Experienced Immigration Lawyers
Koch Law is a top-rated New York City immigration law firm that is experienced in helping people in all areas of immigration. Our immigration attorneys help people obtain and keep legal status in the US, which includes help in obtaining visas and green cards. Whether you are looking to obtain an employment-based (EB) green card or seeking lawful permanent resident status based on marriage or family, our immigration lawyers are ready to help you.
The process to obtain lawful permanent resident (green card) status can be complex and confusing. Your green card application must be answered completely and correctly. It is important to know that if you make a false or incorrect statement on a green card application, it can result in an accusation that you made a statement that was fraudulent, no matter how small or innocent the mistake is.
A claim like this against you can lead to a denial of your application, or even worse yet, can result in criminal charges and/or even deportation! If you live in or around New York and need live help with your immigration case, then it is important to seek the advice of an experienced immigration lawyer to best help answer your questions.
What is a Green Card?
A green card gives a person who is not a US citizen the lawful right to permanently live and work anywhere in the United States. After a three- or five-year waiting period, depending on the circumstances of the green card, a person can then be eligible to apply for US citizenship as a naturalized person. A green card can be awarded to a worker, family member, or even a refugee or crime victim.
In the case of an employment-based (EB) green card, you may qualify under one of five different employment-based (EB) categories as listed below:
- EB-1 – Priority workers
- EB-2 – Professionals with advanced degrees and exceptional abilities
- EB-3 – Skilled, unskilled, and professional workers
- EB-4 – Special workers
- EB-5 – Investors
In the case of family-based green cards, eligible family members include spouses, children, parents, and siblings of US citizens. Widows and widowers can also be eligible to be awarded a family-based green card. If you live in or around New York and have any questions about green card law, then it is important to speak to an experienced green card lawyer.
Do I Qualify Under US Law for a Green Card?
There are a variety of questions that need to be answered in order to properly determine if you are eligible for lawful permanent resident (green card) status. Some of the questions you may need to answer in determining if you qualify for a green card include:
- Are you seeking an employment-based (EB) green card?
- Are you seeking a family-based green card?
- Are you a professional person with an advanced degree or special abilities?
- Are you a refugee?
- Are you seeking asylum?
- Are you a human trafficking victim?
- Are you a victim of crime or abuse?
- Do you have any criminal convictions?
Did you know that a criminal conviction can lead to immigration consequences such as deportation and removal proceedings? Deportation and removal proceedings are exceedingly difficult to win on your own in the US. Partnering with a New York immigration attorney can help you answer these questions and can help put you in the best position to win your immigration case.
Why Choose a New York Immigration Attorney to Help You?
If you live in New York and are looking for immigration help related to obtaining a green card, then hiring an immigration lawyer can be a great option. While our country has historically been a place that has encouraged immigration, our recent history has shown an opposite approach. Deportation and removal proceedings are at an all-time high, and the US government has shown that they will strip your immigration status and send you to your country of origin for a seemingly never-ending list of reasons.
If you are looking for an immigration lawyer in Manhattan, Brooklyn, or one of the other boroughs of New York City, Koch Law is available to serve you now. To speak to one of our experienced immigration lawyers, please follow the directions below.
Free Immigration Case Consultation
At Koch Law, we are proud to offer a free initial case consultation. We understand that in your search to hire the best immigration lawyer in NYC, you may need to speak to multiple immigration lawyers before deciding who you would like to partner with. We treat our clients like family, and any discussions about your immigration case will be kept private even if you hire another immigration lawyer. To speak to one of our New York City immigration lawyers, call toll free at (844) 562-4529 or contact us online here.