America's "melting pot" of cultures is praised by many citizens for it's influence on our unique ways of life. This diversity rests on the fact that America is made up of people from all over the world. immigration is a contentious issue to some, but when done within the law, it can be a smooth process.
If you have moved to the United States lawfully, but are still meeting resistance in getting a job, housing, or protections by the government, you need an immigration lawyer from the Coye Law Firm to take your case. These problems can affect entire families, so protect yourself with an experienced lawyer from our Orlando immigration law firm. This page is merely an overview of the issues that some may have, so call our offices today to speak with an immigration lawyer.
Individuals and families may choose to move for a number of reasons. Many people come to the United States for opportunities to:
- seek asylum from political problems in their home countries
- find new jobs
- benefit from another country's stronger economy
- gain rights and protections from a new government
- reunite their families
Immigrants may seek permanent citizenship through naturalization. The first step in this process is to obtain a green card, which can be done if the immigrant is:
- related to or marrying a citizen or permanent resident
- offered a job or has "extraordinary ability" (for example, in academic pursuits)
- categorized as an asylee or refugee
The United States Citizenship and immigration Services (USCIS) website has details on many more immigration circumstances, including adoption. Visit their site here.
If you have recently moved to the United States, the USCIS has a guide to adjusting to the new surroundings.
The complete list of forms needed for legal immigration is available here. It lists the form title, number, cost to file, and version. Each form has instructions on how and where to file as well.
Some of the more important forms include:
Form N-600: Application for Certificate of Citizenship
Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization
As with any legal claim, it is important to keep all documents organized and filed. Without proof of your documents, it can be a much more difficult and long process to resolve the immigration issue. The Coye Law Firm can help you from the beginning of the immigration process to protect you through every step.
It is illegal for employers to discriminate against an applicant or employee based on their national origin. This includes their race, ethnicity, accent, or perceived ethnic background. If you have all necessary documentation in order to be granted a job in the United States, and your employer is not giving you equal opportunities in the workplace, you may have a discrimination claim. Discrimination claims also arise when people are denied housing based on their race or national origin. Visit the discrimination page to see what the Coye Law Firm's Orlando discrimination attorneys can do to protect your rights.
Experienced Legal Representation for Individuals and Families
The USCIS website has a warning for potential victims of immigration fraud. Some people are taking advantage of individuals seeking citizenship through misunderstandings. Read more about how to protect yourself from a scam here.
The USCIS also has a guide for choosing an immigration attorney or legal representative on its website. The immigration lawyers of the Coye Law Firm are admitted to state bars in multiple states and experienced in representing individuals in their unique circumstances.
If you are having trouble filing paperwork, getting a job, or remaining in the United States, you need an immigration attorney immediately. The immigration lawyers at the Coye Law Firm can help you in your fight to become a U.S. citizen. Our experienced and comprehensive representation will fight for your rights. Call our offices today to speak with an Orlando immigration lawyer.