For many families, lawful immigration status is the most important legal right they have. Getting a visa or green card ensures that your family can stay together. With a lawful immigration status, you will not have to worry about unexpected actions by the United States government (such as immigration raids or removal proceedings). Help secure your family’s future by working with the best family immigration attorneys in Chicago. At Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, we know how to find the best immigration options for your family’s particular situation.
There are many different types of visas that are available for family members. It is important to find the right one, so your application is not denied:
Citizens of the United States can sponsor close family members for lawful permanent residence (also known as a “green card”). U.S. citizens can sponsor a spouse, child and parents for a green card. If you are over 21 years old, you may also sponsor a sibling or parents for a green card.
U.S. citizenship does not require a sponsor. Instead, the applicant proves that he or she has lived lawfully in the United States for the required length of time and successfully demonstrates eligibility and passes exams in the area of civics and English proficiency. While you cannot help your family member by acting as a sponsor, you can help a family member by helping them navigate the citizenship application process and studying for the required tests.
Whether you need a visa, green card, or U.S. citizenship, the best family immigration attorneys in Chicago at Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan can help. Contact us to schedule a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney as soon as possible. There are many options for keeping your family together in the United States. The sooner you have an experienced immigration lawyer fighting on your side, the more secure your family’s future will be.