Immigration Lawyer Serving Northeast Philadelphia, Bucks County, and Montgomery County
It is not without reason that America is called “The Land of Opportunity.” For many foreign-born individuals, coming to the United States to be naturalized as a citizen is a dream, one into which significant time, effort, and resources are poured. Others come to the United States on a temporary basis for purposes of work, education, medical treatment, or leisure.
Both of these groups of people are often faced with significant legal hurdles as it pertains to their Immigration status. Therefore, both those seeking to stay in the United States for a limited period of time. Plus, those hoping to forge a new life in the United States should retain a knowledgeable and dedicated immigration attorney.
Those seeking lawful permanent residency (aka a “green card”) have several possible bases by which legal status may be obtained. The most common of these is marriage to a United States citizen or lawful permanent resident, family relation to a United States citizen, or legal permanent resident. Also, receiving political asylum by demonstrating a reasonable fear that they will be persecuted in their home country based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or a particular social group.
We can assist you in securing a green card in any of these ways and help you in the filing process to demonstrate the validity of your basis for immigration.
We can also assist lawful permanent residents in the process of naturalization so that they can experience the full benefits of being a United States citizen. To become a United States citizen, a green card holder must first live in the United States lawfully for a specific period of time. This varies according to the basis of their lawful permanent residency.
The legal permanent resident must also demonstrate that he or she is a person of good moral character. A determination of a partly discretionary nature, which may be hard to show if he or she has been convicted of a criminal offense or has failed to pay taxes or child support. Additionally, the applicant must demonstrate English literacy and pass a citizenship test that evaluates knowledge of American government and history.
Those who are faced with removal proceedings should know that there are options available to them that may enable them to stay in the United States. That said, it’s critical that you reach out to an immigration attorney as soon as possible, as these proceedings are extremely time-sensitive.
There are various ways we can assist you. This includes filing for Adjustment of Status, Asylum, cancellation of removal, withholding of removal, Deportation Defense, and appeals to the Board of Immigration Appeals. Should it prove to be the best option for your interests, we can help you proceed with a voluntary departure in lieu of deportation.
To elude the red tape, which all-too-frequently obstructs passage into the land of opportunity. The assistance of an experienced immigration lawyer is indispensable.
With over 75 years of combined experience, Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC, has what it takes to make sure you get the opportunity you deserve. We offer free consultations to all prospective immigration clients, so don’t wait. Call Velter Yurovsky Zoftis Sokolson, LLC at (215) 969-3004, or Email Us for a prompt response.
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