Citizenship In The United States
Becoming a citizen of the United States can happen in a number of ways, which include:
- Being born in the U.S. or certain U.S. territories
- Being born to a parent with U.S. citizenship
- Having served in the U.S. Armed Forces
- Being a dependent of a U.S. service member or veteran
- Applying for citizenship through an individual’s parents
- Going through the naturalization process
In some cases, though, the process of receiving U.S. citizenship can be a challenge due to the complexity of immigration law and the time it typically takes to see an application through the entire naturalization process.
In instances of employment-based and family-related immigration, securing citizenship first requires sponsorship for a green card, which can be done by a family member or an employer. There are strict guidelines, however, in each situation that must be followed in order to ensure the integrity of an individual’s green card application. A green card holder must also have been a lawful permanent resident for a specific period of time before applying for citizenship.
Benefits Of Citizenship
Though applying for citizenship can be a challenge, it is incredibly valuable for individuals who want to live and work in the U.S. for the rest of their lives. Having citizenship also makes the risk of deportation less likely because of a criminal conviction, meaning families are less likely to become separated due to a violation of U.S. immigration law.
Delgado Law Firm, PLLC – Helping You Through The Naturalization Process
At our Southaven law firm, our attorneys are very familiar with the entire immigration process, including defense against removal proceedings. They know how to help immigrants and their families secure immigration documents, navigate the complex immigration process, and secure citizenship through naturalization or other means.
We make ourselves accessible to our clients by promptly returning phone calls, addressing concerns when they arise and keeping our clients in the loop about their immigration status, particularly concerning where it is in the process. We also make sure your documents are done properly and submitted in a timely manner.
Start Down The Path To Citizenship Today – Contact Us Now
At Delgado Law Firm, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping individuals and families acquire the immigration documents they need to fulfill their dream of living and working in the U.S. Our lawyers and staff are incredibly friendly and do their best to make the immigration process as unintimidating as possible.
To schedule your initial consultation, contact us online or by calling our Southaven office at 662-253-7169. Our attorneys are permitted to practice immigration law in Mississippi and Tennessee. Se habla español.