New Jersey Immigration Lawyers
The immigration law practice of Meyner and Landis LLP provides a full scope of immigration law services for large and small businesses seeking to recruit and retain foreign nationals to meet staffing goals, for foreign nationals seeking trader or investor opportunities, or working in the U.S., or wanting to achieve family reunification through family-based immigration visas or seeking citizenship and naturalization. Our very experienced immigration attorneys also provide legal defense in removal proceedings in Immigration Court and assist in the defense of immigrants charged with crimes that may interfere with their ability to obtain citizenship.
With offices in Newark and Hackensack, New Jersey, the immigration attorneys at Meyner and Landis LLP represent business employers not only throughout New Jersey but throughout the United States, with client companies in many states along the East and West coasts. We also represent individual foreign nationals throughout New Jersey, including Essex, Bergen, Hudson, Union, Middlesex, Passaic and Morris Counties, and throughout the United States.
Contact the immigration attorneys at Meyner and Landis LLP to discuss your immigration needs.
Immigration - An Overview
Immigration law controls the procedures for entering the U.S., determines who is and is not eligible for entry, sets the rules for obtaining citizenship and deporting foreign nationals who violate U.S. immigration or other laws. Immigration attorneys assist foreign nationals seeking to come to the U.S. to study, travel, conduct business and work. Immigration lawyers also help employers complete the application and certification processes to employ foreign workers for permanent and temporary positions. If you have an immigration-related issue, call to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration lawyer.
Attorneys practicing immigration law may handle various legal matters for aliens and U.S. citizens living both inside and outside of the country. The following sections introduce some of the issues for which a person may seek the assistance of an immigration lawyer.
Basic Immigration Laws
Since previously piecemeal immigration laws were consolidated by Congress in 1952, immigration law in the U.S. has continued to evolve. Changes in immigration law affect employers, visitors, students, business travelers and others seeking to live, work or travel to the U.S.
Government Agencies and Their Duties
More than one U.S. government agency is involved with implementing and enforcing U.S. immigration law and policy. Given the complexity of U.S. immigration law, it is important to understand which federal agencies handle which types of immigration matters.
Those wishing to relocate permanently to the U.S. and those desiring to visit the U.S. temporarily must apply and be approved for visas prior to traveling to and entering the country. There are many types of visas, and it is essential that the foreign national applies for the correct class of visa.
Removal occurs when the federal government formally either refuses admission to a foreigner at the U.S. border, or expels from the country a previously admitted alien for violation of certain U.S. immigration or other laws. Once deported, an alien may lose the right to return to the United States, even as a visitor.