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What You Should Know About Immigration

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2022 | Empire Immigration Law Blog, Immigration

Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters? Here is what you should know about immigration. Call our lawyer now!

1) Losing Citizenship from Moving Abroad

Recently, we helped a client obtain naturalization, and she was really happy. She received her certificate of naturalization, took the oath, and was extremely excited and pleased to be a U.S. citizen. She called us after the fact, however, and asked if she could move out of the country. Her question was, “Will I lose my citizenship if I move out of the country?” Unlike lawful permanent residence, if a U.S. citizen moves out of the country, they will not lose their citizenship. This is one of the key advantages of naturalizing to become a U.S. citizen. If you have any questions about naturalization, citizenship, or any other immigration matters, give us a call. We would love to answer your question.

2) Undocumented Immigrant Becoming a Citizen

Our office was contacted the other day by someone who was here without lawful status. This person wanted to know what the process looked like to become a U.S. citizen. What we explained to her was that this is a really long process. First of all, you have to become a lawful permanent resident, and that on its own is going to be a very long, complicated process, and you need to meet the eligibility requirements.

If you are able to become a permanent lawful resident, five years after becoming a permanent resident— or three years, if your permanent residency is based on marriage to a U.S. citizen)— then you can apply for naturalization to become a U.S. citizen. Even then, after that, you still must meet the eligibility requirements.

If you have any questions about naturalization or any other immigration related matters, give us a call. We would love to talk to you.

3) Cancellation of Removal

In a removal defense, we usually try to explore all possible options and all possible forms of relief. One of the forms of relief that commonly comes up is cancellation of removal. A question that we hear a lot is, “What is cancellation of removal?” Cancellation of removal is a form of relief from removal or deportation. This is a form of relief that has two different types; one is available to lawful permanent residents, and the other is available to non-lawful permanent residents. There are certain requirements that you have to satisfy, but, in the end, if you are successful, you will have the right to remain in the United States and your immigration removal case will be terminated.

If you have any questions about cancellation of removal or immigration removal defense, give us a call. We would love to answer your questions.

Do you or your loved one need help with immigration related legal matters and have questions about what you should know about immigration? Contact our experienced New York immigration lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.