Family-Based Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

Family-Based Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

United States immigration law permits citizens and lawful permanent residents (i.e. green card holders) to sponsor certain family members for lawful permanent residency status (i.e. a green card.) These sponsored family members may also later become eligible for U.S. citizenship after meeting various requirements.

If you are seeking to sponsor your family members for lawful permanent residency, our family immigration lawyers in Chicago can help you navigate the complex laws and regulations surrounding family-based immigration and make it through the process with as few complications as possible

Family Members Who are Eligible for Family-Based Immigration

Immigration law limits which family members may be sponsored by U.S. citizens and U.S. lawful permanent residents. The following family members may be sponsored:

  • United States Citizens: If you are a U.S. citizen—natural-born or naturalized—you may petition for your children (over or under 21, single or married), spouse, siblings, and parents to come live and work in the United States. If you are engaged to a foreign national, you may petition for your fiancé as well.
  • Lawful Permanent Residents (Green Card Holders): Lawful permanent residents have slightly fewer options than U.S. citizens. If you are a lawful permanent resident, you may only petition your spouse and your unmarried children (over or under 21).

Certain restrictions apply in each of these cases, which is why it is imperative to work with a knowledgeable family immigration lawyer in Chicago to ensure that your family members qualify and are able to proceed through the process as quickly as possible.

Contact Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., to Learn More

Our Chicago family immigration attorneys are equipped to help you do what is necessary to help your loved ones immigrate to the U.S. as quickly as legally possible. Contact Minsky, McCormick & Hallagan, P.C., today to get started on the path to reunification.

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