It’s not uncommon for many foreigners living in America to file for a family petition in Hawaii. In fact, most family sponsored immigrants are close relatives of U.S. citizens.
The idea of bringing relatives to the United States and living the America Dream as a united family continues to motivate thousands of immigrants to file for a family petition in Hawaii every year. That in mind, here are a few of the most interesting facts you should know about family based immigration to America.
Most family sponsored immigrants are close relatives of U.S. citizens
As an American born citizen or as a naturalized citizen of the U.S., you may sponsor your immediate relatives to join you. You have the option to file a family petition in Hawaii and sponsor your spouse, fiance, your children and even your parents for a green card.
Family based petitions are the main pathway to America
The fact that family petition applications make it possible for so many people to come and live in the U.S. tells us that family petitions are the main pathway to America. Compared to employer sponsored green cards, there are more people moving to America today with the help of filing a family petition in Hawaii than ever before.
There are a myriad of people waiting in line to get a green card
Sponsoring a beloved family member to come join you in the U.S. is possible. However, you should be aware that there are hundreds of thousands of people currently waiting in line for their family sponsored green card.
These numbers may sound overwhelming, but if you’re looking to sponsor a family member to come to the U.S., don’t hesitate to contact Maui Immigration Law right away! We have helped countless clients reunite with family members and we assists clients with family based petitions, regardless of where you are in the process.
Some permanent U.S. residents have to wait years before reuniting with their spouses or children
As a lawful U.S. citizen, you have the right to sponsor your spouse and minor children for a green card. However, when it comes to filing a family petition in Hawaii, you may need to wait a few years before buying your loved ones a one way ticket.
However, that doesn’t always have to be the case. While there are no guarantees that you can quickly reunite with your immediate family, you can at least make sure your application and paperwork are all filed correctly by hiring an immigration lawyer in Hawaii right away.
Immediate family members are eligible for visas without waiting in line
There is an order of preference when it comes to filing for a family petition in Hawaii or in the United States. Immediate family members, such as spouses, children under the age of 21, and parents of U.S. citizens are eligible for visas without waiting in line.
To learn more about family based petitions, don’t hesitate to contact us and learn about your options. We have helped countless clients reunite with families, even in difficult situations, such as when the petitioner dies or when one of the children ages out.