Why Apply for a Green Card?
The first and most obvious benefit of becoming a lawful permanent resident is that you will be permitted to remain in the United States indefinitely. You will also have the right to work, and you will most likely not face any restrictions on where you may live or the type of occupation you maintain. You may also help your spouse and children obtain immigrant visas so they can join you in the United States.
Permanent residence also allows you to apply for federal public benefits through Social Security, Supplemental Security Income, and Medicare, provided you are otherwise eligible for these programs. Furthermore, you may be able to attend public school, join the military, and even obtain a driver's license. Overall, you will be able to enjoy most of the rights and benefits that come with being an American, and, after either 3-5 years, you may be eligible for naturalization.
Talk with Our Cupertino Immigration Lawyer Today
Ready to learn more about your options for immigrating to the U.S.? Out attorney at the Law Offices of Timothy D. Widman can review your situation and help you determine if applying for a green card is the right step. Once you have your green card, our attorney can help you pursue citizenship if that is your end goal. Whatever the case, make sure you have trusted legal counsel by your side throughout the process.