U.S. Immigration Laws Keep Your Family Together


If you are a citizen or permanent resident of the United States you may have the right to bring your immediate family including your spouse or fiance to the United States. When you seek out an immigration lawyer in Dallas for help in securing immigration to the U.S. for a loved one, he or she will tell you that keeping families together is the goal of U.S. immigration laws. That is why the process for foreigners entering the United States is made easier when there is a family member already in the United States filing the petition.

Spouses, unmarried children under the age of 21, fiances, parents and other relatives of legal permanent residents or U.S. citizens may be eligible to come to the United States to reunite with their loved one

After immediate relatives of U.S. citizens, other relatives are grouped into first, second, third, and fourth preference. The first preference is unmarried adult (over age 21) children of U.S. citizens and their minor children. The second preference is spouses, children (under age 21), and unmarried older children (over age 21) of legal permanent residents. The third preference is married children of U.S. citizens, their spouses, and minor children. The fourth preference is siblings of adult U.S. citizens and their spouses and minor children.

For relatives who have to wait to receive an immigrant visa number, there are a limited number of these assigned every year so approval of the petition to immigrate can be the beginning of a long wait to enter the United States legally. Your immigration lawyer Dallas will tell you that If your relatives are coming from a country that has a high number of immigrant visa applications, the wait for an immigrant visa number could be even longer. Meanwhile, there is no limit to the number of immigrant visa numbers that can be issued to immediate relatives of U.S. citizens.

When you call The Law Office of Nathan Christensen PC at (972) 497-1017, you will talk to an immigration lawyer Dallas who understands how important it is to bring your family together. When you visit our website at immigrationlawyerdallastx.com you’ll learn more about our services and about family immigration law. Call for help today.

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