The American immigration system is notoriously complex and challenging. Whether you’re trying to extend your visa, apply for a green card, or finally become a naturalized citizen, it helps to have an experienced attorney to guide you through the process. Having an expert guide is even more critical when you’re facing serious issues like removal proceedings.
Fortunately, the immigration law team at JacksonWhite Law is here to help. Our team brings over a decade of experience to the table, which means we know how to help our clients reach the best possible outcome in every type of immigration case.
Pace Rawlins and Mala Bajpai: The Top Immigration Attorneys in Peoria, Arizona
The immigration law team at JacksonWhite Law consists of seasoned attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants — all of whom speak English and Spanish. Our team’s goal is to break down barriers as we help you achieve your immigration goals, and we’re committed to helping clients of every nationality and language.
Pace Rawlins is the Senior Associate who runs the immigration law team, bringing 10+ years of experience with immigration law to the table. Rawlins specializes in a variety of immigration and nationality law practice areas, including deportation defense, visas, VAWA, DACA, citizenship, naturalization, family immigration, and employment/business immigration.
When you’re not directly interacting with our immigration law attorneys, our team’s experienced paralegals and legal assistants are just as passionate about helping our clients. Give us a call today 623-471-7118 to meet the team yourself, or tell us about your case and schedule a free consultation.
Our Peoria Immigration Law Services
At JacksonWhite Law, our immigration law team offers a full suite of legal services for Peoria residents who need help navigating the US immigration system. Some of the most common types of cases that our seasoned attorneys can help with include:
- Adjustment of Status
- Business and employment immigration
- Citizenship and naturalization
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
- Deportation and removal proceedings
- Family petitions
- Investment visas
- K-1 and K-3 Visas
- VAWA Visas (Violence Against Women Act)
- Victims’ Visas
For a complete overview of all the service areas that we cover, contact our immigration team today at (480) 626-2388.
Need Help With Your Visa?
The immigration law team at JacksonWhite Law have successfully helped thousands of clients obtain visas and green cards. Regardless of what type of visa you’re applying for, our experienced attorneys can help.
The best time to enlist an immigration attorney’s assistance is before filing your visa application, but it’s never too late to ask for help. If your application has stalled, was recently denied, or USCIS is requesting additional information, our legal team can help to get your application back on track and approved in a timely manner.
Facing Removal Proceedings in Peoria
Deportation is a hot point in modern American politics. Many cities are experiencing drastic increases in removal proceedings, and the legal landscape is increasingly uncertain.
As the situation continues to evolve, it helps to have an experienced immigration attorney in your corner who is willing to aggressively defend against your deportation. There are a surprising number of ways that you can prove that you deserve to stay in the United States, but you’ll need a great attorney to present the case and convince the court.
Even in unfortunate situations where removal is inevitable, there are benefits to working with an immigration law attorney. Your attorney can work with immigration officials to let you leave the country voluntarily, which makes it significantly easier to obtain a US visa in the future.
Assistance With Deferred Action & DACA in Peoria
DACA is another political flashpoint, which unfortunately leaves more than 700,000 immigrants uncertain of their future in the United States. As with deportation and removals, it helps to have a seasoned immigration attorney at your side when dealing with DACA.
The good news is that while the future of the DACA program is uncertain, most immigrants are eligible to renew if they’ve had DACA previously or are currently approved. That said, it’s important to renew your application immediately if your DACA expires within the next 12 months, so don’t hesitate to speak with an attorney if you need help with your renewal application.
The Path to Naturalized Citizenship in Peoria
For many immigrants, working towards naturalized American citizenship is the ultimate goal. The road to naturalization is long and challenging, but with the help of an experienced immigration law attorney, it’s absolutely possible.
Our immigration law team in Peoria has helped numerous clients reach their goal of naturalized citizenship, and we’re excited to help you on your journey towards achieving your dream of becoming a citizen.
Peoria Business- & Employment-Based Visas
One of the biggest hurdles to obtaining a visa is proving financial stability and employment. Fortunately, these barriers are directly resolved with employment- and business-based visas for permanent immigrant workers, student visitors, and temporary workers.
Whether you’re applying for a green card or work visa, the immigration law team at JacksonWhite Law is here to help. We’ve helped hundreds of clients with business and employment immigration services, so we know how to coordinate with your employer to get all of the necessary authorizations that USCIS requires to approve your application.
Non-Immigrant Investment Visas in Peoria
If you’re a non-immigrant, foreign entrepreneur who wishes to travel to and/or work in the United States temporarily, you may be eligible for an E-2 Visa. Whether you’re evaluating potential investments in the United States or would like to work for an investment vehicle company in the United States, contact our Peoria immigration law team today to see if you qualify for an investment visa and how we can help to expedite the process.
