Attorney Henry A. Posada notes that these changes in the current waiver process can positively impact many immigrant families who are oftentimes separated from each other by an otherwise lengthy process or strict eligibility requirements.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2016
Information published by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services on July 29 explains that a rule change in the provisional waiver process will allow more immigrants to qualify for immigrant visas as well as decrease the amount of time families are separated during the application process. Attorney Henry A. Posada notes that these changes in the current waiver process can positively impact many immigrant families who are oftentimes separated from each other by an otherwise lengthy process or strict eligibility requirements. Mr. Posada goes on to note that, in response to these more efficient policies, immigrants seeking approval for residency in the United States can benefit from expert legal counsel in terms of expediting their legal status and allowing them to return to the U.S. The new rule takes effect August 29, 2016. The Los Angeles immigration attorney goes on to mention some additional legal services that are currently available to qualifying immigrants.
Temporary Protected Status (TPS) - Oftentimes, immigrants who have come to the United States cannot return to living conditions caused by environmental disasters or war in their countries of origin. The Los Angeles immigration lawyer notes that individuals’ status as coming from countries designated for TPS by the Department of Homeland Security provide immigrants already living in the United States with temporary protection from removal. In addition, these individuals may be granted authorization for employment and travel as well. That way, Mr. Posada notes, immigrants and their families can continue to stay together in the U.S. and benefit from improved economic and educational opportunities.
Green Card - Referred to as lawful permanent residence, qualifying immigrants can obtain this status by applying for a green card. Mr. Posada notes that this status allows immigrants and their families to live in the U.S. with protection from deportation. The Los Angeles immigration lawyer goes on to note that immigrants can apply for a green card with the help of family-based or employment-based petitions.
Naturalization - U.S. citizenship is available to foreign nationals through the naturalization process. Mr. Posada notes that immigrants who are eligible for citizenship and go through the naturalization process can benefit from the opportunities and protection available to them once they become citizens. For instance, naturalized immigrants are able to vote in America and live permanently in the country without fear of deportation. Mr. Posada goes on to note that the protected status and privileges that come with citizenship can significantly improve the lives of many immigrants and their loved ones who live in the United States.
Mr. Posada concludes by noting that there are a variety of legal services available to immigrants and their loved ones so that they may continue to live together in the United States. Interested readers who need legal representation for various immigration issues are welcome to reach out to the Law Offices of Henry A. Posada at (562) 904-9080, or visit the law firm online at http://www.hposadalaw.com/