Philadelphia Immigration Lawyer
Immigration and Visa - Citizenship Application
Law Offices of Robert Bond represents a diverse client base with different goals and varying financial means.
-adoption and appeals.
Non-Immigrant Visa Service
B1/B2 Extension and Change to another visa
F1 Extension, Change of Status & OPT application
M1 Extension and Change of Status
Travel documents (advance parol & re-entry permit)
Work Permit EAD (application and renewal)
Renewing an expired or lost Green Card (I-90)
Citizenship Application & Naturalization
Moral Character Analysis for citizenship applicants with criminal conviction(s)
Past Criminal Convictions Analysis and Post-Conviction Relief
Immigration Attorney accompanying you to the naturalization interview
Citizenship Application denial appeal
Employment-based Immigration & Visa
Extraordinary ability and National Interests Waiver (EB1, EB2 and NIW)
Specialty Worker Immigration (EB3) (I-140) and Religious Worker Immigration (EB4)
Investment-based Immigration (EB5)
H1b Application, Labor Certification and PERM.
Performing Arts Visa & Athlete Visa (O1, P1) and Cultural Exchange Visitor's Visa
Treaty Investor Visa for qualifying countries (E1/E2)
NAFTA Treaty Visa for Canadian and Mexicans professional workers (TN)
International Executive Transferee Visa (L1)
Green card application for Executive/Managers through L1 sponsoring company
When Criminal Charges Impact Immigration Status
Facing criminal charges is tough, but immigrants face an additional burden when they are charged with a criminal offense. You may lose your green card, or have your visa revoked. Even pleading guilty to a lesser charge may have immigration consequences. At the Law Offices of Robert Bond, in Philadelphia, we have been handling immigration and criminal charges.
We can help you protect your rights and immigration status today.
Put Your Legal Concerns in Good Hands Contact the Law Offices of Robert Bond.
Having handled hundreds of criminal cases, successfully defending clients charged with felonies and misdemeanors, attorney Robert Bond has a unique background for an immigration lawyer. Combination of experience and knowledge in both areas makes our law firm an excellent choice for immigrants who have been charged with a crime.
Conviction of Crimes Leading to Removal
Conviction of either an aggravated felony or a crime of moral turpitude can lead to removal, causing temporary visa holders or permanent residents to lose their immigration status. This also causes them to lose their chance to become citizens through naturalization. Crimes that may lead to deportation proceedings include:
*Rape and sex Crimes involving juveniles
*Theft: embezzlement, fraud, and shoplifting
*DUI: second offense
*Federal drug felonies
If you have been charged with a criminal offense, our law firm will analyze your case and develop a defense or plea that puts you in the best situation possible. It is important that you not accept a plea without speaking with a lawyer who understands the consequences of criminal charges and their implications for immigration status.
What We can do for You when You are facing REMOVAL Proceedings:
Defenses against Removal Proceedings:
If you have been convicted of a criminal offense and have become subject to removal proceedings, contact an attorney who knows how to defend people against deportation. Depending on the circumstances, we can use strategies such as:
*Asylum and protection under the Convention Against Torture (CAT)
*Petition to cancel the removal proceedings
*Petition to suspend deportation proceedings
Contesting eligibility for removal
Living in fear of persecution is distressing and debilitating. If you have come to the United States seeking refuge because you may be harmed in your country of origin. The Law Offices of Robert Bond, represents people who have been persecuted or are at risk of future persecution because of their:
•Particular Social Group
Are you eligible to seek asylum based on your fear of persecution in your home country? We will make a thoughtful analysis of your case. Contact us to schedule an appointment: 215-240-7565.
Applying for Asylum
If you are fear harm in your country of origin based on a protected ground, you may be eligible for asylum. To apply, you must show persecution is a reasonable possibility.
Applying for Withholding of Removal
For those who do not qualify for asylum because they did not apply on time or have certain criminal convications, the Law Offices of Robert Bond can determine whether you may be eligible for other similar forms of relief, such as withholding of removal. We can also assist with applications for relief under the Convention Against Torture, for individuals not eligible for asylum, but who fear serious harm upon return to their country of origin.
The Law Offices of Robert Bond is experienced in many types of asylum claims, including:
•Persecution based on your actual or imputed political opinion and activity
•Persecution based on ethnic group or nationality
•Persecution based on sexual orientation
•Persecution because of HIV status
•Gender based persecution, including persecution by a domestic partner or other family member (domestic violence)
Deportation and Removal Defense:
The immigration Law Offices of Robert Bond will provide representation in connection with applications for all forms of relief, including:
•Contesting removability for individuals facing removal or deportation based on allegations of fraud, smuggling, criminal conduct, abandonment of residency and other grounds
•Adjustment of status for individuals seeking residency based on an approved and current family-based petition, with waivers
•212(c) waivers for certain long-term lawful permanent residents
•Cancellation of removal for green card holders who face removal or deportation based on criminal problems or other difficulties
•Cancellation of removal for certain non-lawful residents or long-term residents of the U.S. who have qualifying relatives and can establish the requisite hardship
•Asylum, withholding and Convention Against Torture relief for individuals who face persecution or torture upon return to their country of origin
•Removal of Conditions on Residence for individuals who obtained conditional residence based on marriage, with waivers
•NACARA Cancellation for certain Central Americans and Eastern Europeans
•TPS (temporary protected status) for nationals of certain designated countries
•All forms of VAWA relief, including VAWA cancellation, U and T visas, and adjustments based on self-petitions
Obtaining a Social Security number for holders of F-1 Visa:
SSA Establishes New Requirements for Number
Issuance to F-1 Students
Cite as "Posted on AILA InfoNet at Doc. No. 04091415 (Sep. 14, 2004) ."
[Federal Register: September 13, 2004
From the Federal Register Online
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
20 CFR Part 422
[Regulations No. 22]
Evidence Requirements for Assignment of Social Security Numbers
(SSNs); Assignment of SSNs to Foreign Academic Students in F-1 Status
AGENCY: Social Security Administration (SSA).
ACTION: Final rules.
SUMMARY: We are revising our rules for assigning SSNs to foreign
academic students in Department of Homeland Security (DHS, which has
subsumed most of the various functions of the former Immigration and
Naturalization Service or INS) classification status F-1 (referred to
throughout this preamble as F-1 students). Specifically, we are
requiring additional evidence for F-1 students who are applying for
SSNs. Like all other applicants, an F-1 student must provide SSA with
evidence of age, identity, immigration status, and work authorization.
In addition, unless the F-1 student has an employment authorization
document (EAD) from DHS or is authorized by the F-1 student's school
for curricular practical training (CPT), the F-1 student must provide
evidence that he or she has been authorized by the school to work and
has secured employment or a promise of employment before we will assign
an SSN. These rules will further enhance the integrity of SSA's
enumeration processes for assigning SSNs by reducing the proliferation
of SSNs used for purposes that are not related to work.