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      Orlando Green Card Lawyers

      Serving Clients in Orlando, Pinellas Park and Central Florida

      Obtaining United States Citizenship is a dream many immigrants aspire to. The process, however, can be challenging. Not only is the immigration system often sluggish, there is the potential for numerous mistakes when applying that can delay or derail the process. Add to that many immigrants’ mistrust of the system and too many don’t come forward to apply.

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        Obtaining United States Citizenship is a dream many immigrants aspire to. The process, however, can be challenging. Not only is the immigration system often sluggish, there is the potential for numerous mistakes when applying that can delay or derail the process. Add to that many immigrants’ mistrust of the system and too many don’t come forward to apply.

        If you are reading this, you or a loved one is likely hoping to become a U.S. citizen. You may be fearful of being sent back to your country of origin. You may worry about a language barrier, as well. You are probably overwhelmed by the thought of taking the whole thing on and navigating through the system successfully.

        We are here to help. Call us for a free legal evaluation. Call our Orlando Green Card lawyers today and let us help you get started.

        No matter what may be holding you back from applying, remember your path to citizenship starts with getting a Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card. This page will teach you some basic information about the Green Card process. We will begin by looking at some of the obstacles to getting a Green Card that we can help you with. Then, we’ll use a story to give you additional information. Make sure you read the whole page to get the most out of it.

        Obtaining United States Citizenship is a dream many immigrants aspire to. The process, however, can be challenging. Not only is the immigration system often sluggish, there is the potential for numerous mistakes when applying that can delay or derail the process. Add to that many immigrants’ mistrust of the system and too many don’t come forward to apply.

        If you are reading this, you or a loved one is likely hoping to become a U.S. citizen. You may be fearful of being sent back to your country of origin. You may worry about a language barrier, as well. You are probably overwhelmed by the thought of taking the whole thing on and navigating through the system successfully.

        We are here to help. Call us for a free legal evaluation. Call our Orlando Green Card lawyers today and let us help you get started.

        No matter what may be holding you back from applying, remember your path to citizenship starts with getting a Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card. This page will teach you some basic information about the Green Card process. We will begin by looking at some of the obstacles to getting a Green Card that we can help you with. Then, we’ll use a story to give you additional information. Make sure you read the whole page to get the most out of it.

        If you are reading this, you or a loved one is likely hoping to become a U.S. citizen. You may be fearful of being sent back to your country of origin. You may worry about a language barrier, as well. You are probably overwhelmed by the thought of taking the whole thing on and navigating through the system successfully.

        We are here to help. Call us for a free legal evaluation. Call our Orlando Green Card lawyers today and let us help you get started.

        No matter what may be holding you back from applying, remember your path to citizenship starts with getting a Green Card, also known as a Permanent Resident Card. This page will teach you some basic information about the Green Card process. We will begin by looking at some of the obstacles to getting a Green Card that we can help you with. Then, we’ll use a story to give you additional information. Make sure you read the whole page to get the most out of it.

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        If you are dreaming of becoming a citizen of the United States, then you’ve most likely got a very strong reason for wanting to stay— a loved one, a great job, or the need to escape oppression in your country of origin.

        There are several categories through which to apply for a Green Card, and which you choose depends on the particulars of your situation. Those who have loved ones who are already U.S. citizens can go the route of a family-based Green Card. Those who have obtained permanent employment here can apply for an employment-based Green Card. And those who came to the United States out of fear of violence or persecution in their country of origin can apply for a Green Card based upon asylum.

        Unfortunately, many are reluctant to begin the application process, even though they’ve got big dreams and a true love for the United States.

        People are often afraid of being returned to their country of origin. This fear is often present when the reason for coming to America was asylum from oppression. This ingrained fear is often fueled by a lack of information. Many of those who’ve made it to America stop the process there, unwilling to “push their luck” by applying for a Green Card.

        Others may be intimidated by language barriers. The idea of applying for a Green Card is daunting enough, with a pile of paperwork to wade through, numerous deadlines to meet, and an interview to navigate. Add in a language barrier and many immigrants give up.

        Yet another barrier to applying for a Green Card is misinformation. In the absence of a guide who can give them answers, people often go by what they hear second-hand. This information is often filled with inaccuracies that cause people to put off applying indefinitely.

        Do not give up your dream of becoming a United States citizen. Our Orlando Green Card lawyers have a thorough understanding of the immigration system. We can guide you around road blocks and pitfalls. We care about you and want to walk you through to citizenship.

        Orlando Green Card Client Story

        The story that follows is intended to help answer some of the additional questions you have about the Green Card application process. The names and details have been modified to protect our client’s privacy, but the informational value remains. Please read to the end. When you’re done, please call us for your free legal evaluation. Let us help you through your journey to citizenship.

