Practicing U.S. Immigration Law Only, Since 1997
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2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018 Avvo Clients' Choice Winner
Competent Accessible Legal Representation
Here for Our Clients-- helping them navigate the immigration maze.
The top complaints clients have about working with attorneys? Clients can never reach them. Nor do attorneys return a client's phone calls. At the Law Office of Theodore Huang, Attorney Ted Huang makes it a priority to communicate with his clients in a timely manner. Moreover, Attorney Huang strives to provide clear helpful guidance, so clients know what to do, and what to expect as their paperwork work through the USCIS. Our office has been doing this since 1997, and our 5* ratings on Yelp and Avvo.com are a testament to our commitment to providing fast high-quality legal advice.
Our Immigration Focus
We can help you reunite family members, resolve immigration problems and obtain U.S. citizenship.
Our law office has substantial experience reuniting family members in the USA. Whether currently in the USA seeking to adjust status or outside in a foreign country applying for a K-1 fiancee visa or immigrant visa, family members can count on Attorney Ted Huang to identify the proper and quickest means to obtain permanent residency. We recognize the strain of being separated, so when different options are available, we are sure to present available options and discuss estimated processing times and associated costs with each option.
Immigration violations may render an applicant unable to enter or gain status in the USA. Fortunately certain waivers are available to forgive such violations for the purpose of family unity, to provide relief for refugess, victims of human trafficking or to provide humanitarian benefits
We have solid experience with waivers, in particular with I-601A provisional waivers. The I-601A waiver is available for those who are undocumented and yet are eligible for permanent residency through marriage to a US citizen.
Applying to become a naturalized U.S. citizen is a privilege that lawful permanent residents should procure once eligible. Certain requirements must be met including showing good moral character and physical and continuous presence in the U.S. An arrest, conviction, DUI or failure to file federal income taxes can be a hindrance to becoming a U.S. citizen. Our office can examine your immigration history to determine your eligibility and when to apply.
Theodore Huang, Esq.
Immigration attorney Theodore Huang has been practicing U.S. immigration law since 1997. He graduated from U. C. San Diego with a Bachelor's degree in Urban Studies and Planning in 1992. He attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles and graduated in 1996. He is a member of the Maryland state bar as well as a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Los Angeles County Bar Association. He is authorized by federal law to represent clients before the USCIS. EOIR, ICE, the National Visa Center and the Department of State. In his spare time he enjoys being with his family, attending concerts and watching stand-up comedy.
Services We Provide
Requests for Evidence by USCIS
Receiving a Request for Evidence from the USCIS is discouraging. Especially for couples who believe they complied with the requirements to remove the conditional status or to prove a bona fide marriage. Our office has deep experience in properly responding to a RFE to maximize chances for success.
I-751: Removal of Conditional Status
We have expertise in helping U.S./foreign couples file joint petitions to remove the conditional status on a lawful permanent resident's green card. Forgot to file by the 2 year deadline? In that case, the stakes are even higher, nonetheless we can still assist. Contact us immediately.
I-601A Provisional Waivers
For individuals whose only immigration violation is being unlawfully present, the I-601A provisional waiver is available to minimize the amount of time required to spend outside the USA. Talk to us so we can evaluate your eligibility and ability to meet the extreme hardship requirement.
K-1 Fiancee Visas
Attorney Huang has helped many U.S. citizens and their foreign fiance(e)s be reunited in the USA. Processing involves working with three different U.S. agencies and can take several months so proper petition preparation is essential to minimize any delays.
Spouses and Parents of US Citizens
Immediate relatives of US citizens may apply for permanent residency whether they are here in the USA or abroad. We have deep experience helping individuals with a variety of immigration histories successfully adjust or consular process.
Attending USCIS Interviews
Attorney Huang is available to attend marriage-based interviews, employment-based interviews, naturalization interviews and any other appearance required at a local USCIS office. Clients are understandably concerned about questions that might be asked at these interviews. Our office will properly prepare the client and any necessary supporting documentation to maximize the chances for success.
If the USCIS is alleging that your marriage is not bona fide and entered into solely to obtain an immigration benefit, contact us to see how we can help you prevent getting your green card revoked.
Divorce and Impact on Green Card
If your green card was based on marriage to a US citizen and yet your marriage is breaking up, contact us to discuss your options and how we can help you file a waiver of the joint petition requirement.
VAWA: Abuse in the Marriage or Family
Foreign spouses, parents and children suffering abuse from U.S. citizens or lawful permanent resident family members, may be eligible to file for immigration relief without the sponsorship of their abusers. Confidentially contact us for more details.
U.S. Citizenship through Naturalization
Obtaining U.S. citizenship is the last hurdle in one's immigration quest. It allows the new citizen to vote in U.S. elections, avoid deportation proceedings and live abroad without fear of being denied reentry into the USA. Specific residency requirements apply which can prevent a lawful permanent resident living abroad from obtaining naturalization at the desired time, so contact us for a consultation.
Shoplifting, Domestic Violence and Other Crimes
The immigration consequences of criminal convictions, arrests or just bad behavior can be significant. If you are seeking to renew a green card or apply for U.S. citizenship, but have some kind of record, contact us for a discussion on how those incidents will affect your immigration prospects.
DUIs and Immigration Consequences
DUIS and OUIs are common mistakes which visa applicants and lawful permanent residents should not underestimate. The immigration consequences are real, and depending on the type of benefit you are seeking, could make a difference between an approval or a denial. Contact us for an evaluation of your circumstances.
Smoking and Possessing Marijuana
While smoking marijuana is becoming increasingly legal in a number of U.S. states, marijuana use continues to be an offense under federal law per the Controlled Substances Act. Immigration consequences can be severe including having a green card or naturalization application denied or even having a lawful permanent resident deported. Stop this conduct immediately to protect your immigration future, and contact us to discuss.