Frequently Asked Questions

Immigration FAQ in Cleveland, Ohio

Q: When could I be eligible to seek asylum?
A: There are a number of different circumstances which allow you to seek asylum, but the bottom line is if you have faced persecution in your home country or have been threatened, you may be eligible. The types of persecution asylum protects against includes discrimination of race, religion, and more.

Q: Can I seek asylum if I am in the U.S. illegally?
A: Yes, you can. Asylum is intended for immigrants who are currently in the U.S. and who feel that they will face persecution or have faced persecution in their home country. You can still apply for asylum if you are here illegally; you will just need the help of an experienced attorney.

Q: Are there different types of green cards?
A: Yes, there certainly are. There are family-based green cards, employment-based green cards, and more. While a green card does not make you a citizen of the U.S., it does allow you to live in the country for your intended purposes without fear of removal.

Q: Which type of visa should I apply for?
A: The type of visa which you should apply for (and hopefully be approved for) will depend on your circumstances. For example, if you are coming to this country to marry your fiancé, you might apply for a fiancé visa. If you are coming here to work or study, there are a number of other options.

Q: What is the reason for applying for citizenship?
A: There are many different benefits once you are a legal U.S. citizen, including having the right to vote and being able to sponsor family members. However, one of the main reasons that immigrants apply for citizenship is to have the peace of mind that they will not be removed from the country.

Please contact our firm at (330) 423-0899 if you have any other questions for our Cleveland & Twinsburg immigration attorneys!

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