As the U.S. Presidential election approaches, immigration numbers are steadily increasing. With a new President and an unclear immigration policy looming, record numbers of individuals from other countries want to become United States citizens. Residents of largely Central and South American countries want access to the American dream before the possibility of realizing it may become more elusive, Philadelphia immigration lawyers report.
According to research conducted by NJ Advance Media, in New Jersey alone, requests for citizenship increased more than 25 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to the same period the year before. That trend extends nationally as well, with the number of permanent residents seeking citizenship the highest it has been over the past four years. The Department of Homeland Security reports that the number of families entering the Southern U.S. border increased more than 100 percent from October 2015 to June 2016 over last year’s numbers.
Spikes in citizenship applications happen for a variety of reasons. Increases occur ahead of most presidential elections, changes in legislation affecting foreign-born residents, and increases in application fees.
Many immigrants are refugees escaping unemployment, poverty, or even violence in their homelands. Sadly, they must also leave their culture, friends, and extended family in the process. Parents often leave ahead of their children in the hopes that one day they can follow them to the United States.
Whatever the motive for refuge in America, the path to citizenship can be intimidating. There are countless charitable organizations and government agencies designed to assist immigrants in America with the resources they need. At Surin & Griffin, we have extensive experience in immigration law and can guide clients in obtaining a visa, green card, asylum, and citizenship. We can help navigate complicated immigration law for those who want to thrive in America.
Philadelphia Immigration Lawyers Surin & Griffin, P.C. Provide Knowledge and Compassion to Those Seeking Citizenship
The American Dream should be available to all those willing to work for it. That dream is worth much risk and sacrifice for many immigrants. The law firm of Surin & Griffin, P.C. has extensive experience in Immigration law and approaches each case with compassion and determination. We can simplify what seems like an overwhelming process, so that your family has the best chance for success. Call our Philadelphia immigration lawyers at 215-925-4435 or contact us online to discuss your case.
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