Many foreign-born individuals seek to come to the United States to provide opportunities for their families. With the recent influx of immigrants from South and Central America and President Barack Obama’s recent immigration reform announcement, it may be worthwhile to take a moment to examine what United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) examines when they decide whether to grant immigration status to an individual.
While the personal dream that accompanies a move to the United States is significant, USCIS is looking for additional reasons why the country should accept an immigration application.
Some of the factors considered when USCIS grants immigration status include:
In addition to the individuals covered in these factors, USCIS allows a small number of immigrants to enter the country based on special exceptions or by a green card lottery. This is aimed at increasing the ethnic diversity of the country and allow certain special interest groups to come into the country based on their circumstances.
If you or a loved one are concerned about whether or not you will be granted immigration status by USCIC, schedule a free consultation with an immigration attorney at Feiner & Lavy, P.C., Attorneys at Law. With over 30 years of legal experience serving those in New York City, our firm may have handled a case similar to yours and can determine what can be done to increase your chances in your case.