The U.S. immigration laws allow both United States citizens and permanent residents to sponsor certain immediate family members to work and live in the U.S legally.
Asylum status is a protection granted by the United States government to asylees, foreign nationals either already in the United States or seeking admission at a point of entry or border. To be considered an asylee, an individual must also have been persecuted or have a well-found fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion from their country of origin.
Obtaining a Special Immigrant Juvenile status can give the at-risk child a chance to have a bright future in the United States.
There are lots of people here who do not have status but who may have a chance to be admitted to the US either through an adjustment of status of returning to their home country and then processing through a local consulate office. In either situation, it’s important to know whether a past criminal conviction or a pending criminal charge will make you inadmissible to the US.
Admission occurs when you are legally admitted to the US at a port of entry. To be admitted you have to be admissible to the US and there are certain criminal convictions that can make you inadmissible.