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People facing immigration issues often have a number of different challenges to overcome. Because the terminology used in immigration documents can be difficult to understand, and because laws regarding immigration are often complex, it’s wise to consider hiring an immigration attorney to handle the many issues and sectors involved with immigrating to the United States.

Here are five scenarios that may result in greater success when you utilize the education and experience of a the best immigration attorney you can find to assist you with immigration challenges.

Obtaining a Nonimmigrant Visa

Nonimmigrant visas allow non-citizens to stay in a country for a specific amount of time and a specific purpose. There are several types of nonimmigrant visas and it is important that one wishing to obtain a nonimmigrant visa have a clear understanding of which type of visa will work best for their individual situation.

Also, since not all nonimmigrant visas allow spouses and dependent children to accompany the primary holder of the visa, it is vital for the correct type of visa to be sought when one wishes family to accompany them to the visiting country. An immigration attorney is well-educated in the many different nonimmigrant visa types and can help you apply for the type of visa that best suits your individual situation.

Family Based Immigration

Many people obtain green cards through family members. However, not all family relationships qualify for green card approval. Some family visa categories allow an unlimited number of people to obtain visas each year whereas other categories limit the available visas per year.

Terms such as Adjustment of Status, Consular Processing and Conditional Permanent Residence can be overwhelming and difficult to understand for the layperson but are vital to understand when applying for a green card.

An immigration attorney can help you to be certain that you are taking the best route to the fastest approval for your family based immigration needs.

Obtaining Citizenship and Naturalization

Choosing to convert a permanent resident status or green card status into that of a U.S. citizen requires meeting specific eligibility requirements. There are many benefits to becoming a U.S. citizen, including the right to vote, protection from deportation and qualification for jobs requiring U.S. citizenship.

A qualified immigration attorney will guide you through the naturalization process by helping you with the application process and preparing you for the naturalization examination.

Obtaining Asylum

Many immigrants fear deportation to their home country due to threats based on their race, religion, political views or their membership in a particular social group. Obtaining asylum in the U.S. means that you are granted protection from the U.S. against prosecution by your home country. An immigration attorney that is experienced in asylum matters will help ensure that every avenue toward gaining asylum is utilized for your benefit.

If your asylum application is denied approval, an immigration attorney can also assist you in presenting your case to an immigration court.

Employment-Based Immigration

Employment-based immigration visas can allow a non-resident to live permanently in the United States. Many people become permanent residents through U.S. employment.

Since there are several types of employment-based immigrant visas, it’s important to obtain the services of an experienced immigration attorney to help you decide which category of employment-based immigrant visa is best for you and to help you in submitting a proper and complete application for that visa.

The services of an immigration attorney reach far beyond the five scenarios listed here. For more information on the many services that one of the best immigration lawyers in Phoenix can provide, contact us at 602-795-8383.