Yuma Immigration Lawyer 

Because of its location and proximity to the U.S. border, Yuma and other communities across Southwest Arizona have seen a significant influx of immigrants. The Associated Press reported that “families from Venezuela, Colombia, Haiti, Cuba, Brazil, India, and dozens of other countries arrive in Yuma after wading through the knee-deep Colorado River.” When so much is at stake for immigrants hoping to start lives in the U.S., it is crucial that they receive legal guidance from a knowledgeable and skilled immigration attorney.   

At Martinez Immigration, we assist clients in Yuma and throughout Arizona with visa issues, naturalization and citizenship applications, deportation defense, and other matters. Reach out to a Yuma Immigration attorney today to see how we can help. While the U.S. immigration system can be challenging to navigate, you don’t have to do it alone.  

Book a consultation with an Arizona immigration lawyer today. 

Key Immigration Policy in Arizona

In 2010, Arizona Governor Jan Brewer signed one of the nation’s toughest immigration policies into law: Senate Bill 1070: the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act. Its goal was to prevent unlawful immigration. The original bill allowed local police to check immigration status based on “reasonable suspicion” and to enforce immigration policies across the state.  

However, after challenges from immigration rights organizations, a 2012 Supreme Court ruling significantly whittled down the law’s provisions. For example, it is no longer a criminal offense for individuals to lack federal immigration papers or to accept work without authorization. Also, officers can no longer arrest individuals without a warrant, even if they believe they are deportable immigrants.  

The court ruling leaves it to the officer’s discretion to determine “reasonable suspicion.” Further, ethnicity or language is not a valid reason for inquiry, but officers still have the right to demand papers if they see fit.  

Services Offered by Yuma Immigration Lawyers

Martinez Immigration was founded to help immigrants achieve legal status at a reasonable cost. The firm is inspired to help clients live, work, and travel lawfully in the U.S. and reconnect families separated by U.S. immigration policies.  

Martinez Immigration offers the following services for clients in Yuma and throughout Arizona and the U.S.:   

  • Green card services: Include I-130 petition for an alien relative, I-485 petition to register permanent residence or adjust status, I-765 application for employment authorization, and I-751 petition to remove conditions on residence. 
  • Nonimmigrant visas: Temporary visas issued to foreign nationals who want to enter America for a particular reason and a predetermined period, including international students, workers in specialized fields, and fiancee visas.  
  • Naturalization: This is the process by which a lawful permanent resident can become a United States citizen. We can provide you with experienced advice and representation for the naturalization process. 
  • Asylum and refugee applications: Asylum status is intended for individuals fleeing persecution or fearing persecution in their home country because of their race, religion, nationality, or social or political affiliation.  
  • Removal defense: Our services include ICE bond applications, detention representation, and adjustment of status. 


This is just a brief overview of immigration matters our firm oversees. Schedule a virtual consultation to learn more. 

Benefits of Hiring a Yuma Immigration Lawyer

If you are facing an urgent immigration matter, it’s wise to retain a Yuma immigration lawyer. Navigating complex local, state, and federal immigration laws and policies can be daunting. An experienced attorney makes the process easier while providing insight into the latest developments that may impact your case.  

We offer personalized assistance, guiding you toward the appropriate solution. Delays, errors, and omissions with paperwork can prolong your case in a system facing considerable backlogs. Martinez Immigration offers procedural support to ensure your documents are accurate and timely.  

As your representative in immigration proceedings, our attorneys advocate on your behalf while dealing with the Department of State (DOS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), immigration court, and other entities. We also manage communications and handle requests for evidence (RFEs). 

Book a consultation with an Arizona immigration lawyer today. 

Schedule a Consultation with Martinez Immigration  

We take great pride in providing the very best legal representation. We offer guidance and assistance about the unique legal circumstances of our clients throughout the United States. Protecting your rights as an immigrant and uniting your family is our first priority. Schedule an affordable consultation with an immigration attorney in Yuma. 

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