Newton MA Family Sponsored Visa Lawyers
United States immigration policy favors family unification — keeping and bringing families together. Nevertheless, the immigration laws are complex and even small mistakes can lead to a delay or a denial of a family-sponsored visa. When a family member is considering immigrating to the United States, working with an experienced lawyer can be critical to your success.
At the Metro West Boston law offices of Cashman & Lovely, attorney Dan Cashman uses more than 30 years of experience to help individuals and families get the immigration results they depend on to keep their families together in the United States. He offers a full range of legal support for family-sponsored visas.
About Family-Sponsored Visas
Family-sponsored visas are available to immediate relatives of U.S. citizens or those who have lawful permanent resident status in the United States. An immediate relative — a spouse, parent or adult child — who wants his or her loved one to come live with them in the United States must sponsor that person to become a green card holder. The sponsor must also prove that they have enough income or assets to support their loved one in the United States.
There are several different circumstances where this can work. In cases where a foreign national marries a U.S. citizen or where an adult U.S. citizen has foreign national parents, then the U.S. citizen may petition for that spouse or parent to become a green card holder.
A spouse married to a legal permanent resident or an adult U.S. citizen petitioning for an adult son or daughter may also lead to a foreign national obtaining a green card. In those cases, however, the foreign national will need to be on a waiting list that is often quite long.
Eligibility for the green card can be affected if the foreign national has a criminal record, a record of misrepresentation when dealing with immigration authorities or who did not enter into the country legally.
Contact Cashman & Lovely
Cashman and Lovely, P.C., has years of experience helping families unify and stay together. To contact Dan Cashman regarding your family-sponsored visa, contact us by calling 617-340-3467.