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Su Futuro Empieza Aquí. (801)8983-1485


Lo Que Dicen Nuestros Clientes

Isabel es una abogada honesta, apoya a sus clientes y hace un excelente trabajo. Ella me explico cada paso de mi caso. La recomiendo a toda mi familia y conocidos.
— Susana L.
Honesta, cariñosa, muy bien informada y al tanto del proceso inmigratorio. Su despacho no solo toma el dinero de sus clientes. ¡Sin duda los recomiendo a mis amigos y familia!
— Maely V.
La Abogada Cueva es profesional en su trabajo con bastante experiencia en la área de inmigración.
— Jagoda P.
Apreciamos todo lo que la Abogada Cueva hizo por nosotros y la recomiendo a todos. Le damos las gracias desde el fondo de mi corazón.
— Jose H.
Nos quedamos bastante satisfechos con la atención del Abogado Mark en el caso de mi cuñada. Manejo todos los detalles del caso de principio al fin y gano el caso en la corte de inmigración. Aprecio mucho su amabilidad y preocupación que demostró para nuestra familia.
— Judy y Elizabeth
Recomiendo a la Abogada Cueva sin reservas.
— Dean
La Abogada se encargó de todo nuestro caso. Ella fue muy rápida en sus servicios y profesional. Nos mantuvo informados y respondió todas nuestras preguntas de una manera que era fácil de entender. Estamos muy contentos con sus servicios profesionales.
— Octavio
Isabel siempre estuvo disponible para nosotros y realmente fue más allá de lo que era su trabajo. Fue un placer haber trabajar con Isabel y la recomiendo a todos buscando un buen abogado de inmigración.
— Anónimo
Isabel, junto con su equipo, ayudaron hacer el proceso fácil y menos estresante de lo que pensé que era posible. No podríamos estar más satisfechos.
— Robert
Profesional y disponible para todas mis preguntas y preocupaciones.
— ¡¡¡Muchas gracias de Mose y Mike de Las Vegas!!!
Una abogada bien informada en asuntos inmigratorios que realmente cuida a sus clientes.
— Santanu
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Acerca de Nosotros


Acerca de Nosotros


Dedicados

Nosotros no solo somos abogados y representantes de la ley. Somos dedicados en ser miembros de la comunidad y en servir la comunidad Hispana. Nuestras vidas están entrelazadas con la cultura inmigratoria de Utah y de los Estados Unidos. Nosotros sabemos lo que es ser un inmigrante y lo difícil que es ser un inmigrante sin documentos. También sabemos la importancia de tener un abogado competente que siempre este a su lado luchando por sus derechos. Nosotros estamos aquí para servirle a su familia, y estamos dedicados a su éxito y prosperidad.

Experiencia

Tenemos más de 10 años de experiencia combinada en el área de inmigración estadounidense.  Nuestra experiencia se extiende a la práctica de la ley de inmigración en todos los estados y la representación de clientes de todo el mundo que quiera inmigrarse a los Estados Unidos. Hemos practicado y representado clientes en la corte de inmigración en los estados de Utah, Washington, y California. Juntos, hemos representado a más de miles de personas con casos inmigratorios.

Digno de Confianza

Nuestros clientes confían en nosotros porque realmente escuchamos a las preocupaciones de nuestros clientes, somos honestos y transparente y damos consejos claramente. Muchas veces, los abogados dan la respuesta que los clientes quieren escuchar para contratar sus servicios. Nosotros nunca hacemos eso. Siempre asesoramos casos honestamente y damos respuestas directamente.

Flexible

Ofrecemos planes de pago sin interés adaptados a sus medios financieros. Aceptamos la mayoría de las tarjetas de crédito y ofrecemos descuentos grandes al pagar por adelanto o en efectivo. Nuestro objetivo es ayudarle alcanzar sus objetivos y sus sueños. Queremos ver a usted y su familia prosperar en los Estados Unidos y es por eso que trabajamos con usted en el lado financiero.

