Immigration Law

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Clawson and Staubes provides businesses, families, and individuals with goal-oriented representation and accessible immigration law services. Our Immigration Group is dedicated to achieving the results our clients seek. Our firm represents clients before U.S. immigration agencies and courts, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of State, and Executive Office for Immigration Review (Immigration Court). We represent clients in immigration law matters in North Carolina, South Carolina, across the United States, and around the world. We offer free initial consultations at our offices, by telephone, or by video conference. Our Immigration Group attorneys and staff are fluent in English and Spanish.

Employment-Based Immigration

Employment-based immigration laws are complex and require efficient and effective legal representation. We leverage years of immigration law experience and cutting-edge technology to provide employers with comprehensive case management solutions and reduce the stress associated with the immigration process. We represent businesses in applications for nonimmigrant visas and lawful permanent residence for foreign nationals. We represent businesses in applying for B-1 visas, E-1 visas, E-2 visas, E-3 visas, H-1B visas, L-1A visas, L-1B visas, O-1 visas, P-1 visas, R-1 visas, TN visas, and INA § 212(d)(3) waivers. We also represent businesses in preparing EB-1, EB-2, and EB-3 PERM and I-140 applications. We advise employers on worksite compliance with immigration laws, including I-9 compliance matters.

Family-Based Immigration

We help families achieve their U.S. immigration goals. U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents may petition for lawful permanent residence for eligible family members. Our firm prepares I-130 petitions for qualifying family members, adjustment of status (“green card”) applications, I-601A provisional unlawful presence waiver applications, I-601 and I-212 inadmissibility waiver applications, and immigrant visa applications. We represent clients in consular processing matters at consulates around the world. We also represent clients in naturalization applications, U visa applications, T visa applications, asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) applications, parole in place applications, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) applications, and travel document applications (“advance parole” or “reentry permit”).

Investor Visas

Investors in a U.S. business may qualify for an E-2 visa. The investor must be a national of a country with which the U.S. has a requisite treaty, have invested or be actively in the process of investing a substantial amount of capital in a U.S. enterprise, and be seeking to enter the U.S. to develop and direct the enterprise. We represent clients throughout the application process and assist clients in applying for E-2 visas in the U.S. or at U.S. consulates abroad.

Deportation/Removal Defense

Clients in deportation or removal proceedings often face complicated immigration law issues. We value serving clients with perseverance and determination. Our firm represents clients in applying for adjustment of status, cancellation of removal, asylum, and waivers before Immigration Courts. In addition, we represent clients in motions to reopen their deportation or removal proceedings and motions to terminate their proceedings. We represent clients in appeals before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). We also advise clients and other attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.

Federal Court Litigation

When it is not possible to obtain a favorable outcome from USCIS, EOIR, or the BIA, we evaluate litigating an immigration case in federal court. Our firm represents clients in immigration law matters before U.S. federal district courts, U.S. courts of appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Consult with an Immigration Attorney

If you are in need of an immigration attorney, Doug Thie, Grayson Gibson, and their team at Clawson and Staubes are available to assist you. Contact our Immigration Group at (704) 940-9128 to learn more about our services.


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