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Kent County Family Immigration Lawyer

Family is one of the key American values and is an even more important cornerstone of cultures worldwide, particularly those in South and Central America. Even for people born in the U.S., their country may never truly feel like home without their family members present. This is especially true for non-native citizens. Fortunately, for U.S. citizens and green card holders, family-based immigration is a pathway for your loved ones to become documented workers, asylum seekers, green card holders, and residents of the U.S. For those family members who are already living in the U.S., but are undocumented, the fear of losing a loved one to deportation is very real. A Kent county family immigration attorney can assist lawful permanent residents and U.S. citizens by helping their undocumented family members to gain lawful residence through a green card, and later citizenship through naturalization.

Eligibility for Family-Based Immigration

The largest percentage of documented immigration in the U.S. is family-based immigration, according to the New York Times. As such, your loved one has the best chance at becoming a citizen or green card holder through this pathway, as opposed to work-related, temporary, or humanitarian reasons for immigration. Those who are eligible for family-based immigration include those who have family members in the U.S., willing to petition for them, who are U.S. citizens, green card holders, or asylum seekers.

  • United States Citizens—U.S. citizen may petition for their spouse, children, parents, and siblings, and others.
  • Permanent Residents or Green Card Holders—Green card holders may petition for their spouse, unmarried children.
  • Other Individuals—People who have gained entry as a refugee, U visa applicant, or asylum seeker (asylee) may be able to petition for their spouses and children to enter the U.S.

Call a Kent County Family Immigration Attorney for Help Today

A Pew Research poll found that the largest driver for people moving within the U.S. is for better economic opportunities. For people who stay put (“stayers”), the leading reason for not moving was family ties and child raising. The same is true for virtually all other cultures, which is why it is sometimes so difficult for a family or individual to pick up and leave their home country, yet at the same time, it may be a necessity to help guarantee economic stability. Our Kent County family immigration lawyers help make this a possibility by advocating for your loved ones’ best interests. We urge you to contact the law offices of Kriezelman Burton & Associates, LLC today at 312-332-2550 to speak with a Kent County family immigration attorney at once.