Family Immigration

In-depth experience with navigating the maze of family immigration.

Family-based immigrants are admitted either as immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or through the family preference system. Due to the annual visa quotas and eligibility requirements, immigrants can be subject to long wait times that could result in some family members being left behind. I have consistently brought and kept families together by navigating with them the technicalities of priority dates, children aging out or family members moving from one family preference category to another.

I can help with immigration petitions for relatives of U.S. citizens or green card holders.

  • I-130 Petition for Relative for spouses, children, parents and siblings
  • I-485 Adjustment of Status Application
  • Immigrant Visa Application at a U.S. consulate abroad
  • Extreme Hardship Waivers
  • Immigration Reliefs for Surviving Relatives
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Cristina A. Godinez
Immigration Attorney

Immigration is a complicated process. Any person who decides to go through it could use the steady hand of an attorney who has undergone the experience and has acquired the technical expertise in a variety of law firm settings.

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Member, American Immigration Lawyers’ Association (AILA)

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