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Green card status in the U.S. is the next best thing to natural citizenship and naturalization. Individuals who have permanent residency status enjoy may of the same rights and freedoms as born Americans, save for the ability to vote and run for elected office. Other than that, green card holders can work any job he or she chooses, have a driver’s license, purchase a firearm, file a lawsuit, appeal legal decisions, and much more.

If you want to enjoy all the same rights and freedoms as an American citizen, and if you are tired of living in fear of deportation, talk to a Cook Country residency attorney about what you need to do to gain permanent residency status. The lawyers at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, focus strictly on immigration issues and therefore understand immigration law like the back of their hands. If you want to take the path of least resistance to your green card, call our law firm today.

Helping Individuals Fight for Their Rights for Over 40 Years

Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, started as a small, private law office back in 1974 and has since grown into the nationwide law firm that is dedicated to helping hardworking, honorable, and honest non-citizens gain the status they need to continue living in the U.S. Though visas grant temporary access, they are not permanent. If you wish to make a life for yourself and your family in America, you need a green card.

According to the USCIS, there are several ways a person may obtain a green card, or rather, a person may apply for a green card under a certain category. Those categories include:

  • Family;
  • Employment;
  • Special Immigrant;
  • Refugee or Asylee Status;
  • Human Trafficking and Crime Victims;
  • Victims of Abuse;
  • Registry; and
  • Other.

Priority is given to those individuals who have family in the U.S., though, because the country may benefit from a person with certain capabilities, the government may favor employment candidates.

A person must meet all of the eligibility requirements as specified under each category. That said, just because a person is eligible does not mean he or she automatically gets green card status. Applicants must also be approved for a qualifying immigrant petition, be privy to an immigrant visa, and be eligible for admissibility into the U.S.

Why Work With an Immigration Attorney

Even if you meet all of the eligibility requirements there is no guarantee that you will be granted permanent residency status. Even a minor mistake can result in an application denial, in which case you will be forced to redo the entire process. Not only is it expensive to reapply, but also, it may add years to your waiting time. Only so many green cards are granted each year, and a denial could put you at the end of the long line of applicants.

An experienced Cook County residency attorney can help you navigate the complex application process and ensure that you do not make any crucial errors. With the right lawyer on your side, you can breeze through the application process and be able to call American home in no time. Call Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC to get started on the process today.