Coming to the United States? Consider seeking bilingual support

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2020 | Citizenship And Naturalization |

People come to America for all kinds of reasons. Some people want to come to America to work. Others come as refugees. Whatever the reason is, it’s important that they have the opportunity to apply for a visa and to stay in a welcoming country.

Did you know that 1,096,611 green cards were granted in 2018? In 2018, 22,405 refugees arrives and 707,265 people were granted naturalizations. Asylum was claimed by 38,687 people. As you can see, there are people coming to the United States as immigrants all the time. While these aren’t the only immigrants who arrive, they do make up a good portion of them. In total, approximately 44,728,721 immigrants came to the United States in 2018.

When you are seeking a visa, it can be complicated. There is extensive paperwork, especially if you want to stay in the United States for longer than a short visit. To make things easier, you may want to reach out to an attorney who speaks your language as well as English.

What is the importance of working with an attorney who speaks your language?

When you are trying to understand naturalization policies or what it takes to become a citizen, you want to fully understand the documents and legal proceedings. You should not risk working with someone who doesn’t speak your native language, because there could be miscommunications that impact your case. 

A bilingual attorney may also be able to help you as an interpreter. They will be able to clarify responses that you want to make or statements that you need to add to your legal documents. Overall, they’re a great go-between for you and the court system.