Legal Services

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. Learn more here.

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. Learn more here.

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. Learn more here.

Children who came to the United States without both parents and are currently under 21 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. Learn more here.

Kivu Law assists individuals who fled their country of origin due to persecution. Individuals who experienced past persecution or fears returning to their country of origin may be eligible to apply for asylum. Asylum seekers are eligible to apply for work authorization while the asylum case is pending, and a successful asylum case leads to permanent residency and a path to US citizenship. Learn more here.

Kivu Law represents individuals in removal proceedings. In removal defense cases, Kivu Law represents immigrants in front of the Immigration Judge in Immigration Court and works to defend the immigrant from deportation. Learn more here.

Kivu Law assists individuals with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status in the renewal of their status. Those with DACA must renew their status every two years to remain eligible for work authorization and receive protection from deportation. Learn more here.

Immigrant victims of certain crimes who have been helpful in a criminal investigation or prosecution may qualify for a visa that can lead to a green card. Reach out to Kivu Law to discuss how these situations may lead to immigration protections. We also encourage victims to seek support by contacting the Southwest Crisis Center at (507) 376-4311. Learn more here.