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Legal Permanent Residency (LPR) “Green Cards”

green cardPotential Immigrants  seeking to live and work lawfully in the United States need to seek permission from the federal government to do so.  Obtaining Legal Permanent Residency is the most common process for people to be permitted to do so.  It conveys significant rights upon the Immigrant and is a significant step towards obtaining Citizenship, if desired.

There are a variety of ways for potential Immigrants  to obtain Legal Permanent Residency.  The Immigration law provides favorable treatment for the admission of immediate relatives, such as a spouse or child, and to a lesser extent parents and extended family, to the United States.  Student Visas and work-related Visas are other common methods of Immigration.

The process of applying for Legal Permanent Residency (or the proverbial “Green Card”, a term that derived from the color of the government–issued document in earlier times) is document-intensive and time-consuming.  Further, any application will be reviewed by Immigration officials, who have broad discretion in approving or denying applications.  Immigration officials have exacting eyes and independent information on the potential Immigrant’s background.

We guide our clients through the various Immigration processes.  Clients who obtain their “Green Cards” enjoy the status of a Lawful Permanent Resident of the United States, with rights to enter, exit, work, and live in the United States for their entire life — and to eventually apply for Citizenship and the additional benefits associated therewith.

Still, potential Immigrants  also need to be wary of the Immigration process.  There can be serious obstacles to be granted legal status and, if denied, consequences can be serious.  A person denied for admission can be subject to immediate Removal (commonly known as Deportation).  Some people can be charged criminally and be permanently barred from re-entering the country.

For more information or to schedule your  Consultation on Immigration in Salinas or Monterey, please call our office at (831) 753-2200, visit our website at www.AlliottsLaw.com, or e-mail Mr. Alliotts directly at Info@AlliottsLaw.com.