Support from a Louisiana Immigration Attorney
Immigration can be a difficult process to navigate and there are many options
available to you. If you aren't sure how to proceed, a Louisiana immigration
attorney from The Scott Law Firm, LLC can assist you. With personalized
counsel, our firm has been fighting for immigration rights in our community
For assistance with your questions, check out our frequently asked questions
page below. If you're in need of representation with your case,
give us a call today to set up your free consultation.
If I am married to a U.S. citizen, will I automatically receive a green card?
No. The process to receive your green card can take anywhere from three
months to two years.
What is the difference between an immigrant visa and a non-immigrant visa?
Immigrant visas are considered green cards – they are permanent
and classify the holders as permanent residents of the designated country.
Non-immigrant visas are temporary and are only useable for a predetermined
amount of time.
Does my H1-B visa allow me to work at multiple jobs?
Unfortunately, no. Each H1-B visa is specific to the employer and the
employee's specific job. You need to apply for another visa in order
to maintain a new job. You are allowed to hold multiple visas at one time.
What is DACA and how do I qualify?
DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and it was administered
in 2012 by President Obama. This law allows undocumented youth who came
to the U.S. as children to be given a temporary permission to remain in
the U.S. There are many different qualifications necessary, based on age
and when you came to the U.S.
What if my naturalization application gets denied?
If your application gets denied, you can request a hearing with an immigration
officer. You have thirty days to request your hearing from the time your
application got rejected. In most cases, you can reapply.
What is the Green Card Lottery?
The Green Card Lottery was enacted by the Diversity Immigration Visa program.
It is a yearly event where applicants are randomly selected to receive
a U.S. green card.
How long is my green card valid?
When you first receive a green card, it will likely be temporary and is
good for two years. After those two years, if you have maintained your
eligibility status, you can apply for a permanent residence visa and this
is good for ten years.