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Expert Immigration Legal Services

If you are seeking exceptional immigration legal representation and are ready to discuss your options, request your consultation today or keep browsing our website to see why the Law Office of Amy Maldonado LLC is the best fit for you.

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Permanent Immigration

Immigrant visas (IVs) are issued to individuals who wish to live permanently in the United States. We frequently represent clients in self-petitions based on extraordinary ability or National Interest Waivers. We also regularly prepare petitions by employers based on Labor Certifications, and family-based IV petitions by U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents on behalf of  spouses, fiancĂ©(e)s, and other family members.

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Nonimmigrant / Temporary Visas

Nonimmigrant visas (NIVs) are issued to individuals who are seeking to enter the United States on a temporary basis. We obtain NIVs for foreign nationals both inside and outside of the U.S. including B-1/B-2 Visitors, E Treaty-Based Visas, F-1 Students, H-1B Professionals, J Exchange Visitors, L Multinational Executives, Managers, and Specialized Knowledge Employees, O Extraordinary Ability nonimmigrants, and P visas for Athletes and Coaches, among others.

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U.S. Citizenship / Naturalization

In addition to regularly preparing applications for naturalization (U.S. citizenship), we have evaluated claims to U.S. citizenship (and successfully argued that clients deemed foreign nationals by the U.S. government are, in fact, U.S. citizens) based on derivation, acquisition, and by operation of law pursuant to the Child Citizenship Act of 2000. Our Managing Attorney has also worked with researchers to obtain data about wrongfully deported U.S. citizens.

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J-1 Waivers

We are experienced in all types of waivers of the two-year foreign residency requirement for J-1 temporary nonimmigrants, including waivers for foreign physicians under the Conrad State 30 Program and NIH Clinical and Research Waivers, as well as Hardship, Persecution and No Objection waivers for all types of J-1 exchange visitors. In addition, we prepare requests for Advisory Opinions to the U.S. Department of State on whether the requirement applies.

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Far too often, petitions for temporary or permanent status are improperly denied by the U.S. government. We have established a highly successful niche practice challenging these bad agency decisions in federal district court, first for a couple of our own clients (whose petitions were then approved), and now for the clients of other immigration attorneys across the country seeking to overturn denials and get the immigration benefits for which they qualify. 

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