Immigration Law Attorneys in Alexandria, Virginia

As an immigrant hoping to pursue the American Dream, you deserve a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate on your behalf. The process of immigrating is rarely easy. It is continuously changing, the applications are lengthy, and in some cases, you may feel like the system is designed to keep people out, rather than let them in. 

For experienced and intelligent counsel on your immigration case, contact us at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC. Our immigration attorney Marta M. Diaz represents clients in the Alexandria, Virginia, metro, including Arlington and Prince William counties, as well as Fairfax and Woodbridge.

Issues We Handle

We are equipped to represent your immigration-related case or answer any questions you may have. Tell us if you are currently facing an issue involving any of the following:

U.S. immigration procedures can be complex. Discover how our dedicated attorney can explain each step and help you prepare your case. 

Common U.S. Immigration Scenarios

People immigrate to the United States for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking to reunite your family or to start a new job, it’s important to understand the different aspects of U.S. immigration law. 

Family-Based Immigration

If you are seeking an immigration visa, or green card, having a family member residing in the U.S. may improve your eligibility. In order to be considered, your relative must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR). As a family-based immigrant, you can be admitted as either an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen or through the family preference system.

Any immigrant under the immediate relative category must meet a certain set of qualifications as well as specific age and financial requirements. An immediate relative can be:

  • A spouse of a U.S. citizen
  • An unmarried minor child of a U.S. citizen (child must be less than 21 years old)
  • A parent of a U.S. citizen (petitioning child must be at least 21 years old)

Those going through the family preference system must also meet criteria similar to those of immediate relatives. The family preference system applies to:

  • Adult children (married and unmarried) and siblings of U.S. citizens (petitioner must be at least 21 years old to petition for a sibling)
  • Spouses and unmarried children (both minor and adult) of U.S. LPRs

For skilled guidance during your or your loved one’s family-based immigration case, contact our office in Alexandria, Virginia, today.

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Employment-Based Immigration

Most immigrants seeking temporary employment will need an H1-B visa, which allows an employer to sponsor a worker for a specific period of time. In order to receive an H1-B visa:

  • You will need the specific skill set necessary to perform the job.
  • The employer must be able to justify its need to seek employees outside the U.S.

Temporary employment-based visas offer limited job options, as they require you to work for the employer that petitioned for them. 

Permanent employment visas entitle immigrants to more protections under U.S. law. They do not expire and allow holders to bring spouses and children to the U.S. 

There are five types of permanent employment visas, each of which requires applicants to demonstrate their abilities. They include the following categories:

  • EB-1: offered to workers of extraordinary ability, outstanding professors and researchers, and multinational executives and managers
  • EB-2: offered to workers holding advanced degrees or their equivalent and workers, who because of their exceptional ability in the sciences, arts, or business, will substantially benefit the economy, cultural or educational interests, or welfare of the U.S.
  • EB-3: offered to skilled workers (at least two years of experience required), professionals (bachelor’s degree required for position and alien), and other workers (less than two years of experience required for position)
  • EB-4: offered to “special immigrants,” including religious workers, certain employees of the U.S. government abroad, and others that meet the specific requirements 
  • EB-5: offered to qualified investors who can support economic growth through investment in U.S. commercial enterprises

If you are a U.S. employer or a worker seeking employment in the U.S., contact us to start the visa application process.

Why Hire Us?

At Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, our team has been practicing law for over four decades. Our experiences have prepared us for a wide range of immigration-related issues. When you’re ready to start your pursuit of the American Dream, reach out to us. We work with clients throughout the Alexandria area, including Arlington and Prince William counties, as well as Fairfax and Woodbridge, Virginia.

Immigration Law Attorneys in Alexandria, Virginia

At Blaszkow Legal, PLLC, our immigration law attorney Marta M. Diaz has the skills to advise you during any stage of the process. In addition to English, she also speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian. Contact our office in Alexandria, Virginia, today to schedule a consultation.