Generally, anyone who is not a United States citizen must have the appropriate immigration status to be in this country legally. The "appropriateness" of someone's immigration status generally centers on what the person said he or she intended to do while in the U.S. and what the person is in fact doing while here.
Many people come to the U.S. through petitions filed on their behalves by family members or employers; others might do so through obtaining refugee or asylum status or through other provisions.
BLG can help individuals petition to bring their family members to the United States for temporary or permanent stays depending on both parties’ unique circumstances. Here are some of the family-based ways people can petition for their loved ones: