Immigration FAQ

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Navigating the immigration process alone can be an arduous and overwhelming task. That is why having an experienced immigration lawyer help you throughout your immigration journey can ensure you obtain the outcome you desire. Whether you are interested in obtaining a green card or facing removal proceedings, our legal team at The Scott Law Firm, LLC can guide you through the complexities of your case while protecting your rights and future.

The following is an overview of the most frequently answered questions about the U.S. immigration process:

Question: Will I receive a green card as soon as I marry a U.S. citizen?

Answer: No, you must first apply for a green card. It can take between three months and two years to receive your green card.

Q: What’s the difference between an immigrant and non-immigrant visa?

A: While immigrant visas are known as green cards, giving immigrants legal permanent residency status in the United States, non-immigrants visas are temporary and are valid for a certain period of time.

Q: Can I work multiple jobs with my H1-B visa?

A: No, each H1-B visa correlates with a specific job and employer. If you wish to work for another job, you must apply for another visa. Fortunately, you can hold multiple visas at the same time.

Q: What does DACA stand for and am I qualified?

A: DACA is an acronym for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which President Barack Obama administered in 2012. This law enables undocumented young people who arrived in the U.S. as children to receive temporary permission to stay in the country. In order to qualify for this program, you must be under 31 years of age as of June 15, 2012, entered the U.S. when you were younger than 16, lived continuously in the country from June 15, 2007, until the present time, and among other qualifications.

Q: What happens if my naturalization application is rejected?

A: If your application isn’t approved, the next step to take is to request an immigration hearing within 30 days from the date you received a denial. Fortunately, you may be able to reapply with the help of an immigration lawyer.

Q: Does the Green Card Lottery exist?

A: Yes. The Diversity Immigration program holds the Green Card Lottery every year, randomly selecting applicants to receive legal permanent residency status.

Q: When does my green card expire?

A: Your initial green card is known as a “conditional green card,” which lasts up to two years. If you are able to maintain your eligibility status throughout those two years, you can apply for a permanent residency visa that will be valid for a maximum of ten years.

If you are interested in hiring an experienced and knowledgeable immigration attorney in Louisiana, contact The Scott Law Firm, LLC today at (225) 224-0510 and schedule a confidential consultation.

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