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The U.S. draws millions of visitors and immigrants to its shores every year. Individuals from the world over come to America to travel or build their lives. Whether an immigrant comes to Kentucky to work, to live, or to reunite with family, they need permission from U.S. immigration authorities.
About 3.7 percent of Kentucky’s population is foreign-born in 2015 the Migration Policy Institute reports, so it has a smaller immigrant population than most states. Thirty-six percent of foreign-born residents in the Bluegrass State are American citizens, and 63 percent are noncitizens. Some of those noncitizens also happen to be undocumented immigrants.
Applying for a visa or refugee status can be complicated, and as a result, many immigrants are denied entry into the U.S. so many immigrants enter illegally. Undocumented immigrants often live in endless fear of being forcibly removed and barred from the U.S. in the future. USAttorneys would like to encourage all immigrants to follow the legal process of immigration, so they don’t have to be afraid or removal.
Immigrants can get authorization to be in the U.S. by applying for a family-based visa, an employment visa, asylum or another immigration status. The U.S. State Department has 20 different types of visas for immigrants to choose from getting authorization to come to the U.S. Below are the most sought after U.S. visas:
If you want more information about visas State Department website is a good resource.
The above visas, except for the H-1B visa, fall into one of two categories: immigrant (permanent) and nonimmigrant (temporary). There are limits imposed by Congress on how many of each visa is awarded annually, and those caps are met quickly.
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