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Salt Lake City Immigration Law Firm Works Hard to Keep Your Family Together

Representing families on both sides of the border

The immigration attorneys at Smart, Schofield, Shorter work hard for our clients facing immigration issues. We care about clients who have labored to provide a better life for their families. We help individuals, families and businesses obtain temporary or permanent Visas for themselves or their employees, we represent those facing deportation or removal, those noncitizens who have been accused of crimes, and those who are seeking U.S. citizenship.

Family-based immigration matters

Immigration law can feel like a moving target at times. Our immigration lawyers have helped numerous families secure their future in a country that is now home. We help with all types of immigration issues, including:

  • Spousal immigration
  • Citizenship
  • Family-based immigration matters
  • Consular processing
  • Deferred Action (DACA)
  • Adjustment of status
  • Fiance’ visas
  • Work Visas
  • Investment Visas
  • Miscellaneous Immigration Issues

Staying in the United States after you graduate

Many students are interested in learning about how they can stay in the country after school. We can work with your school or university to try to secure your stay after your studies have concluded. We have worked with a variety of students with different backgrounds and needs to help them meet their educational and employment goals by extending their stay in the United States.

What crimes adversely affect my immigration status?

There are several categories of offenses, which, if you are convicted, may result in your exclusion or deportation, including:

  • A crime involving a controlled substance. Even simple possession or more severe crimes such as manufacturing and distributing can affect your immigration status.
  • A crime of moral turpitude. A crime of moral turpitude is essentially any crime that involves fraud or dishonesty.
  • An aggravated felony. Burglary, arson and robbery can be aggravated felonies in Utah.
  • A crime of violence. Violent crimes can also include domestic violence offenses such as assault and false imprisonment.

Consult a qualified immigration attorney if you are a noncitizen and have been charged with a crime that may affect your status. At Smart, Schofield, Shorter our criminal defense and immigration lawyers are uniquely qualified to assist you with defending your criminal charges and protecting your immigration status.

Call a Salt Lake City immigration law firm that can help your family

No matter what your immigration law needs, the attorneys at Smart, Schofield, Shorter can help. We also offer flexible fee options to our clients and free consultations for immigration law cases. Call 801-747-0647 or contact us online today to schedule a consultation for your case.

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