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Legal Status for Illegal Immigrants in the U.S.

The issue of legalization concerns whether aliens residing illegally in the United States should be allowed to become permanent residents. This has been debated for a substantial amount of time and changes depending on the government agency in charge. Congress passed the Reform and Control Act in 1986, which allowed millions of aliens who were living in the United States to become legalized permanent residents.

The Legalization Process for Aliens

There are some illegal aliens who have obtained eligibility to apply for status as a legal temporary resident under the legalization provision of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. There are two stages to legalization. The first is temporary residence and the second is permanent residence. Continuous presence in the United States must take place for this process to continue. The alien will also have to be admissible as an immigrant and demonstrate a small and basic understanding of the English language, U.S. history, and U.S. government.

Legalizing Immigration

Illegal immigrants who are awaiting U.S. immigration visas can pay a set fine and attempt to adjust their status from temporary to permanent resident. This is difficult because of the bars on returning to the U.S. that force illegal immigrants who are in the United States for more than six months to return to their home country for three years before being allowed to return to the U.S.

We provide exceptional experience and legal knowledge on all immigration matters, including legalization. We will provide you with the defense you need against removal from the country. Whether you are in a situation that can push you toward legalization or back to your home land, you can get the help you need from our team of attorneys.

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