Obtaining legal residence in the United States is not an easy task due to the number of requirements and the harsh demands of the authorities in that country. However, it is not impossible either. In order to achieve the long-awaited ‘Green Card’, a plan must be followed and demonstrated that it complies with the requests made by the US.
According to US regulations, people who are in irregular status must meet certain requirements to get it:
1. Continuous residence of at least 5 years: who has lived continuously in the US during this period of time.
2. No serious criminal records: they must not have any punishment in the North American country.
3. No deportation order: they must be exempted from the current deportation order against them.
4. You must show that deportation will cause suffering: Applicants are required to show evidence that their deportation will cause severe and extraordinary suffering to family members in the US.
Now, clear examples of cases where undocumented migrants can receive a ‘Green Card’ are as follows:
– Be a worker with a good work history.
– Be the spouse of a permanent resident and have an American child under 21 years of age.
– Child of a US citizen with a severe disability living in the US.
However, it is important to clarify that even with these conditions, they do not guarantee that you will get a place to live. Each case is evaluated individually.
Alternatively, if you need an attorney in the immigration process, USCIS recommends that you:
1. Make sure your legal representative is authorized. Must be an attorney who is a member of the bar in good standing in a state, territory, or District of Columbia court.
2. Check to see if you are under any court order restricting your legal practice and ask to see your current license, verifying your eligibility through the appropriate state regulatory entity.
3. Please note that notaries public, consultants and immigration companies cannot provide legal advice on immigration issues unless they are authorized. So before giving money to people, check if you can provide the service.