Centrado en el Cliente

Muchas veces los abogados se olvidan en que su verdadero propósito es servir a sus clientes. Aquí no hay ninguna confusión. Nuestra prioridad es usted y su familia. Nosotros nos llenamos de orgullo y felicidad cuando nuestros clientes finalmente se sienten parte de este país, no tienen miedo en ser separados de su familia, y pueden enfocar sus vidas en trabajar y a sacar a su familia adelante.

 
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Servicios


Servicios


Acción Diferida

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

Also known as DREAMers, children who arrived in the United States prior to their 15th birthday, have resided in the United States continuously since June 15, 2007, were under age 31 before June 15, 2012, graduated or are enrolled in high school, and have no significant criminal history are eligible to remain in the United States under a program created by executive order of President Barack Obama.  This program grants a work permit, social security number, and deferment of any deportation proceedings for two years.  It must be renewed every two years in order to maintain the benefit.

Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA)

This program was only recently created by President Obama in December 2014.  Among other expansions of U.S. Immigration procedures, it grants parents of U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident children the ability to stay in the United States for renewable 3 year intervals.  It will allow parents to provide for their children by granting them a work permit and social security number.  Procedures are expected to be in place and ready by March or April 2015.

Inmigración Familiar

Often, if you have a family member who is a Lawful Permanent Resident (Green Card Holder) or a United States Citizen, you may be eligible for some type of immigration benefit.  Our experienced attorneys can analyze your case to determine your eligibility.

Same-Sex Immigration Benefits

In June 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).  This ruling established that under Federal Law, same-sex couples could not be treated any differently than opposite-sex couples.  Since that time, thousands of families have been united and enjoyed protection under federal law.  Isabel and Mark were some of the first attorneys in the nation to apply on behalf of these newly eligible couples and families.  We have since filed hundreds of petitions on behalf of same-sex couples.  

Adjustment of Status (Green Card)

A family member, or even sometimes an employer, can petition to adjust the status of a person living inside of the United States.  These family members are most often parents of unmarried children under 21, children over 21 years of age, and spouses.  Other family members can file petitions depending on circumstances.

Fiance(e) Visas (K-1)

This visa gives authorization for the United States Citizen to bring his or her fiance(e) to the United States in order to get married.  Once married, a petition for Adjustment of Status is filed in order to obtain a Green Card for the foreign national.

Marriage Visas (K-3)

This visa allows a United States Citizen to bring his or her spouse to the United States even though they are already married.  Once the visa is approved, the foreign spouse can enter the United States in order to complete the Adjustment of Status (Green Card) process.

Relatives of Lawful Permanent Residents

The unique factors in distinguishing between Lawful Permanent Residents and United States Citizens can cause very serious pitfalls for the inexperienced.   It is very important to seek out the assistance of an experienced attorney when attempting to navigate these procedures.  We have handled hundreds of cases for Lawful Permanent Residents and know what to look for when analyzing a case.

Waiver of Joint Filing Requirement for Battered Spouses

Many victims of domestic violence and abusive relationships believe they must stay with their spouse in order to successfully complete the green card process.  This is not true.  There is a waiver of the joint filing requirement to remove the condition on a Green Card when the spouse can demonstrate physical, mental or emotional abuse.

Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)

Victims of domestic violence and abuse can also seek stand alone status in the United States.  Under VAWA, many people who might otherwise be ineligible may seek permanent resident status in the United States.

Naturalización (Ciudadanía)

Without being born to a United States Citizen or in the United States, citizenship is only directly available to those who have been Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders).  Those who have held a Green Card for 5 years are eligible to naturalize.  Green Card holders who obtained their residency through marriage must only wait 3 years to naturalize.

Perdones de Inadmisibilidad

If you are or have ever been unlawfully present in the United States, you may have a bar of admissibility on your immigration record.  It is imperative that you seek the advice of an experienced immigration attorney prior to entering or leaving the country.  You may be eligible to waive your inadmissibility to either remain or reenter the United States.

