Joliet Immigration Attorneys
Joliet Immigration Attorneys With 40 Years of Experience
Many people strive to move to the United States to make a better life for them and their families, and while several individuals are successful in their immigration efforts, just as many, if not more, are not. The United States immigration process is long and complicated, and it can take years just to receive a final decision. If the final decision is a denial, a person will either have to start the years’ long process over, or give up on their dream entirely. Neither option is favorable.
At Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC, our Joliet immigration lawyers have dedicated a majority of their lives to helping individuals obtain the U.S. citizenship status they need to live, work, go to school, and be happy in the Land of the Free. Our thorough knowledge of immigration law, combined with our dedication to continuing education on the subject, have enabled us to provide the best representation possible to our clients. If you or a loved one needs help navigating the complex waters of immigration law, reach out to our law firm to schedule a private consultation today.
Ways of Obtaining U.S. Citizenship
U.S. citizenship may be obtained in one of three ways. Below is a brief explanation of the different ways that you or a loved one can gain American residency:
- Birth: If a person is born in the United States, they are automatically a citizen. This is the case even if neither parent is a U.S. citizen. An individual may also be born a citizen if they are born outside of the U.S. and at least one parent is an American citizen.
- Child Citizenship Act: A person can obtain citizenship status if they meet the requirements set forth by the Child Citizenship Act, which went into effect in 2001. If the child meets these requirements, he or she is automatically an American resident, even if he or she did not go through the naturalization process and if neither parent is a citizen.
- Naturalization: Naturalization is the process of a non-American becoming an American citizen by meeting the requirements set forth by U.S. law. Some requirements include age, residence, moral character, knowledge of the U.S. government and U.S. history, residence, and the ability to speak English.
Most immigrants become citizens via the naturalization process. However, many permanent residents become citizenships because they meet certain conditions, the two most important of which are their continuing residency within our country’s borders and a good moral character.
Why Work With a Joliet Immigration Attorney
If you or a loved one is trying to become an American citizen, or even if you just hope to obtain a visa for an extended period of time, it would be in your best interests to work with a Joliet immigration lawyer. Though not mandatory, a knowledgeable lawyer can assist you in the following areas:
- Deportation Defense
- Visa Application Assistance and Denials
- Investor Visas
- Green Cards
- Violence Against Women Act
- Immigration Appeals
- Family-Based Immigration
- Trader Visas
- Employer Compliance
- Deferred Action & DACA
- Political Asylum
- Visas for Crime Victims
Though our office is located in Chicago, our Joliet immigration lawyers are willing to travel throughout the country to any immigration office or court to assist you with your immigration needs.
Our team at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC understands immigration law better than most, and they have the experience necessary to assist you through the process and to a positive outcome. If you want to make it through the immigration process quickly and with as little hassle as possible, reach out to the Joliet immigration lawyers of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC.