Common Questions: Immigration
Frequently Asked Questions
Under what circumstances can a non-U.S. citizen be deported from this country?
Whenever a non-U.S. violates immigration or criminal laws, they are at risk for deportation or removal. This includes engaging in marriage fraud, illegally entering the country, committing a misdemeanor, felony or federal offense, or violating any conditions of their visa.
What is a green card?
A green card is a U.S. government-issued legal document that allows a person to live and work in this country. The card can be issued temporarily for two years, or 10 years with unlimited renewal. Green cards can also be cancelled for violations of immigration or criminal laws.
What are the qualifications for a green card?
A person can qualify for a green card if he or she has a permanent job opportunity in this country, is married to a green card holder, is a child of a green card holder, makes a significant financial investment in this country, or has resided here since 1972. Other qualifications include good moral values, a basic ability to read and write English, and some knowledge of U.S. history. If you are considering applying for a green card, a Lawrenceville immigration lawyer can determine if you meet the eligibility requirements.
What are the legal requirements for citizenship?
In order to apply for citizenship, you must be at least 18 years old, a green card holder (legal and permanent resident) for at least five years, and be in this country for a minimum of 30 months with no more than a six month absence during this period. A person that is married to a U.S. citizen is eligible for citizenship after three years. Anyone that has been given asylum in this country can apply for citizenship after four years.
Why should I hire an immigration attorney?
Resolving immigration issues often requires an deep understanding of immigration laws and procedures. A knowledgeable attorney serving Lawrenceville and Gwinnet County can guide you through the immigration process and provide valuable legal assistance if any issues develop. Law Office of Robert L. Booker is a competent immigration law firm that can answer all of your questions regarding entering, visiting, working and living in this country. We are well-versed in immigration law and will give you useful counsel regarding your situation.
Contact a Lawrenceville immigration attorney for prompt and efficient immigration representation.