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Dedicated California Immigration Law Attorney Helps Individuals and Families Gain the Freedom They Deserve

Helping domestic and international clients with their immigration issues
Whether you are an undocumented worker, a high-powered executive, or a citizen adopting internationally or marrying your foreign fiancé, the El Monte, California law office of Alma D. Puente, APLC has the experience to help you. Attorney Puente has assisted clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including:

  • Employment-based immigration
  • Family-sponsored immigration
  • Non-immigrant visas
  • Naturalization
  • Certificates of U.S. citizenship
  • Deportation and removal proceedings
  • Immigration bonds
  • Asylum and refugee status
  • TPS and humanitarian visas
  • International adoptions
  • Travel documents
  • Green card renewal
  • Representation at USCIS interviews

Understanding the immigration bureaucracy
The U.S. immigration system is a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. Alma D. Puente, APLC maneuvers comfortably through the red tape to bring you the best possible outcomes when dealing with:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
  • U.S. Border Patrol (CBP)
  • U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
  • Department of Labor (DOL)
  • Worldwide consulates and embassies
  • Immigration court
  • Federal court
  • Detention facilities

Applying for a visa
Applying for a visa is more complicated than just sending forms to the USCIS. The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and possibly a denial of the visa. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must precisely match. Attorney Puente discusses your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. She thoroughly analyzes your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and she meticulously gathers evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. She anticipates complications and troubleshoots before problems occur.

Constantly-changing immigration laws
Immigration policy is under constant debate, and the laws are frequently modified. In addition, the various government agencies that administer immigration regulations regularly update their procedures, forms and guidelines. Alma D. Puente, APLC stays current on the shifts in immigration law and updated on potential changes in the pipeline. To successfully advise you, she considers the laws as they exist and also the possibility of beneficial — or harmful — reforms. Fastidious and dedicated, she relentlessly pursues your case and develops unique solutions in complicated situations.

Contact a California immigration lawyer who can help you
Call Alma D. Puente, APLC at 626-442-9900 or contact her office online. She serves clients in El Monte and Los Angeles, California, as well as international clients from Mexico, Central America, Vietnam, Korea, China and the Philippines.