Many individuals, when they choose to immigrate to the United States, make the decision to do so because they want to better the lives of their loved ones. However, once one family member makes it here and begins to establish a new life for himself or herself, they find it difficult to get the rest of their family the documentation they need to gain residency in the U.S.. Oftentimes, families will find themselves separated for years, causing undue emotional turmoil and distress for all. At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our family-based immigration lawyers have been reuniting families for over 40 years, and now we want to help you. Contact our Buffalo Grove immigration law firm to retain the legal assistance you need to reunite with your loved ones once and for all.
The U.S. strives to reunite immigrant families by allowing U.S. citizens and permanent residents to petition for green cards for particular family members. Unfortunately, because the U.S. only allows so many individuals into the country each year, an individual cannot petition for a grandparent, niece, nephew, aunt, uncle, or anyone else of extended relations. However, if they can create a chain of relations that would allow a more immediate family member to petition for an extended family member, then an entire family might be united. For instance, while an individual may not be able to petition for a cousin, they can petition for a parent, who (upon receiving his or her green card) could petition for a sibling, who (upon receiving his or her green card) could petition for a child (the cousin). However, this kind of strategy requires long-term planning, as obtaining even a single green card is a lengthy process—oftentimes taking several years.
Though the U.S. needs to limit the number of immigrants it allows into the country each year, they are lenient when it comes to specific family members. An unlimited number of green cards are issued to the following types of family members of U.S. citizens:
Fiancés are also eligible; however, if the couple wishes to hold the marriage in the United States, they must apply for a K-1 fiancé visa, which is a temporary visa good for 90-days.
While the United States makes it possible for immediate family members of U.S. citizens to obtain citizenship through less complicated means, like all things dealing with U.S. immigration law, even eligible family members might find that they struggle to enter the country on a legal basis. Fortunately, the family-based immigration attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC have over 40 years of experience in helping individuals and family members navigate the complicated and time-consuming immigration process so that they may be reunited sooner rather than later. To speak with a legal representative regarding your Buffalo Grove family-based immigration needs, contact the law offices of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC at 312-332-2550 to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney today.
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