Why You Might Wait Years for Green Card Sponsorship
The state of Florida is a diverse melting pot of blended cultures from all around the world. While the majority of South Florida’s immigration does come from South America and the Caribbean, you would be surprised to find out that countless immigrants in South Florida are actually spread far across the world, from continents like Europe and Asia. Helping individuals from foreign countries with their immigration issues can be quite difficult for any attorney, but with his years of experience and his impeccable track record, Mr. Steven Veinger, the top Russian attorney Miami has to offer, specializes in nearly every aspect of immigration law. One such aspect of immigration that has become quite popular in South Florida is green card sponsorship. Green card sponsorship allows individuals across the country to be able to bring their family members living in other countries, into the United States as green card permanent residents. However, this isn’t always as simple as it might seem, and while many believe that having one individual immigrate to the US, means that they can now bring their entire extended family to the country – this process, which the Trump White House calls “chain immigration”, is not really the case.
Who Can Help You with Immigration
As a top immigration lawyer, Steven Veinger, the top Russian attorney Miami has to offer, has helped a number of different individuals become citizens and permanent resident, green card holders. Once an individual either becomes a US citizen or permanent resident, green card holder, they are able to petition or sponsor, family members from other countries to come to the United States. However, the US government makes special distinctions about which family members they can bring over, immediate family members, and extended family members. According to the top Russian attorney Miami has in practice, Mr. Veinger, the sponsorship rules work out as follows:
· US Citizens 21 or Older Can Sponsor – Parents, spouses, married or adult children, minor children, and siblings.
· US Permanent Residents Can Sponsor – Unmarried children and spouses.
Long Waiting Periods
Generally, immediate relatives can get green cards without worrying about any type of visa availability period or any types of numerical limits – aside from the actual time that the USCIS and the State Department take to process their applications, sometimes this can be many months at a time. immediate relatives are parents, a spouse, minor or unmarried children – if you are a US citizen. The other category is known as the preference relatives such as siblings, married or adult children if the individual is a US citizen. However, if the individual is a green card holder then an unmarried child or spouse is also considered a preference relative rather than an immediate relative.
When it comes to preference relatives, there is a cap on the number of green cards that can be given out each year for every country, in addition these preference relatives are also subject to a number of years before being allowed to apply for their visa or green card. Considering this, those individuals trying to immigrate from high volume immigration countries like India, China, Mexico, and the Philippines, are often subject to much longer waiting periods. Depending on specifics, individuals can be forced to wait upwards of 7, 12 or even 22 years in order to obtain their green card permanent residency. It can differ vastly based on who sponsors you and when.
This is why it is vital to acquire assistance from an attorney like Steven Veinger, as he can help you to understand these long waiting periods and put you in the best position to obtain your permanent residency in a time period that is far more reasonable that it might be for others coming from your same home country. For more information on the immigration process, be sure to contact the Law Offices of Steven Veinger today.