Los Angeles Lawful Permanent Residence Status/Green Cards Attorneys

Permanent Resident Card
Permanent Resident Card

Lawful permanent residence status refers to having the legal permission from the U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS) to permanently live in the U.S. as an immigrant. Individuals who have been granted this status may also be referred to as: 

  • Permanent Resident Aliens
  • Resident Alien Permit Holders
  • Green Card Holders.

It’s important to point out that lawful permanent residents of the U.S. are not considered to be citizens and that they have to complete a separate process and pass a test in order to obtain U.S. citizenship.

In order to qualify for lawful permanent residence in the U.S., an individual must have a(n):

  • Family-based case, in which the applicant already has family legally residing in the U.S. or has a family member within the U.S. who already has a green card
  • Employment-based case, in which the applicant is sponsored by an employer that is based in the U.S., the employer presents a PERM labor certificate and there is proof that the applicant is filling a position that could not otherwise be occupied by existing U.S. citizens
  • A case that involves asylum, in which the applicant has been officially granted asylum from an immigration court judge and it has been at least one year since asylum was granted to the applicant. 

The process of obtaining lawful permanent residence status and a green card can be extremely complicated, and one misstep – even if the applicant has the best of intentions in complying with all of the requirements of the USCIS – can result in significant delays or even a flat-out denial of the applicant’s petition. Therefore, it’s crucial that individuals who are seeking lawful permanent residence status work with experienced immigration attorneys who:

  • Can expedite the approval process
  • Help appeal or reopen cases that may have been denied
  • Will advocate on behalf of applicants at every stage of the process.

The Los Angeles, California Immigration Lawyers at the Hanlon Law Group

At the Hanlon Law Group, P.C., our Los Angeles immigration attorneys have more than 15 years of experience successfully representing clients in various types of immigration cases, including those that involve the most basic immigration applications to those associated with extremely complicated federal court litigation. Our firm offers state-of-the art technology to deliver these services efficiently while also providing each of our clients with old-fashioned personal service. That means you can count on your case progressing as quickly as possible while feeling confident that your Hanlon Law Group lawyer will answer your questions quickly, clearly and honestly.

Contact Us for a Free Case Evaluation 

To learn more about our citizenship, immigration and deportation defense services contact our Los Angeles immigration attorneys today by calling (626) 765-4641 or (866) 489-7612 or by emailing us using the form at the upper right-hand side of the screen. From our office in Pasadena, we serve clients throughout the Los Angeles area, across the state of California and from around the world.

We offer free, confidential initial consultations to provide potential clients with expert advice regarding their immigration law needs. Additionally, we are able to provide immigration legal services in various languages, including in Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog and Fukienese.




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Contact the Experienced Los Angeles Immigration Lawyers at Hanlon Law Group, P.C.

A trusted Los Angeles immigration attorney at Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is waiting to speak to you, find out more about your immigration needs and explain your options. Having handled countless professional visa applications for foreign professionals and U.S. employers, our lawyers have the experience and insight you can count on for exceptional service and representation.

Our experience, skills and dedication to our clients are backed by the following, which all of our clients can expect to receive:

Free & Confidential Initial Consultations

You don’t have to pay us anything to discover more about how we can help you and what you need to do to resolve your employment-based immigration needs.

Continuity of legal representation

One of our attorneys will oversee your case from start to finish. This can provide peace of mind that your case will not be passed off to a non-lawyer associate, or to someone who is not intimately familiar with your case.

State-Of-The-Art Case Management Technology

Our cutting-edge system facilitates the visa petition process, while providing clients with real-time case information about the status of their petition, PERM certifications, etc.

Personal Attention From Lawyers & Staff

We take pride in providing old-fashioned, personal service and promptly responding to our clients’ inquiries and immigration needs whenever they arise.

Flexible payment options

We accept all major credit cards. Payment plans may also be available.

Multilingual Immigration Services

We provide immigration services in various languages, including (but not necessarily limited to) Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Korean, Japanese, Bahasa Indonesian, Tagalog, and Fukienese.

Call (866) 227-5527 or email us via the contact form to learn more about our experience and services, as well as how we can help you.

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Hanlon Law Group, P.C. is ready to help you with all your immigration & nationalization legal needs. Contact us now for the help you need & deserve.

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