Atlanta Family and Immigration Law

What You Need To Know About Family-Based Immigration

Keeping your family together is always a priority. Many people who come to this country need help to do that. Ghiaasiaan & Briceno has worked with clients in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Washington state. We can answer your questions and explain your options. Together, we will figure out how to best move forward.

Understanding The Process

Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge needed to handle these difficult cases. First of all, it is important to understand what family-based immigration is and how it works. It requires at least two family members; one is known as a petitioner and one is known as a beneficiary. The petitioner has to be either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. The beneficiary is a foreign family member who wants to work and reside in the United States.

There are two categories: immediate relative or family preference. If you are a spouse, parent or child of a U.S. citizen, you are considered an immediate relative. All other relationships are considered as family preference. There is no limit to the amount of immediate relative visas given out each year. On the other hand, the visas given to those considered to be family preference are numbered. Regardless, we can help you through this process from beginning to end.

What Our Clients Say

I talked to Gerardo Briceno to get immigration advice. He answered all my doubts, was reassuring and professional. From our talk, I can say he has a lot of experience in different immigration matters. In addition to his knowledge, he is very nice and thoughtful, which differentiated him from other lawyers I contacted.

-Diana C.

Strong work ethic, very helpful and respectful. They helped us with an accident case. They always answered any question we had. I loved that they spoke Spanish so my mother would understand the process from beginning to end.

-Jessica A.

Very professional yet personable at the same time, Gerardo was very helpful and patient with me and always found an answer for my questions and concerns. Mr. Briceno and Ghiaasiaan & Briceno Law were the best. I had a great experience, I'm very glad I chose them to represent me.

-Mario S.

I usually wouldn't write a review but this firm truly merits five stars. I am amazed they have the time to be so thorough and effective. I would recommend them to anyone for any purpose. Very professional and responsive to my needs.

-Julian J.

My son was in a very serious car accident and Gerardo immediately helped him - step by step - take care of working with the lender getting the totaled car paid off and then working with the other insurance company to make sure my son was taken care of as was appropriate.

-Kelly A.



We are headquartered in Peachtree Corners, GA, but we have a much farther reach. At G. Briceno Law, we represent clients in no fewer than four states: Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Washington. Even if you do not live in the Atlanta metro area, we can still represent you.

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