In-Person, Skype/Video-Chat, or Telephone — FIAP's clients are in multiple U.S. states and foreign countries. We are therefore happy to offer video-chat consultations and meetings in addition to our in-person services. Telephone consultations are also available but not always recommended.
Naturalization — The firm has enjoyed unusual success in naturalization applications, including complex cases involving eligibility challenges (e.g., continuous residence, criminal history, good moral character).
Derivative Citizenship — FIAP has written extensively about this complicated area of immigration law and achieved significant victories for clients in federal court. In some instances, FIAP has secured the return of citizens who were wrongly deported, and prosecuted damages claims against the U.S. government. Many individuals have derived citizenship from their parents without knowing it. In some instances, a parent may even have derived from a grandparent, and unknowingly transmitted citizenship to a child born abroad. Please contact the firm for more information about this specialized practice area.
Family-Based Petitions — The firm has significant experience in family-based petitions, including immigrant visas and adjustment of status, and has won waivers of admissibility in very challenging cases involving alleged fraud, crimes, and prior deportations. This practice area includes applications incident to status (advance parole, employment authorization, etc.).
Humanitarian Law — The firm is nationally known for its deep experience in humanitarian law, including asylum and refugee-based applications. Founding attorney Laura Murray-Tjan began her career as an asylum attorney, and has represented and advised clients from countries around the globe, including in West Africa, East Africa, North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, East Asia, the Caribbean, and Latin America. Her fluency in French has been helpful to this practice.