Military Immigration Issues

The United States is grateful to immigrants who have worked for the government or the military. One sign of this gratitude is the privilege of applying for naturalization and citizenship is less than the usual five-year waiting period.

There are two separate laws regulating this privilege: one for a “wartime” military naturalization procedure and another for a “peacetime” naturalization process.

In 2013, the Obama administration went even further, offering undocumented immigrants who are close relatives of active soldiers and veterans to stay in the U.S. and obtain permanent resident status.

Like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, this reform comes not in the form of a law but as an executive order. But it reduces the anxieties of men and women fighting for the country that their close relatives will be removed from the country.

The new policy applies to active-duty members of the Army, Air Force, Navy, plus the Coast Guard, reservists in the National Guard, and to all veterans.

Their spouses, children and parents are now eligible for a parole in place, meaning they will be allowed to remain in the United States and can proceed, in many cases, to apply for green cards.

We Assist With Military Fiancée Visas

Immigration law often affects members of the military and their families, as immigrants form an important element in our armed forces. At Mark E. Jacobs, P.C., in Dallas, Texas, lawyer Mark Jacobs works with families to use the leverage of military service to pave pathways to permanent legal residency and citizenship for themselves and loved ones.

You shouldn’t have to fight America’s enemies and USCIS at the same time. Call Dallas military immigration attorney Mark E. Jacobs at 972-445-7577, or write to him using this email link.

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  • January 21, 2020
    Barbara R.
    Exceptional customer service! Everyone here is awesome. From Daisy ( at the front desk) to Christy (legal assistant) to Mark. I highly recommend them!!
  • January 7, 2020
    Beatriz B.
    I have been getting all my legal service with the office of Mark E Jacobs for over 7 years now. They are on top of everything and have made a difficult journey a lot easier, taking some of the weight of my shoulders. They have gotten us the results we wanted in a timely process, even when immigration overall is taking months and months. I appreciate all the hard work they did for my family and me.
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  • December 17, 2019
    Mohammad A.
    Me and my wife are very much thankful to Mr Mark E Jacob, Miss Chriestie and their staff for working very efficiently and diligently for our naturalization process. Today we passed our test thanks to mr Mark for occumpanying us during the interview He commands a lot of respect from everybody in USCIS We pray for his practice flourish more.
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