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The benefits of family immigration

There are some people in Kentucky and across the nation who feel that only "skilled" immigrants, with an education should enter our country. They may fear that "chain migration" could have a negative effect on our nation's economy and crime rate. In one Harvard-Harris Poll, 80 percent of those polled stated that immigrants with skills and an education should be prioritized over those who are coming to the U.S. based on having relations in the country.

Seeking a fiancé visa when love knows no geographic bounds

As some in Kentucky may say, "Love knows no bounds" -- even geographic ones. It is not unusual for a person in the United States to fall in love with someone who lives in another country. When that happens, the couple may wish to marry in the United States and start the process of naturalization for the foreign-born partner. However, in order to do so the foreign-born partner will first need to obtain a fiancé€ visa, if they are not currently living legally in the U.S.

Family immigration: fewer extended family visas approved in 2017

When a person immigrates to Kentucky, they may do so on their own with the intention of one day sponsoring visas for their family members, so that their family members can also immigrate to the United States. After all, many immigrant families often want to be reunited in the U.S., where they have greater freedoms and opportunities than they may have had in their former country.

Repeal of rule may make it harder for spouses to work in the U.S.

Many industries in the United States are dependent on having highly-skilled workers and, to that end, starting in 2015 the spouses of immigrants who had a H-1B visa in the process of obtaining a Green Card were permitted to be employed in the United States via an H-4 dependent visa. This was especially useful in the technology industry, in which many H-1B immigrants worked.

What is the basic process of family immigration in the U.S.?

America may be seen as the "Land of Opportunity," and indeed many people do immigrate to our nation with hopes of having a better life than they would have in the country of their birth. Some of these people become United States citizens, and then wish to have their loved ones who still live abroad obtain a Green Card so they too can be a lawful permanent resident. Kentucky residents in such situations may want to know how this can be done.

We assist Kentucky residents bringing a loved one into the U.S.

Love knows no bounds, not even geographically. It is not unusual for a resident of the United States, including people in Kentucky, to fall in love with someone from another country. When the relationship becomes serious and the couple is engaged or married, the couple may wish to live in the U.S. However, to legally have a foreign-born fiancé or spouse live in the U.S., the foreign-born fiancé or spouse will need a visa.

Reuniting loved ones through family immigration

It can be very difficult for a person to make the decision to immigrate to the United States so they can have more freedoms and a better future. This decision is especially difficult if a person must leave loved ones behind in their home country. However, once an immigrant in Kentucky or elsewhere in the nation is legally established in the United States, or if he or she was born here and is a U.S. citizen, they may seek to have his or her family immigrate to the United States as well.

What types of family immigration visas are available?

Residents of Kentucky who have loved ones who live abroad may wish to have their loved ones become lawful residents of the United States. When it comes to family-based immigrant visas, there are two categories of visas: immediate relative immigrant visas and family preference immigrant visas. Which visa is available is dependent on the relationship between the immigrant and the U.S. citizen sponsoring him or her.

What types of marriages are valid for immigration purposes?

These are uncertain times for immigrants in the United States. Even people who previously thought their status was safe are now fearing trouble from immigration authorities. With this in mind, now is a good time to review some basics of immigration law, including how marriage can affect immigration status. In this post, we will concentrate on the question of what types of marriages are considered valid for immigration purposes.

Amid administrative uncertainty, the law remains

The way the founding fathers set things up, there are checks and balances to government. Congress holds the purse strings. The Executive branch handles administration. The Judicial branch interprets the laws and makes sure they're applied equally to all.

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