Immigration for Relatives of Refugees

South Carolina Refugee Immigration Lawyer

Each year the United States admits many refugees and asylum seekers from troubled areas of the world. The U.S. also admits their children and spouses, providing them status as a refugee or asylum seeker. This can be a complicated process that should be handled by an experienced immigration attorney.

Commitment to Helping Immigrants

As the child of immigrants, our immigration lawyer has first-hand knowledge of the challenges people face when they come to the United States, especially if they have suffered hardship or fear in their home countries. The Pinilla Law Firm is proud to help the families of refugees. We use our experience and our special understanding of the immigrant experience to acheive the best possible outcome for these type of cases.

What We Will Do For You

Our attorney will talk with you about the issues involved in petitioning to have your minor child or spouse come to the U.S. such as:

  • Time limits on applications: You must apply within two years of entry into the U.S. or of receipt of asylum status
  • Immigration Status: You must be an asylee, refugee, or legal permanent resident (LPR)
  • Date of Marriage: You must have been married before you applied for asylum or refugee status
  • Age of Child: Your child must have been born or conceived before you applied for asylum or refugee status

Please Note: If you already have citizenship, refugee status is not available to your children or spouse. However, there are other types of family based immigration that may be availabe to you. Please contact our office for a consulatation.

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Phone: (803) 728-0045
Fax: (888) 502-7681


7 Surrey Court, Suite A
Columbia, SC 29212

Service Areas

  • Columbia
  • Charleston
  • Florence
  • Lexington
  • Myrtle Beach
  • Sumter
  • Newberry