Questions We Are Frequently Asked About Immigration
Immigration issues can be extremely complex and confusing. You may have many questions about your circumstances, as well as those of your family members, and need answers. At ERM Immigration Law, PLLC, we are here to give you the answers you need.
Below are some common questions we are often asked about business and employment immigration as well as family-based immigration. To learn more, please call our Washington state firm at 206-745-9241 to schedule a consultation or contact us online.
Why do I need an immigration lawyer?
The immigration guidelines and policies are often changing in the United States. They can also be difficult to navigate and understand. Having an experienced immigration attorney on your side can not only make the processes easier but can possibly increase your chances of having your application or petition granted. Your lawyer can also explain all the different types of immigration issues, including visas, green cards, citizenship and naturalization, and how you can reach your goals.
What is a National Interest Waiver?
A National Interest Waiver provides legal entrance and residency in the United States for people of “extraordinary ability” and whose work in the country will be beneficial to the nation and its interests.
How do I seek asylum in the U.S.?
Seeking asylum in the U.S. means that you have fled your home country due to dangerous circumstances, such as war or the fear of persecution. Within one year of coming to the country, you must file a form I-589, Application for Asylum and for Withholding of Removal. Your lawyer can help you complete the documents and include a spouse and/or children on the form if needed.