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Factors considered by the USCIS include:

  • Whether the applicant has an immediate relative who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;
  • Whether the applicant has a permanent employment opportunity in the U.S., and whether that employment fits under one of the five eligible employment categories;
  • Whether the applicant is making a capital investment in the U.S. that meets certain dollar thresholds, and that either creates or saves a specified number of jobs; and
  • Whether the applicant qualifies for refugee status as an individual who suffers or fears persecution on the basis of race, religion, nationality, political view, or membership in a certain group in his or her country of origin.
The purpose of the DV Lottery Program is to annually award immigrant visas to applicants whose country of origin has low immigration rates to the U.S. (not more than 50,000 in the last five years). The program is called a lottery because there are more applicants than available visas, and the visas are granted randomly among qualified applicants.
Removal (deportation) occurs when an alien is found to have violated certain immigration or criminal laws, consequences being that the alien forfeits his or her right to remain in the U.S., and is usually barred from returning. The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement issues a Notice to Appear stating the reason why the alien should be deported or removed. The notice is served to the alien and is filed with the immigration court. A hearing is scheduled, at which an immigration judge will determine if the information in the notice is correct. If it is, removal of the alien will be ordered.
Yes. The immigrant has 30 days to appeal the decision to the Board of Immigration. If the board decides against the immigrant, the matter can be appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals. Finally, if the Court of Appeals also finds against the immigrant, the case can be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In some cases, the USCIS has the discretion to waive filing fees. The applicant must show they are unable to pay. In order to have the USCIS consider waiving fees, the applicant must follow specific instructions, including completion of a form for review by the USCIS.
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What Our Clients Say

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“My name is Paula Cota. I live in Beaufort County and I was a victim of an armed robbery. Today I’m grateful that I hired Diener Law and they helped me obtain a Visa. I want to ask everyone to not think any further and hire a lawyer if you have been a victim of a violent crime. I can say they helped me a lot, and I’m no longer afraid to be in the US because they opened that door for me. Don’t leave it for tomorrow, do it today.”

Paula Cota, Immigration Client
Workers Comp

I had an accident at work and contacted Diener Law attorneys. After so much time we didn’t give up, we fought and won the case. And I do recommend them to all those persons who have had accidents and have no legal papers here. Don’t give up. We should all fight because regardless of our legal status, we all have the same rights.

Guadalupe Angeles, Workers Comp Client
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“When I had the car accident, the first thing I did was to call the attorneys at Diener Law to see if they could take my case. They have been helping me a lot and I’m pleased with their work.”

Nestor, Personal Injury Client
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“I hired Diener Law because my husband did an immigration petition for me. It was a waiver case. Now my life has changed in many positive ways. I got legal permanent residency, my driver’s license and thanks to God we are doing much better. Don’t waste any more time and go to Diener Law to get help with your immigration case!”

Martha Ramirez, Immigration Client
Workers Compensation

“I sustained an injury while I was working back in February, I reported it to my employer and they obviously said ‘There’s nothing we can do for you’. For some time, I looked for lawyers that could help me, but two or three firms refused to take my case saying ‘There’s nothing we can do for you’. I didn’t give up. I kept searching and finally found Diener Law. And I feel very pleased to have found this law firm because they immediately gave me attention and never gave up. From the very start when they took my case they never said no and to this very, they proved to be very attentive. I feel very, very pleased to have them take my case.”

María Mendez, Workers Comp Client
Immigration Attorney

“Above all I’d like to thank Diener Law, because of how they helped me. I have been approved to stay legally in this country. At first, I was little afraid to apply because I wasn’t sure of what was going to happen but they supported me every step of the way and I’m very satisfied with the way they worked with me. Now that everything’s over, I believe we made it and it’s all thanks to them.”

Gilberto Diaz, Immigration Client
Criminal Defense

“I had a Criminal case and thank God everything got sorted out. I came to Diener Law’s office, they helped and gave me their support during this case. Whether it is a big or small case, I would advise all my friends not to try and solve legal matters on their own. The way migratory laws are at this moment, it’s better to get legal help to get everything worked out in your favor. I’d like to say that Diener Law helped me along this very lengthy process. Be patient, work with your lawyers and God willing, everything will be alright”.

Fernando Vega, Criminal Defense Client
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“My name is Daniel, I am originally from Mexico City and I currently live in Pitt County. I hired Diener Law around the year 2008 because I had a very serious accident and my case turned out being a valid U-Visa. Lots of people would tell me to go back to Mexico, but I decided to stay and fight because I heard that I could receive some sort of legal benefit with this case. Now my life has positively changed: I could get my driver’s license, a valid social security number, and now I’m going in and out of Mexico whenever I want. Now I am working to get my citizenship.”

Daniel, Immigration Client

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