If you are wondering how to get a
green card for a family member, we advise you retain the counsel of an experienced immigration attorney
at Robert Brown LLC right away. Our Cleveland-based law firm has been
providing legal representation to immigrants and their families for decades.
We are unwavering advocates for immigrant rights, whose commitment is
clearly evident in our long track record of success. We understand how
important it is to keep families together. It is for that reason we are
committed to doing everything we can to help you pursue residency for
those family members who are green card eligible. Even in cases where
you may be ineligible to sponsor a family member's green card, there
are other immigration options our firm would be happy to help you explore.
If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may be able to petition
on behalf of an immediate family member to allow him or her to pursue
permanent residency here in the United States or at a US consulate outside
the US. Parents, spouse and minorunmarried children of US citizens are
all classified as immediate family members according to immigration laws.
Married or adult children and siblings of a U.S. citizen, as well as either
the spouse or unmarried children of a U.S. permanent resident are all
classified as "preference relatives." The primary difference
between these two classifications is that immediate relatives are not
subjected to standing waiting periods and green card limitations. Preference
relatives may be required to wait for their priority date to be current,
sometimes years, before they will be able to apply for a visa or green
card. In some cases the wait can be many years.
There are many complexities involved in the green card process. Without
an in-depth knowledge of immigration laws and the specific requirements
surrounding family-based immigration, obtaining a green card for a family
member may be difficult frustrating and require a longer processing time.
Hiring a Cleveland immigration attorney from
Robert Brown LLC will significantly improve your chances of being able to smoothly navigate
the green card application process. If you are interested in sponsoring
a family member so he or she can pursue permanent residency in the United States,
contact our firm and schedule a consultation right away.