Immigration Law

Do You Need Help From an Immigration Lawyer?

The Machin Law Firm, LLC, provides comprehensive services in U.S. immigration law to individuals, families, and businesses in Maryland. Please call our law office at (301) 731-2000 to arrange a phone consultation.

Our lawyers assist with immigrant and non-immigrant visas, naturalization applications, and other immigration-related applications. We also handle more complex issues such as labor certification, Program Electronic Review Management (PERM) applications, and immigration waivers. We know how bureaucratic delays affect applications, but our clients can be assured that we will work tirelessly to expedite the process.

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Applications for Visas and Green Cards

We help foreign nationals and their U.S. sponsors with the full spectrum of immigration applications.

Non-immigrant visas: The various steps to obtain temporary visas can take a few days or several months. We are familiar with all the categories and criteria, including:

  • H-1B for specialty occupations
  • H-2A for agricultural work
  • H-2B for other temporary work
  • O visas for extraordinary ability or achievement
  • B-1 business visitors and B-2 tourists
  • F, J and M visas for students
  • R visas for religious workers

Family immigration: We help citizens, and permanent residents reunite with their family members, including spouse visas (IR-1, CR-1, K-1), fiancé (e) visas (K-3), and visas for children and foreign adoption (IR, IH).

Employment-based immigration: Our lawyers help people obtain immigrant visas (green cards) to work in the U.S. and establish permanent residency. We handle all categories, including professors, researchers, and other priority workers (EB-1); individuals with advanced degrees or exceptional ability (EB-2); skilled and unskilled workers in demand (EB-3); special immigrants (EB-4); and foreign investors (EB-5).

We also assist applicants and their sponsoring employers with National Interest Waivers (NIWs) or the labor certification process (PERM) to demonstrate that no American is qualified and willing to apply for the position.

Adjustment of Status (AOS): We help eligible visa holders convert to lawful permanent resident status (green card) while in the United States without having to return to their countries and apply for immigrant visas.

Do You Qualify for an Immigration Waiver?

Many people seeking visas or green cards face barriers to entering the U.S. or obtaining permanent resident status because of public health risks, past crimes, drug use, immigration violations, or other disqualifying reasons.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) can grant waivers to allow individuals who are otherwise inadmissible to come to the U.S. or avoid removal (deportation). This is a very complex area of the law. Our attorneys can explain your rights and guide you through the process of applying for immigration waivers, including:

  • I-601 waiver for extreme hardship (such as family separation)
  • 1-601 provisional waiver for immediate relatives of U.S. citizens
  • I-212 discretionary waiver for crimes of moral turpitude, multiple convictions, prostitution, marijuana possession, or immunity from prosecution
  • I-602 waiver for refugees and asylum seekers
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) waiver for victims of domestic violence
  • Waivers for victims of crimes and cooperating witnesses
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) waiver for unlawful entry as minors

Immigration waivers can cancel removal orders or allow applicants to stay in the U.S. rather than going through the long process of returning to their countries of origin and applying for re-entry through the U.S. consulate.

Citizenship Applications

We help people apply and prepare for naturalization. This may include obtaining waivers for past criminal offenses or unlawful entry for an immigrant who meets all the other criteria. Our lawyers love celebrating this milestone with clients.

Personal Attention for Immigration Issues

Entering the United States, either permanently or temporarily, is exciting and rewarding but takes time, money, and energy. It is advisable to seek help from an immigration attorney before making any decisions or mistakes that may hinder your application.