Dallas Immigration & Nationality Lawyer
Tidwell Swaim & Associates12770 Coit Road, Suite 700
Dallas, Texas 75251
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Law Firm OverviewAt Tidwell Swaim & Associates, we specialize in immigration law. We are the oldest and most trusted immigration law firm in Dallas. We have successfully serviced over 35,000 clients. We have been in business since 1978 and have been voted as one of the top immigration law firms in the United States.
We provide the highest level of client service, whether it is for our corporate clients or the individual with one issue to resolve. We are dedicated to placing the needs of our clients first.
You will receive an honest assessment of your case before we start, a fair and reasonable fee, which is usually more competitive than other immigration firms, and our guarantee that we will work with you to achieve your goals. We encourage you to compare our Firm's capabilities, our client commitment and the proper application of the law to our cases. There is a reason that over 70% of our clients are referred to us by current and former clients.
David Swaim, the Firm's managing partner, is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. The Firm's associate attorneys are selected for their educational accomplishments and their dedication to client service. Our senior paralegals must maintain at least five years of immigration paralegal experience and demonstrate expertise in the immigration process before they are promoted into the position. Quite simply, you will not find a more experienced immigration law firm in Dallas than Tidwell Swaim & Associates.
Our language capabilities include Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Taiwanese and Hakkanese.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Our services include:
- Family/Removal Proceedings/Naturalization
All family cases including immediate relatives, preference categories, adoptions/orphans "follow to join" cases, age out issues, marriage issues, removal of conditions from conditional permanent residence (regardless of whether the marriage has been terminated), derivative dependents and fiancÚs.
All of our immigration cases include not only the underlying qualifying petition but also consular processing, adjustment of status, change or extension of status, and all of the supporting documentation for each of these processes. All cases include the qualifying dependent family members. Our permanent residence cases for immigrants include the affidavits of support, assisting with birth and marriage documents, analyzing past immigration history and any possible criminal activities which may impact the process. This analysis is completed before any steps are taken with the government.
All citizenship issues including naturalization, derivative citizenship, citizenship transmittal to children born outside the U.S., nationality issues, and loss of citizenship.
*Removal and Deportation Cases
We represent individuals in all phases of the removal/deportation process including master hearings, pleadings and bond determination/reductions, relief from removal/exclusion proceedings, such as asylum applications, cancellation of removal, adjustment of status and waivers. We handle stays of removals. We also handle all appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals and cases in Federal court including the Courts of Appeal and District Courts.
All employment based cases including nonimmigrant visas such as Hs, Ls, Es and TNs. We process immigrant cases based on employment including labor certifications, extraordinary ability, outstanding professors/researchers, national interest waivers, religious workers, investors, nurses and other allied health cases.
All of our employment case services include all of the required work for the employer and employee/family regardless of who is responsible for the fees.
For our employers we offer additional services such as on-site administration, we previously set up the first major RIR program for a North Texas technology firm which was the largest such program for several years and we have established the in-house immigration procedures for large companies such as Texas Instruments. In fact, one of our "specialties" is assisting companies with their in-house processing and helping small and medium sized companies as they grow.
We also represent companies and individuals in Federal Court when petitions, applications and other legal proceedings have been denied or illegally handled by the government.
These cases include forcing the Immigration Service to follow its own regulations and timely issue work authorization to an employee of a large technology company as well as a group of college students denied their optional practical training, a court order to the Immigration Service to approve an L-1 petition and extension of status for an investor which has been illegally denied and another court order to the Service to approve an adjustment of status application which had been pending for over one year past the normal adjudication period.
Many of our cases also resulted in the Immigration Service being ordered to pay the attorneys fees and costs.
*Colleges and Universities
We work with most of the colleges and universities in Texas and surrounding states to assist them with their faculty, F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors. We represent not only the individual faculty and students at these schools but also in some cases the university itself, such as Texas A & M University and its system universities.
Since 1980 we have given annual seminars on U.S. immigration law to these universities and their faculty and students: the University of Texas at Austin, Texas A & M University in College Station, Texas Tech University, the University of North Texas, Texas Christian University, the University of Texas at Arlington, the University of Texas at Dallas, Baylor University, Southern Methodist University, West Texas A & M University, East Texas A & M University, the University of Arkansas, New Mexico State University, the University of Texas at El Paso, the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and Tulsa University.
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