(PRLEAP.COM) Lin & Valdez, a leading law firm in the Houston area specializing in immigration, reached out to immigrants applying for citizenship concerning new waiver rules issued earlier this month. Effective March 4, 2013, the Department of Homeland Security’s final rule in the Federal Register allows for certain individuals to obtain a provisional unlawful presence waiver before returning to their country of origin for immigrant visa interviews. In essence, this rule allows immigrants to remain in the United States with immediate relatives-spouse, children, and parents-while in the process of obtaining a visa. "The law is designed to avoid extreme hardship to U.S. citizens, which is precisely what this rule achieves," United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Mayorkas said. "The change will have a significant impact on American families by greatly reducing the time family members are separated from those they rely upon."
"With a large number of our clients going through the long process of immigration to the United States, we are happy that many will be able to stay close to their families while applying for citizenship," said Stewart Lin of Lin & Valdez. "While our firm deals with a wide variety of case law including civil, family, bankruptcy, criminal, personal injury, and estate planning matters , immigration law is a specialty of ours because it affects our Houston community and the future of the United States."
Lin & Valdez combines fifty years of legal experience with a hard work ethic to serve clients worldwide from their Houston area law firm. Since Houston is quickly becoming one of the most ethnically diverse cities in the world, Lin & Valdez have quickly become one of the most experienced immigration law firms. Clients can go to Lin & Valdez for legal consultations on an H1 visa, L1 visa, E2 US visa, H1 B visa, Eb05 visa, NIW, Eb5 visa, and a national interest waiver.