Tampa Immigration Lawyer
Here at DSK Law, our attorneys and staff are proud to be citizens of the United States—a country that has long prided itself as a country diverse with many cultures, religions, nationalities, and ethnicities. We believe that by bringing together different ways of thinking and different cultures, our country is stronger, friendlier, and an overall better place to live. This mindset is under attack, however, and immigration authorities are ripping families apart with unbelievable turpitude. Immigrants are being detained and prosecuted for political gain and for the profits of private immigration detention facilities. Detention costs have risen to over $2 billion annually, and two of the largest for-profit immigration detention company’s (CoreCivic and GEO Group) annual profits rose from $133 million to $195 million, and $42 million to $144 million, respectively, according to ImmigrationPolicy.org. And this was from 2007 to 2014. Profits are increasing even more rapidly in recent years.
In order to keep Florida a diverse and welcoming state, and to ensure that our country’s borders are not closed off to those who are only looking for an opportunity to work hard and raise their families in a better environment from where they came from, our Tampa immigration lawyers at de Beaubien, Simmons, Knight, Mantzaris & Neal fight for immigrants’ rights to be recognized.
Immigration is a Boom to the American Economy
From the mid 1800s to the 1920s (during America’s initial rise as a major player on the world stage), immigrants made up between 12 and 15 percent of the U.S. population—the same as today. Immigrants have long been the backbone of our economy, and nearly every current American citizen is a descendant of an immigrant family.
Our Full Range of Immigration Legal Services
- Family-based immigration matters;
- Obtaining lawful permanent resident status;
- Applying for green cards;
- Applying for marriage and fiancée visas;
- Preparing immigration petitions for immediate family members;
- Defenses to removal or deportation;
- Asylum petitions;
- Overstaying visas;
- Business and employment immigration issues;
- Preparing business and corporate visas;
- Obtaining labor certifications for international workers;
- Education-based immigration matters;
- Student visas;
- Visitor visas for educational purposes; and
- Applications for citizenship and naturalization.
We Understand that Legal Success for Obtaining Citizenship or a Green Card is Crucial to Your Family’s Future
If you are applying for citizenship, our lawyers can help you through this complex legal maze. Becoming a citizen is challenging and the wait times are lengthy, but it can be worth it. The median household income for foreign-born citizens is over $60,000, more than it is for native-born citizens by roughly $5,000, and over than $15,000 more than the median household income of non-citizens, according to Quartz. Foreign-born citizens are doing quite well, especially compared to those without citizenship. Being a foreign-born U.S. citizen opens up your opportunities for higher education, employment, and social programs that can drastically improve your family’s quality of life. For those seeking green cards, the difference between working in your native country and the U.S. can be drastic. Even a minimum wage job in the U.S. pays more than the average wage of most undeveloped nations. Those with higher degrees may find themselves earning enough by working in the U.S. with a green card to support their families for years to come. We fully understand how important it is that you win your legal case, and our attorneys will be with you every step of the way.
Whether you are applying for a visa or green card, need defense against a removal, or are trying to be reunited with a family member or child, our lawyers can help. Reach out to our Tampa immigration lawyers today at DSK Law for assistance with your case.