The attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP help clients navigate the complex waters of Immigration Law to help bring together and make whole families from all over the world. If you are considering whether to petition for a family member in the United States to adjust his or her status, or to petition to help a family member immigrate to the United States legally, please contact Jorgeson Pittman LLP to discuss how we may be able to help you accomplish your family’s goals.
Family lines often cross international borders. When a family has relatives or spouses of different nationalities, they often need advice and help navigating the United States of America’s ever changing immigration laws and policies. Family members have the opportunity to petition for each other to obtain legal status within the United States without the need to wait for any quotas or preferences, whether it is a same-sex or opposite-sex spouses, children under the age of 21, and/or parents. Contact the attorneys at Jorgeson Pittman LLP to discuss what options we may be able to help you with.
Permanent Resident and United States Citizen spouses, same-sex or heterosexual, may be able to petition using the I-130 Form and the I-485 Forms provided by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service to request that their spouse be granted immediate legal status in the United States. However, the forms alone are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the petition process. There are many pitfalls within US immigration law that may make a foreign spouse ineligible for this benefit. Not all families should pursue this route and you should consult with an attorney to make sure there are no legal issues that may prevent a successful petition. If you think that you and your spouse may be eligible for a marriage-based adjustment of status, contact Jorgeson Pittman LLP to have one of our attorneys review your case.