Living in the United States as a lawful permanent resident is something that people all across Florida spend months or even years trying to secure. They go through the extensive paperwork, go to the interviews, comply with eligibility requirements and pay the necessary fees to apply to register as a LPR.
It is all but impossible to ignore the international crisis that was set off recently when a wave of terrorist attacks resulted in hundreds of people being killed or injured in areas around Paris. The devastating attacks were reportedly carried out by members of the Islamic State group ISIS and one of the attackers is believed to have entered Paris by posing as a Syrian refugee.
If you are coming to the U.S. for work, to visit or in the hopes of reconnecting with your family, you have somewhat of a difficult road ahead of you in terms of meeting immigration requirements. The federal government will ultimately decide whether to grant your request for a visa or not only after first considering several factors.
Issues regarding immigration are rarely as black-and-white as they may seem. The laws are extensive and confusing; enforcement policies are uneven; rules apply differently to different people.
In our last post, we discussed the fact that any person coming to the U.S., even temporarily, will typically have to have a visa. Whether a person is coming to visit family, travel or for work, he or she will have to first get the appropriate visa.
Generally speaking, non-immigrants who come to the U.S. without the intention of becoming a permanent resident or citizen will need a temporary visa that will be assigned depending on their classification and the nature of their visit. There are many different types of these temporary visas so it can be crucial that you know which one you need and how to apply for it.