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The following resources are provided by the San Antonio immigration attorney at the Johnny Rodriguez Law Firm, P.C. to provide helpful links for individuals, family members and employers seeking information on U.S. immigration laws and policy. If you need further information or have an immigration matter that requires legal assistance, please contact The Johnny Rodriguez Law Firm, P.C. for advice and counsel from an experienced immigration lawyer.
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States. Visit this site to learn about citizenship and naturalization, green cards through family-based or employment-based immigration, employment eligibility verification for your workforce, and more.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is the investigative arm of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). ICE engages in enforcement and removal operations to enforce the nation’s immigration laws, including mandatory detention and deportation.
The Bureau of Consular Affairs is a service of the U.S. Department of State which issues passports, visas and travel documents that allow lawful immigrants and visitors to travel to America. The Visa Bulletin provides information regarding the cut-off dates for visa availability in certain immigrant visa categories.
If you are living abroad but wish to apply for a green card for lawful permanent residence, this link will help you locate the U.S. Embassy or Consulate in your country for consular processing.
The Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) is part of the Department of Justice and is responsible for adjudicating immigration cases and interpreting and administering the nation’s immigration laws. EOIR includes the Office of the Chief Immigration Judge, which oversees the more than 260 immigration judges in 59 immigration courts throughout the nation, including the San Antonio Immigration Court.
If you are immigrating to the U.S. for the purpose of investing in an American enterprise, consider whether the business is located in a Regional Center, which may help you to obtain an EB-5 immigrant visa. Also, if wishing to immigrate to engage in international trade or to invest capital in a U.S. business, check to see if you are a national of a country with which the United States maintains a treaty of commerce and navigation.
Visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection website if traveling to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program to utilize the Electronic System for Travel Authorization. The State Bar of Texas has posted a page on immigration fraud with information and helpful resources regarding the use of “notarios” or “immigration consultants” and what to do if you have been defrauded by one of these individuals.
The American Immigration Council seeks to educate citizens about the contributions immigrants have made to this country and advocate for sensible and humane immigration laws and policies.