Green Cards

Top-Rated Chicago Green Card Lawyers Representing Clients in Illinois

A permanent resident card, also known simply as a ‘green card’, allows non-citizens to live lawfully within the United States. Under current immigration law, there are many different ways to get a green card. Some, but not all, of these green cards provide a path to United States citizenship. At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our experienced Chicago green card lawyers have extensive experience handling a wide range of green card cases and related immigration issues. For immediate legal assistance, please contact a member of our law firm today.

You May Be Able to Obtain a Family-Based Green Card

One of the most common ways that a non-citizen is able to obtain a green card is through family-based immigration. If you are a close relative of a United States citizen, you may be eligible to apply for a green card. To apply, you will need to have your U.S.-based relative sponsor you. Under the terms of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), eligible family members may currently include:

  • A spouse
  • A fiancé
  • Unmarried children under 21
  • Parents
  • Family members who fit into preference categories

You May Be Able to Obtain an Employment-Based Green Card

Another common path to an American green card is through employment. As stated by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS): American immigration law provides workers several different paths to obtain a green card through their employment in the United States. In these cases, the applicant

  • Must be sponsored by a U.S.-based employer; and
  • Must meet certain qualification standards.

There are Other Ways to Get a Green Card in Chicago

Beyond family status and employment status, there are also some other ways to obtain an American green card. At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our Chicago immigration lawyers have deep experience with all aspects of U.S. immigration law. We can help you obtain a green card through any path. If you have any questions about getting a green card, our immigration team will help you explore all of your available options. Other paths to green card eligibility include:

  • VAWA status;
  • K non-immigrant visa status;
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status; and
  • Asylum or refugee status.

Contact Our Chicago Green Card Attorneys Today

At Lopez & Sanchez, LLP, our Chicago immigration lawyers have extensive experience helping people obtain lawful permanent resident status in the United States. If you have questions about green cards, please call us today at (312) 488-9737 or at (847) 893-9106 to set up a confidential review of your case. With offices in Chicago and Hanover Park, we represent clients throughout the state of Illinois.

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