Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 


How long does it take to become a citizen of the United States?

That depends on many factors such as how you entered the United States and what relations you might already have who are U.S. citizens.


How can I find out if I am eligible for applying for citizenship?

I can quickly advise you if you are eligible.  The most important factor would be if you are already here legally and for how long.


How much does it cost to become a legal permanent resident or citizen?

That varies greatly on what process you are going through and how you came into the country.


How do I bring a family member to the United States?

That depends on how close that family member is and what country they are coming from.


What crimes/offenses can result in deportation?

That depends on your current legal status in the United States and the seriousness of the crime.


What should I do if I’m charged with a crime while my immigration case is pending?

Call an attorney immediately to see if the charges can be dismissed at an early stage of the proceedings.


What happens if I leave the country for an emergency or a death in the family, while my immigration case is pending?

Under current circumstances, depending you what country you are going to, you might not be allowed back into the United States.


What is a “Sanctuary City” and where are they?

A “Sanctuary City” is a city in the United States which does not use local funds to enforce federal immigration laws for deportation of illegal aliens.