Permanent Residence or “Green Card”
Foreign nationals who are interested in immigrating to the United States and living in this country permanently will generally have to go through some type of visa process, the timing and ease of which depends on their individual circumstances and the type of process they may be eligible and interested to pursue. At Peterson Conners LLP, we can help people looking to make the United States their permanent residence.
Once a foreign national becomes a U.S. permanent resident, it is important to understand that there are circumstances that may jeopardize his or her status. For example, long unexplained absences from the country or serious criminal issues may result in one losing his or her permanent resident status.
Potential relief may be available for someone who has been placed into removal proceedings and faces the imminent threat of losing their status as a permanent resident. It is important to review all of the available options based on the facts of each case.