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Immigration Law FAQs

Here are answers to some of the most common U.S. immigration law questions that we receive.

What type of lawyers handle immigration matters?

Immigration laws are often complicated and it can be difficult for the average person to navigate the immigration process. This is where an immigration lawyer comes into play. Immigration lawyers assist individuals in a wide range of immigration issues, from applying for a green card to seeking political asylum and more.

At Consumer Law Group, we have a team of highly trained immigration lawyers who can assist you with a variety of immigration issues. By using an immigration lawyer, you can avoid making mistakes on relevant immigration applications and more successfully navigate the immigration process.

What resources are available for immigrants?

Immigration lawyers are one of the most valuable resources for immigrants who are seeking to smoothly navigate the immigration process. However, a number of other resources are also available for immigrants who may need help.

On the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services website, you can find a wealth of information including immigration forms, application guides, relevant immigration laws, and more. There are also many immigration nonprofits and NGOs that provide a wide range of resources to immigrants.

Where can you find resources and help with visa issues?

The lawyers at Consumer Law Group are happy to help you with visa issues and other immigration-related issues. Our immigration lawyers are highly knowledgeable when it comes to immigration law and the different visas available to immigrants.

For additional help regarding visa issues, you may also visit the website of USCIS, the Bureau of Consular Affairs, or the Department of Homeland Security. All of these websites have articles, guides, and other resources for immigrants who may be having visa issues.

What are the requirements of citizenship?

In order to become a U.S. citizen, most applicants must meet these basic requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years old when you apply for naturalization
  • Be a permanent resident of the U.S. for a minimum of five years
  • Provide proof that you have lived for at least three months in the state where you apply for naturalization
  • Provide proof of continuous residence in the U.S. for at least five years before filing your naturalization application
  • Be capable of reading, writing, and speaking basic English
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of U.S. government and history
  • Demonstrate good moral character
  • Uphold the principles and ideals of the U.S. Constitution

Keep in mind that these are a general set of requirements for becoming a U.S. citizen. The requirements of citizenship may differ depending on your circumstances.

How to find a good immigration lawyer

When seeking out an immigration lawyer, it’s important to look for certain qualities. Read testimonials regarding your immigration lawyer with former clients, ask friends and family for referrals, and request to see your lawyer’s credentials as you browse your options. The immigration lawyers at Consumer Law Group are highly-trained and passionate about helping clients achieve their immigration dreams. Contact us today at 312-766-7777 to learn how we can help you or email us.