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Kalamazoo County Family Immigration Lawyer

Is your loved one living in the United States without legal documentation? Do you have a spouse, parent, sibling, or children that are still living in their country of origin that you hope to be reunited with here in the U.S.? Family-based immigration may be the answer in either of those scenarios. As a U.S. resident, you are in a position to help your family member or family members gain legal entry and residency in the U.S. through family-based immigration. A Kalamazoo County family immigration attorney with the law offices of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC can help you today.

Why is Family-Based Immigration Necessary?

There are dozens of reasons for an individual and his or her loved ones to move to another country. Due to economic hardships, political reasons back at home, refuge from climate change, educational opportunities, and many other reasons, immigrants come to the U.S. in hopes of a better life or learning experience, or to simply earn a good paycheck before returning home. While the U.S. does allow roughly 1.1 million immigrants annually to take permanent residence (green card status), according to the Migration Policy Institute, there are still millions more who wish to gain legal access, yet are denied or are forced to “wait in line” for years or decades. Many people simply do not have the time to wait this long, especially spouses and children of an immigrant who has already gained entry to the U.S. Family-based immigration allows the family members of a green card holder or U.S. citizen to essentially bypass these long wait times in some cases.

What is Family-Based Immigration?

Family-based immigration is available to certain family members of the following people:

  • U.S. residents;
  • Green card holders;
  • Asylees;
  • Refugees; and
  • U-visa applicants.

By having a family member legally living in the U.S., individuals who are living here as undocumented or who are living abroad are given certain priorities when it comes to immigration status. For individuals already living in the U.S. without authorization, however, family-based immigration is their only option for legal residency.

Our Kalamazoo County Family Immigration Attorneys are Available to Help You Today

The U.S. immigration system is backlogged by many months when it comes to green cards and citizenship, and waiting times to apply are years or decades long for some individuals, depending on their country of origin and their level of education. Family immigration may be the best route for your loved one, and you can help make that possible. Call the Kalamazoo County family immigration attorneys at Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC today at 312-332-2550 to set up a free consultation.