Answers To Common Immigration Law Questions
At the Law Office of Matthew H. Springmeyer, Mr. Springmeyer can answer all of your immigration law-related questions. He brings more than 10 years of experience to each case and fights to secure the best outcome for each client.
Immigration law can be complex and confusing. Below, you’ll find answers to commonly asked questions. To discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney, call his San Diego office at 619-365-4206 to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out his online contact form.
Will I be deported if convicted of a crime in California?
It all depends on the seriousness of your charges. For example, felony charges are particularly complex and can result in steep consequences. Whether you face domestic violence or drug charges, partnering with the right attorney is crucial. Mr. Springmeyer has both criminal defense and immigration law experience. He will do everything he can to fight both the charges against you and the threat of deportation.
What can I do to stop deportation if I get a deportation order?
You can go to the court that ordered the deportation and ask it to vacate or cancel it. Secondly, you can apply to the Immigration Service and ask it to waive or cancel your former order. This must be done as soon as possible. As your lawyer, Mr. Springmeyer can help you do this.
When can I apply for a green card?
You must meet certain requirements to get a green card. You may be eligible if you are a family member of a U.S. citizen or if you are looking to be employed by an American company. Green cards are also available for those who are seeking refugee or asylum status, have been the victim of human trafficking or are suffering abuse.
Depending on your situation, you must follow certain timelines. For example, if you are a refugee, you must physically live in the U.S. for one year since receiving your refugee status. Mr. Springmeyer can help you understand what steps to take given your unique circumstances.
Can I work in the US while my visa is being processed?
You can only legally work in the U.S. while your visa is being processed if you obtain an employment authorization document.
If my green card was denied, can I reapply?
Yes. There is no formal appeals process, which means that after carefully reviewing the reasons why your application was rejected, Mr. Springmeyer can address those issues and help you reapply.
If I become a citizen of the US, can I bring family members here, too?
Yes. You can sponsor your parents, spouse, sons, daughters and siblings.
What type of visa should I get if I want to permanently live in the US?
A permanent resident card, also known as an I-551, is a legitimate form of identification and is proof that a noncitizen is allowed to work and live in the United States. Mr. Springmeyer can help you work through your options and decide which visa works best based on your goals.