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Raleigh Immigration Lawyers

Are you facing a complicated immigration issue in Raleigh, North Carolina? Let us help. At Gardner Gordon, we have the skill and experience necessary to help you achieve a positive outcome. Clients throughout the area trust our experienced Raleigh immigration lawyers for skilled and attentive service in the issues that matter most to their lives and futures.

Call (919) 355-5134 or contact our firm online to discuss your situation.

How Can Gardner Gordon Help You?

Family Based Immigration

If you have a family member in the United States who is willing to sponsor you, call Gardner Gordon to learn about the process of family based immigration. We can answer your questions regarding adjustment of status, consular processing, and more.

Employment Based Immigration

Every year, many individuals are able to achieve citizenship through employment. Whether your goals for working in the United States are of a short-term or long-term nature, we can help walk you through the process. Learn which visa you may qualify for and how to apply for a work permit when you call our Raleigh law office.

U.S. Citizenship

Excepting those who are of pure Native American heritage, every American is either an immigrant or the child of immigrants. Helping our clients achieve citizenship is an aspect of our practice that we consider to be a great privilege. If you are ready to pursue your own American journey, we want to stand by you. Call our office today to learn more about how having a Raleigh immigration lawyer on your side could benefit your journey to citizenship.


The process of naturalization is that by which a foreign national gains citizenship in the United States. In order to begin the naturalization process, you must first demonstrate that you have fulfilled the obligations outlined by Congress in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). To learn more about the naturalization process, schedule an appointment with Gardner Gordon.

Sports Visas

If you are an athlete or coach and you need a sports visa for work, we can help. We have extensive experience helping all types of individuals obtain temporary legal status in the U.S., and we are prepared to handle a variety of scenarios for travelling athletes.

I-9 & e-Verify Compliance

The United States immigration system is very confusing - and not just for foreign citizens who are attempting to live and work in this country. The laws concerning immigration can also prove complicated and burdensome for employers in the United States who wish to hire workers from other countries. If you do not follow the specific regulations set forth by the government, you could face serious consequences.

Nonimmigrant Visas

The classification of "nonimmigrant" applies to any person coming to the United States for a specific purpose, usually to work or visit, for a temporary period of time. Some non-immigrant visas have longer durations than others, and each has its own eligibility requirements.

Humanitarian Visas

Humanitarian visas are granted to individuals in dangerous or extreme circumstances seeking to enter the U.S. for relief and safety. These types of visas are also known as “humanitarian parole,” and allow an individual to reside in the U.S. on a temporary basis.

Removal Defense

Have you or someone close to you been threatened with deportation? Let our attorneys proactively uphold your rights. Call to learn about cancellation of removal, Convention Against Torture (CAT) withholding of removal, or the other options available to you. Our goal is to protect your interests aggressively and effectively.

Detention & Bond

If you or a loved one is being held in immigration detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Gardner Gordon can come to your aid. We understand that this is likely a frightening time for you, as you may be worrying about your future and the future of your family. If you hire our Raleigh immigration detention lawyers, we can visit you in detainment and work toward getting you released on an immigration bond.

Federal Litigation & Appeals

If an unfavorable decision has been made regarding your immigration status, the legal team at Gardner Gordon can help you appeal the decision in pursuit of a better outcome. An appeal is a legal term for an official request to have your case re-considered by a different judge or authority.

To learn more about the immigration laws and policies that could impact you, do not hesitate to contact Gardner Gordon today. Schedule a case evaluation with Attorney Gardner for counsel regarding your unique situation. We are here to help you pursue the best possible outcome. Learn more about our firm and how we are ready to help you navigate the complex immigration laws as they affect U.S. employers.

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Case Results

Results That Speak for Themselves
  • Approved Green Card AC21 Portability at the I-485 Interview

    We worked with her and her new employer to finalize her employment, prepare the I-485 Supplement J and gather the documentation to present at her interview under AC21 to allow her to port her I-140 and green card application.

  • Approved for Adjustment of Status Family Member Adjustment of Status Granted

    Our client wanted to apply for adjustment of status via the 245i form, based on her sister’s US Citizenship that was granted many years prior to our case.

  • Secured Their Green Cards H2B to LPR

    After successfully getting Form 9089 certified by the Dept of Labor for supervisory positions with the company, we were able to reach out to the employees and work with the company to submit an I-140/I-485 petition which was successfully approved.

  • Waiver Approved I-601A Waiver

    Waver was pending for almost one year, but it was approved and we are currently working on consular processing.

  • Received Certificate of Citizenship N-600

    This LPR client came to us worried about naturalizing because she had a bad criminal record and her naturalization application would probably be denied. After a thorough review of her family history, we realized she was already a US citizen through the Child Citizenship Act.

  • Secure a New P1 Visa for 3 Years P1 Visa

    We were able to work with his new manager to put together the needed information about their business, required licenses, and his ability to secure a new P1 visa for 3 years.

  • Released from ICE / Pending Work Permit Removal (Bond Motion)

    Immigrant had a prior order of removal from over 10 years ago. He was detained by ICE again and his US citizen wife hired us to try to get him out. We filed a Motion To Reopen his In Absentia Order with the immigration court in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Green Card was Granted Same-Sex, Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status

    The petition did not have any red flags but the USCIS officer interviewed them separately (Stokes Interview) and asked incredibly specific and detailed questions about their finances, work history, and friends and family.

  • Filed for I-918 U-Visa Petition U Visa Certification

    Re-submitted the request, along with the USCIS regulations noting that she had met the requirements in having provided assistance as well as her state of mind following the incident.

  • Renew Existing I-765 While Pending VAWA & I-48 VAWA

    We submitted her application, received a prima facie determination, and asked for her marriage-based I-485 to be held in abeyance until the I-360 VAWA petition could be approved.

The Right Attorneys

May Make All the Difference in the Outcome of Your Case
  • High Quality Legal Representation

    As a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar Association, and the North Carolina State Bar, Attorney Gardner has a reputation for professionalism and elite representation.

  • Your Success Is Our Priority

    Hiring a knowledgeable and passionate immigration attorney to represent your interests is one of the most important steps you can take. When you come to us, we will take a personal interest in your case because we genuinely care about your success.

  • Hablamos Español

    Lead Attorney Gardner is a world traveler who speaks fluent Spanish; the entire Gardner Gordon support team is fluent in Spanish as well.  Our attorney will personally handle each legal aspect of your case.  We will help you obtain the sense of ease and peace of mind you deserve during this trying and difficult time.

  • We Educate Clients

    We will review your case, inform you of your rights, and guide you in the path that best suits your needs. We will fully equip you to make informed decisions every step of the way. We will offer you the zealous advocacy and compassionate support you deserve.