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An Introduction to USCIS and Its Role in the Immigration Process

 Posted on July 19,2023 in Immigration

DuPage County, IL immigration lawyerOptions for immigrating legally to the U.S. are numerous, yet some legal immigration statuses are far easier to secure than others. Additionally, the process of applying for any specific immigration status is complex and can take a very long time

The federal agency that most directly governs legal immigration processes in the U.S. is referred to as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. It is a division of the Department of Homeland Security and is known as USCIS for short. Foreign nationals who wish to secure a legal immigration status must have their application for this status approved by USCIS. Similarly, those who wish to change an existing status must petition USCIS for approval.

Facilitation and Frustration

As USCIS’s primary role is to facilitate legal immigration processes, the agency does a great deal of work to help ensure that individuals who are seeking legal immigration status for employment, familial, or persecution-based reasons have the opportunity to navigate the various application processes available to them effectively. The agency provides a great deal of free information about various immigration opportunities and requirements on its website and various online immigration tools, for example.

However, seeking to fulfill the mission of USCIS and the question of whether it is successful in that endeavor are two different issues. While some aspiring immigrants – particularly those who are seeking to invest in the U.S. economy and those who are simultaneously highly skilled and whose skills are in high demand – have a relatively easy time navigating USCIS application requirements, many others struggle with the agency’s often overly-complicated and drawn-out approaches to legal immigration. As this agency decides who can come to the U.S., who can stay, and who may not, this frustration is certainly understandable.

Contact a DuPage County, IL Immigration Lawyer Today for More Information 

If you are hoping to legally immigrate to the United States – or perhaps you are hoping to sponsor a family member or employee in their efforts – USCIS’s decision concerning your case will significantly impact your future. As a result, working with the knowledgeable team of DuPage County, IL immigration lawyers at Unzueta Law Group, P.C. to better understand how to navigate the nuances of USCIS’s legal immigration processes as efficiently and effectively as possible. You can schedule a risk-free legal consultation by submitting a contact form on our website or by calling us at 630-509-2363. We look forward to speaking with you.


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