Law Office of Thomas K. Brown, LLC

Immigration and Family Law in Maryland

Pathway to Citizenship

I don’t know if I agree with this Crossfire host in her opinion that most of those out-of-status immigrants want legal status alone and not citizenship.  Becoming a permanent resident (i.e., getting a green card) is the first and possibly most important step in stabilizing one’s life.  It cements their legal status in the US, permits employment and travel overseas without concern of not being able to return.  Nevertheless, naturalizing confers enormous benefits, including the ability to petition for other out-of -status relatives, thereby legalizing their statuses as well.  Most of my clients do naturalize, especially when their home countries permit dual citizenship.

Anyway, here’s a link to the video.

July 1st, 2014 Posted by | cir, immigration law | no comments