For most of its history, the United States has welcomed immigrants from every corner of the globe. Our nation was built on immigrants and their accomplishments.
Today, there are many ways that those born in another country can legally live and work in the United States. Students come to the U.S. every year to study at our colleges and universities, while others work for companies on work visas. Some may be fleeing a dangerous situation in their home country and seek the protections guaranteed with political asylum in our country.
Citizenship offers many benefits, rights and privileges such as the right to vote or even run for political office. As a citizen of the United States, you can travel with a U.S. Passport, receive government benefits such as Social Security, or low-interest federal loans. You can also bring family members from your country of origin to join you in your new homeland.
Everyone seeking immigration in the U.S. will have different needs and challenges that apply specifically to their individual situation. Depending on whether you have a non-immigrant visa and are working in this country, have a temporary or non-immigrant visa, are seeking citizenship for yourself or a family member, each situation has a different set of rules and regulations to follow. Below are some of the types of immigration in the United States.
Those who were either born or became naturalized citizens of the United States under federal United States Citizenship and Immigration Services guidelines are able to file petitions for the expatriation of their spouses, children, parents, and siblings to also come to the country to join them and become permanent residents. Members of the U.S. armed forces and their families are also eligible for citizenship. There are provisions within U.S. military law also may come into play for qualified family members.
Each year, thousands of foreign workers are welcomed to the U.S. If you want to work, you are required to obtain permission to work legally in the United States. Each type of worker has a different set of requirements and ability to stay in the U.S. If you are here on business or an employment-based non-immigrant visa or other temporary or non-immigrant visas, our Immigration law firm can inform you which type of visa you will need for your stay. We can also represent you if you need to appear in court regarding your immigration status.
It can be confusing to figure out which visa is the right one to have. The United States government issues different types of visas to meet the diverse needs of those coming into the country.
Our firm assists those who seek political asylum. Those who seek refugee status often will have faced persecution because of race or ethnicity, gender, religious beliefs or membership in political or other groups and want to keep themselves and their families safe. Ms. Morrow can explain your rights if you are seeking refugee status.
We are fluent in English and Spanish, and will explain your legal immigration rights to you in the language that you prefer. If you are seeking to emigrate to the US and are in the North Miami area, the law firm of S.G. Morrow & Associates can inform you of your rights and represent you. Contact our office at 754-300-5900 or toll-free at 888-757-0901 for a confidential and free consultation.