Why Hire A Miami Immigration Attorney?
Becoming a U.S. citizen or obtaining a green card is the dream of many immigrants across the country. It can often seem like a confusing and sometimes stressful task, and for many, being deported is a constant fear.
Fortunately, there are legal paths to obtaining citizenship or receiving a green card. If you’re in Miami, or another part of Florida, Arias Villa Law can provide an immigration attorney to assess your options and develop a comprehensive action plan.
Obtaining citizenship refers to the legal process known as “naturalization.” Foreign citizens can, once they meet the necessary criteria as listed in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), look forward to a bright future as a citizen of the United States. Though the actual criteria are very intricate, the main requirements for this process include:
- The ability to read, write and speak English
- Proof of steady residence and physical presence in the United States
- Knowledge of essential facts about American history
- An understanding of the way the United States government works
- A willingness to pledge allegiance to the United States
- Moral character and a positive disposition toward the United States
If you’re looking to sit down with deportation lawyers or immigration attorneys to discuss naturalization in greater detail, don’t hesitate to contact Arias Villa Law immediately.
Green-Card Lawyer Services
A United States permanent resident card, or “green card,” is the most direct route to legal residence for many immigrants entering the country. You can obtain one from family or employment, and a green-card lawyer can help you identify the best option.
Obtaining A Green Card Through Family
Suppose you have family members that are U.S. citizens or are permanent residents. In that case, they can petition on your behalf to receive a green card. Spouses, children, parents and siblings can all apply. Yet, you need the services and the analysis of an immigration attorney to ensure you are eligible to receive a green card here in the United States.
Each case is circumstantial. It is not unheard of for petitions to require months or even years to process. This is why reviewing your options and the paperwork required as soon as possible is vital.
Obtaining A Green Card From Employment
It is possible to become a permanent resident by securing a job. Similar to obtaining a green card through family, this method requires a petition through a work sponsor and a Labor Certification.
To receive a Labor Certification, a work sponsor must demonstrate that no other permanent residents or U.S. citizens are willing or able to take the job. It’s a closely monitored process. Your immigration attorney will need all relevant legal information to ensure your paperwork contains no mistakes or missing details.
There are many cases, however, when a Labor Certification isn’t required. Those who have knowledge or skills that could potentially benefit the United States might have the option to skip the certification through what is known as a national interest waiver. Contact me for more info.
Hire An Experienced Immigration Lawyer Today
If you need a green card or want to become an American citizen, it may be in your best interest to consult a Miami immigration lawyer quickly. In these cases, each moment is precious, and it’s crucial to complete all steps correctly the first time.
With Arias Villa Law, I offer the information and guidance you need to apply for permanent residence or citizenship. If you need an immigration attorney in Miami or have questions about immigration Miami law, call me, attorney Martha L. Arias, at 305-233-3110. You can also email me by filling out my contact form.