Family-based immigration is a way for U.S. citizens and lawful permanent residents (LPRs) to bring select family members to the United States. Annually, the United States has 480,000 family-based visas within reach.
Immigrants that fall under the family-based category are allowed into the United States through the immediate relatives system or the family preference system.
There are benefits to family-based immigration, such as access to resources that guide them to find employment. Additionally, family-based immigration helps in fostering continually developed immigrant communities with local businesses. Immigrants that come with a family-based visa also have the potential advantage to move up the socio-economic ladder.
Family-based immigration has many benefits for immigrants entering the United States. If a family member is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident/ “green card holder”, they may be eligible to apply for a family-based immigrant visa.