Oakland California Immigration Lawyers

California is at the forefront of the national debate over immigration. The state is an appealing destination for those seeking to cross into the United States from Mexico and attracts interest because of its abundant job opportunities and immigrant-friendly policies.

At De Castroverde Law, serving Oakland, San Francisco, and the Bay area region, we’re committed to helping you navigate the immigration system. Our attorneys have experience in every facet of immigration law, from visas and green cards to removal and deportation proceedings. We can provide you with experienced legal counsel to put you in the best possible position, whether you’re seeking employment authorization or permanent resident status. If you’re looking for a Personal Injury Attorney in the Bay Area, visit our page here!

Experienced California Immigration Counsel

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The attorneys at De Castroverde Law Group have diverse backgrounds and experience in all aspects of U.S. immigration law. Our bilingual team of attorneys and professionals represents clients in the following matters of immigration law:

Deportation Proceedings

U.S. immigration law has many complexities. Sometimes the government decides that you’ve fallen out of compliance and should be removed from the country. That can trigger deportation proceedings. De Castroverde Law understands that “deportation” and “removal” are alarming terms. We have extensive experience with all aspects of the deportation and removal process and stand ready to provide counsel. We can represent you at your hearing and appeal any removal orders in place.

Adjustment of Immigration Status

If you’re currently living in the U.S. on a valid visa, you may not have to leave at the end of its term. Using a process known as Adjustment of Status, you may be able to apply for a green card, or lawful permanent resident status, without leaving the country. As the laws behind this process often change and are very complicated, it can be a stressful and time-consuming application. The law team at De Castroverde Law Group can simplify the process and improve your chances of success.

Family-Based Immigration

As a land of opportunity, the United States draws interest worldwide from individuals and families. If you’re trying to enter the United States and obtain citizenship, the De Castroverde Group can help. We have vast experience processing I-130 immigration petitions, seeking green cards through marriage-based visas, and finding other pathways for family members to join you in the United States as permanent residents.

Immigrant Visa Processing

Consular processing is the legal method for obtaining permanent resident status within the United States. It begins in a U.S. consulate in an immigrant’s home country and can be granted under specific circumstances, such as family, sponsorship, or refugee status. The law requires prospective immigrants to follow particular procedures and patiently wait for processing. De Castroverde Law attorneys can help you understand consular processing and guide you through visa issues.

Work Permits and Employment Authorization Documents

Seasonal and even professional employers in the United States depend on foreign workers as a reliable source of labor. But it doesn’t happen quickly. The government requires foreign nationals to have specific permission to work in the United States under the terms and conditions of their visas. If they’re here on visas that don’t grant that permission, they must obtain it separately by applying and getting approval for a work permit.

Work permits, also known as Employment Authorization Documents, tell employers that the holder is authorized to work in this country. The attorney team at De Castroverde Law can help guide you through the process, so you and your employer have the proper state and federal authorizations.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival

The program, DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival, remains up in the air. Millions of young, undocumented people across the country have lived in the United States since they were children and call this country home. DACA allowed them to receive an exemption for an extended period of time. The DACA program has been under constant challenges for the past several years. We’re committed to helping anyone eligible for DACA status to complete their application and tackle any other issues related to immigration.

Other Aspects of Immigration Counseling

De Castroverde lawyers can assist with many other aspects of immigration processes and issues, including:

  • Spouse and fiance immigration.
  • Same-sex marriage and immigration.
  • Divorce and immigration.
  • Deportation and removal defense.
  • Criminal conviction and immigration.
  • Naturalization and U.S. citizenship.
  • Employment-based, nonimmigrant visas.
  • Employment-based, immigrant visas.
  • Asylum.
  • Normalization of visa status.
  • Immigration appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA).
  • Federal court immigration litigation before the 9th Circuit.

About De Castroverde Law

The De Castroverde Law Group owes its existence indirectly to the proper functioning of the U.S. immigration system. Waldo De Castroverde was born and raised in Cuba and fought the Castro regime as a young man. He arrived in the United States and worked through law school, eventually starting his firm. Later, his sons, Orlando and Alex, who worked in their father’s firm growing up, created one of Nevada’s most successful immigration firms.

What started as a small firm has grown into an extensive practice with over 20 attorneys and 30 professional staff members. In addition to immigration law, our attorneys also practice criminal defense law in Nevada. We always strive to give back to our communities. De Castroverde Law awards scholarships to hard-working students and presents an annual Teacher Appreciation Award.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation at Our Oakland Office

Obtaining representation from an experienced attorney, such as those from De Castroverde Law, means you will be ready no matter what happens in your case. With decades of experience in immigration proceedings, our attorneys will work hard to protect your rights and carefully explain the proceedings every step of the way.

Our team is ready to protect you through every stage, whether it involves representing you at a deportation hearing or appealing a removal order. We will take your case to the Board of Immigration Appeals if need be. We know the intricacies of visa and green card issues, employment authorizations, and work permits. Please request a free consultation online or contact us by phone to let us know how to help.