New Year’s Resolution: Fix Your Status

Mario A. Godoy
New Year’s Resolution: Fix Your Status

Many hard-working people have been living in the United States, work hard and paying taxes for years, but are not legal residents of the U.S. Most undocumented residents abide by the laws and pay taxes because they hope to someday fix their status, and become legal residents or American citizens. In fact, much of the legislation to provide a pathway for undocumented residents to get legal status includes qualifications such as “good moral character” and “paying back taxes” as requirements.

Undocumented residents live with the very real fear of being discovered by immigration officials, detained, deported and barred from ever re-entering the United States. Legal status means more opportunity and the end of fear and shame.

Make this the year you get out of the shadows and begin your journey to becoming a legal resident.

2021 New Year’s Resolution: Fix Your Status

2021 is the year to fix your status:

✔️ Are you married to a U.S. citizen?

✔️ Do you have children who are citizens?

✔️ Are you the immediate relative of a U.S. citizen?

✔️ Have you served in the United States military?

✔️ Do you qualify for asylum due to persecution in your home country?

✔️ Are you a Dreamer?

If you are an undocumented resident, you may qualify for legal status if you meet certain eligibility criteria to become a permanent residence (Green Card holder) or U.S. citizen.

Do You Qualify for Legal Status?

Even if you are an undocumented resident and believe you do not meet the standard qualifications for legal status, you should consult an immigration attorney to discuss your options. With the 2020 presidential election and the election of Joe Biden as the 46th President of the United States, many immigration legalization bills that have not had the support to be passed have a better opportunity to be signed into law now.

Are You an Undocumented Resident of the United States Who Wants Legal Status?

Undocumented residents who want to fix their status and become a legal U.S. resident or citizen should consult an experienced immigration attorney. Godoy Law Office is an established immigration law firm in Chicago and Lombard, Illinois, with attorneys who are ready to help you apply for legal immigration status if you are eligible. If you need help with an immigration issue, please contact our office at 630-912-0322.  

Godoy Law Office serves the entire Chicago, Illinois area including DuPage, Cook, Kane, Will, and Lake Counties. 

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