The Confusion of Immigration Law
Immigration laws are complicated and can be confusing. Within the levels and sublevels of relief, there are multiple ways that many immigrants can obtain legal status. But we know that many times, understanding the process and dealing with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services can be frustrating to those seeking immigration relief.
Our office’s goals are to ease an immigrant’s concerns on whether he or she qualifies for relief and then guide them through the process, hopefully to a successful conclusion. Our office provides the following immigration services:
A majority of immigrants seek legal status through family-based immigration relief. This allows a person who has legal status in the United States to extend their status to other immediate family members. This relief includes adjustment of status, petitions for relatives overseas, naturalization, and more. Immediate relatives include:
- The spouses of United States citizens
- Unmarried minor children of United States citizens under 21-years-old
- Parents of United States citizens (petitioner must be at least 21-years-old to petition for a parent).
This allows employers to seek immigrant workers to assist in the employers’ seasonal needs. It also allows immigrants to invest in the United States economic powerhouse. Many investments allow an immigrant to gain permanent residency that later can turn into naturalization.
Temporary Visa: These classifications allow employers to hire and petition for foreign nationals to work certain jobs for a set amount of time. The majority of temporary workers are required to work for the same employer that petitioned for them and have a limited opportunity to switch jobs.
Permanent Visa: There is a limit of 140,000 permanent employment-based immigrants every year. Since that number includes immigrants, their spouses, and minor unmarried children, the actual number of employment-based immigrants is even less.