I-601 Waiver

This type of waiver exists to permit those who have left the United States and have a bar to admissibility to reenter.  In order to do so, the foreign national must prove that a U.S. citizen child, parent, or spouse would suffer extreme hardship if they were not permitted to reenter the United States.  Our experienced attorneys have handled hundreds of these cases.

I-601A Waiver

This waiver serves those who are currently inside of the United States.  Prior to March, 2013, a person who was unlawfully present in the United States was required to leave and wait outside the country for the processing of the waiver.  This is no longer the case.  If the unlawfully present person is able to demonstrate that a U.S. citizen child, parent, or spouse would suffer extreme hardship if she or he were forced to depart the United States, they may be eligible for a waiver to remain here lawfully.

Defensa de Deportación

Having a family member detained by ICE and sent to immigration court can be the most stressful thing in anyone's life.  We are here to help.  If you or someone you know is detained it is VERY IMPORTANT that they not sign anything.  You have options.  The detained person could be released with a work permit while the case carries on.  Other cases can lead to Lawful Permanent Residency (Green Card) or Asylum.  The first thing you should do is call our office so that we can do everything in our power to stop the deportation.

Visas Inmigrantes de Empleo

A yearly limit of approximately 140,000 employment-based immigrant visas are made available by the United States Government.  Certain visas allow for derivative visas for spouses and children.  These visa types are divided into five preference categories.

Priority Workers: Employment First Preference (E1)

Priority workers in this category do not require a Labor Certification prior to the filing of their I-140 through their employer.  This category is divided into three subcategories: Persons with Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professors and Researchers, Multinational Managers or Executives.  Our office has extensive experience with these types of visas.  If you believe you may be eligible for this category, we would be delighted to explain the details of the process.

Professionals Holding Advanced Degrees and Persons of Exceptional Ability: Employment Second Preference (E2)

This category must generally have a Labor Certification approved by the Department of Labor.  There is an exemption to this certification known as a National Interest Waiver which allows the a self petition under certain circumstances.  This category only applies to professionals holding degrees beyond the baccalaureate level.  The professional must also have at least five years of progressive experience in the field.  The Persons of Exceptional Ability requirement means having a degree of expertise significantly above that ordinarily encountered in the sciences, arts, or business.  Eligibility for this category can be tricky to determine.  Our experienced attorneys are here to help you analyze and petition for E2 Employment-Based Immigrant Visas.

Skilled Workers, Professionals, and Unskilled Workers: Employment Third Preference (E3)

Applicants in this category must have an approved petition by an employer and a U.S. Department of Labor Certification.  The subgroups in this preference category include:

  1. Skilled workers are persons whose jobs require a minimum of 2 years training or work experience that are not temporary or seasonal.
  2. Professionals are members of the professions whose jobs require at least a baccalaureate degree from a U.S. university or college or its foreign equivalent degree.
  3. Unskilled workers (Other workers) are persons capable of filling positions that require less than two years training or experience that are not temporary or seasonal.

Certain Special Immigrants: Employment Fourth Preference (E4)

Petitioners in this category must also have a petition by an employer and Labor Certification approved.  This category has a very large number of subgroups:

