Things to Know About New Jersey Immigration Law
Immigration laws seemingly grow more and more complex with each passing year. While most matters of immigration are handled by federal authorities, some state officials are beginning to assist with investigating and pursuing suspected immigration-related offenses.
An immigration attorney can help you better understand the laws that affect you and your family, preparing you for any potential challenges. A few important topics to know about include:
- Driver’s License/State ID Requirements. In order to obtain a New Jersey driver's license or state ID, you must be able to present a valid Social Security number, proof of address, and proof of either U.S. citizenship or legal residence.
- Public Benefits Restrictions. Under federal law, immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally are prohibited from receiving most public benefits. However, they are allowed to receive emergency services, health care, and other programs that have been deemed "necessary to protect life and safety."
- Employment. A New Jersey employer must verify any and all employees’ authorization to work in the United States by preparing an I-9 form. However, while employers are barred from hiring people not legally authorized to work in the U.S. they’re also forbidden from discriminating against non-citizen job seekers.
At AG Law, we are committed to serving clients on all matters related to immigration law. Get in touch with us today to start your path toward U.S. citizenship.
Why Hire an Immigration Attorney?
A skilled immigration attorney can make or break your case. As legal professionals, they are proficient in the laws and statutes surrounding U.S. immigration. The immigration legal process can be complex, and every detail needs to be accounted for to ensure no mistakes are made. By trusting a professional with your case, you are adding a level of security you would not have otherwise.
Our firm was started by an immigrant. Our personal connection to the area makes us passionate defenders of your rights. The American dream is closer than you think. Put your future in good hands with the experienced team at AG Law. We proudly serve clients in New Brunswick, New Jersey, as well as those in Trenton, and Plainfield. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.