Immigration for Individuals and Families


At Poarch Thompson Law, we help you gain control over your immigration process by being open, “straight-talking” and using our experience to help you navigate the immigration process and determine the best options for you and your family. Our friendly and approachable team then keep you informed and up to date as you make your way through the application process.

We pride ourselves on the fact that the majority of our clients are referrals from former clients, friends, and family members.

Immigration is about reuniting families and starting new beginnings.

Adjustment of Status

An adjustment of status, or form I-485, allows those in the United States on specific visas to get a “green card” or become a lawful permanent resident, without returning to their home country. Essentially, an adjustment of status changes your st…

Citizenship Through Naturalization

Naturalization is the process of becoming a citizen if you are an immigrant or other non-citizen who is over the age of 18. This process gives you certain rights and responsibilities in the United States, but it can be complicated. The immigratio…

Consular Processing

Consular processing is a complex process, especially if you have entered the U.S. unlawfully or overstayed a prior nonimmigrant visa. You will benefit from an experienced immigration attorney to assist you with the process and avoid delays. Co…

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) DACA is being litigated in federal court. Stay tuned for updates that may alter these requirements and other details. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was a program that gave non-c…

EB-5 Visas (Investment Green Cards)

EB-5 Visas There are many requirements for this visa, both in eligibility and in the type and amount of investment you make. At Poarch Thompson Law, we can advise you to help you meet these criteria, tell you about programs that can reduce the…

Fiancé(e) Visas (K-1 Visa)

Fiancé(e) Visas The fiancé(e) visa (K-1) permits a U.S. citizen to bring a foreign national fiancé(e) to the U.S. to marry. Once married, the foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence (green card). You should not marry someone …

How To Seek Asylum In The USA

Asylum is a protection granted to non-citizens of the United States who have suffered persecution or fear of persecution in their home country. If you are considering applying for asylum, the immigration attorneys at Poarch Thompson Law can answe…

Immigration Consequences of Criminal Charges

Immigration Consequences for Criminal Charges If you face criminal charges, will your immigration status be affected? You may face harsh immigration consequences, especially if your case is handled by your criminal attorney without regard for …

Immigration Litigation and Appeals

Sometimes USCIS makes mistakes in your adjudication or intractable delays require you to take action in the court system. Other times, litigation or appeal is necessary to preserve your right to remain in the U.S.  You don’t need to handl…

Marriage-Based Green Cards

Marriage-based green cards, or permanent resident status based on a marriage to a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, are often straight forward and relatively quick to obtain. However, these green cards are not guaranteed. You and your sponsor…

Provisional Unlawful Presence Waivers

Usually, living unlawfully in the United States prohibits you from gaining permanent residence status. However, applying for the provisional immigration waiver of unlawful presence may make you eligible again. This may be a stressful process for …

Removal of Conditions on Permanent Residence

Removal of Conditions  Your marriage-based green card may be “conditional” if, at the time you file your initial marriage-based application, you have been married less than two years. The experienced immigration attorneys at Poarch Thomps…

Removal Proceedings, Bonds & Deportation Defense

Bond, Removal & Deportation Defense  Deportation proceedings are now called removal proceedings. This is a process that may result in you being removed from the United States unless you can raise a defense. You may also be able to rec…

Request for Evidence and Notice of Intent to Deny

Request for Evidence (RFE) and Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) After you submit a petition or application to USCIS, they may respond in a number of ways. Sometimes, they use requests for evidence (RFE) and notices of intent to deny (NOID) to a…

Special Immigrant Juveniles

Immigrant children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned can apply for special immigrant juvenile status. If you are granted this status, you may become a permanent resident or receive a green card. This process is very time-sensitive …

U Visas (Victims of Crimes)

U Non-Immigrant Visas Status or U Visas U non-immigrant visa status, or U Visa, is available for victims of certain crimes who assist law enforcement investigate or prosecute the offenders. This visa was created to help victims of domesti…

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“Rachel was absolutely fantastic. We had 1 on the phone consultation and we knew she would be our immigration attorney for life”.

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