Based in Los Angeles County, the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC handles immigration law matters, guiding clients through the naturalization process, and helping residents, workers, and their family members obtain green cards and visas. We are a multilingual office, frequently assisting Spanish and Korean speaking immigrants throughout Southern California.
Naturalization & Citizenship
The process by which United States citizenship is granted to foreign citizens or nationals is referred to as naturalization. You may qualify for naturalization if you have been a permanent resident, or green card holder (see below), for at least five years, if you have been a permanent resident for at least three years and qualify as a spouse of a U.S. citizen, or if you have served in the U.S. armed forces. Also, your child may qualify if you are a U.S. citizen and your child was born outside the U.S. Along with meeting one of these basic requirements, other conditions must be satisfied, such as English literacy and knowledge of the U.S. government, as well as moral character requirements. Our attorneys can help you assess your eligibility for naturalization and achieve your goal of U.S. citizenship.
A United States Permanent Resident Card, commonly known as a “green card,” authorizes a person to live and work in the U.S. permanently. Once an alien has obtained a green card, and is considered a lawful permanent resident, he or she can apply for U.S. citizenship or naturalization after five years of residency. Generally, an immigrant must go through a three-step process to achieve permanent resident status. First, an immigration petition must be filed with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, then a visa number must become available if the applicant is not an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen, and finally current status must be adjusted to permanent resident, or an immigrant visa must be obtained to enter the United States. We guide clients through the entire green card application process, ensuring that forms are complete and accurate and expediting the process whenever possible.
Family-based & Employment-based Visas
The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) provides various ways for a person to travel to or remain in the United States for widely different periods of time. A non-immigrant petition can allow a person to remain in the United States temporarily, but without the chance to fully immigrate; however, an immigrant petition, through family-based or employment-based means may be the first step on the road to naturalization or United States citizenship. Our attorneys can help eligible candidates to process their applications properly and prepare for the process towards citizenship.
Investor-based immigrant visas are available for foreign nationals who invest in American business. However, while the United States government encourages foreign investment, these visas can be difficult to obtain because they are limited in number and require significant liquid assets. If you have invested in an American business or plan to open up a U.S.-based subsidiary of a foreign business, we can help you ascertain if you qualify for an investor-based visa and facilitate the application process.
Injured Workers & Immigration Issues
We frequently help undocumented workers who have been hurt on the job receive compensation for their injuries as part of our workers' compensation practice. Employment is one means of obtaining green cards and visas. In many cases, we can assist clients not only in obtaining workers' compensation benefits, but also in petitioning for permanent residency status.
Seek Experienced, Compassionate Representation
At the Law Offices of Dennis R. Fusi, PLC, we take pride in helping immigrants achieve the right to live and work in the United States. If you seek assistance with naturalization procedures, or in obtaining a green card or visa, please contact our offices for a free initial consultation. Se habla español.