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Currently, the immigration debate to the United States is a hotly debated issue in regards to national security and the intentions of foreigners wishing to enter the country. In many regards, the immigration process of the United States prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks was somewhat stringent, complex process, as the 1990 Immigration Act limited the yearly number of immigrants to 700,000 persons. However, in the years following these terrorist attacks, the immigration law and any process for immigration to the USA has became ever more convoluted and complex, which was reflected by legislation proposed and approved by the House of Representatives such as The Border Protection, Anti-terrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005. Through a myriad of legal work, paperwork, and filing the appropriate immigration form for each individual immigrant, many foreigners can enter the United States to start their new life, join loved ones, work the jobs of their choice, or explore the country as a student or traveler, but only a competent and qualified immigration lawyer can effectively guide foreigners wishing to immigrate through the dizzying process of properly filing each and every immigration form.

The process of filing the necessary immigration form begins with individuals selecting which forms prove most applicable to their unique set of immigration circumstances. Almost every immigration form from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services costs filers processing fees, which range in expense from $50 for protected temporary status to several thousands of dollars for immigrants seeking permanent residency status. In the event these forms are incorrectly filed, lacking notarization, or without signatures from applicable legal representatives, the possibility of immigration, as well as the money provided, will be lost. For these reasons, seeking the assistance of an immigration attorney to strategize which immigration form or forms for you and your loved ones to file, how to file these immigration forms, and garnering the right signatures for an immigration form is essentially imperative.

According to the Department of Homeland Security, some of the most commonly filed immigration forms include:

  • I-129F- A petition of immigration for an alien finance
  • I-130- A petition of immigration for alien relatives
  • I-140- A petition of immigration on behalf of alien workers by an employer
  • I-485- A petition for permanent residency status within the United States
  • I-526- A petition for an alien to immigrate to pursue entrepreneurial activities
  • I-698- An application to change from temporary to permanent residency status
  • I-881- An application to delay or suspend deportation of an immigrant
  • I-9- An application to verify employment eligibility within the United States

Given the unique circumstances surrounding each immigration case, immigration attorney must ascertain exactly which immigration forms or form to utilize when petitioning for the legal right of a foreigner to enter United States soil. Typically, the immigration process is precarious enough for hopeful immigrants and their loved ones, and as a measure to augment the potential approval of an immigration petition, as well as any ensuing conflicts that may arise, having an immigration attorney guiding your next move is essential.

Are you or your loved ones seeking to immigrate to the United States? Contact an immigration attorney today.

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