Beginning in October 2020, a new homeland security change will go into effect. Any adult in the United States who wants to board a flight or enter a government building will have to present either their passport or a REAL ID driver's license. A regular driver's license will no longer be accepted.
Those who come to the United States seeking permanent legal residency generally have two options:
Colleges and universities in the United States host numerous students from other countries every year. Sometimes, studying in the U.S. also leads to finding love. For those who decide to get married and stay here after their student visa expires, the process of becoming a legal permanent resident is essential – and complicated.
If you are an immigrant, deportation is always a potential risk until you receive full citizenship. While a green card offers you a certain amount of security and stability to establish a life in the United States, many crimes can still be punishable by deportation—even after you become a lawful permanent resident.
When you first began your efforts to seek temporary residency in the United States, you probably learned quickly that the progress is complex and slow with no guarantees. You may have completed what seemed like reams of paperwork, gathered documentation and checked off other requirements to gain entry into the U.S.
If you want to work in the U.S., there are two ways you can apply for permanent resident status (to get your green card): adjustment of status and consular processing. In this post, we examine the core differences between these two application methods.
Marriage used to be a trusted way to gain legal residency in the U.S. As long as you could prove your marriage was legitimate, you were free to stay. However, in the wake of the current administration’s push to oust illegal immigrants, marriage is no longer the safe route to legal residency that it once was.
As someone looking to make the United States your permanent home, you may feel anxious about all of the steps involved in the process. Because adjusting your immigration status and pursuing the road to citizenship can often involve many challenges, your feelings of anxiety are not unwarranted. Even simple mistakes can derail an otherwise well put together application.
If you are not a citizen of the United States, you know that marriage to a citizen may be a way for you to secure permanent resident status. However, there are still many challenges standing between you and your goal of legally and permanently residing in the United States, specifically Texas.
Immigration issues of all kinds are complex and difficult to understand, especially if you do not have an immigration law degree. Due to the ever-changing, constantly evolving laws and regulations that pertain to immigration, if you have questions or concerns about green cards and what they mean for the status of your family in Texas and elsewhere, you would be wise not to navigate these issues on your own.