United States immigration policies and the laws in place to enforce those policies are complex, even for the simplest of the immigration processes. To navigate the system and accomplish your immigration objectives, you will need the best Chicago immigration attorney, and, fortunately for you, Sverdloff Law Group is ready to help you get the process started.
U.S. immigration can be classified into two general categories: obtaining immigration benefits, such as temporary or permanent visas, or fighting to legally remain in the United States if you used to have legal status and no longer do – or if you never had any at all.
Obtaining immigration benefits, in turn, can be categorized into two groups: family-based immigration and employment-based immigration.
If you are U.S. Citizen or permanent resident and have a close relative who is not a U.S. citizen, you can petition the government to allow them to obtain legal status as lawful U.S. permanent residents and, when the allowed time comes, they can also apply to become U.S. citizens.
To petition the government for these relatives, the law requires that you file a petition that is supported by documentation that:
There are various ways foreign nationals can obtain visas or become lawful permanent residents (obtain a Green Card) through employment. These employment-based or EB categories include:
If you are in the United States without legal status, you may find yourself placed in what is known as removal proceedings. This is an administrative court proceeding where the government tries to have you removed from the United States as the one here illegally. You have a right to defend yourself against such removal, but you will need help from an experienced Removal/Deportation Attorney.
If you need help with any immigration issue or problem, contact Sverdloff Law Group today to schedule a consultation to have us help you meet your immigration needs.