I hear something along these lines from prospective clients quite often: “I have been a permanent resident for 12 years. My wife wants me to become a U.S. citizen, but I am not sure I want to. What are the benefits of becoming a U.S. citizen?”
USCIS denied my I-130. What to do next?
Question: I am a U.S. citizen and I recently filed a petition for my husband. We went to an interview at immigration and they denied the petition. What do we do now?
Quite frequently I am approached and asked a question something along these lines: “My son is in the United States without papers. He wants to apply for the Dreamer benefit but we understand that this benefit is not permanent. What will happen if the benefit disappears or if his application is denied?”
A common scenario I see in my office is that of a family who wants to help out with another family members children who are trying to flee a bad situation from a foreign country. The consultation usually begins with a question similar to this.