U.S. Immigration I
Federal Criminal Defense I
Hague Convention – International Child Abduction (Defense)
25 Years of Trial Experience Defending the Individual
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.