Everyone has their own story. For those coming to the United States to live in the country permanently, their story in the U.S. begins as they enter the path to citizenship. This process can start for many reasons, but many of those seeking to become permanent residents do so as a means to keep family members together.
It is not always the case that a family can emigrate to the U.S. together. In some situations, a spouse has to relocate to the United States for a job, intending to have their family join them later on. While this plan might seem solid initially, many families face immigration problems when attempting to reunite with a family member who is currently a permanent resident or is now a U.S. citizen.
With so much anti-immigration sentiment across Florida and the United States, those who are immigrants in the United States may be feeling anxious lately. There are many people who are worried about immigration raids at their place of employment or other area they frequently visit. If a person is stopped by an immigration and naturalization service official there are certain things they should keep in mind.
Many families have come to the United States to seek a better life for their children and themselves. Florida residents may be concerned though to learn that soon, a group of immigrants may receive word from President Trump that they will be deported.
It is important for families in Florida to be close to each other. This means being close emotionally and physically in many instances. Advances in technology may have made it easier for families to stay in contact with each other even if they live in different countries, but nothing can truly replace in-person interaction. Also, many times it is important for people to help family members in other countries escape bad situations and have a fresh start in the United States.
The President of the United States has been pushing for a travel ban for certain people coming from six countries mainly in the Middle East, which would affect people in Florida. In a recent post we discussed that the United States Supreme Court had allowed portions of the travel ban to go into effect after initially being blocked by Federal Circuit Courts.
While people in Florida will surely understand that a husband or wife who are not citizens of the United States would like to come and live in the country will generally be allowed to do so if they are legally married, an issue that often comes up is whether a fiancé or fiancée can come to live in the U.S. The U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service has certain rules for U.S. citizens who are trying to bring a foreign national to whom they are not married, but are planning to marry, into the country. Understanding this is a key to getting it done.
Now more than ever, immigration is becoming complicated and worrisome. This is particularly true for Miami residents who are trying to get a spouse into the United States on a marriage-based visa. Even those who are seeking or have achieved citizenship or have a visitor visa must be worried about the fluctuating rules regarding immigration in the U.S. Because of that and the rules and mandates the Immigration and Naturalization Service is being ordered to follow, it is even more imperative to have legal assistance.
Many U.S. citizens in Florida have family members overseas who would like to come to the U.S. and become permanent residents. U.S. immigration law allows U.S. citizens to sponsor their immediate relatives for legal permanent resident status, often referred to as a green card. Immediate relatives are defined to include the citizen's spouse; parents and siblings if the citizen is over age 21; and the citizen's married or unmarried children.
When loves ones live overseas, it can be very hard seeing them only once or a few times a year. The American dream is still alive and well, but that doesn't mean those who seek it do not have to make sacrifices. One of the sacrifices people often make after immigrating to America is the distance from beloved family members. Now that one is established in Miami, it may be time to think about beginning the immigration process for loves ones located in other countries.