Jersey City, NJ Immigration Attorneys

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Living in, working in, and becoming a citizen of the United States is the dream of many individuals who come to this country seeking economic and political independence. Most individuals who immigrate to the United States want to establish their legal status so they can build a stable foundation for their family members and for future generations. Immigration law is terribly complex, however, and new laws are always adding new procedural requirements that those seeking U.S. residency and citizenship must follow. Because it takes extensive time and legal knowledge to prepare the correct documents and applications, and because small errors can jeopardize your eligibility, retaining experienced Jersey City immigration attorneys is one of the best things you can do to increase the chances of a successful outcome. At The Law Offices of Patel & Cardenas, we can help you understand your options and legal rights, and assist you at every stage of the mmigration and naturalization process! Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more. 

Green Cards, K-1 Visas, VAWA Petitions, And Citizenship

If you are interested in becoming a United States citizen, you can take many potential routes to residency that can lead to full citizenship. Common methods of obtaining U.S. citizenship include the following: 

  • petitions based on an individual’s circumstances (VAWA petitions)
  • seeking asylum 
  • lottery system 
  • investment 
  • employment 
  • family members who are United States citizens 
  • engagement and marriage 

Your individual circumstances will often dictate the best means for obtaining citizenship. The Jersey City immigration attorneys at the Law Office of Patel, Cardenas, & Bost can help you understand the fundamentals of immigration law and which one you should apply for based on your needs and goals. 

Seeking Asylum in the United States

Another method of obtaining residency in the United States can be through seeking asylum. Asylum provides safety and protection to foreign nationals who suffered persecution in the past or fear they will experience persecution in the future due to one of the following: 

  • belonging to a specific social group 
  • political opinion
  • nationality 
  • religion 
  • race 

Affirmative asylum occurs when an individual who is already present in the United States completes and submits Form I-589 to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. Also, if a foreign national residing in the United States is placed into deportation or removal proceedings, the person can seek asylum as a defense against the deportation or removal. 

Foreign nationals who enter the United States illegally, or present themselves to a United States border official, may request asylum or claim that they fear returning to their home nation. The foreign national will then attend a credible fear interview. If the interview is satisfactory, the individual will be referred to the Immigration Court. 

Contact The Law Offices of Patel & Cardenas Today to Schedule a Free Consultation 

The highly qualified, multilingual Jersey City immigration attorneys at Patel & Cardenas understand how frustrating it can be to deal with the complexities of immigration law in the United States. The way your case proceeds will affect everything about you and your family’s lives both now and for decades to come; the representation you have on your side really matters, because the stakes are high! We will work for you to make your immigration goals achievable, and we strive to ensure the quickest, most efficient resolution. Our firm has over three decades of experience representing noncitizens in a variety of complex situations. Our attorneys will handle all of the paperwork and communications for you so you don’t have to worry about anything.. Let us take the legal burden off you!  Call the Law Offices of Patel, Cardenas, & Bost today to get started and schedule a free consultation to discuss your next steps!

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