7 WAYS TO STILL LEGALIZE IN U.S. IN 2021 + 2022 EVEN WITHOUT THE AMNESTY PASSING
👉 1. ASYLUM: Our attorneys specialize in asylum law. Asylum is when immigrants are granted protection when identified as a ‘refugee.’ Asylum has two requirements: fear of persecution, and proof of persecution on account of one of the following: race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or particular social group.
👉 2. CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL: Cancellation of removal is when you are eligible to stop your deportation and get your green card to live in America. The process can take months to years; our team of immigration lawyers can help you, across the entire United States, whether you’re in New York, Phoenix, Houston, Las Vegas, or any other part of the country. What are the qualifications for cancellation of removal? The following requirements must be met to qualify for cancellation of approval:
🔷 You have been in the US for at least 10 years, and don’t take long trips to your home country (more than 3 months)
🔷 You have good moral character and have a good name within the community.
🔷 Criminal convictions can prevent you from getting your green card. You must not have convictions that would risk your status.
🔷 You have an immediate family member (spouse, parent, child) who has a green card or citizenship. In this scenario, you must prove that your deportation would cause this family member a hardship greater than what others may face.
👉 3. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS THROUGH MARRIAGE TO U.S. CITIZEN: Married to a green card holder or US citizen will allow you to live and work anywhere in the United States. Upon receiving a green card, you have a permanent resident status until receiving full US citizenship.
👉 4. VAWA: The Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is a piece of legislation that legalizes both MEN and WOMEN who have faced situations of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Our lawyers specialize in VAWA cases and can take your case if you’re looking for help.
👉 5. U-VISA FOR VICTIMS OF CRIMES: The U Visa is helps noncitizens and their qualifying relatives to live and work in the US. Following this visa, you may be eligible to adjust your status to a permanent residence/green card. After five years, you may apply for citizenship.
👉 6. EXTRAORDINARY ABILITY – NATIONAL INTEREST WAIVER FOR OUTSTANDING BUSINESS PEOPLE, ARTISTS AND SCIENTISTS: To qualify for an O-1 visa, you need to prove an extraordinary ability through a record of a special achievements in relevant categories, such as physical, musical, creative, or intellectual talent.
👉 7. FAMILY PETITION WITH WAIVER for those who violated visa or entered without a visa. This helps families to stay together through legal status.
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