Evans Law, P.C. Attorney at Law

Sioux Falls, South Dakota law firm effectively solves your immigration and citizenship matters

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Firm Overview

As the only law firm in South Dakota that exclusively practices immigration law, Evans Law, P.C. has been known since 1996 for its reliable and effective legal services. When you turn to attorneys Henry K. Evans and Megan J. Newcombe, you reap the benefits of their combined legal experience of more than 20 years in immigration law. You also get personalized attention, quick appointment scheduling and results-oriented legal representation. We can help you with a wide range of immigration issues, including:
-Employment-based immigration
-Family-based immigration
-Immigration law
-Naturalization
-Visas
-J-1 Medical Waiver
-Asylum
-Immigration Court

Respected and established South Dakota law firm answers your immigration questions:
Immigration laws are complex and constantly changing. Whatever concerns you might have about your immigration status or that of a family member or friend, the best thing you can do is talk to an immigration attorney. Similarly, if you have received correspondence such as a Request for Evidence, a Notice of Action, a Notice of Intent to Deny or a Notice to Appear, the smartest thing is to contact an attorney immediately. We clearly and precisely answer all your questions, make sure you understand the law and how it applies to your circumstances, and devise solutions to your unique situation.

For more than 15 years, we have been committed to representing individuals and businesses in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming in family-based and employment-based petitions -- both immigrant and nonimmigrant, as well as parties in removal proceedings. Our clients come from all parts of the world. They are professionals, educators, healthcare workers, investors and others from all walks of life.
Main Office

Main Office
121 South Main Avenue
Sioux Falls  SD  57104

Phone
  • (888) 708-4644
Fax
  • (605) 330-0543
Green Card
Whether your goal is to live permanently in the United States or to work here temporarily, whether you are an undocumented worker, a high-powered executive, or marrying your foreign fianc, Evans Law, P.C. has the experience to assist you.
For more than 15 years, we have helped clients with the full spectrum of immigration issues, including Green card renewal.
Immigration Law
Helping you with your immigration issues
Understanding the immigration bureaucracy
The U.S. immigration system is a complex web of intricate laws and vast bureaucratic agencies, each with its own rules, regulations and policies. Our attorneys maneuver comfortably through the red tape to bring you the best possible outcomes when dealing with:
-Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
-U.S. Border Patrol (CBP)
-U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)
-Department of Labor (DOL)
-U.S. Department of State
-U.S. Embassies Worldwide
-Immigration court
-Federal court
-Detention facilities
US Citizenship
At Evans Law, P.C., our immigration attorneys understand how fervently our clients long to live the American dream. For more than 15 years, we have helped lawful U.S. residents complete the requirements to become full citizens of the United States.
Sioux Falls attorneys helps establish birthright citizenship
The 14th Amendment declares, "All persons born...in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens..." But is "born in the United States" the complete definition of "natural-born"? Not necessarily. There are many cases where U.S. citizens gain citizenship at birth but are unaware that they are in fact a U.S. citizen or have the documentation to prove their U.S. citizenship. A person may gain U.S. citizenship later in life and needs to obtain documentation of their U.S. citizenship. We will evaluate your case to determine if you may have a claim to U.S. citizenship and recommend an appropriate strategy to pursue your claim.

South Dakota immigration lawyers assists with naturalization
A lawfully-admitted permanent U.S. resident can apply for citizenship through the naturalization process starting at age 18, after a statutory amount of time as a permanent resident and provided other conditions are met. We can assist you in preparing your application and advancing step-by-step through the naturalization process.

Each naturalization applicant is required to pass English and U.S. civics and history testing We will discuss whether you have any qualifying circumstances which may excuse some or all of the testing requirements. For example, your age, your length of time as a permanent resident or certain medical conditions that impact your ability to successfully pass the required testing may allow you to obtain a waiver.

The question of good moral character in naturalization cases
In order to be considered for citizenship, a permanent resident must demonstrate "good moral character." While this does not require a showing of extraordinary virtue, it is a heavily-weighted factor, and even a minor brush with the law can be a major impediment. At Evans Law, P.C., we understand how the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interprets "good moral character," and can present your story in the best possible light. With Evans Law, P.C. supporting your citizenship application, you know you have a reliable legal team behind you.
US Visa
Applying for a visa takes more than sending forms to USCIS.
The U.S. government places strict requirements on qualifications and outlines inflexible procedures for filing. Mistakes on your application can lead to crucial delays and a potential denial. Each type of visa comes with its own set of essential criteria, which your qualifications must precisely match. We discuss your short-term and ultimate immigration goals to set up a long-range plan. We thoroughly analyze your situation to choose the appropriate pathway, and meticulously gather evidence that supports each element of your eligibility. We anticipate complications and troubleshoot before problems occur.

Henry K. Evans

ISLN: 912591887
Member

Practice areas:
-Employment based visas
-H1B visas
-L1A/L1B visas
-Permanent labor certifications
-H2A/H2B labor certification
-U.S. employer I-9 issues
-Removal proceedings and immigration court
-J-1 waivers
-Religious workers
-Asylum
-Family-based immigration and naturalization

Admitted:
-Minnesota, 1995
-South Dakota, 1996
-U.S. District Court, District of South Dakota and Cheyenne Rivers Sioux Tribal Court, 1997

Education:
William Mitchell College of Law

Associations and Memberships:
-Second Circuit Bar Association of Minnehaha County (President, 2004 - 2005)
-State Bar of South Dakota (Former State Chair; Member, Legal Assistant Committee)
-Minnesota State and American Bar Associations
-American Immigration Lawyers Association, MN/Dakota Chapter Executive Secretary (2007-2008)

Biographical details:
Phi Alpha Delta; Omicron Delta Kappa; Phi Alpha Theta; Lambda Sigma.

Evans Law, P.C. serves individuals, families, employers, government agencies and nonprofits in Sioux Falls and throughout South Dakota, the Midwest, the United States and the World.

Megan J. Newcombe

ISLN: 920492138
Associate

Practice areas:
-Family based immigration
-Green cards
-Naturalization
-Consular visa processing
-Employment authorizations
-Fiance visas
-U-visas
-Specializing in hardship waivers and naturalization medical waivers

Admitted:
South Dakota, 2008

Education:
University of Iowa, J.D.

Associations and Memberships:
-South Dakota State Bar Association
-Second Circuit Bar Association of Minnehaha County
-American Immigration Lawyers Association

Languages:
-Spanish
-Portuguese

Evans Law, P.C. serves individuals, families, employers, government agencies and nonprofits in Sioux Falls and throughout South Dakota, the Midwest, the United States and the World.
Education
  • University of Iowa
    Juris Doctorate
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