GREEN CARD INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE
Get Help When Applying for a Green Card
A Permanent Resident Card, also known as a Green Card, allows you to live and work in the United States for an indefinite time period - until you become a U.S. citizen, abandon your residence or do something to get deported.
For many people, it's an opportunity to start a new life, but getting a green card is not always easy. Many different paths exist to getting it and knowing which is the best path for you and planning for any potential barriers is crucial.
An experienced immigration attorney can help you decide on your best path, can help you gather, prepare and file all the needed paperwork, and can be your advocate in the often convoluted U.S. Immigration system.
Contact us today to schedule a free case review to see what your options are.
BECOMING A PERMANENT RESIDENT
There are many paths to becoming a permanent resident and many considerations that you need to make. Here are a few things to consider.
Grounds of Inadmissibility
Because of issues such as a criminal history, or past immigration violations, some immigrants are considered to be “inadmissible” and therefore are unable to receive a green card even though they have a relative such as a spouse who could otherwise sponsor them. However, in some cases the government will forgive an immigrant and allow them to receive a green card anyway. The waiver process is complex and your outcome is highly dependent on the skill of your immigration lawyer.
Recent administrative changes in the waiver application process allow some applicants to use a procedure sometimes called a "provisional waiver" or an "I-601A waiver" that reduces their risk and shortens the time period they must spend in their home country to process their case. This is a fantastic new opportunity for some undocumented immigrants to finally get a green card.
Planning for Undocumented Immigrants
Due to the harshness of current immigration laws, there are many immigrants who unfortunately have no way of acquiring legal status at this time. We will give you an honest assessment of your legal immigration options. Even if nothing can be done about your immigration status at this time, it is important for you to plan ahead to put yourself in the best possible position so you will be ready to take advantage of any favorable changes in the immigration laws. Even if we determine through a free case review that you cannot apply for a green card right now, we would like to give you some peace of mind by providing you with free information on how you can do this.
Having a green card is great, but you are still at risk of being deported if you make a mistake. You also never know how Congress could choose to change the rules for permanent residence in the future. The only way to guarantee you have the right to live in the U.S. for the rest of your life is to become a U.S. citizen.
Crime Victim Visas (U Visa, T Visa)
If you have been the victim of a crime and have cooperated with the police and/or prosecutors, you may be eligible for a special kind of visa created to protect victims who step forward.
Renewal of Green Card
We can prepare your green card renewal application for you quickly and painlessly.