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Immigration Law

Kelley Kronenberg’s Immigration Practice Group focuses on the complex immigration and naturalization laws of the United States.

Our immigration attorneys represent individuals with nationality law issues and immigration matters in DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), Green Cards, Citizenship and Naturalization, Consular Processing, Immigrant Visa, Fiancé Visa (K-1; K-3), Adjustment of Status, and Waivers.

Citizenship and Naturalization

Lawful permanent resident of the USA may be eligible to become U.S. citizens through the naturalization process after:

  • They had maintained a continuous period of physical presence and lawful permanent residency in the USA
  • They establish good moral character for the “statutory period” of time
  • Show sufficient knowledge of the English language and American history, civics, and geography

In addition, some permanent residents will become U.S. citizens automatically by operation of law without the necessity of naturalization.

Family Petitions/
Adjustment of Status/ Green Card

Almost all aliens emigrate to the USA as a beneficiary of a family-based immigrant visa petition. U.S. citizens may petition for spouses and parents, as well as siblings, married and unmarried children. Lawful permanent residents (“green card” holders) are only allowed to petition for spouses and unmarried children.

There are technical issues and rules in filing family-based petitions. For instance., the U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident must be able to establish the ability to financially support the immigrant so that the person does not become a public charge.  Also, there are times when the lawful permanent resident status is conditional, and there are rules and statutes that must be followed to remove these conditions.

Let Kelley Kronenberg educate you and your family members on the many aspects of the immigration process, and guide you through the complexities involved in becoming a lawful permanent resident.