Immigration Attorney in Orange County, California
In the United States of America, a card granting the holder lawful permanent
residence is often referred to as a "green card" (technically
known as the I-551) because it gives that individual the "green light"
to stay in the country and to pursue naturalization and
citizenship if they desire, as well as because the first versions of these cards were
mostly green in color. At the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. we want
to be a part of this momentous step on your journey to fulfilling your
American dream. Your immigration story is important to us.
Green cards are issued after an
adjustment of status if inside the United States or through a US Embassy if you reside outside
of the United States. The most common way individuals receive green cards
or permanent residency is through marriage, or other family members, followed by an
employment based petition, the granting of
asylum, or an
EB-5 investor "visa". Marriage based green cards are generally no different
than employment based green cards, although marriage based green card
are conditional for two years; at two years, the beneficiary of the conditional
green card must file to lift the conditions of their green card.
Our Orange County immigration lawyer looks at each case holistically in
order to note the different effects that an outcome could have on a person's
life rather than just the narrow scope of the immediate issue at hand
and its obvious implications. With a commitment to the best interests
of our clients and to immediate, accessible communication, the Law Office
of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. is the firm you want on your side if you are
pursuing lawful permanent residency in Orange County, California. We provide
one-on-one legal counsel that few firms can offer.
Let Us Be Part of Your Immigration Story
Not everyone is qualified to obtain a green card. You may be eligible to
pursue permanent residency if you fall under one of several specific categories.
For example, you can qualify to receive a green card if you have an immediate
family member who is a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and he or she
will sponsor you. With certain limitations and restrictions, "immediate
family members" include:
- Husbands and wives
- Fiancés and fiancées
- Children, including adopted children
- Mothers and fathers
- Stepmothers and stepfathers
Relatives who are not "immediate" may still sponsor you in many
situations, but these cases will not receive the same level of priority
treatment as applications for immediate family members.
You can also pursue employment-based immigration. Every year, the United
States government allows 140,000 green cards to be issued to foreign nationals
who desire to work in this country. Usually, you must have the sponsorship
of an employer or prospective employer in the United States in order to
successfully apply for a green card on an employment basis. Other opportunities
for obtaining a green card include but are not limited to:
- Winning the ethnic diversity visa lottery
- Qualifying for refuge / asylum based on persecution in your native country
- Demonstrating long-time residency in the United States
- Receiving amnesty because of certain criteria
Call the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C. for a phone consultation!
Let us help you achieve your immigration goals. Unlike other firms, we
ensure that our clients receive one-on-one services directly from our
Contact our Orange County immigration law firm today for a
phone consultation, or schedule an appointment to meet with Attorney Ashkan Yekrangi at our
Irvine office. When you retain the Law Office of Ashkan Yekrangi, P.C.
for immigration representation, you can receive the care and attention
your case deserves.