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Darwinson A. Valdez


A native Spanish speaker and graduate of Indiana University’s McKinney School of Law, Darwinson Valdez has a critical interest in immigration law. In law school, Valdez served as the President of the Hispanic Law Society and was a member of the Black Law Student Association. He interned in the U.S. District Court in New York, and later worked as a law clerk for the Indiana Supreme Court. Valdez has always shared a deep concern for immigration law as it impacts individuals, families, and businesses.



Wilkinson Law is a full-service law firm. We work with individuals, families, small businesses and large corporations with a full range of immigration law. Our deep understanding of current immigration law and connection with our clients is key to our success.

Family Member Living Abroad Petition (Form I-130)

Removal / Deportation

One-Step Adjustment

Deferred Action

Temporary Protected Status

Permanent Resident Card Renewals

Business Petitions (E1,E2 Visas)

Work, Temporary, and Permanent Visas

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Put a strong, determined immigration lawyer to work for you

Your time is valuable. That is why we help explain your options and quickly navigate the process of solving your immigration challenges. We offer clients:

  • Individual attention — When you retain our firm you receive the care, time and attention you deserve.
  • A more cost-efficient model — We constantly seek ways to cut your costs while maintaining the high level of legal services you expect and deserve.
  • Integrity — We provide you with straightforward, honest answers to all of your questions and ensure you fully understand the immigration process and what to expect as your case moves forward.  Our clients rely on us to help them set realistic expectations.
  • A focus on success — We always have your best interest in mind. If protracted litigation is the only solution to achieve the proper outcome, we are ready.

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Send us an email and tell us your specific situation and legal needs. We will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Contact an assertive Indiana immigration lawyer you can trust Call Wilkinson Law at 812-232-4311 or contact us online to schedule your consultation.

Our Family Based Work

  • Spouses and Children of US Citizens / Legal Residents
  • Fiancé(e) of US Citizens
  • Parents of US Citizens
  • Removal of Conditional Resident Status

  • Reunification of Families
  • Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Adoption (Hague Convention and non-Hague)
  • Non-traditional Families and Same-sex Couples

Our Citizenship and Nationality Work:

  • Naturalization
  • Transmission of Citizenship through Ancestors
  • American Indian and First Nation Peoples
  • US Nationality for Certain Residents of Former Pacific Ocean Trust Territories

Our Deportation Defense and Litigation Work

  • Asylum
  • Removal (deportation)
  • Appeal (regulatory and federal court)
  • Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • Motion to Reopen or Reconsider
  • Writ of Mandamus and Judicial Intervention

Our Employment Based Work

  • EB-1 and O-1 – Extraordinary Ability
  • I visa – Journalist
  • L-1 – Intracompany Transferee
  • R-1 – Religious Worker

Our Investment-Based Work:

  • E-1 – Treaty Trader Visa
  • E-2 – Treaty Investor Visa
  • EB-5 – Employment Creation Visa


Work Visas

  • E-1 Visas
  • E-2 Visas
  • E-3 Visas
  • H-1B Visas
  • H-2A Visas
  • H-2B Visas
  • H-3 Visas
  • L-1 Visas
  • O-1 Visas
  • P-1 Visas
  • P-2 Visas
  • P-3 Visas
  • TN Visas
  • Religious Worker (R-1)

Temporary Visas

  • B-1 Visas
  • B-2 Visas
  • F-1 Visas
  • J-1 Visas
  • K-1 Visas
  • K-3/K-4 Nonimmigrant Visa
  • Q-1 Visas
  • Visa Waiver Program

Permanent Visas

  • Overview – Employment Based Immigrant Visas
  • Permanent Resident Card for Physicians in Underserved Areas
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-1
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-2
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-3 for Workers
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-3 for Nurses & Physical Therapists
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-2 National Interest Waivers (NIW)
  • Permanent Resident Card: EB-5 Investment
  • PERM: Permanent Labor Certification
  • Processing Times

Family Visas

  • Form I-864 Affidavit of Support
  • Spousal Visas, Conditional Residence, and Battered Spouse Petition
  • Children/Parents/Siblings
  • Poverty Guidelines
  • Adjustment of Status within the United States
  • I-751 Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence
  • National Visa Center Immigrant Visa Processing


  • Naturalization
  • FAQs about Citizenship
  • Revocation
  • Dual Citizenship

Start Up Immigration

  • H-1B Specialty Occupation Visa
  • L-1 Intracompany Transferee Visa
  • E-2 Treaty Investor
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability Visa
  • B-1 Business Visitor
  • Deportation, Removal & Exclusion
    • Grounds of Deportability Based on Immigration Violations
  • Payroll Services
  • Ley de Inmigración
  • Marriage Equality Resource Center
    • Marriage Equality Resource Center (Continued)
    • Permanent Resident Cards for Same Sex Couples


  • J-1 Waiver of Foreign Residency Requirement
  • I-601 Application for Waiver of Grounds of Inadmissibility
  • I-212 Waiver: Application for Permission to Reapply for Admission into the United States After Deportation or Removal

Special Categories of Permanent Resident Card Applicants

  • Permanent Resident Card Through the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program
  • U Visas & Permanent Resident Card Based on U Nonimmigrant Visa Status for Victims of a Crime
  • Asylum and Withholding of Removal

Why Hire an Immigration Lawyer?

Wondering if it makes sense to hire an immigration lawyer? Here are some of the top benefits of hiring us to help you:

  1. Know the best path to immigration – Our firm will help you determine which way to meet your immigration needs.
  2. Profile accuracy – We can help you avoid common mistakes that can lead to visa denials.
  3. Speed – Our professional staff will work with you to collect all the required documentation and information as quickly as possible.
  4. Personalized service – Dedicated experts will work closely with you throughout the process and will be available to answer any questions.
  5. No missed opportunities – We monitor the many different programs and visas for updates to make sure you are best positioned for success.

Top U.S. Immigration Questions

Below is not an exhaustive list of FAQs, but it includes of some of the most common questions we get asked.

1. Is the immigration lottery real?

Yes, absolutely. It is NOT a ruse to locate those who are here illegally.

2. Does marriage to a U.S. citizen automatically get you a Permanent Resident Card?

No. It may take from three months to two years to complete the Permanent Resident Card process.

3. Can my employee’s spouse work?

L-2 visa holders (spouses of L-1 visa holders) and spouses of E visa holders have recently been allowed to apply for employment authorization.

4. Can a visa be obtained in the United States?

As of 2004, all foreign nationals requiring new visas must apply for their visas at a U.S. embassy or consulate outside the United States of America.

5. Can a visa be obtained in Canada for the U.S.?

Yes, absolutely!

6. Does a Canadian citizen need a visa to visit the U.S.?

No. However you do now require a passport or appropriate I.D. to cross the border from Canada to the U.S. (and vice versa).

7. What is the difference between a Green Card and a Permanent Resident Card]

None, they are the same. The Permanent Resident Card took the name of “Green Card” because the card color was Green.


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