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Our staff is multilingual, serving clients located around the world from our offices on the U.S. West Coast.


Whether you are entering America for the first time or pursuing citizenship, we will help you in the legal process.

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With extensive courtroom and trial experience, we can defend you against deportation and other threats.

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We assist employers in obtaining H1B visas to help skilled international workers join their U.S. staff.

Green Cards: INA 245(i) Grandfathering

INA 245(i) Grandfathering

  • The concept of “grandfathering” refers to special circumstances in which old regulations may still apply.
  • Thanks to the Legal Immigration Family Equity Act (also known as LIFE), some aliens may qualify for a Green Card who might not otherwise qualify, despite how they may have entered the United States, even if they have remained in the country illegally or worked illegally.
  • Aliens may qualify if they are the beneficiary of either a Labor Certification application or immigrant visa petition filed on or before April 30, 2001.
  • It is also possible that the spouse or child of a grandfathered alien may also be grandfathered in as well.
  • Our Services

    If you think you may qualify for a Green Card under the LIFE Act, please contact our offices today for a free consultation. We will examine the details of your case with you and advise you on the best way to proceed in your situation. Our experienced attorneys have a long and tested track record of helping people to legally enter and remain in the United States. At Eaton and Associates, immigration law is our sole focus. Put our expertise to work for you. Stop by one of our three west coast offices or call us today.

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