This is a family-based application for a Permanent Resident Card (Green Card). A Green Card allows an immigrant to live and work permanently in the United States.
Naturalization is the way that an immigrant can get US citizenship.
A Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident of the US can file this petition to establish their relationship to certain immigrant relatives who want to immigrate to the US. This is only the first step in the process.
Consular Processing is a method used to get a Green Card by an immigrant who is outside of the US, or who is ineligible to adjust inside of the US. A waiver is a necessary process for an immigrant to go through if they are in the US illegally and need to leave for consular processing. A waiver gives the person permission to leave and return if they pass their consular interview.
U-Visas are visas for victims of certain crimes. This benefit was created in order to protect victims of crime and also strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute certain crimes, such as domestic violence, sexual assault, and others.
A T-Visa is a temporary immigration benefit for certain victims of human trafficking to remain in the US. This benefit was created in order to protect victims and strengthen the ability of law enforcement agencies to investigate and prosecute human trafficking.
The Violence Against Women Act allows victims of domestic violence at the hands of their family members who have status in the US to file a petition for themselves, without the abuser’s knowledge. This benefit was created in order to protect victims of domestic violence and allow them to seek both safety and independence from their abuser.
This immigration benefit is available to immigrants who meet the definition of a refugee, which is a person who has been persecuted or fear they will be in the future because of their race, religion, nationality, political opinion, and/or membership in a particular social group.
DACA is a program for immigrants who came to the US as children and meet several guidelines. This does not provide for lawful status. It is a deferral of removal and must be renewed every 2 years.