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Immigration Attorneys Near Me

Immigration Attorneys Near Me

If you are facing a concern related to immigration law, it is an important personal and complex legal matter. Immigration allows people from countries other than the United States to gain entry – often for purposes of becoming permanent residents or in pursuit of citizenship. Having an experienced immigration attorney near you in your corner is always in the best interest of your case – and your future.

Obtaining Legal Status through a Family Member

One of the least complicated and surest paths forward – though still challenging – when it comes to gaining legal status in the United States is with the help of a family member who is already a U.S. Citizen. Even if you are not currently in the country legally, hardship exceptions for family members are sometimes made. 

Gaining Legal Status through Work

To work in the United States as a non-citizen, you need the government’s permission, and often, this process is facilitated by the employer in question. Working permanently in this country requires permanent resident status, which most people refer to as having a green card and which is the gold standard for non-resident employees in the U.S.

Gaining Citizenship

In order to enjoy all the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen of the United States, you must become a citizen. The Fourteenth Amendment ensures that everyone who is born in this country has automatic citizenship, but other mechanisms for people born in other countries include:

  • If at least one of your parents was a citizen of the United States when you were born, you likely qualify for citizenship. 
  • If you have obtained a green card, which means you are a legal permanent resident, and have maintained that status for a required number of years, you can become a citizen through the naturalization process, which involves certain requirements such as having an upstanding character, having a basic understanding of our laws, and having basic proficiency in the English language.
  • There is also an expedited path toward citizenship for non-citizens who serve in the U.S. military. 

The Path Forward

If you qualify to become a citizen of the United States, there are a variety of challenging steps forward that you must conquer in order to achieve this lofty goal, including:

  • Completing a considerable amount of complex paperwork
  • Passing in-depth background checks
  • Being interviewed personally
  • Passing required tests
  • Making an oath of allegiance to the United States

While every step of the way forward can be difficult, achieving your goal of citizenship is well worth the effort, and a dedicated immigration attorney can help.

Turn to an Experienced Immigration Attorney near You for the Help You Are Looking For

The practiced immigration lawyers at Miranda, Magden & Miranda, LLP – proudly serving both the Monterey and Salinas areas – are well-positioned to help you tackle your immigration concerns head-on in the focused pursuit of your goals. Your immigration case is important to your future, so please do not delay reaching out and contacting us for more information about what we can do to help you today.

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