Families that live in the United States may have the right to seek permission for other family members to come live and work in the country with them. Family immigration is incredibly important for families that have been separated, but current government policies are making it even more difficult for Florida families to navigate this process.

One family has been trying for 14 years to bring their uncle to the United States. Despite following the appropriate procedures, completing paperwork and meeting requirements, they are still waiting. One of the main hurdles in achieving their immigration goals is how the United States limits green cards. Because of strict limits, the uncle has not been able to get one. It appears it will take even longer to bring him, his pregnant wife and child into the country.

Another factor delaying this case is the fact that global circumstances have led to the closure of many embassies and consulates, and it has slowed the processing of immigration applications. At the end of April, President Trump placed an order preventing legal immigrants from entering the country for at least 60 days. There were economic reasons for this, but it is a policy that is actually causing harm to some families.

Family immigration is complex, frustrating and difficult, especially when there are delays due to factors beyond anyone’s control. This is why it is important to work with an experienced Florida attorney from the very beginning of the application process. Having guidance can prevent unnecessary setbacks and help a family seek satisfactory conclusions to their immigration concerns.

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