Immigration Law

Navigating the complex world of immigration can be overwhelming. We are here to provide you with reliable guidance and expert assistance in all matters related to immigration law. Our experienced team of immigration attorneys is dedicated to helping individuals, families, and businesses achieve their immigration goals and navigate the legal process with confidence.

Visa Applications

Whether you are seeking temporary employment, studying abroad, or reuniting with family, we can help you navigate the intricacies of visa applications. Our attorneys explain the various visa options, including work visas, student visas, family-based visas, and more.

Green Card & Permanent Residency

Obtaining a green card or permanent residency is a significant milestone on the path to establishing yourself in the United States. Our immigration attorneys will explain the eligibility requirements, prepare the necessary documentation, and handle the application process.

Citizenship & Naturalization

If you are eligible to take the next step and become a U.S. citizen, we are here to support you. Our team will help you determine your eligibility, work with you to complete the naturalization process, including preparation for your for the citizenship examination and interview.

Deportation Defense

Facing deportation is a distressing experience. Our experienced immigration lawyers will vigorously advocate for your rights and explore all available defenses to protect you from removal. We provide dedicated representation throughout deportation proceedings.

Business Immigration

If you are an employer seeking to hire foreign talent or an investor looking to establish or expand your business in the United States, our immigration attorneys can guide you through the complex world of business immigration. We are very knowledgeable and accustomed with employment-based visas, investor visas, and compliance with immigration regulations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, under certain circumstances. If you entered the U.S. through the border, becoming legal is still possible. Consult with an immigration attorney to explore potential options, such as family-sponsored visas, waivers, or other relief programs.

If you have a criminal record, your eligibility for relief depends on the specifics of your case. The availability of relief varies based on the nature and severity of your criminal record. Consult with an immigration attorney to assess your options and build a strong case for relief.


If your fiancé is living abroad, you may explore the K-1 fiancé(e) visa. This visa allows your intended spouse to enter the U.S. for the purpose of marriage. Consulting with an immigration attorney is recommended for personalized guidance.

The most common is filing a family-based immigrant petition, which includes sponsoring immediate relatives (spouse, unmarried children under 21, and parents) or family preference relatives (unmarried adult children, married children, and siblings). Consulting with an immigration attorney is advisable to navigate the complexities of the sponsorship process efficiently.

If afraid to return home, explore alternatives like asylum, withholding of removal, or CAT protection. Consult an immigration attorney to understand eligibility and navigate the application process effectively.

Yes, if you’re a victim of abuse in the US, there are visas that can provide protection. The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and the U-Visa are options available to victims of certain crimes. Consult with an immigration attorney for guidance.

Yes, it’s important to report the crime even if you don’t have legal status. Reporting can be crucial for your safety and may make you eligible for a U-Visa, which protects crime victims assisting law enforcement. Fear of deportation should not prevent you from seeking help. Consult with an immigration attorney for guidance.

If you need to obtain an immigration waiver, it’s crucial to understand the specific reasons for the waiver requirement. Generally, a waiver may be needed to overcome certain inadmissibility issues or grounds for denial. Consult with an experienced immigration attorney who can assess your situation, guide you through the waiver process, and help you compile the necessary documentation.

To seek medical treatment in the US, foreigners usually require a B-2 Tourist Visa. Obtain a letter from a US doctor, complete the visa application, and demonstrate ties to your home country. Consulting an immigration attorney is advisable.

Whether you can employ a foreign worker depends upon the type of employment and the alien’s status and qualifications. Please contact an immigration attorney to discuss your company’s sponsorship of employment visas.

In the United States, U.S. citizens can sponsor family members, including spouses, children, siblings, and parents, while lawful permanent residents (green card holders) can sponsor spouses and unmarried children.

To apply for asylum in the U.S., file Form I-589, Application for Asylum and Withholding of Removal, within one year of your arrival, and include a detailed explanation of the persecution or fear you face in your home country. Consult with an immigration attorney for guidance throughout the application process.

Employment visas are non-immigrant visas that allow foreign nationals to work temporarily in the United States. Consulting with an immigration attorney is advisable to determine the most suitable option for your specific situation.

To obtain a green card through employment, the process generally involves the employer sponsoring the foreign national. The specific steps vary based on the employment category, so it’s crucial to consult with an immigration attorney for guidance throughout the process.

Why Choose Us

Take the First Step: Empower yourself with the knowledge and representation you deserve. Contact our immigration law team to schedule a consultation. Let us guide you through the intricate immigration process, ensuring your rights are protected and your dreams become a reality.

Our firm is staffed with attorneys and employees who speak Portuguese, Spanish, and English. We are ready to serve you in your native language. Interpreters are not necessary.

Our attorneys ensure that you receive knowledgeable and up-to-date advice tailored to your specific immigration needs.

We understand that each immigration case is unique. Our team takes the time to listen to your goals and concerns, crafting customized strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes for you and your family.

From the initial consultation to the final resolution of your immigration matter, we provide comprehensive support at every step of the process. We navigate the complexities of immigration law on your behalf, allowing you to focus on your future.

We recognize the emotional and personal nature of immigration matters. Our attorneys approach each case with compassion, providing you with the support and reassurance you need during this critical time.

Locations & Contact

Immigration / All Other Matters

  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

Family Law / Mediation

  • Tel: 508-992-2200
  • Fax: 508-997-7699

Fall River, MA

  • 101 Jeremiah V Sullivan Dr
    Fall River MA 02721

Boston, MA

  • 55 Union St, 3rd floor
    Boston, MA 02108
  • Tel: 508-689-4773
  • Fax: 508-567-6986

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Lider, Fogarty & Ribeiro has been providing exceptional legal services for 10 years. Our team comprises knowledgeable professionals who are dedicated to their profession. We service the needs of clients locally, nationally, and internationally. We take pride in our outcomes and look forward to working with our clients. You are the reason we are here.