Columbus is the largest city in Ohio, and in 2009, BusinessWeek magazine named it the best city in the country to raise a family, and it was ranked as the 15th most literate city in the nation by Central Connecticut State University; therefore, it's no wonder why so many immigrants would choose to call Columbus their permanent home.

For hundreds of years the United States has welcomed immigrants from all different nations with open arms, and at Jonathan A. Bartell, Attorney with Margaret W. Wong & Associates we are here to assist those who are in need of quality legal representation in their immigration matter. The United States is one country where people can come to flourish and prosper, and live the "American Dream" no matter where they are from. If you or someone you love is in need of legal advice or assistance with an immigration matter, we are here to help. Our founding attorney Jonathan A. Bartell is fluent in five languages including Thai, Russian and Arabic; therefore, our firm is uniquely equipped to assist clients from any one of these countries in addition to all other countries around the world.

Whether you are seeking citizenship, or are in need of acquiring a visa, we can assist you with any citizenship and naturalization issue, as well as all types of visa matters. We offer assistance with consular processing, and various immigrant and non-immigrant visas including those for business purposes, educational purposes, religious reasons, athletic visas, fiancé visas, temporary work-related visas, investment visas, and more.

Skilled Deportation Defense

While anyone can be arrested and convicted of a crime in the United States, those criminal consequences are more severe if you aren't a U.S. citizen. For those individuals that find themselves facing removal proceedings or deportation resultant from an arrest or criminal charges, they would greatly benefit from legal representation from attorney Bartell. Attorney Bartell is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to those that have been arrested and are facing deportation. We take these matters very seriously and are therefore deeply committed to helping our clients remain in the United States where they belong. Whether you need questions answered or if you need us to go to immigration court, we are here to help you resolve this situation as quickly as possible.

There are a number of defenses that may apply in your particular case and some of these include requesting asylum on your behalf, or cancelling a removal order, filing a motion to reopen your case, or filing an appeal. Regardless of the circumstances of your case, it's vital that you have aggressive legal representation. We have extensive experience handling removal proceedings, and we are confident we can explore all of your options and find the best possible solution.

Seeking Citizenship in the United States

The United States is a free nation that can offer a better life to those who follow the proper procedures. While citizenship and naturalization take time, the payoff is well worth the wait. Each year approximately 700,000 people come to the U.S. searching for a better future and prosperity, and to join their family members. Since only a select number of people are allowed entry into the United States each year, it's important to acquire skilled legal assistance to streamline the process and ensure that you aren't bogged down by any unnecessary delays.

Those who apply for naturalization will need to meet the specified requirements, they will need to take an English test, and a test on U.S. history and government. If you are seeking to apply for naturalization or for derived or acquired citizenship through your parents, we can provide you with all the information you need so you can prepare effectively and accordingly. The immigration process can seem daunting to the average person; however, we are here to explain it in clear terms that are easy to understand so you can have a positive experience. We offer a free case evaluation so you can obtain the answers to your questions and the legal advice you need to proceed forward without any financial commitment on your part.

We also offer assistance with asylumfamily-based immigration and all other types of visas including visas for professionals. Please, contact our office today to find out how we can help you with your immigration matter. We are glad to offer legal assistance for Russian ImmigrantsMiddle Eastern ImmigrantsThai/Laotian Immigrants, and for people of all other nations of origin.

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