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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).


Emily Juarez

Emily Juarez 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 became a member of the Arkansas Bar in September 2017 and is now a licensed attorney. She previously earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Central Arkansas in International Relations with a major in Spanish. 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. 



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.


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

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.


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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