What You Need To Know About Family-Based Immigration
Keeping your family together is always a priority. Many people who come to this country need help to do that. Ghiaasiaan & Briceno has worked with clients in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and Washington state. We can answer your questions and explain your options. Together, we will figure out how to best move forward.
Understanding The Process
Our attorneys have the experience and knowledge needed to handle these difficult cases. First of all, it is important to understand what family-based immigration is and how it works. It requires at least two family members; one is known as a petitioner and one is known as a beneficiary. The petitioner has to be either a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. The beneficiary is a foreign family member who wants to work and reside in the United States.
There are two categories: immediate relative or family preference. If you are a spouse, parent or child of a U.S. citizen, you are considered an immediate relative. All other relationships are considered as family preference. There is no limit to the amount of immediate relative visas given out each year. On the other hand, the visas given to those considered to be family preference are numbered. Regardless, we can help you through this process from beginning to end.