Frequently Asked Questions
Immigration FAQ in Cleveland, Ohio
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
contact our firm at (330) 423-0899 if you have any other questions for our Cleveland &
Twinsburg immigration attorneys!