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Helping you through a complex immigration system

We have obtained permanent residence status based on investment, immediate relative and other relative status.  Permanent residence status also has been obtained under asylum claims, both with the government and in immigration court.  We have obtained temporary investor visas for business owners as well.  The naturalizations we have obtained include waiver cases.

Immigration and naturalization attorney Lee W. Harwell, Jr. has labored for more than 17 years on behalf of foreign nationals across the full spectrum of immigration cases, including:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • Immigration bonds
  • Asylum and refugee status
  • TPS and humanitarian visas
  • International adoptions
  • Travel documents
  • Green card renewal
  • Representation at USCIS interviews

Fighting the immigration bureaucracy

With so much at stake, the U.S. immigration system can feel like a frustrating bureaucratic nightmare. The convoluted laws can often seem callous and unreasonable, and the enormous government agencies can appear impenetrable. At the Law Offices of Lee W. Harwell, Jr., we maneuver persistently through the red tape to ease some of the immense burden of dealing with:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Border Patrol
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Worldwide consulates and embassies
  • Immigration court
  • Federal court
  • Detention facilities

Applying for a visa

Filling in your form is only the first step in your visa application process. The U.S. government sets strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and a potential denial with heartbreaking consequences. Your family, home, job and life in America can be disrupted, and in some cases, your freedom is at stake. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must precisely match. We discuss your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. We thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that proves each element of your eligibility. We review red flags — such as past arrests, deportations or illegal employment — and address these potentially-damaging issues from the start.

Constantly-changing immigration laws

Immigration policy is under constant attack and the laws are frequently modified, creating an endlessly fluctuating immigration landscape with nonsensical roadblocks that tear families apart and block good employees from jobs in the United States. The various agencies that administer immigration benefits regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines, further sending the system into flux. We stay current on shifts in immigration law and remains ready to act upon potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, we consider both the laws as they exist and the possibilities for beneficial — as well as harmful — reforms. We relentlessly pursue your case and develop unique solutions to complicated issues.

Contact a California immigration lawyer who can help you

Call the Law Offices of Lee W. Harwell, Jr. at 310-542-9710 for a free 30-minute consultation or contact us online.