The city of Temple is located in Bell County and is considered part of the Killeen–Temple–Fort Hood metropolitan statistical area (MSA). Temple is located right on Interstate 35, about 35 miles south of Waco and 65 miles north of Austin.
The 2020 United States Census reported that Temple had a population of 85,416, which marked a 4.2 percent increase. According to the Census, 70.1 percent of residents are white, 28.3 percent are Hispanic or Latino, 14.3 percent are Black or African American, and 9.4 percent are two or more races.
Any kind of immigration case in Temple can be an extraordinary challenge for the average person to try and navigate. You will give yourself the best chance of success by working with J. Sparks Law, PLLC because we have experience handling many of these types of cases and knowing how to help people succeed in them.
Our firm will provide you with legitimate board-certified legal representation in immigration law. Call (512) 877-7482 or contact us online for a free consultation.
It can be very difficult for the average person to handle an immigration case on their own because of how many different concerns could be applicable, but J. Sparks Law, PLLC, will know how to help people facing the immigration system. Our firm has experience assisting people with such immigration concerns as:
Are you currently in the midst of some kind of immigration issue in Texas that is jeopardizing your ability to work and reside in the state? You will want to be sure you speak with J. Sparks Law, PLLC, as soon as possible because our firm will know how to get you the relief you need. We have experience helping people who came to Texas from countries all over the world, so we understand the unique issues that can arise in many of these cases. You can call (512) 877-7482 or contact us online to set up an initial consultation with our Killeen immigration lawyer.
Over the years, we’ve found that there are a handful of very common, yet very important questions people have regarding immigration attorneys. Here are answers to some of our most Frequently Asked Questions.
The approval of an I-130 petition means that the family relationship has been established and acknowledged by USCIS. For example, if you have petitioned a child, an approval means that USCIS has acknowledged that the person you filed for qualifies as your child under the law. The meaning of “child” can include not only biological children but sometimes stepchildren and adopted minors.
If you have petitioned your spouse, an approval of your I-130 petition indicates that USCIS has both acknowledged that your marriage is legal and that your relationship is genuine.
Permanent residents qualify to file I-130 petitions for:
U.S. citizens qualify to file I-130 petitions for:
All immigrants must prove that they are “admissible.” This means, for example, that those with certain types of criminal convictions in their past may not qualify or may need a waiver. The same is true for those with past violations of immigration law.
It is important to know whether your family member will qualify to receive residency before filing an I-130 petition. An experienced immigration attorney can advise you as to whether your loved one will ultimately be able to receive a benefit before you file the case.
A qualified immigration attorney can help you predict how long the entire process could take and can advise you as to whether your immigrant family member can ask for residency immediately or whether they must wait until their date becomes current in the visa bulletin. Another factor that affects the processing time is whether the immigrant will have their interview at a consulate outside the U.S. or whether they will be interviewed locally inside the U.S. Only certain immigrants are eligible to use an approved I-130 petition to seek adjustment of status in the U.S.
The most common examples relate to immigrants who last entered the U.S. illegally without inspection. Most immigrants who enter without inspection do not qualify to attend their green card interview in the United States. Instead, they must leave the U.S. and go back to their country for an interview at a U.S. consulate abroad. But if someone has an I-130 petition that was filed on their behalf, on or before April 30, 2001, they may qualify to obtain residency and have a green card issued without ever having to leave the U.S.
Some immigrants can qualify under this law even though they weren’t directly petitioned. For example, some immigrants were children when a U.S. citizen’s aunt or uncle petitioned their parents. That immigrant child could also qualify for benefits under 245(i) through the petition filed by their aunt or uncle. Immigrants may also qualify for 245(i) benefits if they were sponsored by an employer on or before April 30, 2001.