Immigration

Immigration

Immigration is the movement of people from one specific region into a country or region to which they are not native in order to settle there. The purpose of this page is to offer information about the different ways to immigrate to the United States; and also to guide those who already immigrated to obtain a legal status as immigrants.

 

Citizenship

Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in an individual’s life. If you decide to apply to become a U.S. citizen, you will be showing your commitment to the United States and your loyalty to its Constitution. In return, you are rewarded with all the rights and privileges that are part of U.S. citizenship.

Permanent Residence

A Green Card holder or permanent resident is someone who has been granted authorization to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis. As proof of that status, a person is granted a permanent resident card, commonly called a "Green Card."

Temporary Protected Status

Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is a temporary immigration benefit that allows qualified individuals from designated countries (or parts of those countries) who are in the United States to stay here for a limited time period. A TPS country designation may be based on on-going armed conflict, environmental disaster, or other extraordinary and temporary conditions in the country.