Practice Areas

Residency (Green Card)

An individual can obtain residency through a sponsorship or petition filed for them by someone else or, in certain specific cases such as a Cuban citizen, victim of abuse or a crime, an individual can file on their own for a green card. Read More...

Citizenship

A lawful permanent resident can apply for citizenship after 3 years, if married to a US citizen, and after 5 years if not pursuing citizenship based on marriage to a US citizen. Read More...

Visas

The attorneys at Osberg-Braun & Ruiz are experienced in obtaining visas on behalf of individuals who want to invest, work or travel to the United States on a temporary basis.  A temporary worker visa is for a person who wants to enter the United States for employment lasting a fixed period of time. Read More...

Release From Custody

If a family member has been picked up by ICE and taken into custody, it is very important that you hire an experienced firm like Osberg-Braun & Ruiz to get involved right away.  The attorneys at Osberg-Braun & Ruiz will immediately meet with your family and obtain the necessary documents and information that they will then forward to ICE to begin the negotiations for the release of your family member. Read More...

Waivers

If you have a criminal history, entered the United States illegally or used any type of fraud or misrepresentation in trying to enter or obtain status in the United States, then there may be waivers available to you that forgive these acts. Read More...

Asylum

Asylum is available to you if you can prove you’ve been persecuted or have a “well-founded fear” of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group. If proven, you’re considered a “refugee,” and must seek asylum within one year of arriving in the United States. Read More...

Immigration Court and Deportation Defense

As an undocumented person, you may be scared and think you do not have any way to fight the system if you are picked up by ICE, are placed in removal proceedings or have to appear before USCIS.  This is simply not the case and Osberg-Braun & Ruiz is here to help you. Read More...

VAWA and U Visas

If you are a battered spouse, child or parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, you may apply for an immigrant visa petition under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).  The law requires that you were subject to extreme cruelty or battery.  The filing is done in complete confidence with USCIS meaning that the abuser will not know you filed for permanent resident status based on abuse.  The abuse standard applies equally whether the victim is a man or a woman. Read More...

Appeals

When the court or USCIS issues an unfavorable decision in your case, you have the right to appeal.  However, appeals require strict deadlines and they can be as short as thirty days from the date of denial and in some cases can be even shorter. Read More...

Consular Processing

If you live outside of the United States and are the beneficiary of an approved petition along with an available visa number, you can consular process into the United States and obtain lawful permanent resident status. Read More...

Federal Court Litigation

In some cases, the decision issued by the Board of Immigration Appeals can be challenged even further in Federal Court.  An individual can also file a mandamus case in Federal Court to compel USCIS to issue a decision when an individual has been waiting an unreasonably long period of time.  Read More...

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