Recently, a new immigration proposal has been getting considerable attention in the news. The proposal is a bill that would put a “merit-based” system in place when it comes to green cards. The President recently gave his support to the bill.
Under U.S. law, certain relatives of U.S. citizens or permanent residents can be eligible for a green card if their family member sponsors them.
Some events in a person’s life can give rise to family immigration issues. One such event is getting married to a person from a foreign country. When a U.S. citizen marries a foreign national, one immigration option that opens up is that they may be able to pursue a green card for their spouse.
Various family immigration issues can come up for an American citizen. For example, when they are engaged to someone from another country, they may desire to bring their fiancé(e) into the U.S. to get married.
Whether you are just applying for DACA, an H-1B Visa, permanent residency, a green card for employment reasons, or you have an immigration issue due to a delayed or denied application, contact The Law Offices of John R. Alcorn, an Irvine, California immigration attorney. We will help you file your initial immigration documents or will help you with issues with your open case.
For over 160 years, California has been the land of opportunity. People from all over the planet have been drawn here to work. Temporary visas, also known as non-immigration visas, allow individuals to work in the U.S. for a specific time and generally for a specific employer.
There are all kinds of goals immigrant families here in the U.S. may have. These goals can cover a wide range of areas, such as home ownership, education, their careers and family matters. Many things could have implications regarding an immigrant family’s ability to reach these goals.
Families deserve to be together. This is something that we firmly believe and want to help make happen. When keeping your family together requires that you deal with immigration issues, we can help you learn about the options that you have for doing this. There are some cases that are pretty straightforward. Those are the easier cases, but they can still have issues if things aren't handled perfectly. We can help you out with these cases.
With the recent election of Donald Trump as the next United States President, fear among immigrants has sky-rocketed. California hosts more than 10 million foreign-born residents, more than any other state in the union. Therefore, this situation hits home for immigrants and their family members and friends all across the state. But there is some good news, because many California officials have voiced their support of immigrants in this state, and promise to fight deportations.
When a U.S. citizen or permanent resident has a relative who lives in another country, they might be able to petition for a visa for that relative. Now, there are all kinds of rules regarding such petitions. One thing a person may wonder is: are there any age restrictions on who can petition for a relative?