Immigration cases can be divided into three large groups: individual cases, corporate cases, and family cases. At XXX, we represent family based immigration cases because we believe that the ties of family have value and should be preserved wherever possible.
The Immigration and Naturalization Act provides for unlimited immediate family immigration. Immediate family is defined as having as being a spouse or child of a US citizen, or being adopted by a US citizen, or being the parent of a US citizen who is over the age of 21. Getting a visa for an immediate relative requires filing a Form I-130, the petition for an alien relative.
More distant relatives may also be granted visas based on their family based immigration status. However, the number of these visas is limited each year, and must be allotted among four categories of preference. The vast majority of visas issued each year goes to the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents, followed by their unmarried older children. Should the number of petitions exceed the number of available visas for the year, the date of application determines which requests will be honored.
Not every family member can sponsor a relative for immigration. US family immigration law does not allow grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and in-laws to sponsor a relative. This is merely one example of the complexity of family based immigration law.
Getting citizenship benefits for all of your family can be a demanding task. At XXX, we specialize in family based immigration cases. Our family immigration attorneys have first-hand experience with how the rules and regulations of the Immigration and Naturalization Act affect you and your loved ones.
At XXX, we are here to help. Whether you or loved ones need assistance completing the paperwork for a family based immigration petition, or representation to fight an unjust denial of appeal, our family immigration attorneys have the comprehensive knowledge you can trust.
If you have any questions about family immigration law, please call the law offices of XXX. A seasoned family immigration lawyer will evaluate your case at absolutely no cost to you.