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U.S. Immigration Law

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. focuses on two important areas of immigration law: representing immigrants to the United States in their applications for lawful status and in fighting deportation/ removal hearings. Believing in the protection and support of the individual person against a faceless immigration system motivates the team at Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. to skillfully and artfully advocates for its clients in both areas of the law.

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. helps clients seeking legal status (papers) for themselves and their family members. Securing legal status in the United States creates a foundation for the success of every member of the family. We help our clients choose applications including Petitions for Alien Relative (Form I-130), applications for adjustments of status (Form I-485), applications for work authorization (Form I-765), travel permission (Form I-131), and other forms of legal status including U-Visas, S-Visas, F-Visas, and B-1/B-2 tourist visas, as well as important work with applications for Asylum (Form I-589) and Protections Under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). We meet with our clients and discuss these forms and what they mean and help them get the information that they need to successfully complete this important task. We then file these documents with USCIS and push for their timely decision. Filing with USCIS can be complicated and time consuming. Through attention to detail, your team at Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. can help avoid delays in getting legal status.

In addition to these affirmative petitions, we also represent clients facing deportation removal for serious and minor criminal offenses in both State and Federal Criminal Court systems. The law requires that immigrants be told of their immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Often a “good deal” in criminal court is a “bad deal” in immigration court and can lead to deportation or other bad results. Working early and closely with a skilled and experienced immigration and federal criminal defense lawyer can make the difference between staying in the USA with family or being deported. Our practice provides both immigration and criminal defense for the individual client as well as immigration consequence consultation for the criminal defense attorney. Over 25 years of continuous, in-courtroom trial experience in both immigration and criminal courts makes Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. unique in providing these combined services. Thompson Law Advocates, P.C. takes each client’s individual needs into account in crafting goals for success. Getting the right help at the right time makes all the difference.

U.S. Immigration Law is wide ranging and complicated. When done poorly, disastrous results sometimes happen. Avoiding these pitfalls begins with us. Others see cases, we see people. Work with us and see the difference.

Client Reviews

The legal representation provided by Peter was honestly exceptional and tailored precisely for my complex situation. My immigration hurdles began in 2010 and did not conclude until 2021. During that lengthy period I had retained the services of about four other attorneys. The service...

Anonymous Client, 2021

I was looking for an attorney to represent me during my citizenship interview. Peter was so friendly and understanding, patient and made me feel comfortable and confident that my case would be okay. He listened to my situation and offered his advice before asking if I wanted him to represent me...

Anonymous Client, 2021

Finding the right legal representation is hard. Peter and his team are amazing. Peter is so down to earth and is so honest. We always felt comfortable asking any questions. His response time is second to none. Knowing that all of the paperwork was being filled out correctly the first time is worth...

Anonymous Client, 2021

A good lawyer is important, a great lawyer is priceless! I met with Peter in 2018, and knew he was the right lawyer for my complicated case. He showed me that he knows immigration law very well, and we built a plan for success. He made sure that I understood what was happening with my case and met...

Anonymous Client, 2022

My dream came true! I came to Lawyer Peter Thompson and his Philadelphia team with a prior deportation order after facing threats of torture in my home country. He was recommended to me. From the very start, Peter was in my corner – very responsive, intelligent, driven, and genuine. He did not just...

Anonymous Client, 2022

Thompson Law Advocates, P.C.

1500 Walnut St
7th Floor West

Philadelphia, PA 19102

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