GIVE YOUR CASE THE ATTENTION IT DESERVES
Facing an immigration case can be confusing. You need a professional on your side who can help ensure your rights are not being overlooked and that your well-being is not being compromised.
Attorney Erin O’Neill is the principal attorney at the Southern California Immigration Law Center
Here at the Southern California Immigration Law Center, our vision is simple – to treat each client with dignity, work diligently to ensure each client is empowered, and, ultimately, to ensure justice is served in every single case we take on.
At the SoCal Immigration Law Center, we focus solely on immigration cases. It is our belief that we are all one people, striving toward the same goals, and, as such, deserve to enjoy the same fundamental, unalienable, basic human rights. We believe that we have a duty to protect and defend all people and stand up to those who would disagree. Together, we can take a step toward turning this dream of equal enjoyment of our human rights for all into reality.
Situated conveniently off of Route 15, with plenty of free, on-site parking, the SoCal Immigration Law Center is dedicated solely to providing the best representation for your immigration needs. Our office provides services for deportation defense as well as affirmative petitions. Some of the case types we handle include:
Immigrant juveniles have multiple paths available to seek lawful status or protection within the borders of the United States. One common option is Special Immigrant Juvenile Status. Consult with an immigration attorney to find out which option, if any, is best in your specific case.
Special Immigrant Juvenile Status is a unique form of protection offered by our government to those individuals who entered the United States as a minor and have been abused, abandoned, or neglected by one or both of their parents. These cases are long and complicated. They involve state court proceedings and a United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) application and interview. The time and care required by this process can be worth it, because a successful outcome leads to permanent residency and can eventually lead to citizenship.
Business/Work Visas and Legal Status
Green Card/Legal Permanent Residency
The phrase “green card” really refers to someone’s status as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR). An LPR in the United States has the ability to travel, live, and work freely inside of the United States, but is not allowed to vote. Becoming an LPR is a required step on the path to citizenship.
People may qualify for Legal Permanent Residency in a variety of ways, but there are also many obstacles to qualifying. If one of these obstacles applies to you, you may still be able to seek a waiver. Speak to an experienced immigration attorney to get a comprehensive analysis of your particular case before applying.
Stay of Removal
Family-based Visas and Legal Status
Naturalization is the process through which someone becomes a United States citizen. Becoming a citizen has many advantages, including the ability to vote, to travel outside of the U.S. with a U.S. passport, and to potentially help a family member adjust status.
The naturalization process involves an application, a test, an interview, and a swearing-in ceremony. Depending on the specific facts of your case, the process may not be as simple as it appears. Therefore, it is important to seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney before initiating the naturalization process.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
Our office recently represented a client from the Democratic Republic of Congo who fled the country after being persecuted on account of her political opinion. After facing extreme torture and the eventual escape from the DRC, nearly seven years of limbo in the United States, a denial of her affirmative asylum application by USCIS, and three individual merits hearings with the immigration court, our wonderful, beautiful and resilient client was finally granted asylum! Not only can she now move on with her life without the constant fear of being returned to a country that would not allow her to return alive, but now we can focus on getting her kids (who she has not seen in almost seven years) to the safety of the United States.
Chistianne B. – Immigration Asylum Client