Immigration Attorney: Areas of Practice
Immigration Assistance in Orlando, Tampa, Albuquerque, Bradenton, and El Paso
Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. is a full-service immigration law firm located
in Tampa, Florida. Our firm is made up of board certified attorneys, with
our senior partner being board certified in immigration and nationality
law. We have received an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®,
which is the highest peer rating any law firm can receive. It signifies
the legal excellence, professionalism and ethics that we are committed
to providing our clients every day.
If you or a loved one is in need of immigration services, we advise that
you consult with an
immigration attorney from our firm. We represent clients nationwide from offices in
El Paso. Our attorneys will be able to answer your questions, review your current
status and situations, and help you determine the best course of action
to pursue. For basic information about the various immigration issues
our firm addresses, please read below and click on the links for further details.
Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?
There are many benefits to hiring an immigration lawyer. First and foremost,
an immigration lawyer is knowledgeable in all aspects of immigration law.
Our experienced immigration lawyers are able to properly analyze your
situation and needs, verify that you are filling out the correct application,
advise you of the best course of action to pursue, and work with you closely
through the entire immigration process. We are committed to representing
If an employer is looking into hiring a foreign national or a non-U.S.
citizen with a green card or other type of visa, the employer must be
familiar with certain aspects of immigration law. Employment verification
is the responsibility of every employer. Those employers who do not properly
verify immigration status or employment eligibility could be facing fines
or penalties from the U.S. government. Our attorneys could answer your
questions and assist you with your employer-related immigration issues.
Any foreign national who wishes to enter the United States on a temporary
or permanent basis must go through the legal process of immigration under
the Department of Homeland Security. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in
all aspects of immigration law and the different types of visas available
to individuals wishing to visit or migrate to the U.S. We will review
your current status, objectives and assist you in determining the best
course of action to pursue.
Any individual seeking to obtain permanent residence in the United States
must obtain a green card. While certain types of visas can grant temporary
entry into the U.S. and other visas can grant a foreign national the right
to live and work in the U.S., a green card signifies that an individual
has been legally authorized to reside in the United States indefinitely.
Asylum is another way an individual may legally reside in the United States.
Providing there is sufficient evidence to prove that an individual is
in imminent danger or will be subjected to persecution should they return
to their native country, that individual may quality to seek asylum in
the U.S. Only a set number of individuals are granted asylum in the U.S.
each year, so act now to ensure that you have the highest possible chance
of finding freedom from danger or persecution in your home country.
When a foreign national wishes to immigrate temporarily or permanently
to the United States, they must be granted authorization by the Department
of Homeland Security by applying for and obtaining a visa. The type of
visa they must file depends on the specific needs or reasons behind their
desire to come to the U.S. Our attorneys are familiar with all aspects
of immigration law and would be able to assist you with determining the
right visa for your specific situation.
There are two main types of visas available to foreign nationals who wish
to enter the United States. One of those is the non-immigrant visa for
individuals looking to come to the U.S. on a non-permanent basis. Travel,
advanced studies and other such activities would warrant a non-immigrant
visa. Our attorneys will be able to help you determine the exact visa
to meet your needs.
Individuals wishing to migrate to the United States in order to live and
work here must obtain an immigrant visa. There are many different kinds
of immigrant visas. Our attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience
assisting clients with their immigration applications and issues. We want
to help you apply for the correct status so that you have the best chance
Permanent Residence Visa
Once an individual has been granted a green card, they will more than
likely want to obtain a permanent residence visa. Becoming a permanent
resident of the United States is a big step, albeit a stepping stone towards
the ultimate goal of obtaining citizenship. Permanent residents are afforded
many privileges and responsibilities that are not granted to green card
holders or individuals admitted on temporary visas.
U.S. citizens and permanent residents may have family members living in
another country whom they would like to sponsor, or for whom they would
like to submit an application for entry into the U.S. The most common
type of visas issued under these particular circumstances are family visas.
A family visa is often considered a somewhat fast-track method of gaining
legal entry into the U.S. for family members.
Employment Visa I-9
The I-9 form is a form used by companies and businesses to obtain legal
information and to verify employment eligibility. New employees must fill
out an I-9, or "Employment Eligibility Verification Form," as
part of the hiring process. If an employee is unable to produce the required
documents to show employment visa eligibility, the employer can legally
terminate them. Our attorneys are here to assist you with your employment
visa I-9 verification needs.
