NON-IMMIGRANT TEMPORARY WORK VISAS
This type of immigration benefit is intended for individuals who plan to work in the United States for a temporary period. There are different types of work visas based on the nature of the work to be performed, the duration of the visa, and the type of training, work experience, or education required to perform the activity. Among the most important types of work visas are the following:
PERMANENT RESIDENCY (GREEN CARD)
There are two main paths to obtain Permanent Residency status commonly referred to as "Green Card" in the United States. The first is through a family petition that your U.S. citizen spouse, parent, child, or sibling can file for you. Also, a Permanent Resident can file to petition for a spouse, child and unmarried children over 21. The second is through an employment-based petition usually done by an employer sponsor depending on the category: priority workers, advanced degree professionals, bachelor's degree professionals, or skilled workers.
Sometimes beneficiaries of the above family or employment petitions have previous immigration violations that prevent them from obtaining a "green card" in the United States and they have to file a waiver to overcome those challenging factors and to receive their immigrant visas at a U.S. Consulate. Your family member may qualify for a waiver of inadmissibility depending of their specific situation.
VAWA (ABUSE CASES)
You don't have to take physical or emotional abuse for fear of being deported or incarcerated, you are ought to speak up and find professional legal help! The Violence Against Women Act provides that the spouse or children under 21 of a U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident and /or a Parent of a U.S. Citizen who has been battered or subjected to extreme cruelty may file a self-petition in order to apply for permanent residency. Additionally, if the alien has been a victim of physical or mental abuse, sexual abuse, trafficking crime, or another qualifying criminal activity, the person could qualify for protection under a U or T Visas.
U.S. citizenship provides many rights but also involves many responsibilities. Thus, the decision to become a U.S. citizen through naturalization is important. In most cases, a person who wants to naturalize must first be a permanent resident. By becoming a U.S. citizen, you gain many rights that permanent residents or others do not have, including the right to vote. To be eligible for naturalization, you must first meet certain requirements set by U.S. law.