Immigration is about reuniting families and starting new beginnings.

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.

of Status

Adjustment of status is when a foreign national who is in the United States can apply for permanent resident status (green card) without having to return to his or her home country.

Application for Asylum

Asylum permits foreign nationals who fear to return to their country to seek refuge in the U.S. and thereby gain legal status.


You can pursue consular processing through the Department of State abroad after USCIS approves an employment­, family-based or other petition.


Criminal consequences on immigration status are one of the most complex and difficult aspects of immigration practice.


Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) is an executive directive permitting individuals to request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years so long as they meet certain guidelines


The fiancé visa (K-1) permits a U.S. citizen to bring a foreign national fiancé to the U.S. to marry. Once married, the foreign national may apply for lawful permanent residence (green card).


Immigration agency denials require complex responses on Motions to Reopen, Reconsider or Appeal. In these cases, it’s essential to have an attorney who understands how to best marshal the facts in support of your case.

Notices of
Intent to Deny

The quality of a response to a USCIS notice can mean the difference between an approval and a denial in your case.

for Evidence

The quality of a response to a USCIS RFE notice can mean the difference between an approval and a denial in your case.

Marriage Based Green Card

Marriage-based green cards can be straightforward, with few surprises, or they can be incredibly complex.

Naturalization & Citizenship

Naturalization is the process by which a foreign citizen gains U.S. Citizenship after he or she fulfills all the necessary testing and other requirements.

Removal of Conditions (Green Card)

If you have been married less than two years at the time that your green card is approved, then you must file an application to remove the conditions.

Deportation & Removal Defense

The primary concern is always whether you qualify for a defense to immigration removal proceedings that will permit you to remain in the U.S.



Immediate relatives of U.S. citizens can apply for provisional waivers that overcome the inadmissibility bar of unlawful presence in the U.S.

Special Immigration Juveniles

Special immigrant juvenile status is for certain undocumented children in the United States for whom family reunification is not a viable and it would not be in their best interests to return to their home country.

U Visas

The U visa is for victims of certain crimes who are currently assisting, or have previously assisted, law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of a crime.

“Understanding, passion, honesty, experience, and most importantly, Christine and her team are completely willing to help their clients in a sincere and professional way. That's how I would describe Christine, who was one of two attorneys in my asylum case that was resolved successfully.

Besides all of the above, what stands out in Christine is her ability to investigate to the depths each one of her cases, her knowledge of Latin America that allows her to understand the problems of the region, and her fluidity in Spanish that makes it possible to connect better with her clients."

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The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.