Naturalization

Naturalization Naturalization is the process by which one who was born outside the United States may become a U.S. citizen.  Are you a lawful permanent resident who would like to naturalize?  There are several criteria in order to be eligible. Notice of Important Filing Dates On December 1, 2020, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) …

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Hire a Spanish-Speaking Lawyer to Elevate Your Chances of Legal Success

Language, being the primary source of communication, can hold great power when it is used efficiently to express thoughts, emotions or arguments. Not only does the language play a key role in accurate expression of ideas, but it has the ability to create a strong impact with the right choice of words. Additionally, language can …

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YOU CAN STILL GET A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RESTRAINING ORDERS DESPITE COVID-19 CLOSURES

All non-essential operations have been shut down across California. This includes many court functions. However, court functions as to domestic violence restraining orders to protect victims and their children from their abusers remain operational. The Marin County Superior Court issued an Administrative Order on March 16, 2020, ordering the family law courtrooms and clerk’s offices …

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U Visa Eligibility for Victims of Domestic Violence & Related Crimes

What is the U Visa? The U Visa is for victims of certain crimes who have experienced physical or mental abuse and are willing to assist in the investigation or prosecution of the criminal incident.  Congress created the U nonimmigrant visa in October 2000.  Its purpose is to encourage victims to come forward, aid in …

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Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Eligibility

What are the Eligibility Requirements for a VAWA Application? The Violence Against Women’s Act was passed by Congress in 1994.  It allows certain battered non-citizens to self-petition for immigration relief.  The applicants must be the spouse, child, or parent of an abusive U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR).  Divorced spouses may also apply if …

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Work Permits

Work Permits A work permit is formally known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD). This document is required for certain categories of immigrants to work in the United States. It is only an option for those with certain applications pending, giving them some temporary right to be in the United States.  The application must be …

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Complimentary Consultation for Domestic Violence Restraining Order Matters

Castro Law Offices is currently providing complimentary 30-minute consultation for individuals with Domestic Violence Restraining Order matters in counties of Marin, Sonoma, Napa, San Francisco, Alameda, Contra Costa, and Solano*