We are an immigrant owned law firm who are passionate about immigrants!
As immigration attorneys we represent people who want to come to the United States, whether it be for schooling, work, or just a visit.
We also help those who are undocumented living in the U.S. obtain permanent residency. If you are not a U.S. citizen and want to apply for a green card or other visa, or if you are already in the U.S. and have been threatened with deportation, we can help you ANYWHERE IN THE UNITED STATES.
You do not have to have an immigration attorney to file your application for naturalization. However, many times, individuals want an immigration attorney to file their application for them, just to make sure that they feel comfortable at the Naturalization Interview. Additionally, there may be some very good reasons for you to have an attorney's assistance. Specifically if you have previously been in removal proceedings or have criminal convictions. Hall Law Office will be happy to assist with assessing the necessary facts to ensure this is the best step.
permanent resident petition
Having a Green Card (officially known as a Permanent Resident Card) allows you to live and work permanently in the United States. If you want to be lawful permanent resident you MUST show that you have the financial means to live in the United States without needing welfare or financial benefits from the U.S. government. As a Green Card holder (permanent resident), you may petition for certain family members to immigrate to the United States as permanent residents.
Employment Based Green Card: An employer can sponsor its employee's Green card. Permanent residence can be granted based on the employee's skills. Employees that fall within category: EB1, EB2, EB3, EB4, or EB5, may adjust their status after their labor certification is approved and their date becomes current.
Asylum in the United States is offered to foreign nationals who fear persecution in their home country based on race, religion, political views, and social groups. If you have come to the United States to seek asylum, you must apply within one year of entering the country (unless you can establish there are changed circumstances that affect your eligibility for asylum or extraordinary circumstances that prevented you from filing within one year). The asylum process is very complex and we can help you navigate the documentation and legal process of seeking asylum.
detention & deportation defense
Removal proceedings can be very scary. Cancellation of removal is available to both lawful permanent residents and non-permanent residents who have been placed in removal proceedings. Section 240A(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), states that the Attorney General may cancel removal in the case of an alien who is inadmissible or removable from the United States. Non-permanent residents may be entitled to cancellation if they have lived in the United States for 10 or more years and are now in removal proceedings.
Work & Student Visa
If you would like to study as a full-time student in the United States, you will generally need a student visa. There are two nonimmigrant visa categories for persons wishing to study in the United States. These visas are commonly known as the F and M visas.
Temporary workers may lawfully obtain a visa as a nonimmigrant to work temporarily in the United States. Your prospective employer must generally file a nonimmigrant petition on your behalf.
Permanent workers may be eligible for an employment-based, first-preference visa if you are an alien of extraordinary ability, are an outstanding professor or researcher, or are a certain multinational executive or manager. Each occupational category has certain requirements that must be met.
CONSUMER RIGHTS PROTECTION
CREDIT CARD LAWSUIT
If you’ve received notice you are being sued by a debt collector for credit card debt our attorneys can help you defend against these lawsuits. Many credit card company write off the bad debt and sells these debts for little to nothing to debt buyers. These debt buyers then proceed to collect the outstanding debt and sue in court before time runs out. We can step in at any phase of the litigation process to protect your rights as a consumer. If there’s already a default judgment entered against you, we can still help.
Our office can help if you owe a large amount of money on unsecured debts. Unsecured debts include medical bills, student loans, credit cards, store and gas cards, personal loans, collection accounts, and bounced checks. For these sorts of debts, lenders will usually accept less than the full amount if it's clear you don't have the money to pay them (especially if the original amount has continued to grow with interest, late charges, and collection costs). Oftentimes, unsecured debt lenders would rather settle with you than take a chance on getting nothing if you file for bankruptcy. If the negotiation is successful, the creditor may even be convinced to take the settled debt off your credit history.
Creditors with a valid judgment can garnish your bank account or your wages. They can do so without notifying you, which may result in your bank account being frozen, or up to 25% of your wages withheld. Yes, these common practices are legal, but thankfully there are defenses. With our team, we can fight to have your funds released and your income no longer garnished
debt collector harassment
We are dedicated to stopping debt collectors from engaging in unlawful behaviors. Many debt collectors are using unfair, unethical and illegal methods to collect their debts. If you’re being harassed by debt collections and would like to know if they are breaking the law. If you are being harassed by debt collectors illegally, our firm will partner with you to stop the harassment. We could also sue them for this same harassment and recover damages.