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Immigrating to Nebraska
The United States attracts visitors and immigrants from all over the globe. Some come for work, some come for freedom, and some come to be reunited with family. In 2014, immigrants accounted for 13.3 percent of the U.S. population and 17 percent of the workforce, the Migration Policy Institute reports. Immigrating to Nebraska can be a rewarding experience if an immigrant goes through the process of legal immigration.
Immigrating to Nebraska
The foreign-born population of Nebraska stands at 6.7 percent which equates to 125,400 immigrants. Over 31 percent of foreign-born residents are naturalized citizens, who went through the arduous task of immigrating to the U.S. with authorization.
All immigrants who want to work or visit the U.S. needs to enter with authorization, or they are breaking U.S. laws. That means if they are discovered, an undocumented immigrant can be deported and jeopardize any future chances of legal immigration. USAttorneys recommends you speak with an immigration attorney before you decide to enter the U.S. without authorization.
Visas and immigration statuses
All U.S. visas issued for work or travel are either immigrant visas or nonimmigrant visas. The type of visa an immigrant applies for depends on their reason for going to Nebraska and how long they plan on being in the state. Immigrant (permanent) visas are for immigration to the U.S. and a nonimmigrant (temporary) visa depending on how long an applicant wants to stay in the U.S.
Immigrants can visit the State Department website to see a comprehensive list of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas.
Asylum-People across the world must flee their homes because war or violence make their native countries unlivable and puts them in personal danger. After an extensive vetting process, refugees who face persecution or live in a dangerous place may be granted asylum and allowed to come to the U.S.
Legal permanent resident
A legal permanent resident or green card holder has permission to work or live in the U.S. permanently. They also have the right to sponsor a relative or family member for immigration to the U.S. In 2014, the USCIS granted LPR status to 653,416 individuals, according to the Migration Policy Institute
For more information about green cards visit: https://www.uscis.gov/greencard.
In 2014, 20 million immigrants became U.S. citizens, the DHS reports. Naturalized citizen account for 47 percent the foreign-born population in the U.S., but it is a hard status to achieve. To become a naturalized citizen, an immigrant must establish residency, give their fingerprints and agree to biometrics tests, interview with immigration officials and pass a civics test. They also have to be able to speak and understand conversational English.
It’s a complicated task that an immigrant should get help with by retaining an immigration lawyer.
If you are an immigrant and would like work or visit Nebraska, or would like to help a family member immigrate, let USAttorneys connect with immigration lawyer near you. We have an experienced and compassionate legal team that specializes in immigration to assist you with whatever immigration need have. Immigrants who need help with a travel visa, employment-based visa, an adjustment of status or citizenship application or deportation can find a top-notch lawyer at USAttorneys.