Immigrating to the United States is an idea that attracts millions of people every year. Embarking on such a project comes with its share of enthusiasm and excitement, but can also be synonymous with doubts and uncertainties. This is why it is important to get some guidance to ensure a smooth immigration process.
With this in mind, we list below 5 of the most common myths about immigration to the United States that need to be deconstructed.
1. The Green Card allows you to live permanently in the United States: yes, but…
The Green Card is the permanent resident card for the United States. It allows its holder to reside and work legally in the United States on a permanent basis. However, it is important to note that it is still possible to lose this permanent resident status. The most secure status remains citizenship, which can be obtained after permanent residence.
2. Getting a green card is only a matter of luck: not only!
The most well-known program The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is not the only way to get a green card. Depending on your situation, you can apply for different categories depending on your eligibility. The assistance of an attorney in your application is the best way to help you choose the program that would be most appropriate for you.
3. Immigration lawyers are one and the same: FALSE
General lawyers and lawyers practicing exclusively in the field of immigration are characterized by the expertise that defines the skills of the immigration lawyer due to his training and experience. Unlike a general lawyer, for example, he or she is able to provide legal advice in relation to a legal or administrative procedure in immigration cases and has more experience in the implementation of various cutting-edge strategies. In any case, it is important to be vigilant about immigration fraud when you are accompanied.
4. It is very easy to obtain the famous Green Card: FALSE
Some applications are fastidious and leave no time for error. A field that is not filled out correctly can lead to the refusal of your application and a return to square one, or even lead to inadmissibility to the United States. To help you with your application and save you time, please contact us. We will ensure that your application is compliant before it is submitted and will accompany you throughout the process.
5. The green card gives access to the same rights and duties as US citizens: true and false
The status of permanent resident and citizen are not equivalent. Although a Green Card holder has many of the same rights and duties as a citizen, it is important to note that a Green Card holder is not eligible to vote, apply for a U.S. passport or serve on a jury, for example.
Arm yourself with reliable and relevant information from the beginning to the end of your immigration process by contacting a member of the Exeo Avocats team.