Everything You Need to Know About Permanent Residency
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Everything You Need to Know About Permanent Residency Explained by a Green Card Attorney

Jul 21, 2018 Familia America Green Card

The United States is a place where people have been able to come so they can have a chance to be successful, a place where they can work to provide for their families. The history of this country was built on that dream.

Unfortunately, many people find that the process of securing a green card is long and difficult. Sometimes there are hurdles that seem insurmountable. You may find that you need a Salt Lake City immigration attorney. Familia America is ready to help you through the entire process.

Why Permanent Residency?

Green card holders are those who have been given permission to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis.

Getting permanent residency status is important because it takes away the stress of always having to apply for a work visa which can be rejected any time. A green card brings reassurance and stability to a family that wants to settle down and lead a normal life. When you get a green card, you don’t have to constantly worry about whether or not you will have to relocate or take your children out of their schools.

With a green card, prospective employers are more likely to hire you because they know you have established permanent residency and the government has approved of you living in the country.

Having a green card makes the process of moving your family to the country permanently much easier and you also become eligible for many federal benefits such as financial aid for tuition as well as Social Security benefits upon retirement.

The Process

The process of obtaining a green card is complex and confusing. Most applicants for permanent residency are sponsored by a family member or employer in the country, though refugees and asylum seekers can also apply.

Applicants are ranked according to preferences which correspond to priorities the US government is looking for in immigrants. Higher priority is given to immigrants who hold advanced degrees or possess highly desirable skills in fields of research or medicine. Preference decreases with skill level, but by no means indicates that people are not eligible.

Considering the current political climate of the country, the immigration process can seem even more confusing. Attempting to handle the green card process on your own could lead to mistakes that may end up getting your application put on hold or rejected. Having an experienced immigration attorney help you through the process will ensure that no steps are skipped.

What To Do

If you or a loved one are trying to establish permanent residency in the United States, you may need an immigration attorney in Salt Lake City. At Familia America, we stand firmly with the belief that this country is a great place to build a life. We understand the complexities that go with trying to get a green card and our experienced attorneys are ready to help you through the process. Whether you are looking for assistance for yourself or a loved one, we will patiently go over all of your options. You can contact us by clicking here or calling 801-656-9605.

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