What an Immigration Lawyer Can Do For You

Immigration lawyers represent countless individuals and families who want to immigrate to the U.S. every day. According to the Annual Flow Report compiled by the Office of Immigration Statistics for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in 2007, 36 percent of all immigrants naturalized in the U.S. were from North America and Asia and 13 percent were from Europe. The leading countries of origin include Mexico with 19 percent of all naturalized citizens, second was India with seven percent, the Philippines came in third with six percent, the People's Republic of China was fourth with five percent, and Vietnam rounded the top five with four percent of all naturalized citizens. The other five counties that make up the top ten include the Dominican Republic, Korea, El Salvador, Cuba, and Jamaica. The top ten countries of origin account for 53 percent of all new naturalized citizens in the U.S.

Every year immigration attorneys file hundreds of thousands of immigration green card applications for immigrant visas, Green Cards, naturalization and citizenship status, work permits, etc. An immigration lawyer can help your family member achieve his/her dream of becoming an American citizen.

Innumerable U.S. families petition the USCIS or submit applications to the U.S. Department of State (DOS) for immigrant visas or permanent residency for their family members. This is done by the petitioning of immediate relatives through a family-based Affidavit of Support. Similarly, immigration attorneys assist thousands of U.S. businesses in a variety of industries sponsor foreign workers via H1B visa transfer after checking I 9 Employment eligibility, in every capacity to enter the U.S. annually.

Immigration lawyers can help with any of the following:

  • B-1 Business Visa and Extension
  • B-2 Tourist Visa and Extension
  • C-1 Transit Visa
  • E-1 Treaty Trader Visa
  • E-2 Treaty Investor Visa
  • E-3 Visa for Australians
  • F-1 Student Visa
  • H-1B Work Visa
  • H-2B Work Visa
  • H-3 Trainee Visa
  • J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa
  • K-1 Fiancée/Fiancé Visa
  • L-1 Intracompany Work Visa
  • Nurse Work Visa
  • O-1 Extraordinary Ability
  • P Visa Athlete/Entertainer
  • R-1 Religious Visa
  • TN NAFTA Work Visa
  • US Work Visa

An immigration lawyer can greatly increase your chances of being approved for a visa (immigrant or nonimmigrant), permanent residency (Green Card), naturalization (citizenship), work permit, or any immigration issue you may have. Every day immigration attorneys help thousands of foreign nationals achieve their goals of coming to U.S. and becoming U.S. citizens. These foreign individuals include students, medical professionals, entertainers, athletes, spouses of American citizens, and asylum seekers of all types and vocations from a variety of countries.

If you have an immigration issue or questions about obtaining a visa, you should consult with an experienced and knowledgeable immigration lawyer. Having an immigration expert on your side will increase your chances of being accepted for a visa or Green Card and will ensure that you are treated fairly and that justice is served.

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