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Attorney Emil R. Dixon and his team have successfully handled more than
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California Religious Immigration Lawyer

Proudly Representing Churches and their Immigrant Staff Nationwide

Davis Legal Center is the go-to religious immigration firm in the nation and the only firm that works exclusively with religious workers, their families, churches and parishioners from all denominations. Attorney Emil R. Dixon serves as the senior immigration counsel to a major religious denomination in the United States where he oversees immigration matters for hundreds of churches and supervises immigration cases from more than 50 countries. This extensive experience ensures the Davis Legal Center has all of the answers to your religious immigration questions.

Davis Legal Center has more than a decade of legal experience working with immigrants around the globe, so we can successfully manage your case no matter where you are located. We are committed to using our extensive knowledge of the law and practical experience to guide you through all aspects of the immigration process – from initial application to consular processing.

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Types of Religious Immigration Worker Cases We Handle

When it comes to crafting customized immigration solutions tailored to clients’ unique needs, Davis Legal Center is renowned for implementing cutting-edge resources to solve your immigration questions no matter how simple or complex. 

Contact Davis Legal Center today if you need assistance any of the following immigration cases for your ministers, religious workers, or their families:

R-1/R-2 Visas: This type of non-immigrant visa is for individuals who work in the religious field, like ministers, members of a religious order, or staff performing traditional religious functions.

EB-4 Visas:This is an employment-based visa that allows qualifying religious workers to obtain lawful permanent resident status (also known as a green card) through an employing nonprofit church. 

H-1B Visas: This visa is an alternative to the R-1 visa for some religious workers who hold a bachelor’s degree or higher if they do not qualify under the traditional religious worker visa route. 

H-3 Visas: This type of non-immigrant visa is available for religious workers coming to the United States temporarily to receive training that is not available in their home country.

B-1/B-2 Visas: This visa is for foreign nationals who need to enter the U.S. temporarily for business, tourism, or a combination of both purposes. Churches often use this visa for parishioners, foreign religious staff, and missionaries.

I-130/I-485 Adjustment of Status: The I-130 petition allows U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents to sponsor qualifying relatives for lawful permanent residence. The I-485 application can be used by  foreign spouses and other eligible immigrants  to receive a green cards without first departing the United States.

Why Choose Us?

The Davis Legal Center team has more than a decade of experience working on international law and policy and immigration matters across the globe. We serve as immigration counsel for major religious denominations and supervise immigration cases for hundreds of churches nationwide, giving us the experience to answer all of your questions.

Why churches and religious workers choose the Davis Legal Center.

Clients across the nation turn to Davis Legal Center for their immigration needs because the firm is renowned for being the most experienced religious immigration law firm in the country. The firm’s limited focus gives it insight into religious immigration processes and technicalities more generalized firms don’t have. Davis Legal Center has worked with clients from 50+ countries, so we can advise on every aspect of your immigration case – from country specific documents to interviewing practices at consulates across the globe. If you need advice regarding religious immigration requirements, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the firm today.

Please call (530) 418-0906 or schedule a consultation using the convenient online form.


Emil R. Dixon Principal Attorney

Learn more about Immigration options for religious workers and their families!

Check out our FAQ to find answers to our most common religious worker immigration questions.

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Why Choose Davis Legal Center?

  • Decade of Experience

    Our principal attorney has more than a decade of experience working in human rights, immigration, and international policy.

  • Religious Focus

    Davis Legal Center only works with churches and religious workers, so you benefit from our specialized expertise.

  • Global Representation
    Davis Legal Center has represented clients in more than 50 countries and has the experience to provide full legal representation no matter your location.
  • All Denominations

    Davis Legal Center is experienced working with all religious denominations and cross-denominational staff.

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