Obtaining a Green Card

March 9, 2012

A green card is essential for all immigrants who wish to reside in the United States legally and permanently. Though there are a few exceptions, within five years of obtaining your green card you will be able to apply for citizenship.

Any immigrant that legally marries a U.S. citizen will be eligible to apply for citizenship after only three years. There are also many benefits for military personnel that wish to be granted the opportunity to become permanent residents as well.

There are many benefits that come with acquiring a green card, including the legal right to not only live in the United States, but also the right to work, or start a business. The process of getting a green card can be hampered if you have a criminal past, or if you have entered the United States illegally; but not impossible.

Working with a competent immigration attorney will make the process of completing the necessary steps much easier. You may also dramatically improve your chances if you fall into any of the following 7 categories:

•You have been found eligible for Asylum or Refugee status.

•You have invested a considerable amount of currency to the United States.

•Your employer has sponsored you by providing labor certification.

•You are considered an alien of extraordinary ability and are capable of petitioning for yourself.

•A close family member of substantial status sponsors you.

•You have resided in the United States for more than ten years, and have demonstrated that you are a person of good moral character.

•You are facing deportation that may result in extreme or unusual hardship such as physical harm to your person.

If you are currently an immigrant residing in the New York area who needs Immigration assistance, or if you or someone you know is facing the possibility of deportation, please contact Immigration Attorney Susan B. Henner now at 914-358-5200 for a free consultation.


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  1. […] See Immigration Lawyer Susan Henner of Sanderson Law Group’s original post here. […]

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