there anything I can do to improve my chances of getting a successful outcome?
Do you have experience handling immigration cases like mine?
You Can Trust the Stockton, CA Immigration Attorneys at Carrillo Law Center
Immigration is complicated. At Carrillo Law Center, we appreciate the nuances. Herself an attorney licensed in Mexico, Yazmin Carrillo runs our immigration department with a goal of helping local community members navigate the system. When you get in touch with our Stockton law office, you will have a chance to speak to an immigration lawyer in San Joaquin County who can:
Listen to your story and understand your concerns;
Answer your questions about the immigration process;
Gather the documents, records, and information you need; and
Take care of the immigration paperwork.
You deserve a lawyer who is going to put time, resources, and attention to the small details into your case. Our immigration law firm strongly believes that everyone deserves fairness, justice, and equity. With a long record of representing clients across a wide range of immigration matters, you can rely on our Stockton immigration lawyer to handle your case the right way.
Call Our Stockton, CA Immigration Attorneys for Immediate Help With Your Case
At Carrillo Law Center, our Stockton immigration lawyers are experienced, effective advocates for people and families. If you have questions about immigration, we have answers. To set up a fully confidential, no commitment case evaluation with a top-rated California immigration lawyer please send us a message at or call us at (209) 900-2100. From our Stockton law office, we provide a full range of immigration services throughout the region, including in San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Amador County, Sacramento County, Solano County, and Alameda County.