The majority of immigrants who come to the United States obtain formal authorization to live and work in the country through a visa, green card, asylum, adoption, or naturalization. However, not all immigrants are legally authorized to be in the United States. Illegal immigration concerns these unauthorized and undocumented immigrants living in the United States, who are subject to immediate deportation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Fortunately, there are ways that illegal immigrants can become legal residents and enjoy the benefits of living in the United States without fear or removal or deportation.
If you or a loved one is living in the United States illegally, contact a U.S. immigration attorney. The process of becoming a temporary or permanent resident in the United States can be complicated without the assistance of an experienced immigration attorney, especially if your case involves family members, asylum, or other extenuating circumstances.