U.S. Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law


Spearheaded by Attorney Kristy Figueroa-Contreras en Miami, we offer full-service legal representation in the area of U.S. Immigration, Nationality and Consular Law, representing clients in all 50 U.S. States and in consular posts worldwide. We handle all types of immigration and consular matters, including family-based immigration, employment-based immigration and work visas, student visas, investment-based visas and naturalization. We provide deportation defense to clients in removal proceedings in all U.S. Immigration Courts, as well as representation before the BIA (Board of Immigration Appeals).

Other services offered by Negri, Torres & Figueroa-Contreras in this area include:

    • Family-based immigration and Adjustment of Status

    • Fiancé (K-1) Visas and K-3 Visas

    • Consular processing of visas

    • Immigration through adoption

    • SB-1 Returning Resident Visas

    • Asylum and Refugee Status

    • VAWA (Violence Against Women Act), T Visas for Human Trafficking Victims, U Visas for Crime Victims

    • S Visas for Witnesses and Informants and Adjustment of Status Under INA § 245(j)

    • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS), including representation in Juvenile/Dependency Court

    • Legal Opinion Letters Regarding Immigration Consequences of Criminal Pleas or Convictions

    • I-247 Immigration Holds/ICE Detainers /CBP Detainers

    • CBP Deferred Inspection

    • Immigration Bonds and Bond Redetermination Requests

    • Immigration appeals, Motions to Reopen and Motions for Reconsideration

    • DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

    • Cancellation of Removal under INA 240A(a) and 240A(b)

    • I-192 Waivers of Inadmissibility

    • I-601 Waivers, including the I-601A Provisional Unlawful Presence Waiver ("Stateside Waiver")

    • Prosecutorial Discretion Requests and Form I-246 Applications for Stay of Removal

    • Waivers of Inadmissibility under 212(c), 212(d)(3), 212(h), 212(i)(Waiver for Misrepresentation or Fraud), and 212(k)

    • Form I-131 Refugee Travel Documents

    • Form I-131 Advanced Parole

    • Form I-131 Re-entry Permits

    • Employment-based (H-B, H-2B, H-3, L-1A and L-1B) visas and Recruitment and Labor Condition Applications

    • Corporate Compliance and I-9 Audits

    • Employment-based green cards (EB-1, EB-2, EB-3) and DOL PERM LaborCertifications

    • Investment-based (E-1, E-2) visas and (EB-5) green cards

    • F-1, J-1 and M-1 Student Visas and Exchange Visitor Visas

    • U.S. Naturalization, Derivative U.S. Citizenship, Adult Acquisition of U.S. Citizenship and Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA)

    • Denaturalization proceedings in federal court

    • Federal immigration litigation (Habeas Corpus, Writs of Mandamus, Administrative Procedures Act (APA), Federal Torts Claim Act (FTCA)

    Our Miami office also handles international service of process, document procurement, certified translations, apostilles and legalizations.