Washington, DC Immigration Lawyer Blog
The Law Office of Daniel A. Gross, PLLC is proud to announce that Jay Mykytiuk is now Of Counsel to the firm and will be assisting clients with their immigration issues. As an experienced immigration attorney in the Washington, DC area, Jay will represent clients facing deportation, or “removal” as it is technically called by immigration lawyers. Jay will also continue to help clients with a variety of immigration matters including:
Whether you are concerned about being deported, trying to assist other family members in entering the Unites States, or interested in becoming a citizen, immigration law can be extremely difficult to understand, and even harder to navigate. With the help of an immigration attorney who regularly practices in the Washington, DC area, you will have a much greater understanding of the process and what to expect. Your immigration attorney should not leave you in the dark about what he is doing and why he is doing it, and should be willing to answer all of your questions, and address all of your concerns.
According to the Migration Policy Institute, there are more than 40 million people currently living in the United States that were born in another country. This represents approximately 13 percent of the entire population. Some of these people are legal permanent residents (LPRs), temporary residents, or unauthorized immigrants (so called “illegal aliens” or undocumented workers”). Public attitude and policy has varied throughout our history and this had led to ever-changing immigration laws and regulations.
Today there are a variety of U.S. laws as well as local laws in the District of Columbia that affect whether some immigrants are entitled to public benefits, a free public education for their children, and even the ability to get a driver’s license. For example, the DC City Council has recently passed a law that will allow even those with no legal immigration status to get a license to drive in Washington, DC. Enactment of this law will help many aliens legally drive to and from their jobs, and no longer force them to break the law simply to support their families.
Another important area of immigration law relates to the consequences of being arrested for or convicted of a crime in the District of Columbia. Depending on your immigration status, certain criminal convictions may result in you being unable to return to the U.S. if you travel abroad (inadmissibility). Other convictions may even result in your deportation. In addition to his experience in immigration law, Jay Mykytiuk is an experienced criminal defense lawyer who has represented clients facing criminal charges in both local and federal courts in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. His knowledge of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions makes him well-suited to advise non-citizen criminal defendants.
While the facts of every case are different, if you or someone you know is facing immigration issues in the Washington, DC Metro area, contacting a lawyer who specializes in this complex area of practice can greatly increase your chances of a successful outcome.