Have you tried to get a green card and failed? It’s not a good idea to try and navigate the immigration process on your own. There are hundreds of rules and regulations that must be followed before immigrants become permanent residents.
Immigrants must file form I-485 to become a permanent resident. Several documents must be filed along with the I-485. Consult with an Immigration Attorney in Nashville about filing to change your status. The Green Card is important because it allows you to legally live and work in the United States. There are three ways to apply for a green card:
* sponsorship by an employer
* relationship to a U.S. citizen
* have funds to invest in a U.S. business
Immigration attorneys also try and prevent deportation. People can be deported if they were inadmissible to the U.S. when they came here. This means the person had a problem with their status before arriving in the U.S. They could have been a criminal in their home country, or used phony papers to enter the U.S. Non-citizens, who are convicted of crimes involving moral turpitude, are also eligible for deportation. They must be convicted of the crime, within five years of admission, and the crime carries a sentence of at least a year. An attorney may advise you to voluntarily leave the U.S. rather than be deported. It will be easier to return to the U.S. in the future.
Many immigrants who come to the U.S. seek political asylum. Attorneys are advocates for many of these people. A person can be granted asylum in the U.S. if they have fear of persecution, in their homeland, on one of the following grounds:
* political opinion
* religious belief
* member of a particular social group
People who receive political asylum must apply for permanent resident status after one year. The government may withhold deportation if a person can’t be granted asylum. However, this does not mean the person can apply for permanent residency. The government may decide to deport the person to a country other than their homeland. Complications can happen when applying for permanent residency. It’s better for non-residents to have attorneys handle their cases.