Family-based immigration forms the bedrock of the United States’ immigration system. It not only strengthens the fabric of society but also contributes significantly to the nation’s economy. At Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., experience in handling family-based immigration cases is a cornerstone of our practice. With decades of experience, we provide comprehensive services to U.S. citizens and permanent residents seeking to bring their loved ones to the United States or help them maintain their status within the country. Turn to our Addison family immigration lawyer for dependable assistance.
Immediate Relative visas are available for close relatives of U.S. citizens. These include spouses, unmarried children under 21 years old, adopted children before the age of 16, and parents of U.S. citizens who are over 21 years old. The significant advantage of Immediate Relative visas is that they are not subject to annual numerical limits, unlike other visa categories.
Family Preference visas cater to more extended family members of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. This category includes unmarried sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, spouses and children of permanent residents, married sons and daughters of U.S. citizens, and siblings of U.S. citizens. Unlike Immediate Relative visas, Family Preference visas are subject to annual caps, leading to waiting periods that can extend to several years.
The eligibility criteria for family-based visas vary based on the relationship with the U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The application process commences with the filing of a petition by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The priority date, which is the date of filing, determines when the immigrant visa will be issued.
Given the complexities of immigration laws and processes, having experienced legal assistance is crucial. At Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., our immigration attorneys leverage their extensive experience to help clients strategize and navigate the application process successfully. We are here for you each step of the way, working hard to defend you and your loved ones’ best interests.
Our firm’s reputation is built on a foundation of trust, credibility, and success in immigration law. We offer high-quality professional service and educate clients on all areas of the law. Our dedicated immigration attorneys are ready to assist with your family-based immigration issues, providing support from the initial consultation through to the resolution of your case.
Family-based immigration carries immense emotional and social significance. It reunites families, fosters cultural exchange, and contributes to the diversity that makes America unique. At Minsky McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., we understand the importance of family reunification and are committed to providing the highest standard of professional legal counsel to help our clients navigate the complex U.S. immigration system. Reach out to us today for assistance with your family-based immigration needs. Together, we can turn the dream of family reunification into a reality.