Why Choose Manney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. in Albuquerque?
New Mexico is a United States-Mexico border state, making it a top state in the U.S. for Mexican immigration, along with California, Arizona, and Texas. More than half of the immigrant population in the state of New Mexico originates from Mexico. Our Albuquerque immigration lawyers provide exceptional legal representation to clients in Albuquerque, throughout Bernalillo County, and across the rest of New Mexico so that they can obtain visas, successfully complete naturalization, avoid deportation, and fulfill other common immigration needs. You can trust an immigration lawyer at Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. to provide the assistance you need to pursue legal immigration to the United States.
Areas of Practice - Green Cards, Visas, Deportation Defense & More
At Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A., our immigration attorneys in Albuquerque can handle all aspects of immigration and nationality law.
Listed below are some of the most common cases that our firm handles:
- Citizenship - Want to become a citizen of the U.S.? There are two ways to quality: Through your parents or through a process known as naturalization. Maney | Gordon | Zeller, P.A. can help you apply for naturalization or help determine if you qualify for U.S. citizenship through your parents. With naturalization, the immigrant must apply with Form N-400 and pass a naturalization test in addition to meeting certain requirements. A person can become a citizen through parents either at birth or after birth.
- Deportation defense - The government refers to most deportation cases now as "removal" cases. Any individual who is found guilty of violating U.S. immigration laws can be ordered by an immigration judge to be removed from the country. Some district judges in New Mexico are notoriously tough on immigration policy, especially judges in border towns such as Las Cruces, New Mexico. The Albuquerque immigration attorneys at our firm provide removal/deportation defense for individuals who wish to stay in the U.S.
- Visas - There are many different types of visas, such as visas for employees, family members, and individuals. What you need to qualify and petition for differs depending on the type of visa you wish to apply for. A visa allows a non-U.S. resident to reside in the United States for a predetermined period of time. People can stay beyond their visa if they successfully petition for an extension. To learn more about immigrant and non-immigrant visas, call our law firm.
- Green Card - A Green Card gives a non-citizen permanent resident status. There are a few different ways to qualify for a Green Card: Through family, through a job, through refugee/asylee status, or through a fourth category titled "other" which includes the Green Card Lottery, the LIFE Act, and SIJ status. Green Card holders possess many of the same rights and privileges as U.S. citizens do.
- Business Immigration: Recruiting and hiring talented workers are essential to every business. We can assist individuals and businesses with a variety of creative immigration solutions for their staff, including permanent residence visas for foreign nationals, investment visas, and worksite compliance.
- Family Immigration: Our attorneys have extensive experience helping families around the world reunite in the U.S. Whether you are bringing over loved ones or growing your family through international adoption, we provide efficient and personalized guidance throughout the application process.
- Naturalization - Naturalization is a process which allows a non-U.S. citizen to become a citizen of the U.S. through the rules set forth in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). To begin the process of naturalization, you will have to fill out and submit the Form N-400, the application for naturalization. You will then have to pass a naturalization test. You may qualify for citizenship by naturalization if you have been a permanent resident for at least five years; are able to read, write, and speak English; and meet other requirements that can be explained by an Albuquerque immigration attorney at our firm.