Citizenship Lawyer By Me
If you live in or around the Chicago area and you are a permanent resident, you may be considering calling a citizenship lawyer to discuss your options for naturalization. It can be difficult to know who to call, however, as there are many different law firms in the city that may advertise online or on television. Selecting an attorney with inadequate knowledge of immigration laws or trying to handle your application on your own can result in unforeseen complications, including potential deportation.
The law firm of Kriezelman Burton & Associates has helped many individuals throughout Chicago successfully become citizens of the United States. If you would like more information on your eligibility or the next steps to take, please contact us for a consultation today.
Why Apply for Citizenship?
There are many reasons why green card holders in the U.S. may choose to seek citizenship. The following are only some of many benefits to becoming a citizen:
- Once you are a citizen, you will never have to renew your green card again;
- You will not face deportation if you are accused of a crime;
- You can visit other countries for more than six months at a time without losing your green card;
- Leaving and re-entering the U.S. is a simpler process;
- You can petition to sponsor your married children, siblings, and parents for immigration status;
- Your children under the age of 18 will also become citizens if they already have green cards;
- You will be able to run for office and vote in elections;
- You will be entitled to assistance and protection of U.S. Consulates and Embassies when traveling abroad;
- Certain federal jobs, scholarships, and benefits will be available to you.
How Our Attorneys Can Help
Although some people apply for and obtain citizenship with few to no complications, others may not realize that certain factors can significantly affect the process. Having the assistance of an attorney can help to ensure such factors are identified and addressed.
If you have criminal convictions, unpaid child support, unpaid taxes, or other issues in your history that may demonstrate a lack of good moral character, USCIS may deny your citizenship application. In addition, USCIS may then examine whether your past acts should affect your permanent resident status. If it does, you can have your green card revoked and may be deported. Our attorneys can advise you when it is best not to apply for citizenship and draw the attention of immigration officials to any such factors.
Contact Our Chicago Citizenship Lawyers To Discuss Your Options Today
Becoming a citizen has many benefits and can be an emotional event for you and your family. Our Chicago citizenship lawyers will take every step necessary to help you reach this goal whenever possible. At the law office of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, we fully understand all of the requirements and implications of applying for citizenship and will provide personalized legal representation for you and your family. If you are considering pursuing U.S. citizenship, please contact us today at 312-332-2550 for more information.