The main purpose of immigration is to reunite families and to admit immigrants who have the necessary skills into the United States to improve the economy. Laws regarding immigration to the United States are complicated and every detail counts when a person is submitting their immigration application.

There are various forms of immigration, and they include:

  • Family-based immigration
  • Employment-based immigration
  • Permanent immigration

Depending on what sort of immigration a person is trying to carry out, different factors will be examined during their application process. For family-based immigration, a person must get a sponsor who is a U.S. Citizen or a long-term permanent resident. They must be able to prove the legitimacy of their relationship and get paperwork proving they have financial support after their arrival into the United States.

Employment-based immigration, on the other hand, generally gives a person a temporary Visa to come to the United States. There are over 20 types of temporary visas and an immigration attorney who specializes in helping individuals who are trying to get access to the United States can assist a person through the legal application process. A person will need the advice of a lawyer to understand what visa they should apply for and what forms and supporting documents they should submit to ensure a successful application.

Anyone applying for permanent immigration should also connect with an attorney to increase the chances of their application being accepted. Permanent employment-based immigration is set to only 140,000 visas a year so a person can use all the help they can get.

Getting Citizenship in San Antonio, Texas

After a person has successfully immigrated to the United States, they can apply for citizenship provided they had a green card for at least 5 years or possibly 3 years depending on their specific situation.  Anyone who applies for U.S Citizenship must also be 18 years old and they must show they have good moral character. They must also pass English and History exams alongside paying the required application fees.

Every step of the legal application process should be carried out with care. Even missing one signature can result in a person missing their chance at an approved application, and more serious mistakes on their paperwork may even result in their application being entirely rejected. This is a dangerous situation to get into because it may prevent a person from getting access to the United States anytime in the future.

Get in touch with an immigration lawyer at the Law Office of J. Joseph Cohen today to begin filing an immigration claim.

Reach us at:

206 East Locust Street

San Antonio, TX 78212

Call Today: (210) 769-3273


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