Attorney Benjamin Soffer provides legal services to clients in connection with their green card-, naturalization-, and visa-related matters.
A “green card” is the commonly-used name for what is officially known as a Permanent Resident Card. The holder of a green card is allowed to live and work permanently in the United States, and eventually become a naturalized U.S. citizen. A green card can be either conditional or unconditional.
The Soffer Law Firm assists clients in connection with:
- Obtaining green cards for qualified relatives through a sponsorships by a family member who is a U.S. citizen, a green card holder, or a refugee/asylee, including through engagement, opposite-sex marriage, and same-sex marriage.
- Renewals of expired green cards.
- Removal of conditions from conditional green cards.
- Naturalization of qualified green card holders.
The Soffer Law Firm also provides assistance to undocumented clients with:
- Obtaining green cards, under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for (1) undocumented spouses of U.S. citizens and green card holders who have suffered battery or extreme cruelty at the hands of that spouse, (2) undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children who have suffered battery or extreme cruelty at the hands of that the child.
- Obtaining U Visas. Undocumented victims of certain crimes (such as sexual assault, domestic violence, and other violent and certain non-violent crimes) can obtain a U nonimmigrant status (U visa) if they suffered mental or physical abuse due to the crime and have cooperated with law enforcement or government officials in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal activity. The holder of a U visa is allowed to legally stay and work in the U.S. and eventually apply for a green card.
- Obtaining T Visas. Undocumented victims of human trafficking who are located in the U.S. due to the trafficking and who cooperate with any law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the trafficking and demonstrate that they would suffer extreme hardship and severe harm if they are deported, are eligible to apply for a T visa. The holder of a T visa is allowed to legally stay and work in the U.S. and eventually apply for a green card.
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