United States citizens and permanent residents can assist their qualifying foreign relatives (such as parents, spouses, children and siblings) in petitioning for citizenship and permanent residency in the United States.
In some cases, however, there may be a wait of many years for these petitions to become “current.” The wait depends on whether the petitioner is a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident and also on whether the beneficiary is a minor or an adult, married or unmarried, and the proximity of the relationship.
Once the petition becomes current, an experienced attorney must determine whether the beneficiary may “adjust” in the U.S. As a general matter, the beneficiary may apply for adjustment of status in the U.S. if: (1) he/she entered the U.S. lawfully, or (2) if a petition was filed before April 30, 2001. If neither situation applies, the family member must return to the consulate of their country of origin and request a “waiver” to apply.
Earlier this year, President Obama announced that certain individuals may streamline the consular process by requesting the necessary waiver here, in the U.S. The Provisional Waiver Program, however, is still not in effect. It is set to take effect later this year.
The above explanation his simplistic, unfortunately, the U.S. immigration process is not simple and can take many years to complete. Please consult with a reputable immigration attorney before proceeding with your case. Avoid working with unlicensed “notarios,” as the effects of filing an erroneous application can me serious and long lasting.
At the Navarro Law Group we understand how important it is to bring your loved ones to the United States as quickly and efficiently as possible. It is our great honor to have helped many families bring their loved ones to the United States. Not only do we have the knowledge and experience to provide high quality legal representation to our clients, but we also have an intimate understanding of the plight of immigrants by virtue of Ms. Navarro’s personal experience and commitment to the civil and human rights of immigrants. Therefore, we know firsthand how important our services are to our clients, and work relentlessly to reunite families as quickly as possible.
If you are in need of an experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable immigration attorney, contact the Navarro Law Group today for an initial consultation at 1 (818) 365-6777 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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