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Alpharetta, GA 30022

Family-Based Immigration

The Shpigler Law Firm helps U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (green card holders) bring their relatives to the United States or assist them in remaining here. We have years of experience with family-related immigration.

Individuals who have qualifying family relationships may file petitions with USCIS on behalf of their relatives.  These qualifying relationships fall into two categories: Immediate Relatives and Preference Immigrants.  The U.S. immigration laws allow an unlimited number of visas for immediate relatives.  However, there are limits on the number of visas granted to Preference Immigrants.

Immediate Relatives

Immediate relatives include spouses of U.S. citizens, minor children (under 21) of U.S. citizens, parents of U.S. citizens (provided that the citizen petitioner is at least 21 years old), and certain spouses of deceased U.S. citizens.

Preference Immigrants

  1. First Preference: Unmarried sons or daughters of U.S. Citizens (including those over 21).
  2. Second Preference: 
    (a) Spouses or children of lawful permanent residents, OR
    (b) Unmarried sons or unmarried daughters (but not the minor children) of lawful permanent residents.
  3. Third Preference: Married sons or daughters of U.S. citizens.
  4. Fourth Preference: Brothers or sisters of U.S. citizens, if such citizens are at least 21 years old.
  5. Derivative Beneficiaries: The spouse or child of the principal alien is entitled to the same status and order of consideration if accompanying or following to join the spouse or parent.

Schedule an appointment when you contact us in Atlanta, Georgia, to learn how you can get green cards for you and your family.

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Family-Based Immigration Employment-Based Immigration Nonimmigrant Visas Citizenship & Naturalization
Removal & Deportation Defense Deferred Action / DACA I-9 Compliance & Employer Sanctions