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Honolulu Immigration Lawyers You Can Trust

Helping you with your immigration issues

Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are an undocumented worker, a high-powered executive, or a citizen adopting internationally or marrying your foreign fiancé, Hirota & Associates has the experience to help you. Our attorneys assist clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship (automatic derivation of US citizenship through parents)
  • Humanitarian visas
  • Travel documents
  • Green card renewal
  • Representation at USCIS interviews
  • Waivers of inadmissibility
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • Immigration bonds
  • Asylum

Understanding the immigration bureaucracy

The U.S. immigration system is a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. Our attorneys maneuver comfortably through the red tape to bring you the best possible outcomes when dealing with:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Worldwide consulates and embassies
  • Immigration court
  • Federal court
  • Detention facilities

Applying for a visa

You have been offered your dream job in the U.S. or you’ve found the perfect candidate for the job. Now the real work begins — applying for an employment visa. Choosing the correct visa can, at first, seem to involve a perplexing entanglement of complex rules and regulations. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which must precisely match your qualifications and the job’s requirements. Hirota & Associates walks you through the process, from job offer to labor certification to consular processing and adjustment. We can help you obtain temporary or permanent work visas.

Applying for a visa is more complicated than just sending forms to USCIS. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and possibly a denial of the visa. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which must precisely match your qualifications. Our attorneys discuss your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. We thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. We anticipate complications and troubleshoot before problems occur.

Family-based immigration

U.S. citizens and permanent residents are permitted to petition for their relatives to receive U.S. family visas. How quickly and easily you can obtain an immigrant visa for a family member depends upon your status and the relationship you have with the person immigrating to the U.S. The requirements for obtaining a family visa are complex and inflexible. In addition to filing the correct forms, you must provide precise evidence and specific information to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). Mistakes can lead to delays or rejections of your application and the subsequent heartache of family separation. You can avoid potential problems by allowing the dedicated attorneys at Hirota & Associates to help you through the process.

Constantly-changing immigration laws

Immigration policy is under constant debate and the laws are frequently modified. In addition, the various government agencies that administer immigration regulations regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines. We stay current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, we consider not only the laws as they exist but the possibility of beneficial — as well as harmful — reforms. We relentlessly pursue your case and develop unique solutions in complicated situations.

Contact Hawaii immigration lawyers who can help you

Call Maile Hirota at 808-587-9600 or contact us online to schedule a consultation. From our Honolulu, we serve clients throughout Hawaii.

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