On May 17, 2019, the U.S. State Department announced that the family 2A category (spouses and unmarried children of lawful permanent residents) will become current for the first time in many years. Green card holders will be able to petition for their spouses and/or children starting on July 1, 2019. For green card holders whose spouse and/or children are lawfully present in the U.S., they should be ready to file their I-485 adjustment of status application on July 1. If a green card holder has yet to file an I-130 for his or her spouse and/or children, they can do so now or file the I-130 together with the I-485 application on July 1. For more information, or to schedule a consultation, please call (559) 297-6800.
The Immigration Law Office of Isabel Machado has been practicing immigration law for over 15 years with a focus on complex removal/family immigration cases, and work visas. Our mission is to provide every client with individual attention and efficient and effective representation. We are dedicated to helping the immigrant community in the Central Valley and through out California. We pride ourselves in our client focused approach.
Our office has represented clients before the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”), the Department of Labor, the Immigration Courts, Asylum Offices, and Consular Offices.
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Finding solutions to your immigration challenges can be a daunting process. Our office has been practicing Immigration Law for over 15 years. We work exclusively with Immigration and post-conviction relief.
The Immigration Law Office of Isabel Machado is here to help you realize your American dream. Our team of experienced immigration law experts is truly dedicated to helping you navigate our complex immigration system. In our office we are mostly first-generation, immigrants, or we have immigrants in our families – so we understand what it’s like to approach this complex immigration system.
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After asking many times there’s finally a page on this site for testimonials. I get to share my Immigration experience with Isabel. I got my Green Card last year with her help. My experience was very smooth, clean and more than satisfying. Before going to her I had consulted many lawyers but none of them were convincing. They would beat around the bush and not answer anything to the point. When I spoke to Isabel she explained to me what and how she was going to handle my case. All I had to do was give her my paperwork and she took care of the rest. It didn’t end there. I happened to be a guy that asks million questions and she promptly and patiently answered all my questions via both email and phone. She also accompanied us on the day of the interview which boosted our confidence. Throughout my processing I never felt worried or was never kept in confusion. I knew exactly what was going on. The interview went on very smooth just like Isabel had described to us. Till today I ask her questions on occasions and I get prompt replies. Thanks Isabel and Amadeus for all your help!! It was really wonderful getting to know you guys.
Thanks to Isabel and her staff I was approved on my daca renewel, they were able to help me on my case even with a wreckless driving ticket on my record. Isabel and Gurjeet took alot of time on my case they were always very careful, honest and profesional, I highly recommend Isabel and her staff because they care for their costumers and make you feel comfortable and safe, definitely a great lawyer and a kind and honest person. Thank you Isabel for taking my case and all your help!
I went to Isabel Machado for assistance with my Green Card application, as I had newly arrived in the States after marrying my American wife. I had looked at submitting the application myself but I found it extremely confusing and did not want to make any mistakes, which would have been very easy to do. So I decided to go to an expert for help, and it was undoubtedly the best decision I could have made. Isabel and her husband Amadeus (who is the office manager) were the up-most professionals, clearly very experienced and a pleasure to work with. Right from the start she was up front about the likelihood of our application being accepted (which thankfully she thought we had a strong case) and gave us the best advice on what we kind of visa we should be applying for. She is not the kind of attorney to take on a case that she does not believe will be successful (therefore wasting everyone’s time and money), which I highly respect and appreciate.
We were given clear tasks to perform in order to build the strongest case, we had regular meetings when necessary and she was with us every step of the way. Her experience and knowledge gave us such confidence in our application, when we perhaps a little apprehensive. Prior to the big bad interview she performed a little mock interview with us to ensure everything would go smoothly and was even there on the day, which we both appreciated hugely. She came to the immigration office and sat in with us during the interview, which took all of our nerves away. She even knew all the immigration officers by name (and the seemed to like her), which I think says a lot.
The whole process of our green card, I’m sure it might be different for others, took about 5 months, but that is because the US immigration department messed up a whole load of applications so there were delays. In terms of price we are extremely happy with the fees that we paid as we had looked at other immigration lawyers and Isabel’s were a lot better and as I said, we could not have been happier with her services! It didn’t apply to us but she is also bi-lingual too if required!
So thank you ones more Isabel and Amadeus, without you I may not still be in this country! I will definitely be using your services again for my citizenship application! Jon.
My case was a case that other lawyers wouldn’t give me even a 20% chance of success and were charging me twice the price of Isabel. However, the confidence, honesty, and trust that Isabel gave me when she agreed to take my case made me believe in total success, and it happened. Besides the confidence, honesty, and trust, I also got GREAT service for a great price. I guarantee that you will have a good experience with your case if you hire Isabel Machado. Mine was too hard with other lawyers but with Isabel it was a piece of cake. THANK YOU Isabel.
Uma das maiores dificuldades no meu processo de imigracao foi selecionar um advogado em quem pudesse confiar. Felizmente, decidi contratar a advogada Isabel Machado (Immigration Law Office). Este escritorio fez um excelente trabalho profissional, dando os conselhos e suporte para alcancar o meu objectivo final: “Green Card” para a minha familia.
The BEST attorney in the area! Simple as that. Mrs. Machado is very professional and very prompt to answer all your questions. The whole process takes minimum time with her… and she is always confident that she will win the case.
Everything that Mrs. Machado told me happened exactly like she said during the process…and she did walk through the process with me step by step. Always ready to help. She really cares about her clients. I have no words to explain my gratitude to Mrs. Machado. Thank you so much for being there for me!!!!!.
Isabel Machado is the perfect attorney if you have any issues with immigration law. My wife and I had a wonderful experience with Isabel, and we felt very confident with her work. She has a professional manner and gets documents prepared and completed quickly. We recommend Isabel Machado for any immigration concerns you may have.