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First and Second-Preference Immigration

When you are trying to get a green card for someone in your family, you have to go through the United States’ immigration process. Based on the relationship that your loved one has to you, he or she will likely be classified by “preference” according to the immigration office. The difference between first- and second-preference family based immigration is slight, but it is important to distinguish between the two.

If you or someone you know wants a family member to immigrate to the United States, and you have questions regarding different levels of preference for immigration, contact an experienced Austin immigration attorney at the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, today by calling 512-323-2333 to discuss your concerns and questions.

First vs. Second Preference

There are basically two types of immigration that involve using green cards to immigrate to the United States: employment based and family based. In family based green card proceedings, a status “preference” may be applied to the person trying to enter the country. The more common preferences are:

  • FB1 – First Preference Family-Based Immigration. This type of family-based immigration applies to sons and daughters of U.S. citizens that are not married.
  • FB2 – Second Preference Family-Based Immigration. This type of family-based immigration applies to both over-21 aged children and spouses of permanent residents of the U.S.

Generally, green cards are a little easier to obtain if you’re applying for a first-preference or second-preference family-based immigration. However, utilizing the services of a qualified immigration lawyer is imperative to ensuring you have the best chances of effectively and efficiently completing the immigration process.

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If you or someone you know has questions regarding immigration into the U.S., contact our experienced Austin immigration attorneys of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC, today at 512-323-2333.

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