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The Basics of a Green Card

Aug 11, 2018 Familia America Green Card

Immigration to the United States has been a prominent thing for a long time. America may offer you a better life for you and your family. America may be the best place to live out your dreams.  It’s unfortunate that our current immigration system is broken. However, there are still laws put in place to help you and protect you. Hiring an immigration attorney may make all the difference. Obtaining a green card is the end goal and can finally get you permanent residence in the U.S. It’s important to know the basics of a green card.

What’s a green card?

A green card allows you to have permanent residence in the U.S. You can live, work, and travel to and from the United States. There are some restrictions to having a green card. You aren’t allowed to vote and you can be deported if you break any laws. Green cards are typically given to family members of U.S. citizens. This isn’t always the case. Others who may receive green cards include refugees, those fleeing persecution in their home country, and workers who petitioned to obtain a green card by their employers.

When can the U.S. deny your entrance?

There are times when the U.S. can completely deny your entrance into the country. Certain people aren’t allowed in the U.S. without special permission. This includes people with criminal records, communicable diseases, and people without proper vaccinations. It’s important to know that waivers are typically available for those in these situations. Access to the U.S. is denied with no opportunity to waiver for people who are drug traffickers, drug abusers, or terrorists.

What’s the fastest ways to get a green card?

As you already know, getting a green card can be an extremely lengthy process. Some people may even wait over 10 years to get their green card. Seeking political asylum is one of the easiest ways to obtain a green card. You will have to show how you have a fear of persecution based upon religion, race, nationality, political opinion, or your membership in a certain social group. Filing within a year will get you a better chance at obtaining a green card. You may also get a green card if you flee a country where you feared severe mistreatment. A real marriage is also a fast way to obtain a green card. It’s important that the marriage must be real. If it’s not and you are caught, you could be denied entry into the U.S. You may be able to receive a green card within months. Gay immigrants who are married to the U.S. may also be able to obtain a green card.

Your choice to immigrate to the U.S. was a big one. You don’t have to go through this whole process alone. Attempting to handle on your own can bring more stress and possibly more costs if you don’t do it correctly. An immigration attorney can make all the difference. They have the experience and expertise you need. Familia America has been helping with cases like yours for over 40 years with the combined experience of immigration attorney Gloria Cardenas and senior paralegal Abby L. Van Sice. Contact them today at 801-656-9605 or simply fill out this contact form.

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