According to Section 245(a) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), an individual who entered the United States without inspection (or an individual who violated the conditions of his or her visa) is not eligible for adjustment of status (i.e., apply for a green card to become a permanent legal resident). However, Section 245(i) of…Continue Reading →
Our practice areas.
Puget Sound Legal is an immigration law firm devoted exclusively to immigration law, including:
- Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
- Deportation defense in immigration court
- Family-based immigration visas
- Financial support under the I-864 Affidavit of Support
- Immigration waivers
- Hardship waivers
- Immigration for military families
- Naturalization - becoming a U.S. citizen
- Proving psychological hardship
- Green cards for family members
Contact us now.Contact
Call Puget Sound Legal and talk with an immigration lawyer: (425) 998-7046. If the lawyer is not available he will usually be able to return your call in a few minutes. Feel free to send us a text message. Or contact us using the form on this website.
Client website.Client portal
Clients may login here to access their case file through our secure online portal. This system is used to exchange secure messages and documents, allowing clients to stay up-to-date on their case status. Click here to learn more about how Puget Sound Legal uses technology to make immigration represtation more accessible to our cients.
Pay by credit card.Pay bill here.
Clients may use the link below to make payments by credit card. Credit card payments are processed through LawPay, the leading provider of secure online payments for law firms. Enter "001" as the invoice number if you do not have an invoice.
Please note that we cannot accept immigration agency filing fees paid by credit cards. Please contact us for instructions on how these fees are paid.
Our Tacoma office
I was happy to have a chance on Wednesday to talk about the approach we’re taking at Puget Sound Legal to tackling the future of law. One Million Cups is a project of the Kauffman Foundation that connects small business leaders, helping them brainstorm how to better serve their goals. Yesterday I talked with the…Continue Reading →
Tonight the Obama administration announced several important immigration policies. Probably the most anticipated is the new program for parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders, called Deferred Action for Parents. (For details about the program see our page here). So what can you do right now if you might qualify? Here are some ideas:…Continue Reading →
We’re looking for an outstanding attorney to join our team! Here’s the run down – a copy of the posting can be downloaded here. ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY (PART-TIME) Position description: Puget Sound Legal is a boutique immigration law firm based in downtown Tacoma. The firm uses technology and innovative practice management to deliver legal services effectively…Continue Reading →
Yesterday a Washington State appeals court handed down a published decision in a case where the appellant was represented by Puget Sound Legal. The case concerned the right of an immigrant to secure legally-required financial support from her immigration sponsor using the I-864, Affidavit of Support. In our case the court held that our client…Continue Reading →
Today an appeals court in Washington State held that an I-864 beneficiary is not entitled to receive spousal maintenance (i.e., alimony) on account of the I-864, Affidavit of Support. But the court made clear that the beneficiary is still able to seek enforcement of the Affidavit in a contract suit against the sponsor. This decision…Continue Reading →