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Welcome Patrick Lindemann, Esq. to the Best Immigration Lawyer Team

There are very few lawyers in the United States with Patrick Lindemann’s unique experience and accomplishments that practice immigration law. If you’re facing immigration issues and you need the best, you’ll want Patrick in your corner. An exceptional lawyer with deep experience and knowledge in the field of immigration law, Patrick is the first choice for client’s facing serious immigration issues. Based upon his professional background and work history, he has the respect of judges and government officials that deal with immigration matters.

Prior to joining the BIL Team, Patrick spent over a decade with the United States Department of Homeland Security as a Trial Attorney handling nearly every type of immigration case. This unique experience has equipped Patrick to provide outstanding representation to clients dealing with the American immigration system. Whether you’re a business needing help with business immigration issues or you’re an individual facing deportation, Patrick can help. There are few lawyers with his level of expertise and knowledge regarding the immigration court process and system. Because of this, Patrick is often consulted by other lawyers who need help counseling their own clients about immigration matters. Whether your issue involves a bond hearing, a petition for asylum, adjustment of status, a DACA application or citizenship, Patrick and the BIL Team are here to help.

What you need to know about immigration court?

If you’re not an American citizen, or even if you are, you may have found yourself facing the immigration court system at some point in your life, perhaps because you entered the country without documentation or overstayed your visa. There are many misconceptions surrounding the immigration court system, and this confusion makes it much more difficult to navigate through it successfully, no matter what your particular situation is. To ensure that you’re as prepared as possible to navigate through this confusing legal process, take a look at the information below to help you understand how immigration court works.

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DACA HITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY SPARKING RENEWED CALLS FOR PASSAGE OF THE “DREAM ACT”

The law known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, commonly referred to as “DACA,” was passed 10-years ago this month (June 15, 2012) during President Barack Obama’s Administration.  DACA protects individuals who arrived in the United States as children and affords them legal protection from deportation, along with giving them the right to work.  While the law was a significant step in the direction of providing protection to a large class of people living in the United States, immigration advocates have fought hard since the passage of DACA to provide recipients with a pathway toward permanent legal residence or citizenship.  The proposal to allow DACA recipients a pathway toward citizenship is known as the “Dream Act” and DACA eligible recipients are often referred to as “Dreamers.”

DACA hits 10 year anniversary sparking calls to pass the "Dream Act"

DACA hits 10 year anniversary sparking calls to pass the “Dream Act”

What’s The Difference Between A Green Card And A Visa?

This a question that gets asked often and is based upon a certain amount of confusion.  The starting point for alleviating the confusion and understanding the key differences between a green card and a visa is understanding that the entire American immigration system is based upon only two categories of persons: immigrants and non-immigrants.

What Is A Visa And Who Can Get One?

The P Visa Admits Athletes, Artists And Entertainers

The Immigration Act of 1990 added the “P” class of visa to the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  The “P Visa” is a non-immigrant, limited duration visa that allows persons with high-profile international careers in sports and the arts or entertainment to compete or perform in the US.

Persons who wish to apply for a P Visa must meet certain qualifications to establish their level of international acclaim and, if approved, are then able to apply for the appropriate P Visa.

Domestic Violence Is A Crime That Will Get You Deported

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) is set forth at Title 8 of the United States Code.  Section 237 of that law contains the provisions governing the deportation of noncitizens.  Committing certain crimes are grounds for automatic deportation and committing any crime may be found to be grounds for removal depending upon the particular circumstances. Crimes of domestic violence are specifically addressed by immigration laws.  Any noncitizen who commits a crime of domestic violence is deportable.  In addition to the provisions that address domestic violence, immigration laws include other domestic crimes that also result in deportation. If you’re a noncitizen and get convicted of a deportable domestic violence crime, it’s important to get legal assistance as quickly as possible to give yourself the best chance of successfully defending removal proceedings. Pinned-down-300x200

What Immigration Laws Say About Domestic Crimes

How To Improve Your Chances Of Gaining Asylum In The US

Most of the world believes that people should never have to live under conditions in their home countries where they must endure ceaseless harassment or worse and not have adequate protection from it.  Many countries have established procedures for accepting people who have no place to turn in their own countries and are looking for refuge in a safe place.

In the early part of the 20th century, the United States admitted any type of immigrant on a quota basis. The quota system kept out many persons seeking to come to the US for safety including thousands of those terrorized in Germany and Austria during WWII.  However, after the war ended the US established its first formal policies regarding people seeking to enter the US in order to gain protection from the circumstances within their own countries.

The 6 Most Important Things To Know About Deportation Proceedings

If you’re facing deportation, more formally referred to as “removal proceedings,” you may be afraid of being forced to return to the country you left and be forced from the United States which you now consider your home.  It’s important to understand why you may have to leave the US and what rights you have to try and remain here.

In recent times, immigration enforcement has become a government priority.  There is not a day that goes by without some aspect of immigration being discussed in the news.  Having competent legal representation to protect your rights is very important.  This blog is intended to help you understand some of the various aspects of deportation law.

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