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Lynn Immigration Lawyers

Deportation Defense, Obtaining Citizenship, Applying for Visas & More

Immigration law Is highly complex and specialized area of practice where overlooking even minor details can jeopardize your ability to stay in this country. You need a skilled attorney who is knowledgeable and experienced in the intricacies of U.S. immigration law, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at BOS Legal.

Our founder, Ogor Winnie Okoye, is a first-generation immigrant from Nigeria. Having experienced the immigration process first-hand, she knows how confusing and stressful it can be. She understands how difficult it can be for you and your family when there are complications, but she also knows what you can do to remedy them.

Call (781) 596-0151 when you need help sorting out the details of your immigration issue.

Our Immigration Services

At BOS Legal, our attorneys have a criminal defense background and strong litigation skills. These qualities give us an advantage in helping clients sort out their immigration process. Having an attorney experienced in defending someone’s good name can give you an edge if complications arise during background checks. Our attorneys have successfully represented clients before the immigration court, Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), and other bodies within the US. Department of Justice.

Our immigration services include:

Our team of knowledgeable Lynn immigration lawyers is comprised of top-tier professionals capable of handling the most difficult and sometimes seemingly impossible immigration cases. Whether you are working towards citizenship, applying for a visa, or fighting deportation orders, our team has helped countless others dealing with similar situations. We can help you make sense of the bureaucratic details and ensure your immigration is a smooth process.

Contact BOS Legal today or call us at (781) 596-0151 for experienced guidance through the immigration process.

Immigration FAQs

  • What is the process to becoming a citizen?
    There are three (3) basic ways that a person can become a U.S. citizen. The first and most obvious is by Birth (Jus Soli). Anyone who is born within the United States within the territories of its jurisdiction is considered a U.S. citizen, regardless of parents’ statuses. That is, even if the parent is an undocumented person, a child that is born in the United States and/or its territories is a U.S. citizen. The exception to this rule is if a person is born on an Indian reservation; in this case, the person must take the oath of allegiance before he/she can become a U.S. citizen. An alien can also become and U.S. citizen if he/she is naturalized. The third way a person can become a U.S. citizen is if he or she was under the age of 18 at the time his/her parent became naturalized, an adopted child of a U.S. citizen, or if he/she is a child of a U.S. citizen and permanent resident parent. Before the enactment of the Child Citizenship Protection Act in 2000, both parents must be naturalized (or are U.S. citizen), or in case of a divorced or single parents, then the parent who has custody must be a U.S. citizen, before the child can be a derivative citizen. Now, after the enactment of the Child Citizenship protection Act of 2000, only one parent needs to be a U.S. citizen for the child to obtain derivative citizenship.
  • What is Naturalization?
    Naturalization is the process where a permanent resident becomes a U.S. citizen. In order for an permanent resident to be naturalized, he/she must be at least 18 years of age, have continuous residency for at least 5 years and must meet the physical presence requirement (residing at least ½ of 5 years inside the U.S.). In addition, the person must have good moral character, must be able to speak and write basic English, and must understand the history and the government of the United States. The naturalization process can be cumbersome and may be difficult to traverse, especially if one as a criminal record. Therefore, an immigration attorney should be contacted if you decide to file your application to be naturalized.
  • What is a Master Calendar Hearing?
    A Master Calendar Hearing refers to the foreign national’s first appearance in the immigration court. In a Master Calendar Hearing, the foreign national is present with his or her attorney in the immigration court based on the government’s allegation that the foreign national is removable. The foreign national will be asked to pronounce and spell his or her name for the record. The court then reads the allegations by the government, which usually contains basic facts such as the foreign national’s name, country of nationality, and method of entry. Usually, the allegations are basic and only contain indisputable facts. Thus, the attorney will concede to the allegations. The court will then ask if the attorney has identified potential applications on behalf of the foreign national. Depending on a variety of factors, the attorney may or may not have identified applications that the foreign national may be qualified. If not, the attorney may ask the court to continue (delay) the Master Calendar hearing until another day, at which time, the attorney must identify certain applications in which the foreign national may be qualified, such as cancellation of removal, extreme hardship waiver, 601 waiver, 212(c) waiver, Section 245(a) waiver, and asylum. If the court agrees with the attorney, it will provide the attorney additional time to prepare such application and preserve arguments for the Merit Hearing.
  • What is a Merits Hearing?
    The Merit hearing, sometimes called “an individual hearing” is essentially an administrative hearing in which the permanent foreign national’s attorney will present his/her case to show that the foreign national is qualified for certain applications. The opposing counsel, which is the government’s attorney, will present his/her own evidence to rebut the foreign national’s qualifications. The hearing is adversarial in nature; and thus, the foreign national’s attorney will be able to direct questions toward the applicant and witnesses and the opposing counsel will have the opportunity cross examine the witnesses, including the foreign national at issue. The immigration court will determine if a removable foreign national is qualified for any application, such as an application for withholding of removal, or an application to waive removal, based on certain qualifications and extenuating circumstances. The attorney will present the statute that governs the qualifications of the applicant. The attorney will also present case laws and administrative decisions by the Board of Immigration Appeals, based on previous decisions, as well as evidence to show that the applicant is qualified for such application. If the applicant is filing for waivers, such as an extreme hardship waiver, they may also have friends and family members present to testify on the applicant’s behalf. It is important that the applicant present as much documentation to support the application as possible.