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It is important to get in touch with a St. Louis immigration lawyer to begin the initial process of obtaining a green card. To get started or discuss the process, consult with a St. Louis green card lawyer today.
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Highly recommend to anyone who needs immigration help. I found Jim through a Google search and his YouTube channel. Jim is the best immigration lawyer that I worked with. His whole team is fantastic. He listens to the client and provides all information about the case. He even scheduled the first phone meeting with me, including his team. Every time I had a question, they responded very fast. Highly recommend it to anyone who needs immigration help.

Dong Y.

Highly recommend to anyone who needs immigration help. I found Jim through a Google search and his YouTube channel. Jim is the best immigration lawyer that I worked with. His whole team is fantastic. He listens to the client and provides all information about the case. He even scheduled the first phone meeting with me, including his team. Every time I had a question, they responded very fast. Highly recommend it to anyone who needs immigration help.

The Benefits of Hiring Us

  • We can help you with a variety of issues related to immigration: getting a visa, applying for citizenship, and understanding your legal rights and responsibilities.
  • We can also help you prepare your immigration paperwork and represent you in court if necessary.
  • And the most important one: having an immigration lawyer can save you time and money
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Green Card Service

Who Is This For?

If you’re interested in becoming a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) in the United States, you will most likely need someone to file a petition to start the process for you. In the US, LPR status can only be granted to noncitizens who fall into certain specific categories. One group of categories is reserved for people who are related to a US citizen or an LPR, these are known collectively as the ‘Family-Sponsored Preferences.

  • 1st Preference: Unmarried sons and daughters of US citizens
  • 2nd Preference: Spouses and children of LPRs OR unmarried sons and daughters of LPRs
  • 3rd Preference: Married sons and daughters of US citizen
  • 4th Preference: Brothers and sisters of over 21 US citizens

If you don’t fall into any of these categories, you may yet be able to obtain LPR status through one of the ‘Employment-Based Preferences.’

  • 1st Preference: Priority workers (extraordinary ability in science, arts education, business or athletics, outstanding professors or researchers, and multinational executives and managers)
  • It is unlikely that you will fall into the 1st employment-based preference because it is generally reserved for the truly exceptional, recognized experts in a given field. This is the only employment-based preference in which the noncitizen may petition the government for a green card without the help of an employer.
  • 2nd Preference: Members of professions holding advanced degrees, aliens of exceptional ability in science, arts, or business
  • 3rd Preference: Skilled workers, professionals, and other workers
  • 4th Preference: Religious workers and long-term employees of the US government
  • 5th Preference: People who invest at least $1 million and employ at least 10 Americans for at least 2 years
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Our Process

Please remember we want to help you, and for that, we need to be sure we can handle your case. To check on that, you will go through this quick process.

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The first step starts with our Intake Team. The purpose of this is to allow you to introduce yourself and share your immigration concerns with us. We aim to get a better understanding of your case.
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The second step is onboarding, and you will have frequent contact with our Communications Team. They will be able to direct you to the appropriate department and address any concerns. The communication coordinators are here to support you.
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The third step is to sign the contract to start working on your case with your assigned immigration Attorney.
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Got Questions? We’ve Got Answers

The attorneys at the Hacking Immigration Law are dedicated to helping the foreign-born people of St. Louis to live and work in the United States. This dedication is reflected in the kind and grateful words of the clients they have helped. Read what others have to say about the hard work that the Hacking Immigration Law has done to help those in St. Louis.

Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.
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What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.
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May an unmarried son or daughter of a lawful permanent resident keep their F2B classification after their sponsoring parent naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.
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What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.
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Can I Apply for Citizenship if I Lost My Green Card or It Expired?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.
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Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.
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Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.
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Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.
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If you or a family member is facing deportation to your home country, the immigration attorneys at Hacking Immigration Law, LLC, may be able to help you fight deportation. Please fill out our contact now.

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