Immigration Lawyer Fort Worth

Office Locations

Proudly Serving Dallas, FT.Worth & Houston.

DALLAS

OFFICE 1700 Pacific Ave. #3750, Dallas, TX 75201

FT.WORTH

OFFICE 851 Grainger St. Ste 107 Fort Worth TX 76104

HOUSTON

OFFICE 815 Walker Street, Ste 350, Houston, TX

Texas Immigration Lawyers

US immigration law is complex, involving numerous statutes, regulations, and guidelines that can be daunting for individuals navigating the immigration system. Attorneys play a crucial role in this process, offering guidance and representation that can greatly influence the outcome of various immigration issues. They assist with visa applications, adjustment of immigration status, citizenship tests, and defense in deportation proceedings. Lawyers can also help interpret shifts in immigration policies and how they impact individual cases.

Effective legal counsel is essential when dealing with specific challenges such as asylum claims, where the precise presentation of evidence and a thorough understanding of international and domestic law standards are critical. Additionally, immigration attorneys can facilitate family reunification processes, helping to navigate the complex requirements for sponsorships and adjustment of status applications.

Whether you or a family member are facing deportation, intend to seek asylum in the US, are interested in permanent residency, considering investment visas, or need information on employment green cards, we can help.

Whatever immigration concerns you are facing, the highly qualified immigration lawyers at Andrew T. Thomas, Attorneys at Law, can guide you through the complexities of the immigration law system.

The Value That Immigrants Bring to Fort Worth, TX

A report entitled New Americans in Fort Worth, prepared in conjunction with the Fort Worth Chamber and published in 2019, found that 133,300 immigrants lived in the city of Fort Worth, Texas, in 2019, making up 15.8% of the overall population.

The report claims that the spending power of immigrant households in 2019 was $2.6 Billion, which equates to 15.2% of all spending power in Fort Worth.

Overall, Fort Worth is home to an ever-growing, ever-contributing immigrant population. Immigrants earned $3.4 billion in revenues in 2019 and paid $824.3 million in federal, state, and local taxes.

While immigration has become a political issue, protecting human rights and ensuring fairness, justice, and equality in the immigration process are of paramount importance.

With years of immigration law experience, Andrew T. Thomas, Attorneys at Law, is your go-to law firm for immigration and nationality law. We handle immigration cases daily and will assist you throughout the entire legal process.

How Immigration Works

Immigration law forms part of the American legal system and deals with immigration into the United States and all proceedings related to it as well as the deportation of individuals from the United States.

U.S. immigration law is based on the reunification of families, promoting diversity, protecting refugees, and admitting immigrants with skills that can benefit the U.S. economy. Each year the United States admits a variety of individuals with temporary non-immigrant visas, as well as those who obtained immigrant visas.

Once an individual gets an immigrant visa, they become a lawful permanent resident (LPR). Although they have a right to work and live in the U.S., provided they don’t commit any offenses that would make them removable, lawful permanent residents also have responsibilities they are required to follow.

The U.S. government also admits an annual number of refugees and provides relief to certain individuals. For example, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) provides temporary deportation relief to certain young undocumented immigrants.

Federal immigration authorities enforce federal law through law enforcement officers. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) engages in immigration law enforcement actions and apprehends non-citizens who don’t comply with U.S. immigration laws. Other government organizations that are responsible for the enforcement of immigration law include U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). 

Immigration Law Services Offered by Andrew T. Thomas

We offer a broad range of immigration services, including:

  • Permanent Residence
  • Consular Process – we assist with the consular processing of immigrant and non-immigrant visas
  • Legal representation in Immigration Court
  • US Citizenship
  • Visa petitions
  • U-Visa
  • Green Cards
  • Asylum
  • Work permits
  • Family-based petitions for family immigration
  • Deportation defense
  • VAWA
  • Parole in Place
  • Immigration appeals and bonds
  • Waivers
  • Adjustment of Status

We also provide legal services in family law, including divorce, child custody, child support, and adoption. Let our Fort Worth immigration lawyers with experience in family law assist you with a free consultation today.

Our Fort Worth Location

Our law office is located at 851 Grainger St., Ste 107, Fort Worth, TX. We see past immigration problems to immigration solutions.

Need an Experienced Immigration Attorney? Call Andrew T. Thomas, Attorneys at Law

Immigration law is vast and complex, so consider speaking with a lawyer for professional service and information about immigration laws in Fort Worth, Texas. Our law firm is registered with the American Immigration Lawyers Association.

Our lawyers pride themselves on their dedication to and passion for all immigration matters. We affirm that the American Dream should be made possible for all. Our immigration law firm is proud to bring a wealth of experience, focus, integrity, and diligence to immigrants in the United States and even abroad.

Our goal is to help clients navigate successfully through the complicated immigration system of the United States to obtain legal status, no matter how complicated the immigration case may be.

Our experienced lawyers will stand by you through the entire process and fight for you, and help you achieve your immigration goals and the American dream. Contact our law offices today to schedule a free first consultation today and learn more about our legal services!

 

How Can an Immigration Lawyer Help with Obtaining a Green Card?

 

An immigration lawyer in Fort Worth can assist in obtaining a green card by navigating the complex legal system of immigration laws and policies. These experienced immigration attorneys offer legal representation and comprehensive guidance through the entire process, from initial consultation to submission of forms to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).

An experienced immigration lawyer, often a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, can handle family-based immigration, employment-based immigration, and consular processing. They provide compassionate, professional services, ensuring clients achieve their immigration goals and obtain legal status as lawful permanent residents.

Immigration Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How Much Does it Cost to Hire an Immigration Attorney?

The complexity of the matter, time taken, and complications all affect the total amount of fees charged. However, standard fees for the application are quite predictable. The fee for applying depends on the type of your residency application.

Can US Immigration Check Your Phone at the Border?

Yes, they can. And they can ask you to provide passwords so they can access your device. This applies whether you are a US citizen or not, nor whether you are a visitor, visa holder, or permanent resident.

Can I Remain On a Green Card Forever?

Most green cards are valid for about ten years. No expiration date appears on the card. The validity period would be two years if they granted you conditional permanent residence.

What Questions Does US Immigration Ask?

Standard questions you can expect to be asked when entering the US are aimed at identifying any possible reasons which should prevent your entry and include the following:

  • How long will you be staying in the US?

  • Where will you be staying?

  • Why are you visiting the United States?

  • Who will you be visiting?

Will I Be Denied Entry Into the US if I Worked There Illegally Before?

The short answer is yes. You will most likely be denied entry if you have previously worked illegally in the US.

Sometimes the official might also suddenly suspect you may be planning to take up employment in the USA illegally.

Can I Sponsor My Best Friend to Live in the USA?

Unfortunately not. No matter how special or close, friendship is not a ground for sponsorship according to US immigration laws. A person who wants to enter the US through a family member must have a financial sponsor.