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Practice Areas

Cates Law, PLLC | Immigration Law Group is happy to offer a wide array of immigration law solutions, from complex Employment-based matters and representation before the Executive Office for Immigration Review (immigration court) to Family-based petitions and applications.
Employment-based Visas


  • L-1A Intracompany Transferree Visas

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Visas

  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visas

  • TN Visas for Canadian/Mexican nationals under NAFTA

  • E-1 Visa for Treaty Trader

  • E-2 Visa for Investors

  • Changes of Status


Removal Defense

  • ​Representation before the U.S. immigration courts (EOIR)

    • Voluntary Departures

    • Cancellation of Removal for Non-Permanent (E-42B) and Legal Permanent Residents (E-42A)

    • Applications for Adjustment of Status

    • Standalone 212(h) waivers and those included with Readjustment of Status

    • NACARA Special Rule Cancellation of Removal

    • Motions to Terminate/Administratively Close based on Prosecutorial Discretion

    • Motions to Reopen and Dismiss unexecuted removal orders

  • Appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA)


Family-based Immigration


  • Family petitions

  • Adjustment of Status under sections 245(a) and 245(i) (Permanent Residence in the United States)

  • Fiancee Visas

  • Immigration benefits for Same-sex Spouses after the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

  • Parole-in-Place for family members of veterans or active duty members of the U.S. armed forces

  • Stateside Provisional Waivers of Unlawful Presence

  • Consular Processing for foreign nationals

  • Waivers of Inadmissibility for those found inadmissible for unlawful presence, misrepresentation, smuggling, etc.

  • Joint I-751 Petitions for Removal of Conditions on Residence as well as I-751 with waivers

  • Advance Parole Requests

  • Requests for Humanitarian Parole into the U.S.

Special Programs


  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals

  • Cuban Adjustment Act

  • Registry for persons in the United States since January 1, 1972

  • Nicaraguan Adjustment & Central American Relief Act (NACARA) for Salvadoran, Guatemalan and Nicaraguan nationals

  • U visas for victims of qualifying crimes

  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (primarily renewals)

  • Violence against Women Act (VAWA)

  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) for juveniles that were subject to abuse, abandonment of one or both of their parents


Naturalization & Citizenship

  • ​Naturalization for foreign nationals

  • Derivative Citizenship under the Child Citizenship Act (CCA)

  • Acquired Citizenship based on parent (or grandparent's) U.S. citizenship and residence in the U.S. prior to applicant's birth

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