Despite the media coverage related to the immigration policies of the United States, the government offers numerous paths for foreign nationals to live, work, travel and study in this country. You may have taken advantage of one of these visa programs to lawfully enter the U.S. and obtain temporary residency in Louisiana. While the process can be challenging and the wait can be frustrating, the benefits available to you when you reach your goal are often worth the trouble.
In fact, you may feel so strongly about the positive changes in your life since you gained temporary residency in the U.S. that you are considering adjusting your immigration status from temporary to permanent residency through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services green card program. You may be relieved to know that if you qualify, you will not have to return to your home country to complete the adjustment process.