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U.S. Immigration, Naturalization, Visa & Consular Law

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Our Team

Ferguson Immigration Law offices are dedicated to providing immigration services and strategic solutions to individuals, families and businesses.

Personal client consultations are scheduled to determine the appropriate options and services to consider for each case given the current U.S Immigration Law requirements.

 



Arminda Ferguson
Immigration Attorney

Arminda Ferguson has dedicated her law practice exclusively to Immigration and Nationality Law since 1999. She thoroughly investigates the law and current updates to analyze each case individually to determine which immigration law and process applies best to each individual client for their specific needs. She is experienced in handling complex immigration cases with exceptional success. After the initial consultation, Arminda will let the potential client know what steps are necessary to receive any benefits that may be available. Her goal is to provide the finest immigration services possible for individuals, families and businesses. Ferguson Immigration Law has established a reputation of expertise in Immigration Law as well as a high level of customer service to clients and the legal community not only in Northwest Arkansas but throughout the United States.

Prior to becoming owner and Senior Attorney at Ferguson Immigration Law, Arminda earned a Bachelor degree from the University of Texas and graduated from Texas Wesleyan School of Law. She is a member in good standing with the State Bar of Texas and, as such, is authorized to practice U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law throughout the United States and its territories. Arminda is also a member of AILA (American Immigration Lawyers Association), and previously served as Midsouth Chapter Liaison to USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services) and US ICE (United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement). Arminda currently works with the Mexican Consulate in Little Rock, Arkansas as a Consulting Attorney (Abogada Consultoria) to assist individuals with immigration needs through the PALE program (Programa de Asistencia Juridica a Mexicanos a traves de Asesorias Legales Externas en los Estados Unidos de America).



Amber Smith
Immigration Attorney

Amber is an Immigration Attorney who joined Ferguson Immigration Law in April 2009. Amber has a unique insight into the needs of the immigrant community. Her knowledge and expertise in Immigration and Nationality law has benefited countless clients with some of the most difficult and exceptional cases we have handled at Ferguson Immigration Law. She has become an expert in dealing with Waivers, Consular Processing and Adjustment of benefit applications.

Amber graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2006. She previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arkansas with a double major in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Amber is a member in good standing with the State Bars of Arkansas and Colorado, and as, such is authorized to practice U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law throughout the United States and its territories. She is also a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Arkansas Bar Association.



Gina Koch
Office Manager

Gina Koch joined Ferguson Immigration Law firm in March 2008 and serves the firm as Office Manager. Gina Koch received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and has extensive experience in office management, Immigration Court preparation, legal document preparation and human resources. Gina uses her professional administrative experience to support the office and assist attorneys, legal assistants and administrative assistants to provide the best quality immigration services.



Emily O’Neal
Law Clerk

Emily O’Neal joined the Ferguson Immigration Law Firm in 2014 as a law clerk. Emily obtained her Juris Doctor with honors from the University of Arkansas School of Law in May 2017. She previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in International Relations with a major in Spanish. Emily is also a TEFL certified English as a Second Language instructor. She relishes the challenging nature of immigration law and enjoys working with clients on a personal level to help them meet their legal goals. She is bilingual and uses her Spanish language skills to assist our clients. Emily is excited to join the firm as an Immigration Attorney in the Fall of 2017.



Johnny Cura
Case Assistant

Johnny joined the Ferguson Immigration Law team in 2011. As a Legal Assistant, he works with clients to complete case work specific to Adjustment of Status Applications, Consular Processing, Employment Authorization, Alien Relative Petitions, Waivers and various visa classifications. Johnny has over ten years in banking and healthcare service experience. He has dedicated his career to immigration service for six years. He uses his bilingual skills to assist firm clients. He enjoys working with families and individuals on a personal level.