USCIS Petition Waivers in Peoria
USCIS offers a number of waivers for applicants who normally wouldn’t apply for immigration benefits, but it’s a complicated process with strict eligibility standards. The good news is that negative factors like an expired visa, criminal record, and fraudulent applications can be overcome — but it’ll require the assistance of a seasoned immigration law attorney to get USCIS’ stamp of approval.
If you believe you may qualify for a waiver, contact the Peoria immigration law team as soon as possible. Time is often of the essence with waivers, and you’ll need to provide ample evidence to USCIS that you still deserve immigration benefits despite falling short of the standard eligibility requirements.
Petitioning USCIS on Behalf of a Family Member
Everyone knows that family members of US citizens and green card holders receive special consideration when it comes to immigration benefits, but many are surprised to hear about the associated restrictions and increased scrutiny that’s involved. After all, this is one of the most often abused aspects of immigration applications that results in fraudulent applications, so it makes sense that USCIS takes the matter very seriously.
Under US immigration law, green card holders are only able to petition for immigration benefits on behalf of their spouse and unmarried children. US citizens have a little more leeway, as they’re also able to petition for benefits on behalf of their parents and siblings.
That said, approval based on family unity alone is never guaranteed. You’ll still need to work with an immigration law attorney to ensure that your application doesn’t raise any red flags for fraud, and that you provide all of the necessary evidence to prove that your qualifying family member merits family unity protection.
Confidential Immigration Law Consultations
Our immigration law team at JacksonWhite Law stands ready and waiting to assist with your case. For your convenience, our experienced attorneys, paralegals, and legal assistants operate out of multiple offices around the Phoenix area, including Mesa, Phoenix, and Scottsdale.
When you schedule a confidential consultation, our caring team members will listen to your concerns and discuss your options moving forward. Attorney-client privilege means that nothing you share with your attorney may be divulged to immigration officials, so you’ll never have to worry about putting yourself at risk by trusting our attorneys.
When you’re ready to schedule your consultation, call us at (480) 626-2388.
Here’s What Our Clients Are Saying
“Attorney Pace Rawlins and his assistant Gabriela Badalamenti were very supportive and guided us with the citizenship process. They both and their team are very knowledgable and helpful that made our naturalization process effortless and easy. JacksonWhite Law is an excellent law firm and all of their attorneys have an experienced and professional background that ensures the client gets the best service. I would 100% recommend them to anyone looking for an attorney.”
Sima Bhensdadia, AZ
“Pace Rawlins and his team at Jackson White Lawfirm was amazing! We are very happy with their work on our greencard petition. They were great at keeping us up to date with everything. We definitely will work with this team again for the US naturalization. Great staff and amazing team to work with! We wholeheartedly recommend Pace Rawlins and his team!”
Adelina G. Lidya, AZ
Detention Facilities, Courthouses, and Government Immigration Offices Near Peoria
Your case may require you to contact or visit a government office or courthouse. Or if you are detained by immigration authorities, you may be taken to a holding facility. Our immigration law team is familiar with all of the following locations.
Immigration Field Offices
- ICE Phoenix Field Office – 2035 N Central Ave, Phoenix AZ 85004
- USCIS Phoenix Field Office – 1330 S 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034
Immigration Detention Facilities
- La Palma Correctional Center – 5501 N La Palma Rd, Eloy AZ 85131
- Eloy Detention Center – 1705 E Hanna Rd, Eloy AZ 85131
- Florence Correctional Center – 1100 Bowling Road, Florence AZ 85132
- Central Arizona Corrections Center – 1155 North Pinal Parkway, Florence AZ 85132
- EOIR Immigration Court Phoenix – 250 N. Seventh Ave. Suite 300, Phoenix AZ 85007
- Florence Immigration Court – 3260 N. Pinal Parkway Avenue, Florence AZ 85132
- Eloy Immigration Court – 1705 E. Hanna Road Suite 366, Eloy AZ 85131
- Tucson Immigration Court – 300 West Congress Suite 300, Tucson AZ 85701 (oversees La Palma Correctional Center)
Other Government Resources
- EOIR Immigration Court information System (get case information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) – (800)898-7180
- ICE’s Online Detainee Locator System
- USCIS Form Submission Lockbox – P.O. Box 21281, Phoenix AZ 85036 (click to see forms submitted to this address)
Peoria’s Most Dependable Immigration Law Firm
The experienced immigration team at JacksonWhite Law stands ready and excited to help you reach your immigration goals. Whether you need assistance with a visa application, green card renewal, naturalized citizenship petition, or removal order, our team will do their best to help you reach that goal.