Managing Your Immigration Status And Pursuing Citizenship
Gaining entry to the United States is only the first step. Once you are living in America, you may need to renew or maintain your immigration status. You may want to establish permanent residence and permission to work. And after a period of time, you may want to bring your family over or become a naturalized U.S. citizen.
KB Law PLLC offers focused support for U.S. immigration matters. We can help you manage your temporary visa, apply for a green card or pursue citizenship. Our knowledgeable lawyers can also help if your immigration status is in jeopardy because of criminal charges or immigration violations.
Green Cards And Adjustment Of Status
Lawful permanent resident status, commonly known as a “green card,” provides opportunities and protection. A green card enables you to live, work and travel freely in the U.S. It confers certain rights, including the right to petition for your spouse and children to come to the United States and the right to pursue citizenship.
At KB Law PLLC, we help foreign nationals obtain permanent residence through:
- Employment-based green cards
- Family-sponsored green cards
- Adjustment of status from nonimmigrant visa to green card
- Adjustment of status for asylum seekers, refugees and victims of violence
- Consular processing in the country of origin
Green cards must be renewed after 10 years. If you obtained a conditional green card through marriage, you must adjust status or petition to have the conditions removed. Our attorneys are well-versed in the rules, restrictions and deadlines for obtaining and managing green card status. We can help you deal with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) to achieve your immigration goals.
Becoming A Naturalized U.S. Citizen
Naturalization confers all the rights of a natural-born citizen, including voting rights, the right to travel outside the U.S. and return, and protection against deportation. Green card holders can pursue citizenship after five years (or after three years for marriage-based green cards).
At KB Law PLLC, we can assist with all phases of the naturalization process, including:
- Verifying your eligibility (or identifying obstacles)
- Properly documenting and filing the application
- Preparing for the citizenship test and interview
As an immigrant herself, attorney Karen Bryan knows the joys of attaining citizenship and gets great satisfaction from helping others reach this happy milestone.
Do You Face Barriers To A Green Card Or Citizenship?
If you are seeking entry into the U.S. on a temporary visa or green card, you may be deemed “inadmissible” because of past crimes or immigration violations. Likewise, if you are pursuing citizenship, any prior convictions or pending criminal charges may be obstacles to naturalization. We help clients fix these problems, obtain immigration waivers or prepare for those questions in USCIS interviews.
We Are Here To Support The American Dream
Our founding attorney, Karen Bryan, is an immigrant. She has been through the immigration process and can sympathize with the frustrations and setbacks you may experience. Our team is committed to helping you reach your goals of becoming a permanent resident or a full-fledged American citizen.
Members of our team speak Spanish, Somalian, Swahili, Romanian, Turkish and Russian.