News & Blog
- By Carolina Antonini
Many lawful, permanent residents ask themselves this question at one point or another. The law does not require permanent residents to become citizens, or as it is properly called, file for naturalization. Many permanent residents are concerned that if they naturalize, they will lose citizenship or inheritance rights in another country. This concern is valid since not all countries allow dual citizenship. Before making a decision to naturalize, a permanent resident should seek advice from an expert that is familiar with the laws of your native country to properly weigh the risks and benefits of naturalization.
There are several substantial advantages to being a US citizen that are not available to permanent residents.
- By Nicole Babcock
- Deportation Defense
If an immigration judge ordered you removed, or granted you voluntary departure, which you overstayed, you may qualify to have your deportation “stayed” (i.e. suspended temporarily) via a Stay of Deportation (“stay”).
What is a stay?
A stay temporarily suspends or postpones deportation. In determining whether to grant a stay, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) will use its discretion. This means an ICE Officer will weigh the positive and negative factors you present in your stay application.
- By Nisha Karnani
- Family and General Immigration
Sometimes a divorce will have immigration consequences. If you are an immigrant considering divorce, it's important to understand any impact to your pending green card application, your current green card or eligibility to file for US citizenship.
Here are some common situations where divorce can impact your green card (also called lawful permanent residence)
- By Nicole Babcock
- Business Immigration
Certain individuals who are in the United States temporarily can apply for work authorization. Many of our clients qualify for work authorization under the following applications, programs or policies: