Maryland Immigration Lawyer Helps People to Live and Work in the United States

Responsive advocate based in the Baltimore area assists immigrants and their families

The United States has long been a haven for people from other countries seeking a better way of life. Whether you wish to work here, become a permanent resident, fight deportation or help family members join you in America, the Law Office of Sheila Durant provides the experience and dedication you deserve to help you realize your goal. I understand that the laws governing immigration can be confusing and frustrating to those who seek to come to our shores or stay here legally. I am committed to making the path to employment, residence, citizenship or travel a less circuitous route for those I represent.

Knowledgeable immigration lawyer handles a range of issues

The U.S. immigration system comprises a complex web of intricate laws and bureaucratic red tape. I am intimately familiar with the policies and procedures of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the U.S. government agency that administers the country's immigration and naturalization system, and I draw on that knowledge to represent clients in a full range of immigration matters, which may include:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Nonimmigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • Immigration bonds
  • International adoptions
  • Travel documents
  • Green card applications and renewals
  • Representation at USCIS interviews

In each of these matters, I can help with applications, petitions, forms, and hearings to guide clients through every step of the process.

Attorney offers thorough assistance for visa applications

Applying for a work, travel or residency visa can be a daunting task. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications for individual visas and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and potential denials. I will analyze your short- and long-term goals to set up a long-range plan. By thoroughly understanding your situation, I can gather evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. My experience allows me to anticipate complications in the application process and troubleshoot before problems occur.

Adviser provides guidance for refugees and asylum seekers

I also assist those who seek safety in the United States through refugee or asylum status. To be considered a refugee, a foreign national living outside their native country must be able to prove that returning there poses a risk of persecution. People seeking asylum in the United States must already reside here and prove that deportation or removal to their home country presents the same threat that a refugee faces.

Counselor stays current on changing immigration law

Immigration policy is under constant debate, and the laws are frequently modified. To complicate matters, the USCIS regularly updates its procedures, forms and guidelines. To best represent you, I stay current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, I consider not only the laws as they exist but the possibility of beneficial — as well as harmful — reforms. I am dedicated to pursuing your case and achieving your goals in even the most complicated situations.

Contact a skilled Maryland immigration lawyer for help with your case

The Law Office of Sheila Durant in Baltimore provides skilled legal help to clients in a wide range of immigration matters. Call me at 410-499-7610 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.