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Regardless of your immigration issue, it is important to hire an experienced immigration lawyer.

Simple cases can turn complicated. Google can be misleading in terms of immigration law. You truly need someone that understands the system.

Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. handles:

  • Family Based Petitions
  • Fiancé Visas
  • Waivers
  • Permanent Residence Status (Green Cards)
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  • Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • U-Visas
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Asylum
  • Consular Processing
  • Citizenship

At our office, you will find people who care about you as a person and will prepare the best possible case.

We offer flexible payment plans and reasonable prices. Our office offers services in both English and Spanish.

Do you qualify under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)?

Many immigrants incorrectly believe that they do not qualify for VAWA.

An immigrant may qualify for VAWA if the immigrant victim proves abuse by a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident spouse, a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident parent or a U.S. citizen child.

Domestic abuse is not just limited to physical abuse; emotional abuse can also qualify a victim. Victims of emotional abuse are often controlled socially, economically and emotionally.

Often times, it is hard for a victim to recognize how bad the situation is. A victim will often “normalize” the situation mentally so they can proceed with their day to day life. Domestic abuse can occur against both men and women.

What is TPS?

TPS or Temporary Protected Status is an immigration status for aliens residing in the United States from countries with turmoil.

TPS allows immigrants to live and work in the United States temporarily. This is a humanitarian protection program that may apply in instances of national disaster, war, or other severe conditions.

Could you qualify for a U-Visa?

An individual may qualify for a U-Visa if that person has been a victim of a “qualifying criminal activity” and this crime occurred in the United States or broke U.S. law.

What are waivers for?

Waivers are for certain criminal offenses and entering without inspection. Illegal aliens or people with criminal records may be eligible for waivers. Waivers may be eligible for individuals that have been deported.

Who is DACA for?

DACA is for children who entered the United States illegally. DACA went into effect through executive action under President Obama in 2012.

How do I prepare for an interview?

Although it depends on the type of interview, there are a few tips that apply to all immigration interviews:

  • Call an immigration attorney for specific advice.
  • Review your application.
  • Find out if you need to bring an interpreter.
  • Bring a copy of all documents.
  • Dress appropriate for the interview.
  • Arrive on time to your interview and come prepared.
  • Answer the questions the interviewer asks.

The interview is important. Better to be safe than sorry.

Do I qualify for a family-based petition?

It is possible to qualify for a family-based petition through a child, parent, sibling, spouse, widow(er), or fiancé.

There are special rules surrounding adoptions. Dependents may qualify on family-based petitions.

If you think you may qualify, you should consult with an experienced immigration attorney.

What is cancellation of removal?

Cancellation of removal is a form of relief for those placed in removal proceedings.

You may be eligible for this form of relief if you have lived in the U.S. continuously for at least ten years, have a qualifying relative, can show good moral character, and you have not violated certain laws.

What is expedited removal?

Expedited removal is a process where an individual can be denied and physically removed from a U.S. Port of Entry (POE) by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

Contact our experienced immigration law attorney Lisa Temich Kaiser today to discuss your case – (715) 843-0800.

I’m very happy with the outstanding service I got from Lisa Temich Kaiser. I was referred to the William Mitchell Immigration Clinic for my permanent residency case. Lisa is honorable, kind and very thorough on what she does. I would highly recommend her. –Estela Ruiz

Lisa Temich Kaiser

Lisa Temich Kaiser

Attorney Lisa Temich Kaiser is a dedicated advocate in representing individuals and families in their immigration law needs. Lisa has a background in simple and complex immigration matters, including: criminal matters, misrepresentation, unlawful presence, waivers, U visas, and asylum claims. Lisa speaks English and Spanish, and is an active member of the Hispanic Community. Lisa is a frequent speaker on topics involving immigration and has been featured on Wisconsin Public Radio. You can reach Lisa at Ruffi Law Offices, S.C. 715-843-0800.
Lisa Temich Kaiser