There are many options for someone who wants to become a United States citizen, and an immigration attorney can help you to explore the choices you may have available to you. The process for obtaining lawful immigration status in the United States is going to vary based on your individual situation. Cynthia R. Lopez can help you find the right one for you.
One option that you have is to obtain an employment-based visa if you can find an employer to sponsor you. Only certain employers are qualified. This can be a temporary work visa or a work permit. It is a big responsibility for any employer to undertake, but if yours is willing, you have this option on the table.
Another option that you have is to have a close family member or relative sponsor you. Both American citizens and lawful permanent residents are able to sponsor certain family members, although children cannot sponsor their own parents until the children have become adults. An immigration attorney can help to provide insight into the best approach for you to take to get started on the path to citizenship.
If you are already in the United States and you are illegally in the country, then the process of resolving your immigration issues becomes more complicated. An immigration attorney can help you to determine if you are eligible for DACA or DAPA. There is a great deal of flux in the state of immigration laws as the federal government struggles over how to handle the approximately 11 million people who are in the U.S. without lawful immigration status. An immigration attorney will keep up-to-date on new developments in the law and how they may affect you.
Cynthia R Lopez is an experienced and compassionate immigration attorney in El Paso. Contact our offices today to learn more about how a lawyer can help you and to have your immigration situation evaluated by a professional.