If you have ever had immigration trouble, or have gone through the process of becoming a citizen, you likely know how difficult it can be if you are trying to figure out everything on your own. Immigration law in the United States is very complex and there is a lot of confusion about how it works. The LPRs (Lawful permanent residents) allows the foreign nationals to live and work lawfully and permanently in the U.S. and are eligible to apply for almost all the jobs and can stay in the U.S. even if they are unemployed. On the following principles the United States immigration system is based upon:
- The reunification of the families
- Protecting refugees
- Allowing immigrants with the skills that are valuable to the United States economy.
- Promoting diversity
An important principle that governs the immigration policy is the family unification. This category allows the citizens of the United States and LPRs to bring their certain family members to the U.S. the family-based immigrants are acknowledged either as the immediate relatives of the United States citizen or through the family preference system. In order to be allowed as a family-based immigration, the LPR or the U.S. citizen must sponsor the petition for the individual relative, meet minimum income requirement, establish the legitimacy, and sign the affidavit of support which states that the sponsor will be responsible for the finances of the family member(s) upon the arrival in the U.S.
The U.S. offers several ways for the immigrants with valuable skills to come on either a temporary or a permanent basis.
- Temporary Visa Classifications
This visa classification allows employers to recruit and petition for the foreign nationals for the specific jobs for limited time periods. Most of the temporary employee must work for the company that petitioned for them and have the limited ability to change the jobs. This includes the L-1 visa type for intra-company transfers, various P visas for entertainers, skilled performers, and athletes, R-1 visa for religious workers, several ‘A’ visas for the diplomatic employees, O-1 visas for the workers with extraordinary ability, and several ‘H’ visas for both lesser-skilled and highly skilled employees.
- Permanent Immigration
The total numerical limit for the permanent immigrants on an employment basis is 140,000 per year. These also include the eligible spouses and minor unmarried children.
Along with this numerical limit placed, another limitation placed by the INA on how many immigrants can come to the U.S. from any one country. Currently, the group of permanent immigrants who come to the U.S. cannot exceed the limit of seven percent of the total amount of people immigrating to the U.S. in the single fiscal year.
Refugees and Asylees
There are various categories of the legal admission available to the people who are unable to go to their country or fleeing persecution due to extraordinary or life-threatening.
The Diversity Visa Program
The immigrant must have the high-school education or have a minimum of 2-years working experience in the profession in the past five years. The applicant’s spouse and minor children may also come to the U.S as dependents. Only people from eligible countries may register for this visa.
If you are seeking U.S. immigration visa help then feel free to contact Coral Springs Immigration Lawyer and schedule the appointment or discuss the whole situation with the attorney. Our team will help the clients around the world and realize their immigrant needs and dreams and look forward to assisting them in their immigration goals.