Why Don't "They" Just Get Papers Already??

A new year always brings new opportunities - new goals, new perspectives, new ideas.

Unfortunately, many in this Administration and its supporters keep clinging to an old idea - why haven't all immigrants applied for their papers yet? Many of these same people think it's a matter of just walking into a government office and asking for an appointment. (It's not, and even if true, when was the last time you went to the DMV and spent a short amount of time?)

At our firm, we counsel clients not just about what their options are, but also the way the law works generally. Education is a core component of our practice. And it's vital - most Americans have little to no idea how immigration actually works.

The main point to keep in mind is that for most people seeking permanent residency (a "green card"), you need someone to petition for you - either a company or a family member. And not all family members qualify.

For more information, feel free to call our office for a consultation. In the meantime, I counsel clients to explore this resource for an overview on our immigration system: https://www.americanimmigrationcouncil.org/research/how-united-states-immigration-system-works

Keep yourself informed and in good hands. Call us today!