If you have family members who want to become United States citizens, immigration litigation in El Paso may be necessary. Cynthia R. Lopez can help you complete all immigration paperwork and will represent you in court when issues arise with your immigration process.
The United States has a family-based immigration system as well as an employer-based immigration system. U.S. citizens and permanent residents can sponsor their family members. This means that a citizen will submit forms and paperwork to start the process of their close relatives getting an immigration visa and moving through the citizenship process. Sponsors must meet certain criteria, including proving they are financially able to provide for their family members. A sponsor must also be at least 21-years-old if sponsoring parents or siblings.
There are different categories of visa depending on the nature of the relationship between the sponsor and family member immigrating. For example, an IR-1 visa is available for a spouse of a U.S. citizen. There are an unlimited number of these available. Family preference visas are available for other family members, including unmarried sons and daughters of lawful permanent residents. Availability is more limited for family preference visas. Cynthia R. Lopez can advise you on what types of visas are available and what your options are.
There are also some opportunities to help family members outside of the normal process of petitioning for a visa. For example, immigration litigation in El Paso may arise if someone is being deported. If you can argue hardship to family or a need for asylum during immigration litigation in El Paso, you may be able to help your family member stay in the U.S.
You need to understand your rights throughout the process of petitioning for a visa and during immigration litigation in El Paso. Cynthia R. Lopez can provide you with assistance with all aspects of immigration litigation in El Paso. Contact our firm today!