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About Kivu Law

Kivu Immigration Law PLLC is a social enterprise that provides affordable, convenient, and high-quality legal representation. Kivu Law's office safety policy in light of COVID-19 can be found HERE.

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About the Attorney and Owner

Erin Schutte Wadzinski is an immigration attorney and owner of Kivu Immigration Law PLLC. She is a native of Worthington, Minnesota.

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Types of Immigration Cases

Kivu Law assists refugees and asylees, unaccompanied minors, green card holders, DACA recipients, victims of crimes, and family members of U.S. citizens with their immigration needs.

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Naturalization and Citizenship

Kivu Law assists green card holders become U.S. citizens. Kivu Law provides full representation, which means that the client's attorney files the application, monitors the case for updates, and goes with the client to the naturalization interview at the USCIS office. When clients become citizens, Kivu Law can also help their children apply for their certificates of citizenship. Read more about it here.

Family-based immigration

If you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, Kivu Law may be able to help your family member apply for a green card. Kivu Law can help determine if you and your family member are eligible to apply. If family-based immigration is an option for you, Kivu Law can assist with gathering the required documents, filing the application, and monitoring the case for updates. Read more about it here.

Employment-based Immigration

Kivu Law advises employers on employment-based visa options suitable for their hiring needs and assists with filing employment-based visa applications. Kivu Law also assists individuals who seek to work legally in the United States. In order to be able to apply, a foreign national must follow U.S. immigration laws and procedures. Read more about it here.

Refugees and Asylees

Kivu Law assists individuals with asylum or refugee status to apply for green cards. Representation for this adjustment of status application includes helping gather all required documents and medical forms, filing the application, and monitoring the case for updates. Kivu Law is happy to help entire refugee and asylee families navigate their way towards U.S. citizenship. Read more about it here.

DACA

Kivu Law assists individuals eligible to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) with their applications. Those with DACA must renew their status every two years to remain eligible for work authorization and receive protection from deportation. Kivu Law helps DACA initial filers and recipients with filing the application and monitors the case for updates. Read more about it here.

Unaccompanied Minors

Children who came to the United States without both parents and are currently under eighteen may be eligible to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification. In some SIJ cases, Kivu Law may be involved in the juvenile court's process of determining abuse, abandonment, or neglect by a parent. Unaccompanied minors who receive SIJ classification may receive lawful permanent residence. Read more about it here.

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