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Green Cards – Your Access To Permanent U.S. Residency

In order to make the United States a permanent home, immigrants must first secure permanent residence, also referred to as a green card. An immigrant may become eligible for a green card in a number of ways, such as through:

  • A family member
  • Employment
  • Asylum
  • Refugee status

In instances of family-related or employment-based immigration, a sponsorship is required. If an application is approved, an immigrant will receive a green card which authorizes them to live and work in the country. Green cards are typically valid for 10 years, unless an immigrant is staying in the U.S. as a conditional resident.

Getting Help To Secure Your Green Card

Though immigration visas, such as those obtained because of a family member, can lead to green cards that can then lead to the naturalization process, securing a green card can be a lengthy and complex process. Not understanding English or how the law works can only complicate matters, making the need for a skilled attorney a must in some situations.

At Delgado Law Firm, PLLC, we have considerable experience helping immigrants secure green cards and establish permanent residency in the U.S. After reviewing a client’s case, we determine their eligibility for permanent residence and walk them through the application process. If they are granted a green card and want to make their stay more long-term, we can also explain citizenship through the naturalization process.

Crimes And Your Immigration Status

If you are facing criminal charges and are a visa or green card holder, you should be concerned about your immigration status. That is because certain criminal convictions can lead to deportation proceedings. In these cases, a lawyer with an understanding of how criminal law can impact the immigration process is needed.

At Delgado Law Firm, PLLC, we have that understanding and can help you. We know what criminal convictions are considered violations of immigration law and can advise you on how to handle plea deals that could potentially affect your immigration status. We will walk you through the law and present your best options.

Contact Us Today – Se Habla Español

Whether you are an immigrant hoping to live here in Mississippi or Tennessee, the lawyers at Delgado Law Firm, PLLC, can help as we are permitted to practice in immigration courts in these states as well as across the U.S. To see how we can help you secure a green card or other immigration documents, contact our Southaven office by calling 662-253-7169 and talk to one of our highly skilled attorneys. You may also schedule an initial consultation online.

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