        On a cool January morning a few years ago, Emmanuel “Manny” Michel swung by his mom’s tiny apartment on his way to work, as promised. As he walked in, the aroma of allspice and cooked meat floated in the air. Manny’s stomach made a sound that reminded him he’d skipped breakfast to make it across town before tackling his day.

        “Ma?” Manny’s eyes swept the small kitchen and adjoining living room. He crossed the worn carpet in three strides and went down the short hallway hall into the second door on the right. He found his mother sitting silently in the dark, looking at her wedding photo.

        Ester looked up with a sad smile. No tears. She had long ago learned to hide her emotions. Manny sat down beside her and pulled her into a hug. Felt her shoulders shake as she relented and let out a shudder of grief.

        Pulling away, she gave her son’s hand a squeeze before quickly getting up and heading to the kitchen.

        As he came up to the small breakfast bar, Ester passed him a large plastic container, still warm. The smell again made Manny’s mouth water.

        “I made you kibi. Enough to share with your co-workers.”

        “My favorite!” Manny gushed, kissing his mom on the head. He stepped back, trying to sound casual. “Ma, I’ve taken tomorrow off. You and I have lunch date and then a surprise.”

        “Where?” She asked, her forehead creasing.

        “Surprise,” Manny repeated cryptically, as he backed out the door with a smile and was gone.

        The next afternoon, Manny pulled up to our offices and gently ushered his mother up the steps to our tile porch.

        “What a pretty building,” she said, taking in the pristine stucco and arched windows of the Spanish colonial exterior. “What is this place?”

        Manny let her through the door and almost bumped into her as she stopped short.

        “Manny, I’m not— take me home,” she said, turning back.

        “Please, Ma, wait,” catching her arm gently.  The look of betrayal in her eyes was hard to take, but Manny knew she needed information. Accurate information. Deep breath. “Ma, it’s time. At least hear them out, for me.”

        Manny had called the week before and explained that his mother had come to the United States in the 1960s when she was pregnant with him. She had fled Haiti when his father, a professor, had disappeared, like too many others.

        Ester raised Manny in Orlando with the help of her sister, who’d come to the United States before her and since died. Ester was fiercely patriotic and she raised Manny to be just as grateful for the country he lived in as she was. America was her home, period. While she never entertained thoughts of leaving, Manny couldn’t get her to talk about taking the next step.

        Citizenship. Deep down, Ester was afraid.

        She reluctantly sat beside her son as he told us, “I am hoping you can explain how the Green Card process is more than doable for my mother. I can sponsor her, and with your help, I know we can guide her through.”

        We explained that obtaining a Green Card would pave the way for Ester’s citizenship. “We will help to move your application along by avoiding the common mistakes people make in their applications. This will help prevent delays and errors, many of which are caused by the ever-changing rules for filling. Add to that an often-sluggish system and you’ve got a recipe for delay.

        “Our lawyers have an extensive knowledge of the immigration process. We can help you discover the best type of certification for you and guide you through your Green Card application.”

        “You have to understand, my mother loves this country, but she’s definitely intimidated by the idea of knocking on government doors, even in the United States,” Manny explained, taking his mother’s hand. “My father was taken from us before I was born. They came in the night. He never came home.”

        “The Papa Doc years,” the lawyer said quietly. Ester looked at her lap and murmured, “We don’t speak that name,” as she crossed herself.

        “But it’s too late,” she added. “I was told when I was given asylum that I had a year to apply for a Green Card…but I was afraid,” Ester said, a tear threatening to spill over her cheek. She quickly wiped it away and drew herself up straight, but her eyes kept returning to the exit.

        Our lawyer sighed. Unfortunately, too many immigrants stopped short of applying for Green Cards because of half-truths and false information. “If you don’t apply within the one-year mark from your arrival date, it only means that first year can’t be put toward the five you will need to wait between receiving your Green Card and applying for citizenship. Ester, you can still apply, and we can help you.

        “We can guide you through all of the necessary paperwork and ensure you make the deadlines along the way. We will even prepare you for your Green Card interview. You won’t be alone in this.”

        Manny took his mother’s hand. There was silence as everyone waited for her reply, the internal struggle between leaving things as they were and taking a brave step forward so clear on her face. Finally, she raised her head up and nodded. “Okay,” was all she got out before the tears came. This time, the tears were full of hope, and Manny’s tears joined her own as they hugged.

        We began Ester’s application for a Green Card that day. Today, we are happy to say that she is only eighteen months away from taking the final step to United States citizenship.

        Call Our Orlando Green Card Lawyers Today

        Leaving the only country one has ever known to make a new start where everything is different can be terrifying. It’s also incredibly brave. If you’ve always dreamed of becoming a United States citizen, don’t give up on that dream. You don’t have to figure it all out alone. Let us take your hand and guide you. Call our Orlando Green Card lawyers today for your free consultation.

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