Orange County Immigration Attorney   

According to data from the Migration Policy Institute, Orange County is home to an estimated 236,000 immigrants, with most arriving from Mexico and throughout South America. Many find it challenging to navigate the U.S. immigration system.  

As the spouse of a Mexican-American immigrant, Orange County immigration lawyer Kathleen Martinez knows firsthand the struggles immigrants and their loved ones face. She is committed to providing cost-effective counsel and assistance to help clients achieve their goals of living, working, traveling, and reuniting with family in the U.S.  

Book a consultation with a California immigration lawyer today. 

The Importance of Having an Immigration Lawyer in Orange County

When dealing with an immigration issue, you may not know how or where to begin. U.S. immigration policy is complex and managed by multiple agencies, including U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Customs and Border Patrol (CBP), and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). 

An immigration lawyer explains all the steps involved in the immigration process. They prepare and file the proper paperwork with the appropriate agency. Skilled immigration lawyers avoid common errors and delays that can negatively impact your case and your right to stay in the U.S.  

If your application is denied or you face deportation, your Orange County immigration lawyer explores all possible options to reach a good outcome.  

Case Evaluation and Strategy

When you contact Martinez Immigration, a case evaluation is the first step. During this initial meeting, we discuss your situation to determine the best approach to resolve your immigration matter. We offer cost-effective legal counsel for these standard immigration services:   

  • Adjustment of status 
  • Asylum and refugee applications 
  • Citizenship 
  • DACA applications  
  • Green card services  
  • Humanitarian parole 
  • Humanitarian visas 
  • Marriage-based applications 
  • Naturalization 
  • Nonimmigrant visas 
  • Pardons and waivers 
  • Removal defense 
  • Removal of conditions 
  • Returning resident visas 


While the USCIS is working hard to chip away at the backlog of pending cases, the wait for a visa application decision can still take several weeks to months. Martinez Immigration prepares expedite requests for clients who qualify based on extreme humanitarian grounds, financial hardships, and other immediate needs.  

Learn how a California Immigration attorney can help your case today. 

Legal Challenges in Orange County: Handling Deportation Cases

A recent report found that Orange County has one of the highest numbers of immigrants facing deportation in California. And because immigration proceedings fall under civil law, they are not entitled to the same constitutional legal protections provided under criminal law, including the right to government-appointed counsel.  

Without representation, these individuals face an uphill battle as they try to avoid deportation. Martinez Immigration represents clients in removal proceedings, acting quickly and decisively to help them remain in the U.S. 

Building a Strong Case

We investigate your case, explain your rights, and build a solid case to prevent the government from proving you must be deported. We explore various defense options and strategies to poke holes in the government’s case against you and show why you should remain in the country.  

Based on your relationship to a U.S. citizen, you may be eligible for an adjustment of status. You may also qualify for an affirmative defense, particularly if their removal would create hardship for a family member. The Justice Department has some discretion to evaluate removals on a case-by-case basis. We work tirelessly to compel them to exercise their power to stop deportation.  

We assist with every aspect of your case, from bond hearings and removal defense to appeals and representation if you are detained. If we believe you can and should remain in the U.S., we apply every legal remedy to make that possible.  

Speak with a California immigration lawyer, today.

Martinez Immigration Can Help

Whatever immigration issue you are facing, Martinez Immigration is here to help. Because we only focus on immigration matters, we understand how government policies impact clients and their families. We handle your case with urgency and determination and always treat you with compassion. The U.S. immigration system can seem overwhelming, but support is available.  

Book a consultation with an immigration lawyer in Orange County today. From our offices in California, Oregon, and Texas, Martinez Immigration provides virtual immigration services for clients across the U.S.  

We got you covered!

No Matter What your immigration needs or questions are…

We take great pride in providing immigration services to our clients. Our mission to reunite families drives us to succeed.

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