An Immigration lawyer handles the legalities concerning immigrants entering, visiting and staying in the United States. The Immigration lawyer can help you apply to legally enter and stay in the United States for work, school and travel, and help you to obtain legal permission for temporary as well as permanent status.
An Immigration lawyer can prepare your petitions and applications; prepare you for government interviews; and help you with issues pertaining to visas, green cards, naturalization, and citizenship.
The following are issues that the Immigration lawyers can help you with.
Citizenship: An immigration lawyer can help you apply for naturalization, and also derivative citizenship for your children.
Obtaining a Green Card: An Immigration lawyer can help you file an immigrant petition and apply for adjustment of status to get you a green card. If you are filing for a marriage-based green card, your lawyer can help you prepare evidence to prove your marriage is authentic.
Visas: A lawyer can help you apply for a visa which permits you to legally live in the United States for work, school, or travel. People may qualify for different types of visas. An immigration lawyer can help you sort out and decide which one is best for you.
Asylum: If you are a refugee facing persecution in your home country, an Immigration lawyer can help you to apply for asylum in the United States.
Obtaining Legal Status: If you do not have the right documentation or have overstayed a temporary visa, an Immigration lawyer can advise you what steps to take. Also, in the event that you are legally entitled to citizenship under the law, an Immigration lawyer can help to prepare the proper papers.
Appeals: If your application or petition has been denied, you may be entitled to an appeal which the immigration lawyer can handle for you.
Employers and Employees and Investors: There are certain business and investment related provisions in the immigration law pertaining to entering the United States and related to bringing in certain types of employees, skills, occupations and professions which Immigration lawyers can help you navigate.
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