Immigration law is a profoundly personal field of law — an area of the law that is increasingly complex and often politically impacted. You need someone who is both passionate to serve your family’s personal needs and someone who knows how to navigate the tangled web of the immigration system. Kasturi Law is owned and operated by Shobhana R. Kasturi. Ms. Kasturi has been practicing law for over 22 years. Her single focus is on immigration law which means your case is handled by an immigration attorney from beginning to end. Each client receives impeccable personalized treatment within her boutique immigration law firm. Ms. Kasturi is a passionate and compassionate advocate who understands the complexities of the immigration system. Feel free to reference the 100 reviews on google over 145 reviews on avvo regarding Kasturi Law, LLC.
Who should call Kasturi Law, LLC?
- Spouses who have married and would like to petition for the other spouse who is living abroad to receive a green card (lawful permanent residence) in the U.S. Couples often find themselves separated from their loved ones and anxious to reunite with their spouse. It helps to have an advocate who understands consular processing, the nuance of particular immigration histories, and the importance of documenting the history of your relationship.
- Many couples decide to marry here in the U.S. and would like to apply for the adjustment of status of the foreign spouse. It is important to work carefully and methodically with an attorney who understands the impact of entries and exits into the U.S., the implications of the new public charge rule, and the importance of establishing a good faith relationship. It is important to be prepared for the interview with USCIS of both spouses and to understand the role of certain questions and your rights in a contentious interview such as a Stokes Interview.
- We can’t choose who we love and many couples find themselves in love with someone who resides abroad. Fiance Visas (K-1) are a novel and unique process — one that requires a skilled advocate who understands the consular process, but also the implications of marrying and eventually living and residing in the U.S. as a new couple.
- For many families the U.S. immigration system is a divisive and painful structure. Families who want to unite with parents, siblings, and children need someone who understands the impact of the grounds of inadmissibility, preference based immigration system, consular processing, 245(i) immigration eligibility, provisional waivers, and I-30 visa petitions.
- Becoming a lawful permanent resident (green card holder) is a daunting and momentous decision — one that has tremendous opportunities but also risks. It’s important to seek out the counsel of someone who understands the limitations on travel, importance of paying taxes, grounds of deportability, and the benefits enjoyed by lawful permanent residents.
- Dreamers or DACA holders might find themselves in new relationships that can lead to adjustment of status or simply with a newly arisen issue that comes up during their DACA renewal process.
- There is nothing more joyful than becoming a U.S. citizen. The Naturalization process is a long and arduous one and a process that requires commitment and intelligence. It is important to understand the interview, examination of history and civics, but also the good moral character requirements imposed by USCIS.
- Often Naturalization applicants find themselves in challenging situations when applying for U.S. citizenship. Kasturi Law is equipped to handle situations arising from DUIs/arrests, failure to pay past child support, failure to register for the Selective Service, or Tax issues that might arise when applying for citizenship.
- It is very important for immigrant applicants to understand that interviews with USCIS for naturalization or adjustment of status can become contentious and difficult at any moment. Kasturi Law works with applicants to prepare them for their naturalization and adjustment of status interviews in a thorough and confident way. Applicants need a passionate advocate who knows the USCIS office, officers, and law to protect you in the event expected and unexpected issues arise. Kasturi Law will travel nationwide to attend USCIS interviews.
- Applicants may find themselves in precarious situations when they work pro se (unrepresented) or with an inexperienced immigration attorney and may seek out assistance when they receive a Request for Evidence (RFE), Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID), N-14, or Denial. You need swift advice, an action plan, and a competent attorney to assist.
- Criminal immigration law is a nuanced field of immigration law. Criminal arrests, charges, and convictions can have profound and often disastrous impacts on immigration status. Seeking out competent counsel is essential and Opinion Letters from immigration counsel presented to the judge in criminal court may help to reduce your charge or sentence.
- Families left with no other immigration options facing a serious medical or family emergency may be eligible to apply for Humanitarian Parole to seek entry into the U.S. when they might have been otherwise unable.
- If a visa holder wants to change his or her status in the U.S. in this current political climate it is essential to seek out immigration assistance. For example, if an applicant arrived as a tourist, but would like to become a student in the U.S. then an applicant must apply to change status to a different immigration category (non-immigrant visa).
- After two years of life in the U.S. as a conditional permanent resident (conditional green card holders) — applicants need to apply on Form I-751 to remove conditions. Married couples need assistance to again prove the bona fide marriage. Unfortunately, some issues (separation, domestic violence, emotional cruelty, and divorce) plague a marriage. Kasturi Law is here to advise and represent couples and individuals who need assistance with I-751s.
- For a variety of reasons applicants who were born abroad to U.S. citizen parents or applicants whose parents became U.S. citizens when they were minors might need proof of their U.S. Citizenship. Kasturi Law proudly represents applicants who derive or acquire U.S. citizenship and need assistance applying for a certificate of citizenship.
- Many women and men in the U.S. find themselves trapped in a marriage to a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident – who have been victims of physical abuse, emotional cruelty, or verbal abuse. These immigrant victims of domestic violence might be eligible to self-petition for lawful permanent residence (green card) under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
- Certain victims of crime who assist law enforcement might be eligible for a special visa called a U Visa. This type of visa is very specific and can lead to permanent residence. U Visa holders need to apply for adjustment of status (green card) and need an advocate who understands the immigration laws specific for U Visa holders.
- Immigrants who have been victim of sex or labor trafficking whether that be in their home environment, when crossing the border, or in the U.S. in the course of their employment — might be eligible for a T Visa or a visa for victims of human trafficking. It’s very important for applicants to seek out specialized assistance with T Visas.
Call Kastur Law, LLC today to discuss your immigration matter at 630-392-810