The attorneys in the immigration division of McKinney Perry & Coalter, PA have more than 15 years of experience successfully assisting clients with obtaining lawful permanent residency in the United States. Commonly known as a green card or an immigrant visa, permanent residency is a significant step toward U.S. citizenship.
Members of our staff are fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian.
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The Seven Paths
Board-certified immigration law specialist Jeremy L. McKinney is committed to helping people from all over the world achieve the American dream. Under Mr. McKinney's leadership and direction, one of our experienced Greensboro green card lawyers will take the time to carefully evaluate your situation and develop a strategy tailored to meeting your legal objectives in the most effective and efficient manner possible. Under current immigration law, there are seven paths to achieving lawful permanent residency:
- Asylees and refugees
- Diversity Visa lottery (DV)
- Country- or time-specific legalization
Most people mistakenly believe that it is easy to sponsor a family member for immigration. Another common misconception is that marrying a U.S. citizen automatically grants an individual permanent residency, if not citizenship. This simply is not true. There is a maze of rules and regulations that determine whether or not your spouse or relative is eligible for a green card.
Many employers do not realize how complicated and time-consuming it can be to sponsor an employee for permanent residency. For many people it is actually easier to qualify for a green card under a different immigration program. It is vitally important that you speak to a qualified immigration attorney about your legal options before applying for permanent residency for either yourself or an employee, particularly if your employee is already in the United States.
Experienced Charlotte Permanent Residence Lawyer
From our offices in Greensboro and Wilmington, North Carolina, the attorneys at McKinney Perry & Coalter, PA represent clients throughout both North and South Carolina. Contact us at 336-944-6782 to arrange a consultation with an experienced immigration attorney.