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Family-based paths to permanent residence

Posted by attorney Lea McDermid

This guide will provide a quick overview to the ways in which a person can obtain permanent residence in the U.S. (a green card) based on their relationship to a family member. This is a very general overview and does not include all of the forms, supporting documents, or eligibility requirements.

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Check to find an immigration attorney anywhere in the U.S. who is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. Generally, attorneys who have a strong commitment to practicing immigration law will be members of this organization. Or contact your local Bar association for a referral.

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