Immigration law has always been a source of confusion and frustration for those who are awaiting benefits. The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius LLC specializes in leading clients through the process, using years of experience as immigration attorneys. The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius LLC has helped both individuals and businesses throughout the country, and globally achieve their goals and expectations through the immigration system in an expeditious and cost efficient manner. The Law Offices of Saher Joseph Macarius LLC has years of experience dealing with the United States Citizenship & Immigration Services, Department of Labor, Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court), Department of State, Department of Justice, the Board of Immigration Appeals, the Circuit Courts, and the Supreme Court of the United States.
We represent clients throughout the world to advocate affirmative and defensive immigration related claims. We are committed to providing the utmost quality of professional representation. A few of our areas of expertise include:
ASYLUM/WITHHOLDING OF REMOVAL
Asylum is one of the most important benefits the United States provides for immigrants who have been persecuted based upon protected grounds. Our firm has successfully represented clients throughout the world in the asylum process. The firm also specializes in Coptic Christian asylum claims as well as many other countries.
DEPORTATION/REMOVAL IMMIGRATION COURT/BOND
: Our firm is located in Massachusetts, but we represent clients throughout the country to protect families from the devastating effects of deportation and removal proceedings.
CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL
There are two types of Cancellation of Removal. Cancellation of removal provides a way for permanent residents, i.e., those with green cards, to show that they deserve relief from deportation. A second type of cancellation of removal allows certain immigrants who are in removal proceedings to apply for permanent residence if they have been in the United States for ten years and have no criminal record.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA is an immigration directive to help certain young, undocumented immigrants. DACA not only defers action on eligible individual immigration cases, but also provides employment authorization, i.e., a work permit, for two years. The Department of Homeland Security considers recipients of Deferred Action to be lawfully present during the two-year period of immigration relief.
A key component of Obama’s Executive Action is DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, which essentially extends DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) to include certain eligible parents of U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents.
GREENCARD THROUGH FAMILY
We specialize in representing immigrants obtain permanent residence through family members through both the USCIS offices and consulate processing.
- A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident plans to marry/is married to a foreign citizen and wants to either bring them to the United States or obtain permission for them to stay here permanently.
- A U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident wants to bring relatives to the United States, either temporarily or permanently.
- An immigrant obtains conditional resident status on the basis of marriage to a U.S. citizen; the marriage later dissolves, but the conditional resident wishes to remain in the United States.
Labor Certificate: Labor Certificate is a path to permanent residence in the United States through the sponsorship of an employer. Our firm specializes in the Labor Certificate, I-140 and greencard process.
H-1B visa: is a non-immigrant visa that allows qualified foreign workers in specialty occupations to temporarily work in the United States for a U.S. employer.
L-1 VISA: An L-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa available to employees of an international company with offices both abroad and in the United States. This visa allows these employees to come to the U.S. to work in the company’s U.S. office temporarily. The L-1 visa allows the foreign worker to relocate to the U.S. after working for the company abroad for at least one full year within the previous three years before coming to the U.S.
R VISA: R-1 visa is a non-immigrant visa allowing foreign nationals to come to the United States temporarily for employment by a non-profit religious organization in the U.S. as a religious worker such as a priest, monk, nun, priest, rabbi, imam, or other religious worker.
TN VISAS: employment visas for Mexicans and Canadians
B-1, B-2, F-1 VISAS nonimmigrant visas
Many immigrants overlook the importance of becoming a U.S. citizen. Citizenship most importantly protects you from being deported or removed from the United States as well as gives you the right to vote, apply for federal jobs, and great travel benefits.
- A permanent resident wishes to become a U.S. citizen in order to sponsor his/her family for an immigrant visa, and/or to become eligible for benefits available only to U.S. citizens, and/or to become eligible to vote and fully participate in the U.S. government process.
- A permanent resident wishes to appeal the denial of his application for citizenship (criminal record, failure to register with the Selective Service or other grounds).
The U.S. government has allowed certain waivers for unlawful presence and other grounds of inadmissibility. These applications are discretionary, but a crucial part of your application if you are otherwise ineligible for relief. Our firm specializes in working with our clients to put together the strongest case in order to receive a favorable decision.
BOARD OF IMMIGRATION APPEALS
Our firm specialized in the motion to reopen and appeal process before the Board of Immigration Appeals including a thorough review of your case and briefing before the Board.
CIRCUIT APPEALS/U.S. SUPREME COURT
Our firm is currently barred in the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals for First Circuit, Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Fourth Circuit, Fifth Circuit, Sixth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Eighth Circuit, Ninth Circuit, and Eleventh Circuit. We have successfully represented clients throughout the U.S. in the appeal process and have participated in cases that have changed the law throughout the country.
FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT: MANDAMUS
Our firm is currently barred in the U.S. District Courts in Massachusetts and Illinois. Mandamus is a crucial legal tool that forces the government to act on delayed applications. Our firm has had great success with these applications and getting decisions on cases that have been wrongfully delayed for years.