Category Archives: Immigration

Our law firm in Lafayette, Louisiana assists individuals and families with civil immigration issues, including family petitions, work visas and deferred action.

How Do I File for a Spousal Visa?

You can file for a spousal visa either from the United States or abroad. Filing from abroad is going to be more expensive than doing so domestically. Either way the forms are filed in the U.S where they go through a process for approval. Watch as Holly Lamarche explains the process and what details to look out for when you are filing for a spousal visa. Video Transcription: Well, there’s two ways to do a spousal visa; you’re gonna do the adjustment status from here or you can do the process from abroad. My clients are split 50/50 as to what’s more convenient for them. Of course the adjustments for status process is going to be more expensive, because you have to file more forms with the local USCIS office. But essentially when you do it from abroad you the spouse stays abroad and the US citizen returns here at…
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What is an Asylum Case?

You may be able to apply for an asylum case if you are in the United States and for a refugee case from your home country. In both cases you are allowed protection from your country. Watch as attorney Holly Lamarche explains the differences between a refugee and an asylum case and the steps you can take to getting work in the United States. Video Transcription: An asylum case, I’m sure you’ve heard the terms asylum and refugee. The difference is in an asylum case is when you apply from a politically torn country to come to the United States for protection we allow that for certain countries. The list changes depending on what the political climate is of the country. And then refugee, you do the same application. Asylum is when you do it from the United States, refugee is when you do it from your home country. So…
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What Are the Different Types of Visas?

If you are entering the United States, there are two different types of visas you may obtain. A non-immigrant visa allows you to remain in the country for a short term before returning to your home county. On the other hand, an immigrant visa allows you to remain longer and may lead to a residency case for permanent immigrant status. In this video, watch attorney Holly Lamarche explain the difference between these types of visas, and discuss your options if your residency case is denied. Video Transcription There’s two types of work visas you can get a non-immigrant or an immigrant. A non-immigrant is when you’re coming for a seasonal or temporary status. Usually those locally those tend to be rice workers, crawfish farmers, horse farmers, where they come in for a specific amount of time, usually 9 to 10 months, and then they’re required to return back to their…
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