I check that it is really safe for you to apply to become a US citizen, help with the N-400 naturalization form, include an attorney G-28 so I can be with you through the process, and give you a "practice interview" to make sure you are ready. I naturalized a few years ago, so I know first-hand about the experience.
Whatever you decide, please consult with a lawyer before applying. You don't want to find yourself going to Immigration Court instead of an Oath Ceremony.
Fiance Visas/Marriage Green Cards
For the marriage I-485 Adjustment of Status or the two-stage Consular Processing applications and I-129F fiance visa we prepare a full packet with good evidence giving the adjudicating officers exactly what they need from you. And guide you through a stressful time.
I believe in you.
The DACA recipients I have met and helped are wonderful, inspiring people.
Your families are brave.
Please continue to believe in yourselves.
The best advice I can give is in this blog post
no tenemos miedo
If I can help, I will.
Victims of crime don't need the added stress of an immigration crisis.
Because these cases require intensive effort, I only accept a few at any time.
Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
Your criminal defense attorney or the public defender is welcome to contact me for a written analysis of your case and whether a plea deal or the likely outcome is safe or puts you at risk of removal.
Plea deals are usually designed for citizens. And the DA is not interested in your immigration status. Never accept a deal without taking advice on the immigration consequences of the conviction.
The J-1 Visa
The state department's J-1 exchange program works through agencies. But whether you are looking to spend time here either as an au-pair or through your profession, or you are trying to decide how to move to the next step once the program is over, my input can help.
F-1 Students and OPT
The F-1/OPT path can go very well, but it can also go disastrously wrong. Don't confide in your international student advisor. Confide, and discuss your plans and your issues only with a lawyer who will keep the confidence and work in your best interest, not the school's/
I came to the US through the business route. And I understand that you often need more advice than you can get from an emmployer's attorney.
Also entrepreneurs (and students with dreams) find it very useful to discuss their plans and get a reality check about their concerns. Often this can take just a single consultation.
Check to see if your country has an investment or trade treaty with the US.