Those of us who watched President's Trump's recent State of the Union address sat up and took notice when he made the following statement. "I want people to come into our country in the largest numbers ever, but they have to come in legally."
As immigration attorneys, we found this statement encouraging. Properly seeking green cards and visas is still the best way for migrants to enter California and the rest of the nation. Becoming a permanent resident of the U.S. through legal means provides immigrants with many benefits. One of the best of these benefits centers on no longer worrying about deportation. When migrants come to America lawfully, they will not have to hide from the authorities or work illegally to survive.
Although the current political climate seems to indicate that acquiring green cards and visas is out of the question. We want you to know that this is not the case. America still welcomes those from other countries to seek permanent residency. We simply encourage you to do so through appropriate methods. Fortunately, there are several ways to gain legal entry into the U.S.. Some of these include seeking a family immigration visa, a nonimmigrant work visa or by asking the U.S. for asylum or refugee status.
When you take the right steps to getting green cards or visas, you have a much better chance of acquiring legal permanent residency. We know it is an overwhelming prospect to many, but we can help you make your dreams of citizenship come true. If you need to learn more about any of the many ways to enter America lawfully, we urge you to reach out to our legal team. Our blog and our immigration web pages can also help you learn more about this process.