As an immigrant hoping to pursue the American Dream, you deserve a knowledgeable attorney who can advocate on your behalf. The process of immigrating is rarely easy. It is continuously changing, the applications are lengthy, and in some cases, you may feel like the system is designed to keep people out, rather than let them in.
For experienced and intelligent counsel on your immigration case, contact us at Blaszkow Legal, PLLC. Our immigration attorney Marta M. Diaz represents clients in the Alexandria, Virginia, metro, including Arlington and Prince William counties, as well as Fairfax and Woodbridge.
Issues We Handle
We are equipped to represent your immigration-related case or answer any questions you may have. Tell us if you are currently facing an issue involving any of the following:
U.S. immigration procedures can be complex. Discover how our dedicated attorney can explain each step and help you prepare your case.
Common U.S. Immigration Scenarios
People immigrate to the United States for a variety of reasons. Whether you’re looking to reunite your family or to start a new job, it’s important to understand the different aspects of U.S. immigration law.
If you are seeking an immigration visa, or green card, having a family member residing in the U.S. may improve your eligibility. In order to be considered, your relative must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident (LPR). As a family-based immigrant, you can be admitted as either an immediate relative of a U.S. citizen or through the family preference system.
Any immigrant under the immediate relative category must meet a certain set of qualifications as well as specific age and financial requirements. An immediate relative can be:
- A spouse of a U.S. citizen
- An unmarried minor child of a U.S. citizen (child must be less than 21 years old)
- A parent of a U.S. citizen (petitioning child must be at least 21 years old)
Those going through the family preference system must also meet criteria similar to those of immediate relatives. The family preference system applies to:
- Adult children (married and unmarried) and siblings of U.S. citizens (petitioner must be at least 21 years old to petition for a sibling)
- Spouses and unmarried children (both minor and adult) of U.S. LPRs
For skilled guidance during your or your loved one’s family-based immigration case, contact our office in Alexandria, Virginia, today.