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It can take a great deal of time, effort, and money to become of a citizen of the United States. Despite all of these challenges however, there are many benefits of becoming a citizen in San Diego. Our dedicated team of attorneys at Hacking Immigration Law, LLC could guide you through the citizenship process and work hard to secure your future in this country.

Obtaining the Right to Vote

One of the greatest benefits of becoming a citizen is being eligible to vote in all federal and local elections in San Diego. Being able to vote allows immigrants to voice their opinions about important issues that impact their community. Additionally, participating in elections is one of the most direct ways in which naturalized citizens can have a say on immigration policy. Lastly, naturalization also allows these individuals to serve as elected officials in many capacities.

Benefits to Family Members of Citizens

In San Diego, becoming a citizen also could provide benefits to family members.  For instance, naturalized citizens could help family members immigrate to the United States as these petitions rank higher than those who do not have any family connections to a US citizen. Additionally, immigration petitions for immediate family members of citizens are not subject to the yearly numerical limits that apply to petitions for the immediate family members of residents with LPR status. Finally, naturalization could make it easier for children of immigrants as children born to citizens are automatically considered citizens themselves, even if they were born abroad.

Travel is Simplified with Citizenship

Foreign nationals who immigrate and become naturalized citizens in San Diego enjoy many benefits while traveling abroad. To begin with, they can obtain a U.S. passport, which allows them to travel to many countries without a visa. In addition, if trouble arises, a citizen may obtain assistance from the government while traveling outside the country.

Those traveling abroad with LPR status may have numerous concerns that do not apply to those with citizenship. For instance, when residents with LPR status remain outside the country for too long, these individuals may be considered to have abandoned their green cards. If they seek to return to the U.S. to work or for other purposes, they may have to start all over with the process of obtaining lawful permanent resident status.

Citizens are not restricted in the length of time they remain abroad, they do not need to obtain a re-entry permit, and they run little risk of losing their status. Moreover, they do not face the risk of deportation unless they obtained LPR status or citizenship through fraudulent means.

Learn More About the Benefits of Becoming of Citizen from a San Diego Lawyer

In addition to the many practical benefits of becoming a citizen in San Diego, naturalization provides a legal connection between you and the life that you have built in the United States. Our team is proud to have helped so many individuals become permanent citizens of this country. To determine if you have eligible to begin this process, contact our office today and schedule a free initial consultation with one of our experienced citizenship attorneys.

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Navigating the maze of U.S. immigration law can be tricky for anybody, especially if English is your second language or you have unique circumstances motivating you to move here. Fortunately, if you are unsure about any areas of immigration or the naturalization process, help through an immigration lawyer (San Diego) is available at the Hacking Immigration Law LLC.

Retaining one of our dedicated San Diego immigration lawyers could help you both with USCIS and other U.S. immigration authorities. To find out how immigration attorneys could help you with your specific case, call us today to schedule a consultation.
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The attorneys at the Hacking Immigration Law are dedicated to helping the foreign-born people of St. Louis to live and work in the United States. This dedication is reflected in the kind and grateful words of the clients they have helped. Read what others have to say about the hard work that the Hacking Immigration Law has done to help those in St. Louis.

Does paying for premium processing on an H1B case mean I will find out sooner if our case was selected in the lottery?

Premium processing is an add-on service that USCIS offers for a variety of immigration cases, primarily in the employment-based visa categories.Premium processing costs an additional $1225 in USCIS filing fees.

What is the H-1B visa lottery and how does it work?

In 2014, USCIS received more than 172,000 H-1B visa applications on the April 1st deadline, exceeding Congress’s cap by 87,000 applications.

Can an Unmarried Son or Daughter of a Lawful Permanent Resident Keep Their F2B Visa Classification After Their Sponsoring Parent Naturalizes?

The immigration laws treat the adult, unmarried children of citizens differently than the adult, unmarried children of lawful permanent residents.

What is the "newspaper of general circulation" for PERM job postings?

The Department of Labor requires employers to advertise positions that they intend to submit a PERM application on to publish the job position in the local newspaper of general circulation.

Can I Apply for Citizenship with an Expired Green Card?

In the past, USCIS and some immigration attorneys believed that you could not become a naturalized citizen if you did not have a valid green card (LPR) card to bring with you to your naturalization interview.

Is there such a thing as expedited removal of an immigrant and, if so, what is it?

Most people believe that removal orders or “deportation” orders only happen when you go to the immigration court and see an immigration judge. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

Does testing positive for HIV make someone inadmissible to the United States?

On January 4, 2010, the United States officially removed Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection from the list of “communicable diseases of public health significance” that make an individual ineligible for admission to the United States.

Are there any special visas for translators who assisted US forces in Afghanistan or Iraq?

Under United States immigration law, there are two Special Immigrant Visas available for Iraqi citizens or nationals who have worked for the United States.