Permanent immigration to the United States comes with a variety of rights and privileges. One way to obtain lawful permanent residency is through a relative who is either a citizen of the United States or a lawful permanent resident.
Yale Law Group has helped a woman from the former USSR naturalize and become U.S. citizen. Although she had a criminal conviction that provided some complications, we were able to shepherd her through the naturalization process.
Yale Law Group assisted a victim of attempted murder and a witness of a total of 3 murders receive a U Visa and stay in the United States instead of returning to his home country of Honduras through the assistance he provided to law enforcement regarding the murders.
Each year, thousands of immigrants, many of whom are long-time permanent residents, are placed in removal proceedings because of their criminal convictions. These convictions may have been minor offenses and many may have been committed many years ago. There is no statute of limitations in removal proceedings.
Temporary visas, also known as nonimmigrant visas, are typically for international people coming to the United States temporarily for a variety of reasons such as tourism, business, medical treatment, etc.
As many of you know, President Obama, through executive order, enacted a deferred action, also known as the Dream Act on June 15, 2012. The requirements to be eligible are as follows:
Reforming our immigration system is vital to creating a workforce that contributes to our economic security - both in times of prosperity and recession. Legal immigration is a highly regulated and tightly controlled system that serves our national interest by providing U.S. employers access to workers with the specific skills necessary to strengthen the economy and remain competitive in the global economy. Our current ability to bring in foreign workers from a range of skill levels, however, is extremely limited and outdated.
Victims of Crimes in the United States
Withholding of Removal is available relief to avoid removal to a country where the individual immigrant is very strong likely to suffer persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.
What is Asylum?