  1. Broadcasters in the U.S. employed by the International Broadcasting Bureau of the Broadcasting Board of Governors or a grantee of such organization
  2. Ministers of Religion
  3. Certain Employees or Former Employees of the U.S. Government Abroad - Must use Form DS-1884, Petition To Classify Special Immigrant Under INA 203(b)(4) As An Employee Or Former Employee of the U.S. Government Abroad
  4. Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government
  5. Certain Former Employees of the U.S. Government in the Panama Canal Zone
  6. Certain Former Employees of the Panama Canal Company or Canal Zone Government on April 1st, 1979
  7. Iraqi and Afghan interpreters/translators who have worked directly with the United States armed forces or under Chief of Mission authority as a translator/interpreter for a period of at least 12 months and meet requirements. This classification has an annual numeric limitation of 50 visas. See Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqi and Afghan Translators/Interpreters for more information.
  8. Iraqi and Afghan nationals who have provided faithful and valuable service while employed by or on behalf of the U.S. government in Iraq for not less than one year on or after March 20th, 2003 and prior to September 30, 2013, or in Afghanistan for not less than one year after October 7th, 2001, and have experienced an ongoing serious threat as a consequence of that employment. See Special Immigrant Visas for Iraqis - Worked for/on behalf of the U.S. Government and Afghans - Worked for/on behalf of the U.S. Government for more information.
  9. Certain Foreign Medical Graduates (Adjustments Only)
  10. Certain Retired International Organization Employees
  11. Certain Unmarried Sons and Daughters of International Organization Employees
  12. Certain Surviving Spouses of deceased International Organization Employees
  13. Special Immigrant Juveniles (no family member derivatives; Adjustments Only)
  14. Persons Recruited Outside of the United States Who Have Served or are Enlisted to Serve in the U.S. Armed Forces
  15. Certain retired NATO-6 civilians
  16. Certain Unmarried Sons and Daughters of NATO-6 civilians
  17. Certain Surviving Spouses of deceased NATO-6 civilian employees
  18. Persons who are beneficiaries of petitions or labor certification applications filed prior to September 11th, 2001, if the petition or application was rendered void due to a terrorist act on September 11th, 2001
  19. Certain Religious Workers

Immigrant Investors: Employment Fifth Preference (E5)

Immigrant Investor visa categories are for capital investment by foreign investors in new commercial enterprises in the United States which provide job creation. This category has several subgroups.  Depending on your business and investment plans and the amount of capital you have available.  We are very experienced in this type of visa.  Our firm can give you the advice you need to obtain your visa as quickly and painlessly as possible.

Treaty Trader Visas (E-1)

These visas are available to citizens of treaty countries who are seeking to carry out substantial trade in the United States. 

Treaty Investor Visas (E-2)

This is a nonimmigrant visa that permits foreign investors from treaty countries to work, travel, and invest in the United States.

Investor Visas (EB-5)

This visa permits those who are willing to invest a minimum of $500,000 in the U.S. to create or preserve at least 10 jobs to gain immediate entry into the United States.

Visas No Inmigrantes de Empleo

Our firm represents employers and employees from around the world in order to bring workers to the United States.  Our experience includes representation of multinational organizations, small business, and entertainers.

Specialty Occupations (H-1B)

A limited number of first time H-1Bs are issued each year. They are usually issued in three-year increments, with a standard maximum duration of six years. There are provisions to allow for extensions beyond the six year duration based on an individual being the beneficiary of an employment-based permanent resident (green card) case that meets certain qualifications.

Positions that are generally considered specialty occupations are: accountants, computer programmers, dietitians, graphic designers, industrial designers, journalists, researchers, scientists, teachers, and physicians.

Requirements include a job offer from a US employer that requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a field of specialized knowledge. The prospective employee must possess the minimum of a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent. The employer must pay a salary commensurate with the higher of the prevailing wage rate for persons in that occupation and geographic location, or the actual wage paid by the company for the position.

Treaty Traders (E-1) and Treaty Investors (E-2)

Owners and key employees of businesses that conduct a substantial volume of trade between the US and the home country may qualify as treaty traders (E-1). Where a substantial amount of capital has been invested in the US and jobs have been or will be created for US workers the treaty investor (E-2) category may be appropriate. To qualify, the home country must have a treaty with the US. Some treaties enable only E-1s, or only E-2s, while others provide for both categories.