If a foreign national wishes to come to the United States in order to
take a job, they must first obtain a work visa. Work visas are granted
for the primary purpose of allowing an individual, who is not a U.S. citizen,
to work in the United States. There are many different types of work visas
and, depending on your specific skills and qualifications, our attorneys
will be able to assist you in determining the type of visa which fits
There are numerous advanced education opportunities which are unavailable
to foreign nationals in their native country. In order to fill a specific
demand for their particular field, they must receive further education
and certification abroad. Individuals wishing to come to the U.S. in order
to further their education, attend advanced studies, or be part of an
internship program unavailable to them outside the U.S., can apply for
a student visa.
Foreign nationals who have become engaged to a U.S. citizen may apply
for a fiancée visa in order to be granted entry into the United
States to be with their future spouse, attend their wedding and ultimately
adjust their immigration status following their marriage. Our attorneys
will work with you and your fiancée to fill out the necessary applications
and assist you in the entire visa process.
Business Investor Visas
Business investor visas grant an individual the right to enter the United
States for the purpose of making specific business investments. Applying
for a business investor visa can be quite complicated, which is why we
advise you to consult with a knowledgeable immigration attorney from our
firm. We could assist you with your business investor visa application.
Additional Types of Visas
There are many additional types of visas available for foreign nationals
to gain entry into the United States on a temporary or permanent basis.
If you are unfamiliar with immigration law or the options available to
you, applying for a visa can be a daunting experience. Keep in mind that
incorrect or incomplete applications may be denied, thus hurting your
chance of being able to legally enter the U.S. Our attorneys are knowledgeable
in all aspects of immigration law and will be able to help you successfully
navigate through the entire visa process.
Foreign nationals who have received a job offer from a U.S. employer may
wish to use their job offer in order to apply for a green card. Before
this can be done, the employer must receive labor certification from the
U.S. Department of Labor. This can be a time-consuming and involved process.
However, once labor certification is received, the foreign national can
use the job offer and labor certification to apply for permanent residence
in the U.S.
Naturalization is the process by which a foreign national, who had already
been granted a green card, can become a citizen of the United States.
However, there are specific qualifications and restrictions that must
be met. In cases such as this, we advise you to consult with an immigration
attorney from our firm. We would be proud to work with you to verify that
all requirements have been met and that your application has been accurately
filled out, and to assist you throughout the entire naturalization process.
Foreign nationals who have migrated to the United States and have obtained
green cards to permanently reside and work in the U.S. may also be interested
in U.S. citizenship. Citizenship in the United States offers responsibilities
and benefits which are not afforded to non-citizens. Our attorneys are
here to answer any questions you may have about citizenship and to assist
you should you be interested in becoming a U.S. citizen.
Cancellation of Removal
When a foreign national has illegally entered the U.S., they face the
possibility of being deported. Cancellation of removal is an option available
to foreign nationals that could allow them to have their current illegal
status adjusted to a legal status. This would allow them to remain in
the U.S. Our attorneys can assist you with your cancellation of removal
or deportation proceedings, and provide you with the aggressive representation
you will need in front of an immigration judge.
There are situations which may arise where a foreign national, currently
residing in the United States, could find themselves facing deportation.
In cases such as this, our attorneys are on hand to thoroughly review
your case, determine the best course of action to pursue, and to build
the aggressive deportation defense that your case requires.
Employment Eligibility Verification
Employers are required to have new employees fill out an I-9 employment
eligibility verification form in order to ensure that each employee is
in the United States legally and is eligible to work. Our firm works closely
with many employers and understands what requirements must be met in order
to verify employment eligibility. We are able to answer your questions
and assist you with the verification process.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you or a loved one has questions about immigration issues or how to
resolve certain immigration situations, we advise that you check out our
frequently asked questions page. Some of the common questions we receive
from clients can be found there. Should you have additional questions,
we are available with answers. We could also review your situation and
assist you with your immigration needs.
Contact an Immigration Attorney at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A.
Our attorneys have been practicing immigration law for a combined total
of over 100 years. Our firm itself has been in practice for the last 35
years. Our legal team is committed to providing both individual and corporate
clients with honest analysis, excellent customer service, and the aggressive,
dedicated representation they deserve. To learn more, call our offices
today for a consultation.