I am married to a United States Citizen, but I have a deportation order, can I still apply to adjust my status?

Jun 24, 2020 by David J Rozas

I am married to a United States citizen, but I have a deportation order, can I still apply to adjust my status and become a legal permanent resident in the United States?   Often I am asked by potential clients in this very same sitaution whether or not they have any chance to adjust status and become a Legal Permament Resident.  You guys know the deal. You or your family member enters the United States without inspection (EWI)....

I overstayed my visa, and i'm married to US citizen, can I become a permanent resident?

Jun 3, 2020 by David J Rozas

I overstayed my visa, and i'm married to US citizen, can I become a permanent resident? This short answer is yes. BUT, not always.  If you have come to the united states on a tourist visa, let's say for example, a tourist visa from peru.  Let's assume now that you entered in 2002 on a vacation and were going to see the world famous Walt Disney World in Orlando Florida.   Then, because of one reason or another, y...

Can I apply for a U Visa?

Jun 3, 2020 by David J Rozas

Can I apply for a U-Visa?  Many of my potential clients will call and ask whether or not they qualify for a U Visa.  They have been a victim of a crime in the past and called the police.  They made a report and described the assailant against them. They are willing to testify.  Is this enough? As is written on the USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) webiste, " " The U nonimmigrant stat...
Rozas & Associates: Experienced Immigration Lawyers

Rozas & Associates: Experienced Immigration Lawyers

Jan 23, 2020

Rozas & Associates Law Firm houses a talented and dedicated team of family, criminal, and immigration lawyers. We've recently expanded our immigration practice into more southern states like Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, and Tennessee, so that we can have more impact than ever before. Each of our attorneys is experienced in various aspects of the United States legal system, especially as it relates to immigration ca...
Asylum in the USA

Asylum in the USA

Nov 12, 2019

Seeking asylum in the United States can be an intimidating process. However, with good legal representation, like with the lawyers at Rozas and Associates, it can become easier. Still, before you even apply for asylum, you should be informed of what the process entails. Being properly prepared may give you or your loved onea greater chance of seeing positive results.   What is Asylum? Asylum is a status that protects people in certain sit...
What is the VAWA Act?

What is the VAWA Act?

Aug 26, 2019

The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a critical piece of legislation for citizens or permanent residents of the US affected by domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. It seeks to improve the lives of individuals whose residency is in question due to these criminal acts by bringing criminal justice to the forefront of these matters. Without seeking separation or cooperation from the abuser, the victim is allowe...
What is The Cuban Adjustment Act, and Am I Eligible?

What is The Cuban Adjustment Act, and Am I Eligible?

Aug 20, 2019

The Cuban Adjustment Act of 1966 allows Cubans and their dependents to become lawful permanent residents (get a green card) through an adjustment of status. It was designed to permit residence to thousands of Cuban refugees who could not return to Cuba for political reasons, but were not able to pursue residency in the U.S. through other means. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 2005) and the Victims of Trafficking and Violence Protection Act (...
Rozas & Rozas Law Firm can help you will all of your immigration, detention and deportation legal needs

Rozas & Rozas Law Firm can help you will all of your immigration, detention and deportation legal needs

Jul 2, 2019

The attorneys at Rozas & Rozas Law Firm are experts in all immigration concerns. Right now is an especially important time to have a great lawyer on your team when dealing with immigration, detention or deportation matters. In addition, many members of the Rozas & Rozas Law Firm speak both English and Spanish to make the process as simple and easy to understand as it can be. With a system as complicated as the United States immigration de...
Immigration Attorney in Baton Rouge Discusses State Marriage Law Case Affecting Louisiana Immigrant

Immigration Attorney in Baton Rouge Discusses State Marriage Law Case Affecting Louisiana Immigrant

Mar 31, 2019

A federal judge earlier this week in Louisiana declared that a state law requiring people to produce birth certificates in order to marry was unconstitutional, and this could have a large impact in the immigration community.[1] The judge found that the 2015 law, which was passed in an effort to curb sham marriages for immigration purposes, violates the rights of U.S. citizens who are foreign-born.[2] Viet Anh Vo, who prefers to be called “...
Baton Rouge Immigration Attorney Discusses Executive Orders And Immigration

Baton Rouge Immigration Attorney Discusses Executive Orders And Immigration

Mar 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has made headlines these past two weeks for his executive order for a travel ban that was invalidated by the Ninth Circuit and for his new plan to speed up removal proceedings, make the asylum standard tougher, and increase the amount of Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) raids.[1] President Trump’s two orders came between the 75th anniversary of Mr. Korematsu being detained and subsequent argument before t...
Baton Rouge Criminal Lawyer Explains Restoring Voter Rights After A Felony Offense

Baton Rouge Criminal Lawyer Explains Restoring Voter Rights After A Felony Offense

Feb 21, 2017

While it is widely known that conviction of a felony offense will result in a loss of voter's rights, it is less widely known that those rights are automatically restored upon completion of imprisonment, probation, or parole. The Louisiana Election Code provisions restricting voting rights for those convicted of a felony offense apply only to those who are "under an order of imprisonment," which is defined to include those defend...
Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Explains The Myth of Full Coverage Insurance

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Explains The Myth of Full Coverage Insurance

Jan 27, 2017

During my years of practice as a personal injury attorney, I can’t tell you how many times I have heard clients utter the phrase, “My insurance agent told me I have full (auto) coverage.”  This is usually said in disbelief after I tell the client there isn’t enough insurance money to pay for their medical expenses, lost wages, etc. because the at-fault driver has little or no insurance, and the client does not carry w...

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