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The legal team can advise on a variety of immigration issues, including:

 

  • Asylum – applying for right to stay for persons facing persecution in their home country

 

  • Adjustment – applying for Lawful Permanent Resident status (otherwise known as a “green card”) for eligible applicants

 

  • Naturalization – applying to become a US citizen for eligible Lawful Permanent Resident applicants

 

  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD) – filing for a work permit for those with a temporary lawful status, or pending application for permanent status that allows for employment authorization

 

  • Family Petitions – applications for Lawful Permanent Resident status for certain close family members of US Citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents

 

  • Advance Parole – requesting permission to travel temporarily outside of the U.S. for people with certain types of temporary status or pending applications

 

  • Refugee Travel Documents – a document similar to a passport for people with approved asylum or refugee status so that they do not have to travel using their passport from the country where they were persecuted

 

  • Re-entry Permit – applying for Lawful Permanent Residents who need to travel outside the US for a long period of time because of a specific reason such as work, study abroad, or family illness to avoid abandoning their residence

 

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) – allowing persons who arrived in the US as children, to obtain work permits

 

  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) – allowing persons to stay following a natural disaster or civil conflict in their home country

 

  • U-visa – applying for the right to stay for victims of certain crimes in the U.S. who cooperate with law enforcement

 

  • T-visa – applying for the right to stay for human trafficking victims

 

  • VAWA Petitions – self-petitions for people who have been abused by a U.S. citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident family member

 

  • Removal Defense – representation in immigration court for removal or deportation proceedings

 

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status – applying for the right to stay for children who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by at least one parent

 

  • Certificates of Citizenship – requesting a certificate of citizenship to update immigration records for individuals who already became a U.S. citizen automatically as a child

 

  • Name & Gender Marker Immigration Updates – applications for transgender clients to replace and update name/gender marker on immigration documents including work permits, green cards, citizenship/naturalization certificates, and travel documents

 

Call us at 202.939.7630 or e-mail us at contact-legal@whitman-walker.org if you need help with a listed legal issue. Our intake staff will talk with you over the phone to see if we can assist you. We are available online from Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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