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Immigrating to Massachusetts

The United States thrives on the pioneer soul of its citizens. America is appropriately nicknamed “The Melting Pot” because of the diversity of its citizens. The cultural differences of its populace have helped the nation grow wealthy through the exchange of diverse ideas and skills. Without the constant influx of immigrants has benefitted the US economically and socially. Yearly immigrants come to reside here by the millions. Most immigrants are drawn here to improve their economic situation and personal liberties.

The current flow of immigrants will continue to increase annually. The majority of the current wave of immigrants comes from Latin America, China and India. The average yearly incomes of the people from these countries are less than 10 thousand dollars a year which explains the influx of immigrants from these countries. Although earning more income is the major motivation for immigration, some come to rejoin family and others come as refugees seeking asylum.

To become a naturalized citizen the immigrant must first attain a visa. There are a number of visas granted and the type depends on the reasons for travel in the US. There are several visas which are assigned specifically to individuals who want to immigrate. Should a person have a travel visa and decide they want to immigrate; the status on the visa can be changed. The visa gives an individual to reside and work in the US while they wait to apply for citizenship. Before an individual can apply for citizenship, they must be in the US for a period that ranges between two and half to five years depending status.

Once the minimum time of residency has fulfilled, the immigrant can fill out an application for citizenship. The application for naturalization has to be filed with the office of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services. The office will review the application and upon approval they will set an appointment to conduct an interview with the immigrant. The interview has to be done in person with an agent of the USCIS. Interviews are conducted to determine the immigrant’s ability to speak and understand English; which is essential to work in the US, as well as gathering background information. After the interview, with approval, the immigrant can move to the next step which is the citizenship exam. The exam focuses on the person’s written and spoken English comprehension. The citizenship test also covers American history and culture. When the immigrant has passed the citizenship test they can be sworn in as a US citizen.

Making the pledge of allegiance to their new country is a turning point for the immigrant. Without the aid of a Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer the person seeking naturalization may not reach that that pivotal moment. With all the time and effort invested in becoming naturalized, the aid of a Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer will assure that time isn’t wasted. Make certain the dream of a better life is realized by hiring a Massachusetts Immigration Lawyer to be your guide through immigration court.