Intra-Company Transferees (L-1)

The L-1 visa is for an intra-company transferee. To qualify, the transferee must be a person who worked for a company abroad in an executive, managerial, or “specialized knowledge” capacity for at least one continuous year within the three years prior to coming to the US. Further, the company abroad must be related to the US company (parent, subsidiary, affiliate, or branch). The maximum stay is seven years for managers and executives and five years for specialized-knowledge employees.

Trade NAFTA (TN, Canada and Mexico)

The TN category is a potential option for professional citizens of Canada and Mexico. There is no numerical limit or cap on the number of TNs that may be issued. The applicants must possess specific degrees and licenses, appropriate to the particular profession. With the exception of management consultants, all TNs must have job offers from US employers.

TNs may be granted in three-year increments, without any maximum limit. There is no initial filing with the USCIS. The applications are made either at the port of entry for Canadians or at the US consulate for Mexicans.

Temporary Seasonal Workers (H-2B)

The H-2B category is for employment that is purely temporary. The employment must be one-time, seasonal, peak-load, or intermittent. The employer’s need must be for no more than ten months in any year. These visas typically are used in industries such as forestry, seafood processing, resorts, and landscaping. There is an annual limit of 66,000, but some persons who have previously held H-2B status are cap exempt.

The employer must obtain a temporary labor certification from the Department of Labor (DOL). This requires recruitment efforts to attempt to locate qualified US workers. It is possible, and far more efficient, to obtain approvals for multiple beneficiaries on one labor certification and one H-2B petition.

Other Visas

Other temporary, employment-based visas are also available for persons of extraordinary ability in the arts, sciences, education, business, or athletics (O-1/O-2); athletes and entertainers (P); religious workers (R-1); and family members of the aforementioned categories.

Abogados


Abogados


Maria Isabel Cueva

La señorita Isabel Cueva representa a individuos y corporaciones en todos los 50 estados del los Estados Unidos y alrededor del mundo.  La señorita Cueva se especializa en defender a individuos en casos de deportación, visas familiares, perdones, y visas laborales.

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Nacida en Guadalajara Jalisco, México, la señorita Cueva es un inmigrante de primera generación.  Inmigró a los Estados Unidos cuando tenia 8 años de edad.  Completó sus estudios superiores en la Universidad de Utah, donde recibió la beca Larry H. And Gail Miller Enrichment Scholarship, una beca que fue otorgado para todo el transcurso de sus estudios. La señorita Cueva se graduó con honores de nivel Magna Cum Laude, y es miembro de la sociedades de honores Psi Chi y PHI KAPPA PHI.

Después, la señorita Cueva estudió derecho y recibió su doctorado en leyes “Juris Doctorate” del prestigioso S.J. Quinney College of Law en la Universidad de Utah.  Mientras completaba sus estudios de derecho, la señorita Cueva fue asistente legal del Honorable Juez William Nixon en la corte de Inmigración en Salt Lake Utah. Ya graduada, la señorita Cueva ejerció en la rama de inmigración en Seattle, Washington y en British Columbia, Canadá, donde ganó una reputación por ganar casos complejos. Ella después fue contratada por un despacho nacional en California para empezar una división de inmigración. En dos años la división cesio a tener cuatro abogados y cuatro asistentes legales representando mas de 800 clientes. En el 2014 la señorita Cueva se mudo a el estado de Utah para empezar su propio bufete de abogados.

La señorita Cuevase llena de satisfacción ayudando a sus clientes navegar el complicado sistema migratorio estadounidense, incluyendo sus leyes, regulaciones, y pólizas.

La abogada es miembro de la barra legal de el estado de Washington.   Ella puede representar clientes en todo los Estados Unidos y el mundo en el área de Inmigración estadounidense .

 

 

 

 

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Contáctenos


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Law Office of Isabel Cueva, PLLC

Solamente con Cita:

2150 1300 East Suite 500

Salt Lake City, UT 84106

Teléfono: 801.893.1485

Fax: 435.292.7061

Correo Electrónico: mark@cuevalawfirm.com, isabel@cuevalawfirm.com