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Family-based Immigration

Here at Tadeo & Silva we pride ourselves in helping families stay together. We understand what it means to be separated from your loved ones and most importantly what it means to be reunited. Whether you are trying to bring a family member to the United States or you are trying to keep your family member here, we navigate the complicated immigration system for you. Dealing with the different offices under the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of State can be a daunting task. At Tadeo & Silva, the Immigration Lawyer Atlanta professionals will guide you through the entire process, always providing step-by- step legal representation and communication to keep you informed on your immigration case. No matter how you entered the United States, we can assist you in changing your immigration status.


Our Experience includes helping clients navigate family-based immigration cases such as:

  • Adjustment of status to permanent resident (application for green card within the U.S.)
  • Consular Processing (application for green card outside of the U.S.)
  • K-1 Fiancé visas
  • Form I-751, petitions for removal of conditions on permanent residency (10 year green cards) status based on joint filing or complicated waivers based on terminated marriage, abuse, or hardship
  • Motions and appeals to USCIS Atlanta, the Board of Immigration Appeals, and other U.S government agencies
  • Form I-601A, provisional waivers of inadmissibility for unlawful presence
  • Form I-601, waiver for inadmissibility grounds based on criminal issues, misrepresentation or fraud, smuggling, and other
  • Form I-212, applications for permission to reapply for admission to the United States for those who were previously removed (deported) from the United States
  • Employment Authorization
  • Parole-in- Place for spouses, children, and parents of United States military personnel
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests
  • Responses to Requests for Evidence (RFE) and Notices of Intent to Deny (NOID) for pending cases before the USCIS

How Our Atlanta Family-Based Immigration Attorneys Can Help

Under U.S. immigration law, certain family members or relatives of U.S. citizens, as well as lawful permanent residents, can get green cards based on these family relationships. There are two family-based preference categories: immediate relatives and family preference.

Eligible family members are arranged in preference immigrant categories, under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). For example, unmarried daughters and sons of U.S. citizens who are 21 and older are first preference categories, while sisters and brothers of a U.S. citizen who is 21 or older are fourth family preference categories.

A family-based immigrant visa application has to be filed with the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS), along with the proof of a relationship in question and the immigrant status of the petitioner. In addition, there are caps on per-country immigration, as well as caps on immigrant categories.

These immigration law issues can be difficult and confusing. Our immigration lawyers at Tadeo & Silva immigration law firm understand what it’s like to struggle to obtain a green card or wait for a family member to join you in the United States. Even if the immigrant case circumstances are challenging, we are committed to fighting for every client.


Don’t wait! Contact us for a legal consultation!