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Asylum as a means of staying in South Carolina

Those who believe that they would suffer persecution at due to their race, religion or political leanings may file for asylum in the United States. Asylum allows an individual who otherwise may not be a legal permanent resident to stay in the country. Those who file for such protection may also request asylum for their spouses and unmarried children under the age of 21.

Learning more about immigration

Some families in South Carolina may be interested in learning more about the current state of immigration in the United States. Despite the GOP's resistance to executive actions proposed by the president, national data indicates that society may have already made a decisive shift towards a more progressive environment for undocumented immigrants living in America. The reforms proposed by President Obama are designed to provide significant socioeconomic benefits to many undocumented immigrants.

Applying for an H-1B visa to work in the United States

The H-1B visa is a temporary employment visa for foreigners who seek work in specialty occupations, research and development with the Department of Defense and fashion modeling. Those seeking job positions in South Carolina might want to prepare for the application process before starting.

South Carolina immigration assistance

Whether you are trying to find immigration solutions for your personal needs or for a family member or an employee, it can be challenging to coordinate the necessary documentation and comply with the requirements for the specific residency or naturalization option that you are considering. Because the process can be complicated, it is helpful to work with attorneys who are experienced in immigration law.

What are the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen?

There are many benefits to becoming a citizen of the United States and for those who are permanent residents in South Carolina or any other state. One critical benefit is that only citizens are allowed to vote in federal elections and, in some cases, only citizens are allowed to vote in state elections as well. Naturalized citizens are also allowed to run for certain federal political offices.

Immigration visas for religious workers

Those who want to come to South Carolina or to remain in the state for work as a foreign religious worker may apply to do so. U.S. Immigration law has a special class of immigrant visas specifically for religious workers. The visas are available for ministers as well as non-minister religious workers.

EB-3 work visas for skilled workers and professionals

South Carolina employers wishing to hire skilled foreign workers must first ensure their foreign applicants possess an employment-based immigration visa issued by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. These employment visas differ according to what kind of work is involved and allow a foreign national to both permanently reside and work in the U.S.

Criminal convictions may affect immigration

Some South Carolina residents may be interested in how immigration is affected by commission of a felony. A foreign national may be subject to deportation and other consequences if he or she is convicted of a felony. The consequences are determined by the offense, the status the individual holds and the discretion of the court.

Obtaining a first preference EB-1 visa

Foreigners with extraordinary abilities in their fields may be able to immigrate to South Carolina with a first preference employment-based visa. The EB-1 visa is reserved for individuals who are able to demonstrate that they are well recognized for their achievements in business, athletics, arts, science or education. Those who can show substantial documentation of their extraordinary abilities would not be required to have an offer of employment in the United States in order to qualify for an EB-1 visa.

The criteria for cancellation of removal

When a cancellation of removal is granted, the status of a qualified lawful permanent or non-permanent resident who is labeled deportable is submitted for permanent residency in the United States. In South Carolina and all other states, individuals have to meet certain criteria and apply for this discretionary benefit during a deportation hearing.

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