Judy L. Cardenas
Case Assistant

Judy joined the Ferguson Immigration Law team in August 2014 as a Receptionist and is now a case assistant in the areas of Consular Processing, Immigrant Visas, Non-Immigrant Visas, Alien Relative Petitions, and Waivers. Judy has an AAS in Business Administration and is currently pursuing an AAS in Paralegal Studies. Judy was born in Ecuador. She is a proud mom of two marvelous children, and more proudly a grandmother of two wonderful boys. She enjoys utilizing her experience and bilingual skills to assist firm clients with their interpretations, translations, and immigration service needs.



Wanda Rosario
Paralegal

Wanda Rosario joined the Ferguson Law team in December 2016 as a Paralegal. She assists the attorneys in Client Interviews and Waiver Preparation. Wanda has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a Major in Accounting, has a Certified Public Accountant certification (CPA), and a Juris Doctor Degree. She has thirteen years of experience working in Auditing, Accounting, and Financial Reporting. Wanda is bilingual and enjoys using her professional experience to assist firm clients with their interpretations, translations, and immigration service needs.



Ana Juarez
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Ana joined the Ferguson Immigration Law team as an Administrative Assistant / Receptionist in March 2016. She has over ten years of office work experience, administrative and customer service experience. She assists firm clients and office staff members with administrative / customer service needs and manages the office scheduling calendar. Ana enjoys using her bilingual and professional administrative skills in a career to help others.



Ronaldo Hernandez
Administrative Assistant / Receptionist

Ronaldo Hernandez joined the Ferguson Immigration Law team in September 2016. He is fluent in Spanish and English and enjoys using this skill to assist firm clients. Ronaldo especially enjoys the personal interaction with firm clients as he helps them with administrative and customer service needs. He also assists office staff members with administrative / customer service needs and manages the office scheduling calendar. He works diligently to support other office members. Outside of the office, Ronaldo enjoys soccer, traveling and spending time with his family.



Michael De Hoyos
Administrative Assistant

Michael joined the Ferguson Immigration Law team as an Administrative Assistant in August 2016. He assists the attorneys in completing in Naturalization cases, Adjustment of Status applications, Employment Authorization, Alien Relative Petitions and various visa classifications. Michael holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technological Science Engineering from Mexico. He also assists our firm in any technological service needs. He is fluent in Spanish and English and enjoys using this skill to assist firm clients.


Frequently Asked Questions

What types of visas are available if I want to come to the U.S. for a visit or temporary stay?

If you wish to visit the U.S. temporarily or be granted entry for a very specific period of time, you will need a non-immigrant visa. Some common types are: student visas, business investor visas, or a travel visa.

How long will my green card remain valid?

Permanent residency, obtained through a green card, allows a foreign national to live and work in the U.S. on a potentially indefinite basis. When a green card is first issued, it is often a temporary green card, valid for two years. After the first two years, providing you have not been convicted of any criminal activity and have maintained your eligibility status, you can apply for a permanent residence visa which is valid for ten years.

What type of visa should I get if I want to become a U.S. Permanent Resident?

Depending on your current immigration status or situation, there are many visas available to foreign nationals wishing to permanently immigrate to the U.S. such as: a fiancée visa, family visa, work visa, and more.

What is an Adjustment of Status?

An adjustment of status is the process of changing your status from non-immigration to immigrant. If you arrived on a non-immigrant visa, this means you intended to stay temporarily and meant to return to your home country. If you apply for an adjustment of status and your application is approved, you will be issued a green card and given lawful permanent residence in the U.S.

My visa has expired, what can I do?

If your visa has expired, the first thing you need to do is contact an attorney from our firm. We will consult with you, review your current status and situation, and help you to determine the best course of action to pursue. Time is of the essence when it comes to expired visa, so do not delay in contacting an immigration attorney at Ferguson Immigration Law.

I have received a deportation order, is there anything I can do to avoid being deported?

If you receive a deportation order or notification, the first thing you should do is contact an immigration attorney at our firm, who will work closely with you to build your deportation defense. You should have an immigration attorney who understands and is skilled in all aspects of immigration law.


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