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A father of 3 facing serious US immigration law problems

Louisiana immigrants who have been living, working and raising families in the United States for more than 10 years are not guaranteed to avoid legal status problems, even though more than a decade has past since their arrivals. A man in another state, who is a husband and father of three, can attest to this fact. He has been living in the U.S. since 1992 and was recently taken into custody by Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.

How to keep stress to a minimum in the family immigration process

Many Louisiana residents are currently preparing to try to sponsor their relatives so they can come to the United States to live. It is critical that anyone entering the U.S. from another country of origin first gets all the necessary paperwork in order; otherwise, numerous types of legal problems may arise. Even when applications follow all the rules regarding family immigration, complications still sometimes occur, which can cause delays or impediment to legal entrance into this state or any other.

Family immigration situation turns into crisis

A woman in another state says she and her son are both disabled and they heavily rely on the physical, emotional and financial support her husband provides for their family. She is a U.S. citizen, but her husband is not. The couple recently gathered documentation to attend a family immigration interview to prove the legitimacy of their marriage, a process with which many Louisiana immigrants are familiar. It was a meeting they had been awaiting three years.  

Overcoming family immigration problems in Louisiana

The face of the typical Louisiana family has changed through the years. Nowadays, many households in this and most other states include members who have arrived in their communities through the family immigration system. Some have set up shop in their own businesses, while others have sought paid employment by other means.  

K-4 visa: Family immigration tool for bringing children to US

During an emigration journey, there may be intervals of time where family members are separated from each other. The family immigration process is often complex and various visas may be needed for specific family members to secure lawful entrance to Louisiana or anywhere else in the Country. The K-4 visa is a particular status that allows some parents to bring their children to the United States.

Family immigration situation compounded by health issues

Many Louisiana immigrants still have relatives living in their countries of origin. For some, the time is near when their family members will be able to join them in the United States. Others have been trying to overcome visa challenges. Other immigrants throughout the nation are currently engaged in similar struggles, such as one woman who needs a stem cell transplant and can't get one because of a family immigration problem.

Securing a marriage-based visa

For many who are living in foreign countries that want to make a new life for themselves in Baton Rouge or elsewhere in the U.S., the first step may be to send one member of the family over to get an education, secure a job, and begin establishing roots in their new homeland. For those that do this who are married, the day that they are able to be reunited with their spouses or secure them residency is undoubtedly an anticipated one. Yet before such a reunion can happen, one should understand the steps required to secure a marriage-based visa.

How can I legally bring my spouse to live in the U.S.?

If you are an immigrant who lives in Baton Rouge, it can be difficult to live in a new country without your family being close by. Here is what you need to know about how you can bring your spouse to live with you in the United States as a permanent resident.

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