Immigration Law Attorneys in Worcester County
Licensed to Practice in Massachusetts State Courts
At Murphy & Rudolf, LLP, we are aware that criminal convictions often carry serious immigration consequences. These consequences may range from the denial of a renewed visa or green card to mandatory deportation. If you or your loved one is charged with a crime, our Worcester immigration lawyers are well versed in criminal law and can provide legal defense for you in court.
Call us at (508) 744-3038 today for a free consultation.
Understanding Immigration Laws in the United States
Under a federal program called “Secure Communities,” all arrestees are fingerprinted and run through a federal database, which checks their criminal record and immigration status. The Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP have extensive experience with the intersection of criminal and immigration laws. We can help determine the value of your immigration status and passionately defend you in court.
Factors the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) considers when granting immigration status include:
- Whether the applicant has an immediate relative who is a U.S. citizen or who has lawful permanent residence
- Whether the applicant is making a capital investment in the U.S. that either saves or creates a specific number of jobs or that meets certain dollar thresholds
- Whether the applicant has a permanent employment opportunity in the U.S. that falls under one of five eligible employment categories
- Whether the applicant qualifies for refugee status as an individual who fears or suffers persecution for religion, race, political views, nationality, or membership in a certain group in his or her country of origin
Assessing whether a criminal charge will result in deportation or a bar from lawful immigration status or visa requires more than just familiarity with state and federal laws. The Worcester immigration attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP know how to properly evaluate the many grey areas where federal and state laws are not directly equivalent. With our extensive knowledge, we can provide legal advice to help you determine whether to take your criminal case to trial or to accept a settlement.
Passionate Defense for Immigration Cases
Moreover, once your criminal matter is complete, the Worcester criminal defense attorneys at Murphy & Rudolf, LLP can continue to guide you through your immigration matters. Whether you are seeking asylum in the U.S. or a cancellation of removal, we can assist you. Our immigration lawyers know how to properly prepare a case before the immigration court and can represent you at every stage, from bond hearings to final hearings.
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