At Ferrante & Siddiqui, Attorneys at Law, we specialize in immigration law in White Plains, New York. We work with the court system and laws in Westchester, Hudson Valley, and the five NYC boroughs and are not afraid to take on difficult immigration cases. Our attorneys engage in outside-of-the-box problem solving so that our clients get the best results as quickly as possible. We provide advice and guidance to U.S. citizens and foreign nationals on matters pertaining to visa applications, green cards, citizenship and naturalization, deportation issues, and employment for non-citizens.
Immigration law in the U.S. is highly complex. Immigration law refers to the set of laws that govern who can enter the country, how long they are allowed to stay, and the process of becoming a citizen. As an immigration attorney, our role is to act as a mediator between our clients and immigration authorities. If you are wondering if you need an immigration attorney, consider the following: have you ever been accused or convicted of a crime; have your previous applications for entry been denied; have you waited an unreasonably long time for approval; have you begun the process but do not know the next steps; do you need to apply for a work visa or permanent residency; or are you facing deportation? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then you need our experienced attorneys to guide you through every step of the process.
When foreign nationals want to visit the U.S., they must obtain approval from the government through the visa process. A variety of types of visas can be obtained to visit, live, or work in the U.S. While the process to obtain a visa to visit the U.S. for vacation or pleasure is fairly straightforward, the process to receive a work visa can be more complicated due to the different types of temporary work visas available. Another type of visa is the family visa, which can be obtained for a foreign national who is engaged to be married to a U.S. citizen; for immediate family members of U.S. citizens including spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, and parents; or through the family preference program, which includes adult children, siblings, spouses and children of legal permanent residents (those who hold a green card). The most common path to permanent residency is through family-based immigration in which a U.S. citizen sponsors a family member. The special immigrant juvenile program is available for those under age 21 who are unmarried and deemed dependent by a state court. These individuals may be allowed to stay in the U.S. and ultimately receive permanent residency. Another category of visa that is seldom used is for refugees who are admitted when they cannot safely go back to their home country.